Planning a trip can bring a lot of budget issues, that’s why we bring you some cheap options to consider when visiting Colombia. Let’s take a look at some destinations you can visit in this country without spending a lot of money.
1. Rincón del Mar, Sucre
An authentic fishing village and one of the few economic sites with the joy of having one of the best beaches in Colombia. This is a perfect destination in the Colombian Caribbean to get away and get in touch with the local culture.
This place offers the opportunity to sleep peacefully in a hammock, take a kayak ride through mangroves, observe typical animals from the region, and visit the islands of the San Bernardo archipelago.
2. Minca, Santa Marta
Minca is one of the cheapest budget destinations in Colombia, located in the Sierra Nevada mountains. The cool climate, waterfalls, incredible biodiversity, and backpacker atmosphere make it a favorite destination for many tourists.
Upon arrival, you can enjoy the beautiful waterfalls and swim in the Pozo Azul, visit the viewpoint of Los Pinos, and learn about the cultivation of coffee and cocoa. Also, if you want to take advantage of the must-see places in the historic center of Santa Marta, we recommend you take a free guided tour.
3. Monguí, Boyacá
A charming place with cobblestone streets, old colonial buildings, and some of the cheapest prices to travel in Colombia. During your trip, you should definitely visit the Ocetá moor, a beautiful natural site where you can walk, carefully, among stone alleys, waterfalls, lagoons, and natural viewpoints that will take your breath away.
4. La Vega, Cundinamarca
A small town where you will find a mild climate, an indigenous past, and great beautiful watercourses that will amaze you and make your visit worth it. In addition, in this place, you can walk through the natural trails of the tropical forest to learn about the Cacahual Wetland and the cultural legacy of the Tabacal Lagoon.
5. Suesca, Cundinamarca
A destination where you will find an impressive stone wall at least 4 kilometers long and several routes for cycling and hiking. In addition, you will have the possibility to explore caves and caverns in this place, where you will have the option to relax and meditate.
6. Choachí, Cundinamarca
In this park, you will find the waterfall of La Chorrera, considered the highest waterfall in Colombia. It is in the middle of a lush Andean forest where you can enjoy a beautiful landscape.
7. The Tatacoa Desert
The Tatacoa Desert is undoubtedly one of the best places to spend a weekend away. You will be able to see the immensity of the desert in the company of local guides and observe shooting stars and beautiful mounds of red and gray sand.
We recommend a day tour of the Tatacoa Desert, given it is a complete plan that includes transportation, a guided tour, lunch, a tour of the red desert, the gray desert and the Xilopalos Valley, and a visit to the Astronomical Observatory.
8. Jardín, Antioquia
A small town with colorful architecture that blends with landscapes full of peasant culture, waterfalls, streams, and an immense diversity of birds.
You can visit the Basilica of the Immaculate Conception, the Jardín de Rocas Natural Park, and the Cave of Splendor, and walk around the town to meet the locals and enjoy its gastronomy.
9 & 10. Guatapé & La Piedra del Peñol, Medellín
A municipality with colorful streets and baseboards with unique designs that reflect part of the culture of one of the most beautiful towns in Antioquia. Also, on the outskirts of the town, you can reach the Piedra del Peñol, where many travelers take the challenge of climbing 700 steps and reach its top, which is 220 meters high.
If you want to enjoy these destinations, it is crucial to fill out the Colombia Check-MIG form, a mandatory document that allows visitors to enter Colombia.
All passengers must complete the Check-MIG form. If you need to learn how to get this document, feel free to ask for the assistance from the experts at iVisa, they are available to help you 24 hours a day!