This is a hidden gem in northern Colombia. It's laid back and has a ton of awesome hotels with stunning views

Minca offers so much. It's the starting point of a very intense trek, but for someone that doesn't hike like myself, I had no issues finding things to do. They have coffee and chocolate farms to tour, waterfalls to swim in and the 2nd largest hammock. It's in the middle of no where and the closest airport is 45 minutes away but most of the places offer transfers and when you get there, you can ride on the back of a motor bike to get around!

Take the Jungle Book, and then add more hammocks, coffee, and Colombian soul—that’s essentially Minca. It might not be right on the coast like the other destinations, but it’s only about a 30-minute drive from another spot on your Colombia itinerary (Santa Marta). This small town is shrouded in the jungles of the Sierra Nevada Mountains and has plenty of adventurous and leisure activities to add to your list. The area is famed for coffee and cacao farms, beauteous waterfalls, and mountainside views. Not to mention, you can lay in one of the world’s largest hammocks with valley views at Casa Elemento.

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