About an hour from San Gil on the road to Bucaramanga, Colombia’s newest national park holds a collection of tacky, forgettable attractions situated next to a beautiful canyon. The teleférico, a cable car which runs down into the canyon and over to the other side, is the best way to get sweeping views. You can also watch the scenery whizz by at much higher speed while hurtling along a zipline, or get a bird’s-eye view by paragliding above the valley, though it is far more expensive than at Curiti, which is nearer town.

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Providencia: an introduction to Colombia’s Caribbean island

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