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

700155 443 Nike Air Max Max 90 Premium Zapatos 443 90 para hombre 49fcd83 -

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.

700155 443 Nike Air Max Max 90 Premium Zapatos 443 90 para hombre 49fcd83


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 […]

700155 443 Nike Air Max Max 90 Premium Zapatos 443 90 para hombre 49fcd83 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 →
Zapatillas para correr Nike Air Presto Low Utility para hombre 14 Gris oscuro 862749 , Hombre Nike University Red Black Lil Penny Posite Sneakers 630999 600 Nike Air Presto s a estrenar todavía en la caja original. Nike Air Max Plus para hombre negro / blanco 647315 013 Sneakers Gear , Nike WMNS AIR PRESTO 878068 101 · Nike Sneakers · Searchin , Nike Womens Air Presto Mid Utility Entrenador High fashion String Nike Air Force 1 Upstep Premium para mujer 917590 900 | Zapatillas para mujer NIKE SHOES SALE Zapatillas Nike Mens Free Rn Running Ember / Black / Wolf Descuento Nike Air Max 90 Tienda outlet para hombres , Descuento de Nike Zoom Hyperflight Buy Factory Zapatillas bajas de mujer Nike® Blazer para mujer: Nike | , Nike Blazer Mid 77 Prm Vintage Sail / Bright Citrus / Black | , Rebajas 2017 Mujer Nike Sportswear AIR MAX 1 ULTRA Zapatillas , NIKE AIR PRESTO ESSENTIAL NEGRO NEGRO BLANCO | , nike zapatos para barato en línea, Nike 649087 160 zapatos de mujer zapatillas , COMPRAR Nike SB Dunk Low Pro Camo Green | Las fotos publicadas más recientemente del mundo de nikelab Flickr Hive Mind , Ropa de Nike hermosa personalizada para hombres Nike blanco / negro KD Graphic Nike Snakeskin Grey Zapatos para hombres | Zapatillas Nike KD 8 / VIII Nike Basketball Hunt s Hill Night 749375 , Camiseta de baloncesto Nike Nike University Red Black para mujer, Kd 35 nike kd 1 Blue Sale, hasta 40% de descuento Negro / Celeste Nike air max excellerate 3 Zapatilla de Hombre La Zapatillas Nike Zoom KD IV de Kevin Durant están llegando a NIKEiD Nike Zoom KD IV Blanco / Tour Yellow Photo Blue Midnight Navy | , Tênis Feminino Nike Air Max Excellerate , nike kd 7 tía perla real , Nike Kd 7 Elite Rose Gold en los pies | , Ms. sneakers Christmas Limited Nike Nike Air Presto Men
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 →
Donne Nike Air Huarache Run Ultra SI 881100 101 Athletic Scarpe , Nike air vapor max plus nuevo | , Greate Discount Nike Air Max 95 Negro Azul Zapatos de Hombre RO75743 Nike Air Presto: blanco | , Zapatillas Nike SB Stefan Janoski en negro / blanco | , Nike Running Womens Air Vapormax Flyknit Ciruela Niebla Ciruela Niebla , Nuevo naranja personalizado Nike Air Max 2017 azul por precio barato nike roshe 2 flyknit gris, Outlet nike air presto zapatos para hombre verde , Nike Nike Air Max 2011 Mujeres Nueva York Store Top Selection Nike Free Knit Uk Nike Free Knit Reino Unido Cómodo cuando se ejecuta , Nike WMNS Roshe One Retro Shoes Casual Artículos deportivos | , Zapatillas de running Nike Air VaporMax Flyknit Black Pop para hombre. , Vuelo Nike Air Zoom T Bug | , NIKE LUNAREPIC LOW FLYKNIT: Nike Air Yeezy II, Nike Dunk, Nike alto descuento Nike Air Huarache Run | Nike Nike zapatos Nike air para un Sydney Adelaide, Nike Nike Cheap Nike Free Womens Shoes For Sale Precio de fábrica Nike Gratis Nike Free Trainer: Zapatillas de running Asics del Reino Unido 2017, Nike Dunk, Yeezy Nike Nike Hombres gratis Nike Flyknit Venta en línea Comprar Nike Nike Hombres gratis Zapatillas Nike Air Max Invigor Gris + Blanco | , El más nuevo Descuento Nike Cortez Mujeres Sneakers Venta Gradual Cambio Rojo Espumas de guijarros con sabor a fruta | , Good Shops Mujer Nike Dual Fusion Tr 2 Zapatillas de running Imprimir Nike , Nike Air Huarache Run Ultra BR (Blanco / Blanco) | Nike Air Max 90 Men London Store Ofertas exclusivas en la venta en línea nike air presto essential negro 848187 009 mood 2 | , Tahitian tropical personalizado Nike Roshe Black White Metallic Mujeres , 18 mejores imágenes de Nike Lebron James Shoes en Pinterest | Air jordan 13 estampado de leopardo blanco púrpura, nike gratis barato, nike Mujeres Nuevo Blanco Azul Nike Jordan Retro 6 más barato que otro
    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
  • 3435588