A yellow hostel is pictured on the black shore of Playa Amejal in El Valle, Bahía Solano.

Hidden Between the Jungle and the Pacific: El Valle in Chocó, Colombia

El Valle in Chocó, Colombia Bahía Solano is under the radar. Even if you’ve made it to Colombia already, you may not have heard of this place. I didn’t before arriving in Medellín. Bahía Solano, and a small village located within its municipality, El Valle, is relatively unknown to the casual traveler. And for good Read more about Hidden Between the Jungle and the Pacific: El Valle in Chocó, Colombia[…]

View from the lookout at La Piedra del Peñón in Guatapé, Colombia. The surrounding lakes below are dotted with houses.

La Piedra del Peñón and the Neighboring Town of Guatapé

La Piedra del Peñón and the town of Guatapé El Peñón de Guatapé or La Piedra del Peñón or simply, La Piedra, is a massive rock, rising up some 7,000 ft (2,135 meters) above sea level. It’s located in department of Antioquia in Colombia and is part of the Central Andes mountain range. History A Read more about La Piedra del Peñón and the Neighboring Town of Guatapé[…]