Although Colombia may have a shadier past than most, the country is eager to move on from its troublesome times and welcome in tourists with open arms.
The only country in South America to feature both a Caribbean and Pacific coast, Columbia is a culturally rich, naturally diverse country with a lot to give.
Only 4 of 2,937 properties listed for Columbia on TripAdvisor also qualify as all-inclusive resorts according to the criteria: all-inclusive Columbia on TripAdvisor.
Expedia also has a list of the 10 best all inclusive resorts in Columbia
Here we review some of the best of these resorts and some great resorts which are not all-inclusive but have packages available.
Known for its tropical climate, pristine beaches, virgin jungle, and some of the unique flora and fauna in the world, taking a trip to Columbia will be one of the best decisions you’ll ever make.
Holidays should be exciting, but they should also be easy.
By checking into one of the exclusive all-inclusive resorts below, you’ll be doing your holiday a service by taking the stress out of everything, and we mean everything!
If you are looking for an all-inclusive vacation by a secluded palm lined beach, the Cartagena area is not always the best choice. Cartagena is a sizable city and while there are pockets of tranquility and some quality resorts, often you will do better to head out to the islands beyond and some other beach areas listed on this review, including the resorts in San Andres.
Best Cartagena All Inclusive Resorts & Hotels on Travelocity
This resort does not include all meals (at the time of writing), but it does include breakfast and a lot of activities around the resort.
Close by to the colonial turned cosmopolitan city of Cartagena, Estelar Playa Manzanillo is one of Columbia’s most stunning 5-star resorts that you deserve to stay at.
Situated right opposite the white sands of Cartagena de Indias, Estelar is the place you go when a hefty dose of vitamin sea is in order.
If you prefer to stay salt-free and poolside on holiday, the flowing infinity pools at Estelar are lined by palm trees and feel oh-so tropical.
This is 5-star, all-inclusive holidaying at its very best, with a luxurious spa, gym, and activity’s club that will help you work up an insatiable appetite to unleash on the resort’s three thematic restaurants.
If you’re seeking an all-inclusive resort to play host to an upcoming event, Estelar is ready to accommodate with its impressive event spaces.
Work events, weddings, family celebrations, whatever you’ve got on the horizon, Estelar can cater to your every need, with a specialist menu to boot.
No need to worry about space for your party either, as Estelar Playa Manzanillo has 192 rooms that can be booked out, as a whole, in advance, for a competitive price.
Not only do their “standard” rooms air to the side of deluxe, but their fashioned suites will have guests who are used to staying in luxury feeling right at home.
Just over an hour’s drive from Cartagena airport is one of the most idyllic slices of paradise on Colombia’s Caribbean coast.
The Baru peninsula is where you’ll find some of Colombia’s most beautiful beaches like the Playa Blanca, and it is also home to Decameron Barú.
Surrounded by tropical forest and with what feels like a private beach right on your doorstep, Barú is where you come to when you’re looking to get away from it all and recline.
To aid your days spent reclining into holiday mode, Decameron Barú offers a very impressive all-inclusive package that can not be missed.
While not all of these meals are included in packages their are buffet-style breakfast, lunch, and dinner at your fingertips. If you’d prefer to eat a la carte, then you’ll be pleased to know of the in-resort beach clubs that specialize in international cuisine.
Water sports, scuba mini-course, daily activities for adults, gym, tennis courts, nightly entertainment - if you thought Decameron Baru was just poolside margaritas and deckchairs, think again, this place comes ready to excite.
For guests who are forever desiring more from their holiday, the all-inclusive plus package will give you that more.
An upgraded room in a privileged part of the resort, exclusive pool and bar lounge access, and a bottle of wine on arrival are just a few of its perks.
It’s easy to say that Zuana Beach Resort is heaven on earth. Found just a stone’s throw south of the lively port city of Santa Marta on Colombia’s Caribbean coast, Zuana offers it all.
You get exclusivity and privacy in a resort, and you get the nightlife and excitement of Santa Marta whenever you desire.
For this reason, Zuana is a popular all-inclusive for the younger crowd who have money to burn and excitement in their eyes.
Don’t get us wrong, this resort is happy to play host to families too, but with Santa Marta on its doorstep, it tends to attract partygoers too.
If you prefer to do your drinking in-resort, Zuana has the Masinga sports bar, as well as their iconic Zuringa bar that puts on live music from Thursday through to Saturday.
For rooms, choose between standard and suite, or there’s always the penthouse for those among us who like to be at the top.
Although even a standard room at Zuana will have you feeling fly while living your best life.
Their all-inclusive package gives you an all-access pass to all that this resort is known for, as well as breakfast, lunch, and dinner.
It's worth noting though that all inclusive for all meals is not the standard at this resort at the time of writing.
The tropical island paradise of San Andrés is one of the hottest holiday destinations on the planet, and we’re not talking about the mercury.
A Columbian province in the Caribbean Sea, San Andrés has the perfect mix of Colombian culture and Caribbean flavors, with the chill sounds of reggae never far from earshot.
Sol Caribe is the premier 5-star resort on the island, and the all-inclusive program they are currently running has no equal.
Free late check-out, endless drinks, all-day dining at four in-resort restaurants, organized fun for adults and kids, and nightly entertainment with both Columbian and Caribbean music and dancing are just a few of the reasons why Sol Caribe has a tendency to get repeat guests.
If you like to make the most of your surroundings while on holiday, you don’t have to venture far to be snorkeling with Nemo, sailing the seas, or deep-sea fishing and Sol Caribe can help get you out there.
Each room has a light and contemporary aesthetic, with a tropical twist in decor, and impeccable cleaning standards.
If you’re looking to experience a taste of Colombia but fancy living the tropical island hi-life while you’re at it, Sol Caribe has no equals.
Beachfront resorts are nice and all, but immersing yourself in the mountainous region of Columbia is a completely different thing.
And before your mind starts imagining the worst with cartels frequenting the vicinity, Decameron Panaca is surrounded by national parks, and not cartel country.
Part of Latin America’s largest hotel chain “Decameron”, Panaca sets a very high standard and is only one of two all-inclusive resorts in the coffee triangle of Colombia known as the “Eje Cafetero”.
The resort has utilized Spanish colonial buildings and brought them into the modern-day, with contemporary services, amenities, and rooms.
Although Panaca may not feature a pool, its private sauna and Turkish baths are a better fit for mountain holidays anyway.
The all-inclusive package at Panaca has no surprises, with all your food, drinks, daily activities, and entertainment included (at he time of writing).
Looking to venture out of the resort and explore the surrounding mountains?
Panaca is ready to organize guided hikes through Cocora Valley, rafting down La Vieja River, tours to the Quimbaya Gold Museum and Coffee Park, and that’s just getting started.
The unique and inspiring environment that surrounds Panaca is one of its biggest drawcards.
For people who have already done their time sitting on the beach, and are in the mood for something different, Panaca is that different.
In the last few years, Colombia has endeavored to clean up its image and welcome tourists.
Yes, there are still cartels that operate in Colombia, but on a whole, the country is a much safer and easier place to travel nowadays.
Colombia is, therefore, a safe country to visit as long as you stick to the tourist routes, and don’t venture off to where you shouldn’t.
When checking into an all-inclusive, you’ll be in very safe hands. This will allow you to fully unwind, relax, and enjoy Colombia to its fullest extent and in the safest way possible. We of course can't guarantee anything, then make sure you take precautions, however. Use common sense.
There’s no escaping the fact that Colombia gets its lush, tropical rainforest from an abundance of moisture and rain.
Generally, though, it's Colombia’s inland mountainous regions that cop the bulk of this downpour, while the Caribbean coast is proven to be the driest part of Colombia.
If you’re talking about temperature, rarely does it drop below 67°F, or peak above 87°F.
From December to March is the best time of year to visit Colombia because that’s when it's the driest. The Andes mountain range calls the shots in this part of the world.
So, when it’s summertime in the southern hemisphere (where the Andes are most prominent) is the time when Colombia has its most settled weather. Which, conveniently, coincides with a winter escape from the U.S.
Although there are a handful of all-inclusive resorts listed in Columbia, none of these are in Bogotá. Check out some other destinations listed in South and Central America.
A stay in Colombia takes on a particular flavor that makes it a hard place to leave.
When you throw in the modern luxuries that come with an all-inclusive resort, this fiery Latin country makes for a premier holiday destination.
Each of the resorts listed above can mix it with the best of them on the world stage, but make sure to honor the country that they are built on.
This is evident through the resorts serving Colombian drinks, food, music, and dancing, and the friendly locals who keep these resorts in tip-top shape so that you can enjoy your holiday and their country.
Peru (Beach Resorts)