According to US business magazine Forbes Colombia is one the world’s 10 coolest places to visit in 2015.
Colombia made the “cool” list as it admits foreigners to “savor this South American up-and-comer’s charisma, authenticity and jugo de lulo.”
Forbes told: “The country encompasses everything from pristine Caribbean coastlines, picturesque cobblestone streets in Cartagena, the exotic Amazon rain forest, seven UNESCO World Heritage sites, the buzzing metropolis of Bogota and some of the world’s most vivacious people.”
According to the magazine, Colombia’s government made it safe, and a new breed of hoteliers and operators are making it luxurious.
Tourism raise in Colombia exponentially when the government began an offensive to push away leftist insurgent groups away from cities and economically important areas, while promoting investment and offering tax breaks to investors in the country’s tourism industry.
Tourism to Colombia has grown nearly 300% since 2002 when 540 thousand foreigners visited the country.
According to the government, more than 70% of these visitors come from the U.S. and South America and 60% are tourists.