Discover colombia like a local...


Colombia might not be top of the list of South America’s tourist destinations, but trust us - it should be! If you’re looking for somewhere unique and undiscovered for your next incentive travel trip then this might just be the country you’ve been searching for...

From the beautiful beaches on the Caribbean coast to the sweeping mountain peaks of the Andes and stunning Amazonian rainforests, Colombia offers something for everyone, and after visiting last year we fell in love with its South American charm. Here are our top tips on how to discover one of our favourite places in South America, like a local…

  • Cartagena- Cartagena is a port city on Colombia’s Caribbean coast, which has now become a UNESCO heritage site. Recognised for its colourful architecture, quaint squares and colonial buildings, you may even think that you have been transported back to a 14th century Spanish town. Combine this incredible array of colour, street art and live music along with world class restaurants and Robinson Crusoe style Caribbean Islands, then you have the perfect destination. The islands off the coast of Cartagena are just a short boat trip away and as you can imagine are also protected.

  • Usaquen flea market - Taking place every Sunday in the colourful colonial-style neighbourhood of Usaquen in Bogata, this market is the perfect all-round experience, offering clothes, crafts and traditional trinkets. Once you’re all shopped out enjoy some traditional Colombian fare in the area’s many great restaurants and bars.

  • Andres Carne de Res - Located in Chia, a 45 minute car ride from central Bogata, this is the only place to eat, drink and party! With 11 dining rooms, two dance floors and more than five kitchens it is the place to be!

  • Attend a local street party -  Discover lively local life for three hours in one of the most authentic places in Cartagena, the Getsemani neighbourhood. Your own street fair where you’ll get to interact with locals, dance, play board-games, drink and eat traditional Colombian food

  • Explore a private island - An hour away from Cartagena by speedboat you can relax at your very own private island at the Rosario archipelago. Expect white sandy beaches and crystal clear water, the perfect place for diving and enjoying delicious fresh lobster and fish.

  • Discover Medellin - Don’t miss the city of eternal spring or the city of flowers! Visit a flower crop and view a traditional “silleta” flower display being designed by an expert flower farmer.

Like the sound of discovering Colombia for yourself? Drop us a line to find out more about how Glow can help you organise the trip of a lifetime for you and your team with our worldwide incentive travel services.