Walking the beaches, you, at least, get to see the girls in a lot less than their usual day wear.
Well the first thing you need to know about Colombian women is that they take a lot of pride in their appearance, so you’re not going to find them wandering through a local market wearing their pyjamas, or a pair of tattered jeans.
If you take the women of Medellin for example you’ll notice that most of them look and dress like models, and the reason for this is that they probably are: Medellin is the modelling capital of Colombia.
San Andrés, Palomino, Tolú and Bahía Solano are a few of the more popular but you can get well away from it all any of the other hundred or so beaches along the coastline.
You can also pick your water – Caribbean or Pacific.
In as much as Colombian women take care of their appearance they’re also very friendly, and are more than willing to hold a conversation with a gringo (their pet name for Western/American guys), but they do expect you to be polite and well groomed.
This means showered, suited up, hair combed, good shoes and nice cologne – don’t even think about turning up wearing shorts and flip-flops because it won’t score you any brownie points.
Sometimes just a short change will make them happy and allow them to forget their normal lives for a couple of weeks of fun. You want a holiday in a South American country and it would be nice to spend that time in the company of a beautiful local. Travel to Bogota and maybe Medellin and see what you can snare at the clubs and bars.
In a country like Colombia, this is not really the best plan. With almost 1800 km of beaches, your choices are many.
The country has a very rich ethnic mix based on the Spanish colonial years, African migrants to the country and of course the natural beauty of the native South Americans.
Colombia is nestled between Venezuela, Ecuador, Peru, Brazil and Panama and has a coastline that includes the Caribbean Sea and the South Pacific Ocean.
If all you’re offering is a 2-week vacation filled with fun, laughter and loving and then goodbye, you might end up with a disappointing trip.