(ancient helipads) The pre-Columbian archaeological site of Ciudad Perdida (Spanish for “Lost City”), located in Sierra Nevada, Colombia, thought to be founded about 800 AD. Photo courtesy taken by Raphael Chay
The Arhuaco people are an indigenous people of Colombia. They are Chibchan-speaking people and descendents of the Tairona culture, concentrated in northern Colombia in the Sierra Nevada de Santa Marta.
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A busy port, it was also the first Spanish settlement in Colombia. It’s the gateway for trips to the Tayrona National Natural Park, and for multiday guided treks to the Lost City (Teyuna) archaeological site in the Sierra Nevada de Santa Marta mountains.