28 Sep Colombia wakes up to Peace for the first time in over 50 years
Peace was in the air in Cartagena on Monday as delegates and diplomats from all over the world visited to oversee the signing of the Peace Accord. The deal aims to put an end to the America’s longest war that has burned in Colombia for more than half a century.
After 4 years of negotiations in Havana, Cuba the representatives of the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia (FARC) and the government of Juan Manuel Santos finally came to an agreement which would pave the way for the guerrilla group to lay down their arms and the country to dramatically reduce the level of violent conflicts.
Colombia is now the safest it has been in most people’s living memory and while tourism is already major part of the country it’s expected to increase in the coming years. So what better time to take advantage of Colombia’s’ low costs and beautiful scenery, cities and people?! A feeling of joy and relief has set upon the people of the nation and it’s something that can be felt when walking down Cartagena’s beautiful colonial streets. National pride is high and all visitors are welcomed with a smile. Colombians love showing off their country’s greatest qualities and now they are able to do that knowing they live in a society at peace.
This is not a one or two day celebration, this is a feeling the majority of the population have been craving their entire lives. Elation and happiness will continue to ring round the country for many months as the nation looks forward to a future of peace and prosperity. With foreign investments expected to triple in coming years and prices expected to rise too there is no doubt that now is the perfect moment to visit Colombia.
And when you get here Hi Cartagena would love to be the one’s to show off the new and improved Colombia. We’ll take care of every detail of your visit while you tour Cartagena’s greatest sights, walk down it’s history filled streets or dine in it’s award winning restaurants. Want to carry that good time feeling out to the sea? No problem! Hi Cartagena’s fleet of boat and yachts available for rental is bound to have something perfect for you. And of course no trip to Cartagena would be complete without a stay in one of our magnificent colonial houses. Hidden behind the unassuming doors of the city’s bustling streets are incredible mansions steeped in luxury. All our tours and rentals are available at unbeatable prices.
There is no better time to visit Colombia than now and no one better to show you the best that Cartagena has to offer than Hi Cartagena. We live and breathe Cartagena, and peace in Colombia is undoubtedly a breath of fresh air.