Colombia’s Top 10 Happenings in 2011

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2011 was a great year for Colombia, and 2012 is gearing up to be just as good. Here’s a list of the top 10 events in 2011 that helped make Colombia such a great destination for travelers from each of the four corners of the world.

1. The U.S. Government passed the Free Trade Agreement between the United States and Colombia on Oct. 12. To read more, click here.

2. Colombia and the United States signed an Open Skies Agreement. To read more, click here.

3. On June 25, Colombia’s Coffee Triangle was declared a UNESCO World Heritage Landscape. To read more, click here.

4. Colombia was a featured country at the 2011 Smithsonian Folklife Festival from June 30-July 4 and July 7-11. To read more, click here.

5. The New York Times listed Cali among the 41 Places to Go in 2011. To read more, click here.

6. Smarter Travel rated the Santa Marta beaches among the Top 10 Beach Destinations for Summer 2011. To read more, click here.

7. Trip Advisor’s Travelers Choice 2011 had Bogota and Cartagena listed in the Top 25 Recommended Destinations of Central and South America. To read more, click here.

8. Medellin was listed among National Geographic’s Top 10 Places to See Holiday Lights. To read more, click here.

9. Proexport Colombia won the 2011 Jim Woodman Award.

10. National Geographic rated North Colombia as one of the Best Trips for 2012. To read more, click here.