National Parks -- Parques Nacionales Naturales
Like most parents, we start planning our summer vacation way in advance. First, we decide where we will be going. Then, we research all of the activities and options and prices for our decided destination.
This year, we are planning a month long trip to Colombia. This means I am researching what new places we will visit this year. My hope is to document our trip back on the blog here. We will be taking our 5 1/2 year old and our 9 year old sons.
In part because of my research about biodiversity for this blog, in part because of the new tourism campaign, and in part because of our vacation, I have been researching Colombia's National Nature Parks. Did you know that this year Colombia's National Nature Parks are celebrating their 50th anniversary. In honor of that Golden Anniversary, I plan to feature information about several parks that you might consider visiting over the coming weeks. To check out the whole series, you'll want to click on the National Parks Tab at the right in a few weeks.
FYI -- In Colombia, there are 54 National Nature Parks -- of which 24 are considered optimal for ecotourism. Below is the complete list. However, not all are located in areas that would be safe or recommended for foreign visitors. I plan to highlight those that are safe.
- Los Flamencos
- Los Nevados
- Otún Quimbaya
- Isla de Salamanca
- Corales San Bernardo
- Old Providence McBean Lagoon
- Guanentá Alto Río Fonce
- Sierra Nevada de Santa Marta
- La Corota
- Cueva de los Guácharos