For 15 years, I’ve jumped on a plane alone and walked in streets that were totally new to me in places all over the world. Here is a list of places, accommodation and contact numbers of people in Colombia where I felt safe as a Female Solo Traveller.
(Last visited: Jan-March 2017 & August-September 2017)
A quaint village in the coffee region which I found as super authentic and a very good alternative to the over-crowded Salento.
Plaza Hostal Pijao for a fun stay with the owner and host, Consuelo
Caminatas con Rochi – walks around the beautiful area of the village to waterfalls with the Durango brothers
Definitely the go to place if you want to dance Salsa.
Hostal Ruta Sur – when I visited all of the staff was female and they were ever so helpful!
Alex Jeep Services – Call Alex to take you around or write to him on Whatsapp on +57 311 3372518. Alex is a very trustworthy person. He will take you to wonderful places in the area, including the very authentic village of San Felix. If he cannot take you on the days you’re visiting, rest assured that he will send you someone you’ll feel safe with.
Santa Rosa de Cabal
Hostal Siete Hierbas – Run by a very friendly couple and conveniently situated to go to the Thermal Baths.
Just a one hour bus ride from Medellin, or a picturesque cable car ride towards Parque Arvi – I fell in love with this little village.
Cabaña Musical – ask for Freddy Solano
Even if you go just for a day and visit the volcano crater filled in mud that you can swim in, it’s worth it!
Cabañas La Maporita – Beautiful stay – the family lives upstairs and you are at only 100m away from the sea and only about a 20 minute walk away from the mud volcano. Ask for Natalia, the daughter, she speaks a little English.
Rincón del Mar
If you want a quiet Caribbean beach – this is it! Loved the sunsets there and in the morning you can see the fishermen going out at sea to catch what could be your lunch. It’s also very close to some beautiful Caribbean islands you can take a day trip to.
I stayed at a privately owned house. The rooms for visitors are upstairs and the sweet young couple that takes care of the house is ever so pleasant! Oh, and it’s also only 100m away from the beach.
Call or Whatsapp +57 310 7118456 – you will need to ask someone to speak to them or get google translate because they only speak Spanish.