9 jaw-dropping Insta spots in Colombia
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Love it or hate it, Instagram and travelling go hand in hand these days, providing an outlet and source of inspiration for explorers everywhere. Whether you are a keen travel photographer or simply a wandering soul that loves discovering photogenic places, look no further than Colombia for unforgettable photo ops. From the otherworldly beauty of the Tatacoa Desert to the bursting colours of Guatapé, a trip to any of these Colombian gems will leave you with an
Insta stream that is the envy of all your friends:
This small lakeside town near Medellin looks like a piñata exploded all over it and stuck. Every house in the town is painted in a range of bright colours with intricate murals on the bottom, called Zocalos.
There are many towns in Colombia known for their beautifully coloured houses, but the murals are unique to Guatape. Every house is responsible for maintaining their own zocalos, and the murals are a mix of religious images, flowers, and icons from the local area. You won’t be able to help but take plenty of whimsical photos of these beautiful cobbled streets.
2. The Old City of Cartagena
Your photos from the inner walled town of Cartagena will look like you have stepped back in time. Wandering the romantic colonial streets, you’ll marvel at the charming colourful houses, overhanging balconies, bygone mansions and quaint plazas. Take your time exploring the old city, because you never know what you’ll find, from a hidden courtyard café to a beautiful façade that just has to be captured.
3. Tatacoa Desert
Family members and friends looking at your photos from the Tatacoa Desert will very likely wonder how you managed to transport yourself to Mars, and standing there yourself you will wonder at the desert’s otherworldly beauty. The desert is not made up of dunes but a maze rocky canyons in hues of hazy reds, ambers and greys.
In fact, the Tatacoa Desert isn’t a desert, but a dry tropical rainforest that dried up millions of years ago. The stargazing here is unforgettable, both with your own two eyes and at the observatory, which opens for visitors every evening so you can explore the sky through telescopes. Brush up on your nighttime photography skills and you will have the most unforgettable photos.
4. Caño Cristales
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