VIVA kws Colombia like other guidebook possibly can, as our headquarters are right down the road in Ecuador. Leaving its dark history in the past, the Colombia of today is emerging as one of the hottest destinations in the region and a magnet for in-the-kw travelers. VIVA's latest guide has all the information you need to safely and enjoyably visit this wonderful country. With this guidebook, you can: -Rumba and salsa to some of the hottest nightlife on the continent in Medellin, Cartagena, Barranquilla and Cali -Relax on postcard-perfect white sand Caribbean beaches, stretching from Covenas to La Guajira -Tour the farms and plantations that produce the world's finest coffee in the Zona Cafetera -Discover Colombia's National Parks and varied outdoor adventure activities Author Lorraine Caputo has taken 10 extended trips to Colombia since 1992. With this pioneering book, she opens huge swaths of the country previously little-covered by any other guidebook, such as the Llas, Putumayo, Guajira, Sierra Nevada de Santa Marta, and even a float down the historic Magdalena River. With VIVA's Adventure Guide to Colombia, you'll: - Be street smart. Get insiders' perspectives on how to stay safe and get the most out of your trip. - Be informed. VIVA simply covers more regions and has more travel wisdom built in -- over 100 pages more info than any of the competing Colombia guidebooks. - Be orientated. With dozens of easy-to-use maps. - Be prepared. Tons of travel tips, packing lists and before-you-go info to best plan your trip. Why settle for a guidebook to Colombia written by people in New York or London? Give VIVA a try, then join us online reviewing, rating and updating the info in this guide, and together, we'll make the best guidebook to Colombia even better.