The Sierra Nevada del Cocuy in Colombia is a hikers dream. It comprises a total area of 306,000 hectares (756,000+ acres) and is located near the border of Venezuela shared by the departments of Boyaca, Casanare and Arauca. This remote corner of Colombia stretches for more than 18 miles and boasts 23 snow covered peaks surrounded by waterfalls, glacial lakes and streams, highland vegetation, moors, rocky outscapes and valleys as well as native fauna that includes such animals as the spectacled bear, tapirs, eagles, Andean Condors and deer. Colombia has 56 national parks in all, but the Sierra Nevada del Cocuy stands out as one of the most rugged and pristine destinations in the entire country, attracting more and more visitors each year as the word gets out about this premier travel destination.

There are many similarities to other great national parks including Yellowstone and Glacier National Park

The desolate territory of the Sierra Nevada del Cocuy is made up of a neotropical ecosystem known as a páramo. Most páramo is found in the upper parts of the northern Andes, roughly between 11° north and 4.5° south latitude. In fact, more than 57% of all páramo exists in Colombia with the largest in the world known as Sumapaz existing  just outside of Bogota. The highest peak is known as Ritacuba Blanco. It is 17,487 feet and is located in the eastern section of the park. Other mountain peaks in the park include Ritacuba Negro, Puntiagudo, Sirara, Cóncavo, San Pablines Norte, San Pablines Sur, Pan de Azúcar, Concavito, El Púlpito del Diablo, El Castillo, Picos sin nombre, Picacho, Diamante, Toti and Portales. The Sierra Nevada del Cocuy has the largest glacier coverage in Colombia and contains the largest snow-mass in South America north of Ecuador. This snow-mass makes up approximately 3% of the 756,000 acres.

How to get to the Sierra Nevada del Cocuy in Colombia

Eddany Shih poo Shih 19072 silhouette B0782XRQM5 Sudadera 4809b07 -

From Bogota, you will need to travel north on the Autopista Norte (North Highway) until you reach the town of Duitama located in the department of Boyacá 240 kilometers away. From there you will continue to travel north toward the towns of Santa Rosa de Viterbo, Cerinza, Belén, Susacón, and Soatá.

Eddany Shih poo Shih 19072 silhouette B0782XRQM5 Sudadera 4809b07


Jardin, Colombia | Garden of Eden

The small town of Jardin is one of the most beautiful pueblos in all of Colombia and has remained virtually unchanged for more than a century. Located approximately 4 hours to the south of Medellin if traveling by car, it sits in the southernmost stretches of the department of Antioquia. The pueblo is famous in Colombia for its preserved and colonial appearance as well as […]

Eddany Shih poo Shih 19072 silhouette B0782XRQM5 Sudadera 4809b07 Read the full article →
El Cabo San Juan Beach | Parque Tayrona, Colombia

El Cabo San Juan or Cape San Juan in English is a beautiful beach area that is located inside of Parque Tayrona, Colombia about 30 minutes outside of Santa Marta. El Cabo San Juan in Parque Tayrona is easily accessible from many parts of Colombia including Bogota and Medellin. Avianca has multiple flights every day to Santa Marta and you can find good bargains at […]

Read the full article →
Colombia Emerges as Top Medical Tourism Destination

Medical tourism in Colombia is emerging as a premier location for many people seeking quality and affordable medical options outside of the USA, Europe and other industrialized nations across the world. Representatives from medical institutions from all over the country are currently in Los Angeles, California attending a major health conference to promote their trade. Organized by the World Medical Tourism Association, the conference will […]

Read the full article →
Cabo de La Vela | Treasure of La Guajira

Cabo de La Vela remains off the beaten path for travelers who visit Colombia. This desert paradise is located in the La Guajira peninsula of Northern Colombia and requires a two hour drive on dirt roads after exiting the main highway. There are many reasons why this emerging eco-tourism destination is not on the priority list for most tourists who visit Colombia, but for those […]

Read the full article →
Hotel Mariscal Robledo | Santa Fe de Antioquia, Colombia

The Hotel Mariscal Robledo is located just an hour to the west of Medellin, Colombia. It can be discovered in a town which appears to be frozen in time as it preserves its colonial architecture the same today as it did 200 years ago. Santa Fe de Antioquia is a popular tourism spot for the citizens of Medellin as well as foreigners who wish to […]

Read the full article →
Valle de Cauca, Colombia Tours

If you want to experience some of Colombia’s best tourism spots in Valle de Cauca, Quindio & Risaralda, then there is nothing like the tour that has been designed by award winning tourism expert Belisario Montes Marin. Beginning September 14, her new tourism operation will open its doors in the suburb of El Poblado in Medellin, Colombia. The idea is to promote tourism exchange between […]

Read the full article →
Silk Road Tees ST Patricks Day Couple Sweaters Green Matching Theme Drunker Half Sweatshirt ST Paddy s Day Party Pub Sweater Couple , Alfombra rectangular con diseño de gatos en el techo de la noche con estrellas de cielo y luna en color marfil y azul gasolina, para decoración del hogar con respaldo antideslizante, A03, 7.87W By 5.24L Ft, 1 A03 , Eddany My favorite Airsoft star calls me mom Sudadera Silk Road Tees have a Dudely Christmas Big Leboswki inpsired Sweater Fleece The Dude Sweatshirt Gift for husband Gift for boyfriend Red , 335 gran casco divertido adulto Crew sudadera Rojo AWDis Fresher sudadera para mujer de cierre completa Gris Heather Gildan Heavy Blend? Adult Crew Neck SweatShirt Light Pink XL - , Eddany Dachshund silhouette Sudadera , M&S&W - Sudadera con Capucha para Hombre, Manga Larga, Diseño de Hipster Verde ejército Eddany Don t mess with Braden Sudadera Eddany Psychedelic German Pinscher Sudadera , russell athletic dri-power Pullover Sudadera con capucha de forro polar Negro (Oxford/Black) Silk Road Tees Vikings Christmas Sweater Fa la la Valhala Funny Sweathisrt Unisex Sweater Gift for Wife Gift for Girlfriend Sweatshirt for Christmas Green , Silk Road Tees There is cookie in This oven Couple matching sweaters Christmas Couple Matching Unisex Sweaters ugly Sweater style Maternity Fleece Sweatshirts , Sweet Dreams hogar hipoalergénico Deluxe Peruano Baby Alpaca Mantón Chamarra de Punto Thermo Sedoso orgánico Gris claro , IZOD - Camisa de botones, Hombres Azul true , Givon para hombre ligero cuello redondo sudadera Dcs005 Sky Blue , Fruit of the Loom playera de manga raglán para sweat-Shirt - Eddany Psychedelic Miniature Schnauzer Sudadera , Funny Christmas Ugly Sweater Matching Couple Sweatshirts Gift Sweater for him Eddany If at first you don t succeed Skydiving isn t for you Sudadera , Eddany Fiji country flag Sudadera , Eddany My favorite Hockey star calls me mom Sudadera Eddany Japanese Chins not drugs Sudadera , Peak Velocity Quantum - Sudadera de Forro Polar con Cierre 1/4 para Hombre Stealth Green Heather/Black , Eddany Eat sleep Piano Sudadera Brixton Men s Rival Crew Fleece Sweatshirt Borgo?a/ dorado Russell Athletic Camisa Deportiva,RUSS2801AM, Hombres Rojo Fight The Good Fight Ribbon - playera de manga corta unisex Rosado ,
Puerto Inirida, Colombia | Mavicure Hills & Flowers

Located on the eastern plains of Colombia exists a legendary flower that may have substantial commercial value one day. Puerto Inirida is the capital of the department of Guainia and is home to the Guacamaya superba, otherwise known in Colombia as the Flower of Inirida. Resembling a burst of fireworks, this amazingly beautiful flower grows in damp and swampy wetlands that are unique to this general […]

Read the full article →
Cartagena Medical City | Medical Tourism

Cartagena Medical City, which began construction two months ago in northern Cartagena, Colombia will be a medical complex dedicated to high quality health services. Cartagena Medical City will sit on 55 acres (22 hectares) that has been declared a permanent free zone by import/export taxing authority known as DIAN in Colombia. Colombia has seen a dramatic rise in tourism since 2002 when security conditions began […]

Read the full article →
Southpole Men s Short Sleeve Slub Scallop Tee Logo Marled Whilte karlywindow Dashiki África Manga Corta Camisetas Cuello En V Floral Impresión Camisetas parte superior Blanco , // Silver Sheep Tees // // Education is Important But DMT is Importanter - Playera Divertida de Joke Dad Psychonaut , Brand88, Two Can Keep A Secret, Tripulación de adulto sudadera cuello Blanco Eddany Orhei flag scratched Sudadera con capucha Brand88, End of the Line, Sudadera con capucha de los adultos Blanco Visteea Ok But First Coffee - playera, diseño de amante del café Berry Calvin Klein Men s Short Sleeve Calvin Flock Logo Crew Neck T-Shirt rojo (Racer Car Red) Brand88, Unicorns Are Real, Sudadera con capucha de los adultos Borgo?a , Brand88, If Found Please Return To, Tripulación de adulto sudadera cuello Azul real Eddany I ve got a Duduk and I m not afraid to use it! Sudadera con capucha - Outdoor Research Transcendent Sudadera para hombre, Marrón, Pequeño Earth/Café , Brand88, Training To Defend The Wall, Tripulación de adulto sudadera cuello Azul Carolina , Soda Elevate Rendimiento 1/4 Zip Pullover, azul, azul marino (Ocean blue/navy), Mediano azul, azul marino (Ocean blue/navy) , Bench Men s Core Sweat Zip Jacket Belleza negro Helly Hansen Daybreaker 1/2 Zip – Jersey de forro polar forro, Negro, XXXX-Grande Negro , O Neill Boulevard suéter Negro (black Out) Silk Road Tees The Grandfather The Grandmother gift for Granparents Christmas Matching Sweaters , Tommy Hilfiger MW0MW05071 Sudadera para Hombre Sodalite Blue , Ouray ropa de deporte de los hombres Beaver Creek Resort Guía sudadera con capucha para hombre, Athletic Heather, 2X Athletic Heather Ouray ropa de deporte de los hombres Killington Resort Transit sudadera con capucha para hombre, carbón oscuro/azul marino, Grande carbón oscuro/azul marino Mens Basic Solid Tank Top Jersey Casual Shirts (Size upto 3XL, Various Color) Mtk003_vintagewhite , Eddany Sun Bear sketch Playera sin mangas , Lacoste Men s Classic Pique Slim Fit Polo de Manga Corta, PH4012 – 51 Cornaline Chine LOB CCCN0267 Camisa Casual para Hombre Gris Obscuro , cafuny para hombre Casual Slim Manga Larga Impresión Floral botón abajo camisa Azul , Rojo Kap de los hombres Deluxe Heavyweight playera de algodón Azul marino oscuro , bstbuwin Hombres parte superior verano bechwear Colortone elegante all-match hebilla camisa Tres Quiksilver - Camisa con botones,AQMWT03301, Hombres Niagara , Buttoned Down Men s Ajuste a Medida Spread-Collar Playera de Deporte Navy Houndstouth ,
    About Discover Colombia
Colombia: A culture rich bio-diverse country with coastline on both the Pacific & Atlantic Oceans. This country boasts territories located in a myriad of climates including dry desert terrain, cool tropical mountain highlands, hot and humid Amazon basin, cold and snowy high mountain peaks, wide open plains as well as lush deep forest areas that are largely unexplored.  Read More...

  • DC Blog Categories
    • FARC leaders called to trial over more than 8000 kidnappings July 8, 2018
      Colombia’s war crimes tribunal has called 31 former guerrilla commanders of the FARC to trial over their alleged role in the kidnapping of thousands of people, the court announced Friday.… The post FARC leaders called to trial over more than 8000 kidnappings appeared first on Colombia News | Colombia Reports.
      Adriaan Alsema
    • Crime and security in Bogota | Fact sheet July 8, 2018
      Bogota has traditionally enjoyed lower homicide rates than other major cities in Colombia. However, street crime in the capital is among the country’s highest. Locals’ security perception Bogota homicide rate… The post Crime and security in Bogota | Fact sheet appeared first on Colombia News | Colombia Reports.
      Colombia Reports
    • ‘Business cartel stole Bogota children’s lunch money’ July 8, 2018
      Colombia's capital Bogota lost $500 million in funds meant to curb malnutrition. The post ‘Business cartel stole Bogota children’s lunch money’ appeared first on Colombia News | Colombia Reports.
      Adriaan Alsema
    • Colombia’s heartwarming support for embattled social leaders July 7, 2018
      Colombia's social organizations may be under fire, but they are not dead yet. The post Colombia’s heartwarming support for embattled social leaders appeared first on Colombia News | Colombia Reports.
      Adriaan Alsema
    • ‘They are killing us’: Colombia’s social leaders cry for help July 6, 2018
      Colombia’s social organizations called for a day of protest on Friday to mourn 311 social leaders and human rights defenders who have been assassinated since 2016. Citizens and groups announced… The post ‘They are killing us’: Colombia’s social leaders cry for help appeared first on Colombia News | Colombia Reports.
      Adriaan Alsema
  • 3520509