The Beauty of Colombia’s Colorful Pueblos in 15 Photos

I had certain expectations before my first trip to Colombia: great food, lots of coffee and vibrant cities. One thing I didn’t anticipate though was being charmed by the country’s more rural areas, especially in its famed coffee-growing region. This ethereal, cloud-covered countryside is the stuff of movies, and an important aspect of visiting is to spend time in the many small towns or pueblos strewn throughout the mountains. Colonial design and colors that seem trapped in time, towns like Salento and Filandia aren’t just nice places to visit, for most visitors they come to define the experience in this strangely mesmerizing part of the country.


Salento Colombia


Filandia Colombia

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By: Matt Long

Matt has a true passion for travel. As someone who has a bad case of the travel bug, Matt travels the world in order to share tips on where to go, what to see and how to experience the best the world has to offer. Also follow Matt on Twitter, Facebook and

3 Responses

  1. Lucy Pinkstone

    Wow, what stunning colours! One more place to add to the bucket list… 🙂

  2. Pilot Mark

    These Colombian towns look so quaint and postcard-pretty. They even look good in the rain! One of the best things about travelling is going off the beaten path and exploring little towns like this. Thanks for sharing!

  3. Steve

    Beautiful! I would love to see this in person. Will definitely add to my places to go.


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