“Do it for the gram”: Favorite Instagram photos from Colombia.

“Do it for the gram”. I love social media and Instagram is my 2nd favorite social platform! If you are not familiar with Instagram, it is an app that allows you to share photos and videos with your followers.

Tips on how to use Instagram:

  • Use  up to 30 hashtags to gain followers and exposure to your page
  • Engage with followers
  • Keep up with the ever changing algorithm
  • Find the prime time when your audience is engaged
  • Most of all post photos and have fun


I fell in love with Colombia! I enjoyed the fresh food, salsa music, brightly lit buildings, history and the Colombian people,  Follow me @sweetiffys as  I take you on my Instagram photo journey through Bogota, Medellin, and Colombia.


Take a tram or walk up to see Monserrate, a mountain in Bogota’s city center.  After arriving at the top, visit the inside of the church, eat a meal, buy a souvenir or simply enjoy the view. Be advised that it is 3,152 above sea level.

Don’t forget to take a day trip to see the Salt Cathedral of Zipaquira, an underground Roman Catholic church built in salt tunnels.


When you think of  Medellin, Colombia,  Pablo Escobar immediately comes to mind. Take a Pablo Escobar Tour. Visit his grave-site, house and the place where he was captured by police.

Communa 13 was once knows as a deadly city, it is now known for graffiti art. Take a free guided tour in Communa 13 to learn about the history and transformation of the city.

I was immediately drawn to this art work because it reminded me of myself.

Take a day trip to Guatape, Colombia to climb El Penol. You must climb 740 steps to the top.

Yay, I made it. It was worth the 740 steps to the top.

Take a free walking tour around the city. I enjoyed the statues in Plaza Botero by famous Colombian artist Fernando Botero.

Or check out the city on ATV’s.


Visit Cerro La Popa, when I saw the views, I knew that I had to capture this photo for Instagram.

Visit Playa Blanca for a relaxing day at the Beach.

Take a day trip to Palenque, a town where the first freed slaves of the Americas were located,

Dont forget to take a picture inside the walled city with women of Palenque.

I have never been a fan of whole fish, but this was so delicious I’m craving this food as I write this blog post.

Take Pictures at Cafe Havana, in Cartagena.

There are also free guided tours in Cartagena. I absolutely loved this picture of strong Afro Colombian women.

Due to time constraints, I missed lots of beautiful places in Colombia. Do you have any places on Instagram that I missed? Do you love Instagram as much as I do. Which Instagram photo was your favorite and why?




  1. These photos are amazing! I always have the intention to take great pictures but then start to feel self conscious and never do. Hoping to change that with my next trip.

  2. I love how you captured Colombia with all of these beautiful shots! The blue cave is amazing and I also love the graffiti one too.

  3. Girl. I love this and I’ll be lying if I said I wasn’t simultaneously on SkyScanner trying to book my trip to Columbia. These pictures are amazing and I cannot wait to be there! Thank you so much for sharing your journey with us.

    • I do too! I’m thinking about heading back to explore 🙂 I made it my mission to see street art since I never seem to see much of it when I travel. That just means you have to go back 🙂

  4. Your photos are awesome and I love this post. I am digginh the last mural of the 3 women with their fros. I see why you upset you didnt get a pic with it but at least you have a picture of it!

    • Thanks Leslie! I saw this mural before I went and knew that I need it to capture. I would have taken a pic in front of but literally had my driver stop while we were driving, so i hopped out for 5 seconds to snap the photo. LOL

  5. I would love to visit Columbia. Your pics are beautiful and the melanin magic there is real. I didn’t know that.

  6. Central America keeps calling my name again. Although I am headed back to Playa this week, Columbia is definitely on the top of my travel list soon I keep seeing affordable flight so thanks for sharing your experience!

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