The Best Outdoor Activities in Colombia

Discover the best hiking, camping, backpacking, fitness, and more.

Trek to La Ciudad Perdida (Lost City of Teyuna)

Colombia / Ciudad Perdida Trail

La Ciudad Perdida is a stunning and challenging 47km hike deep in the Colombian jungle to a remote ancient city perched on a steep mountainside and surrounded by dense tropical rainforest.

Adrien Patané
36 Saves

Hike Valle De Cocora in Colombia

Colombia / Valle De Cocora

How to get there: From the nearby town of Salento, 4WDs leave from the main square whenever there are enough people to fill it.

Zee Lilani
12 Saves

Climb the Rock of Guatapé

Colombia / Piedra del Peñol

The most popular attraction near Guatape, you can pay $18,000 COP to climb the 740 steps up to the top of the rock.

Kyle Frost
10 Saves

Visit Guatapé

Colombia / Guatapé - Antioquia, Colombia

Guatape is a vibrant town of craftsmen and artisans a short day trip from Medellin.

Kyle Frost
9 Saves

Explore Castillo de San Felipe de Barajas

Colombia / Castillo de San Felipe De Barajas

Reaching the Castillo is easy. Just a short walk from the walled city (where most people stay), you can explore this fortress that protected Cartagena for centuries.

Kyle Frost
7 Saves

Explore Barichara

Colombia / Barichara - Santander Department, Colombia

Barichara is a sleepy little town outside of San Gil. Wander the cobblestone streets and walk out to the viewpoint on the top of the town for magnificent views of the valley below.

Kyle Frost
6 Saves

Walk the Camino Real from Barichara to Guane

Colombia / Barichara - Santander Department, Colombia

The Real is about a 10km hike, beginning in Barichara, and ending in the town of Guane.

Kyle Frost
3 Saves

Hike to El Aguacate Beach

Colombia / El Aguacate Hike

This is a fairly easy hike, the biggest hurdle is the coastal heat and humidity, so make sure to bring sufficient water! The hike starts at the soccer field in Capurgana.

Hike from Capurgana to Sapzurro

Colombia / Capurgana

Start your hike in Capurgana at the soccer field. Take the road that leaves at the corner between the soccer field and the right side of the airfield strip to walk towards the North.