Colombia is known worldwide for different things, unfortunately, many of those things are negative ones related to the countries’ drug dealing cartels and the war against illegal groups for over 50 –years.
But all that is in the past, since the government has been fighting against these cartels and winning the fight eradicating this issue, now, the biggest, most important and awaited result has been achieved, the government has sign a peace agreement with the country’s main illegal group, FARC (Fuerzas Armadas Revolucionarias de Colombia), this agreement has had given to the country a new era, a new beginning to start something brand new.
Here are our 3 main reasons on why this is the right moment to go to Colombia.
As we mentioned before, the government and the FARC group has signed a peace agreement after 4 years of negotiations in la Havana, Cuba, the two parts agreed to a ceasefire. This agreement has had improved the country’s’ security in a big way, we can say that this could be the biggest benefit of the ceasefire. The areas that once was dangerous and impossible to go due to security issues are now war-free and open to anyone willing to reaching them, this is a great opportunity to see places, landscapes, flora and fauna never seen before.
This is the best moment to get to see wild, unseen, and unreached parts of the country. Getting to some of this place might be quite difficult, but worth trying.
2. Booming tourism industry
Colombia has always had a great potential for tourism, the country’s institutions haven been working on the promotion of its destinations, cities, culture, monuments and much more, and by do so more and more tourists are coming to the country which has led to a development of the tourism industry and an improvement of touristic services has hotels, hostels, more airline are flying to Colombia main cities, and off course, more touristic offer that ends by enhancing the overall experience of travelling Colombia.
3. Convenient exchange rate.
Last but not least, it’s cheaper to go to Colombia, the country’s economic hasn’t been doing good lately. Dollar and euro are gaining parity power beside the Colombian peso (COP) which make travelling to the country much more affordable to travelers coming in any season of the year, since 1 dollar is almost $3,000 COP and 1 euro is more than $3,400 COP, with this rate exchange, travelers can enjoy of a good rate exchange in their favor, putting the country at the palm of their hand.
If you have been holding yourself up to go visit this amazing, natural, and unreached country, this is the moment to save some money and take your vacations over there.