Colombia is the only country in South America with coastlines on both the North Pacific Ocean and Caribbean Sea, and it has the second-most biodiversity in the world. Colombia is one of the most ethnically and linguistically diverse countries in the world. The country has something to offer almost any traveller.
For many years serious internal armed conflict deterred tourists from visiting Colombia, with official travel advisories warning against travel to the country. Travel guide Lonely Planet ranked Colombia second in its list of best countries to visit in 2017.
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The political violence has subsided substantially throughout the majority of the country and savvy travelers have already flocked here from around the world—come before everyone else catches on!
The country was named in honor of Christopher Columbus, following the Italian version of his name (Cristoforo Colombo). Although Columbus never set foot on the current Colombian territory, in his fourth voyage he visited Panama, which was part of Colombia until 1903.
Events and Festivals: Chile hosts a range of cultural, sporting, and music events throughout the year. The Viña del Mar International Song Festival, Fiestas Patrias (National Holidays), and various religious festivals are celebrated with enthusiasm and provide an opportunity to immerse in Chilean culture.