Caribbean Region

“The Caribbean Region: A privileged nature”

The continental area of ​​the Caribbean region of Colombia is close to 133,000 km2. additionally, about 20% of the Caribbean Sea basin belongs to Colombia and it has around 540,000 km2. The Caribbean region is characterized by the immense diversity of its nature, which manifests itself in the marine depths of the warm Caribbean Sea, as well as in the continental zone, where most of the ecosystems of the tropical fringe of the planet are found.

At the inter-Andean valleys, you can find the basin of the most important rivers in Colombia. Between the Central and the western mountain ranges there are the Patía River to the south and the Cauca River to the north. And, between the Central and the Eastern mountain range there is the Magdalena river, the most important river of Colombia.

Caribbean Region

These aspects make this region one of the richest not only in natural attributes, but in the variety of races and cultures that are rooted in this privileged environment. The variety of climates and landscapes of the continental zone of the Colombian Caribbean has allowed each of them to be inhabited by a mosaic of species of flora and fauna whose characteristics vary according to the area where they remain. Unfortunately, many of them are threatened by crops and cattle.

The most emblematic ecosystems at the Caribbean Sea are coral reefs, seagrass beds and mangroves. In the continental zone we can find ecosystems of tropical dry forest at César and Guajira departments; tropical humid forest at the Urabá Gulf in Antioquia; low dense forest, mountain forests and páramo in the Serrania del Perijá and Sierra Nevada de Santa Marta; grasslands and savannas in Córdoba and Sucre; spiny shrub forest and deserts in the Guajira; rivers, wetlands, marshes and estuaries associated with the Magdalena River, the most important river of Colombia, that flows into the Caribbean sea at Boca de Cenizas in the Atlantic department

The principal airports are placed in the main capitals of this region.

  • Barranquilla  International Airport Ernesto Cortissoz
  • Cartagena  International Airport Rafael Núñez
  • Riohacha  International Airport Almirante Padilla
  • Santa Marta  International Airport Simón Bolívar
  • Valledupar  National Airport Alfonso López Pumarejo
  • Montería  National Airport Los Garzones

Bird fairs and festivals

You can visit Colombia participating of bird festivals and birdwatching activities during the festivals, which are offered during the whole year and at different regions of the country. These activities promote environmental education, the development of the local communities and birds’ associations, the Colombian natural destinations and conservation projects for the region.

Fiesta de Aves del Caribe

Los Besotes Ecopark, Valledupar, Cesar
Perija Thistletail - Asthenes perijana E, Serranía del Perijá, Cesar

To Offer

  • Uraba Gulf
  • En un Isla de Salamanca Park Way
  • Old Providence McBean Lagoon National Natural Park (see insular region)
  • Los Colorados Flora and Fauna Sanctuary
  • Ecoparque los besotes
  • Serrania del Perija
  • Los Flamencos Fauna and Flora Sanctuary
  • National Natural Park Catatumbo Barí: This is one of the 56 protected areas of the National Natural Parks system of Colombia, recognized through Resolutions No. 102 of November 26, 1988 and December 10, 1988, is located in the Cordillera Oriental in the Andean Region of Colombia.
  • Los Estoraques Unique Natural Area: Phasellus aliquam magna laoreet imperdiet dapibus. Quisque dapibus lectus auctor eleifend blandit. Nam suscipit, est at ullamcorper condimentum, turpis nisi egestas lacus, non gravida diam nisi id lacus. Praesent a eros eget velit dictum eleifend nec ac.
  • National Natural Park Chicamocha: this is one of the few natural parks in Colombia dedicated to ecotourism, being therefore one of the most important tourist sites in the country.

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