Colombia, officially the Republic of Colombia, is bordered by the Caribbean Sea to the north, Venezuela to the east, Brazil to the southeast, Ecuador and Peru to the south, the Pacific Ocean to the west and Panama to the northwest. Because Colombia is the gateway from South America to the world, its strategic location makes it the ideal destination for international events and conventions. Colombia has extensive international connectivity with ports on the Atlantic and Pacific oceans and more than 900 weekly air flights.
Colombia offers a wide variety of destinations: On your trip, you can enjoy stunning cities like Bogotá, Medellín, Cali or Cartagena, delight in the colourful Barranquilla Carnival and soak up the natural beauty of the Sierra Nevada de Santa Marta mountain range. Cities include Santa Marta (Sea Feasts in July), Ciénaga (Caiman Feasts in January), and Valledupar (Festival of the Vallenata Legend in April) and Tayrona National Park that will turn any event into an unique and purposeful experience. Colombia has a great variety of temperatures and climates which are ideal for sports events. More than a dozen Colombian regions offer sports and tourism infrastructure with the highest standards and capacity to host athletes and organizers in regional, continental and world competitions of different disciplines. Colombia has hosted many major sporting events, including the U20 Soccer World Cup (2011)
Francia Márquez, an environmental activist from the mountainous region of Cauca in southwestern Colombia, became the country’s first Black woman Vice President on Sunday June 19 2022, as the running mate to Gustavo Petro. Photo: Federico Rios for The New York Times
Colombia is blessed with a rich and diverse culinary culture, with a range of traditional dishes common in each of its five distinct regions—Amazon, Orinoquia, Pacific, Andean, and Caribbean—and many distinctive and unique ingredients. Rondón, this Afro-Caribbean-influenced dish is typically found on Colombia’s Caribbean Islands of San Andres and Providencia.
This soup is made primarily from a filet of fish or other seafood along with snails, yams, potatoes, yuca and baked plantains cooked in coconut milk and pepper. Rondón is often served with coconut rice and fried plantain. Sound tempting? Learn more at https://colombia.travel/en/meetings