From the Andes Mountains to the Caribbean coastline and the Amazon Rainforest, Colombia is one of the most ecologically diverse countries in the world.
Colombia sits at the crossroads of Central and South America, allowing for a widespread diversity of cultures.
Currently, there is a large influx of Venezuelan refugees coming through Colombia, putting a strain on its economic resources.
Many in Colombia have been affected by homelessness, drug addiction, or violence from drug trafficking, but God is bringing hope and restoration.
Anytime you are invited into someone’s home, make sure to receive whatever food or drink that your hosts have prepared - it’s generally rude to reject an offer.
Colombians love their music, so get ready for plenty of dance parties!
Cartagena’s old town is beautiful, filled with beaches, history, and street vendors with delicious food!
Go paragliding through Zona de Vuelo near Medellin.
Take a guided tour through a coffee farm in Concordia near Medellin. In the city itself, go see Botero's statues. Art is very important to Colombians, and his work had significant influence on the culture.
Be sure to visit El Penon, a giant rock formation with over 600 steps to the top for an amazing view!
Cartagena is an old Spanish port town with the remains of Spanish fortresses, amazing beaches and delicious food.
Meet Pastor Douglas Calvano! Ciudad Refugio was created in response to the growing population of people living with addiction and in homelessness on the streets in the early 90s. Pastor Calvano built a place that now serves as a rehabilitation and recovery center, homeless shelter, church, bakery, children's ministry, feeding program, prison ministry, and so much more. We partner alongside Douglas, Rebekah, Harry and all the amazing Ciudad Refugio staff to help them accomplish their vision of restoring the people of Medellin.