The Bogotá Botanical Garden, founded in 1955 by Colombian scientist Enrique Perez Arbelaez, is a place full of nature and color. Its name honors the scholar Jose Celestino Mutis, director of the botanical expedition. It is located in the west of Bogota, where he promoted and engaged in conservation, environmental education and research of the diversity of the Colombian flora, including the savannah of Bogota.
Within its collection you'll find a huge amount of diversity: Andean forest, oak forest, cloud forest, coniferous zone, criptogamium (plants that grow flowers), herbs, a rose garden and greenhouses. Of particular interest is the "systematic", a place where plants are organized by degree of evolution. It has pedestrian and vehicular access, and has a waterfall, laboratories, propagation tunnels, environmental classroom and an auditorium for conferences and concerts. There's a library, restaurant, cafe, children's workshops, and temporary exhibitions of beautiful plants like orchis, roses and bonsai.
We took my in-laws here when they traveled to Bogota for the wedding. My mother, a lover of orchids, had already told us that she wanted to come here, which is off the beaten tourist track, away from the historical centre. Being in the botanical garden is like being in a huge park, and you can really find yourself at peace here.
One of the most modern botanical gardens and one of the most beautiful I've seen, an oasis of calm amid the bustle of Medellin. What stands out is the butterfly garden, the orchid garden and primary jungle area, which takes you to the Amazon.
This park was created in 1911 in commemoration of the declaration of independence of Cartagena de las Indias. The Indian village was located in this park, but was destroyed upon the Spanish arrival. The park is currently inhabited by a variety of animal species including: Iguanas, pigeons, monkeys, wild birds like Mary Mulatas, sloths, and squirrels, among others. You can also find storytellers, street vendors, bookmakers or elderly retirees who come to spend some time under the shade of the trees.
It’s very important to arrive early if you want to be in all attractions.
Gardens in Floridablanca
For its lush beauty, this tropical rainforest and causes admiration from the start of the tour. With more than 400 species of living plants, joined with ducks on the various lakes, of the turtles as they move through the meadows, and squirrels, who are certainly not shy, who come near for you to feed them. The Botanical Garden has as flagship plant, the heliconia or 'platanillo', although its complete collection up 35 fruit species, 32 medicinal plants, 65 ornamentals, 18 heliconias, 45 kinds of orchids, 60 types of leafy trees and 20 country plants, among many others.
Lleras Park is the best place in town to spend the afternoon with a drink watching the beautiful people walk by. This is the perfect starting point to get the party started. Best of all, the location is great to get to all the nightclubs!
Located behind the blue church from the Hermitage, the small park of poets is the place to go among nature for the writers in Cali. Armed with a typewriter, they write a poem or a farewell letter in minutes ... An unusual place that was also frequented by someone who was definitely drunk with love!
Bogota's parks tend to be large or have some sort of distraction for the general public go to visit, this is NOT the case of the Independence Park, which is more of a green lung to the center of the city, there are no shops or attractions, except for an abandoned carousel. Used to get away for a few minutes from the gray town eating ice cream and walking among the nature. It is connectedvto various places, such as Park Towers, which are a set of buildings designed by architect Rogelio Salmona, another exit is adjacent to the National Library and other exits are the Museum of Modern Art in Bogotá (MAMBO) and the Planetarium of the City.
Moon Water Park is a special place to share with your family and your friends, it provides cheerful, clean and elegant fun, relaxation or just a get away from the daily chores, come to have fun. It also has games for children , Cannot be missed.
Concepción is a municipality in eastern Antioquia, about a 2.5 hour road trip from the city of Medellin. You can get there by Barbosa or San Vincente de Ferrer. My tour left from San Vicente, where we were delighted by the beautiful scenery. You can see the valley of San Nicolas and as far as the Guatape, the majestic dam. the road from San Vicente isn't paved, so you have to exercise some caution. Upon arriving at Concepción, you'll be immersed in a place that keeps its streets clean, and a beautiful central park where there's a statue of an important person in Colombia's history, General José María Córdova. In Concpeción you can visit the birthplace of this General and appreciate one of the most beautiful murals reflecting one one of the battles he fought against the Spanish. Concepcion provides several historic attractions, and offers beautiful rivers and waterfalls where you can swim, go horseback riding and hike.