Occupying a corner at the top of South America, Colombia is a country that, geographically speaking, has it all. To venture there is to hit the jackpot for a curious traveler keen on exploring everything from tangled jungles to misty mountain towns, scorching sugary beaches and everything in between. In planning a trip to this South American nation, certain destinations regularly score a place on the tops of “must-do” checklists. Medellín, Cartagena, Guatapé, Bogotá, and Tayrona Park are all such examples (and for good reason… these spots are simply beautiful). There are, however, two Colombian gems seated comfortably in the middle of the Andes whose praises are less often sung by backpackers and expats alike—the volcanic hot spring locations of Santa Rosa de Cabal and San Vicente.
Though often left out of the conversation, these thermal springs are the image of tranquility and worthwhile destinations both for nature lovers and those looking for a relaxing time abroad. These stops in the coffee region are red-hot— literally. Below, a tell-all description of what to keep an eye out for through all that steam.
Santa Rosa de Cabal