I am planning a trip to Colombia in Jan 2009, the Area around Santa Marta and Tyrona National Park, Has anyone been there before? Are threre important things to know, what about the safety of tourists there?
Thanks for all informations
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Suerte en tu proyecto,
Back from my trip to Colombia I have to confess that it was a little bit different than I expected.
But in a positive way.
Of course, you have to be careful in the normal way you would take care in every other place of the world, so i can only recommend to visit that country.
I have been in the region of Cali, Popayan and around this month, the situation there has becoming more dangerous after some policemen have been killed, and theres a lot of police and military in the departments of Valle de Cauca and Cauca, the advice there was not visiting the mountains and the areas around the cities. As well, I didnt have any problems there, and a some trekkers and bike tourists have been there, crossing the area without any problems.
To take care and being very careful would be a good advice these days!!