Category: Colombia

Interview with Alvaro Rey, Area General Manager of InterContinental in London

Interview with Alvaro Rey, Area General Manager of InterContinental in London

Alvaro began his career at InterContinental Medellin in his native country of Colombia in 1984 and has remained with the company ever since. During this time he has held prestigious positions across North and South America, Middle East, Australia and Europe. What is it that you do exactly? I have been General Manager of the
6 ways to spoil yourself in Cartagena

6 ways to spoil yourself in Cartagena

Cartagena is known as the jewel city of the Caribbean, a showpiece within Colombia and one of South America’s fast emerging destinations. No wonder when you have coral reefs and sandy beaches just a stone throw away from a fortified colonial citadel. The cobblestoned alleys of the walled city recreate a nineteenth Century feel but
Photograph of the week: El Peñol in Colombia

Photograph of the week: El Peñol in Colombia

El Peñol is a monolith located on the outskirts of Guatapé, a small town that lies about 86 km northeast of Medellín (Colombia). This giant granite stone rises over 2,000 metres above sea level on its highest point. On one of its sides, there are some stairs that take visitors to the top to admire
Top 10 places in South America to visit this Easter

Top 10 places in South America to visit this Easter

South America is very proud of its Roman Catholic heritage and traditions, and none more so than the present with the recent appointment of the first South American Pope, Pope Francis. If you are deliberating on where to go in South America this Easter, then here are 10 ideas that will help you make up
From buccaneering pirates and smugglers to a boutique hotel industry?

From buccaneering pirates and smugglers to a boutique hotel industry?

Piracy and smuggling has long been a pastime of the local Raizal population of Colombia’s Old Providence Island. In the 17th Century the infamous Welsh buccaneer Sir Henry Morgan used this remote island in the Western Caribbean as a base to raid the Spanish empire, sacking cities such as Cartagena and Panama City in the
3 great reasons to visit Colombia

3 great reasons to visit Colombia

Colombia has recently sprung onto to the tourist circuit, surprising, delighting and surpassing the expectations of all who visit there. The country has a wealth of natural beauty, including lengthy Caribbean and Pacific coastlines, jungle, rainforests, mountain ranges and many other unique awe-inspiring ecosystems that are home to a plethora of endemic wildlife. The central Andean

Scuba diving off San Andres Island

Discover the Colombian tropical island of San Andres… a scuba diver’s paradise.
Colombia's Hilton Cartagena 25th anniversary

Colombia's Hilton Cartagena 25th anniversary

Celebrating its  25th anniversary with a $2 million makeover, the Hilton Cartagena in Colombia is offering special discounts  to guests. The silver anniversary offer includes a 25% (25, get it?)  discount on room rates,  as well as 25%  discount on hotel dining, not to mention a commemorative souvenir. It  is valid until 31st May 2006.