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Wendy Romero

Hola! My name is Wendy Romero. I was born on a beautiful island called San Andrés. The island is in the shape of a seahorse (Go see for yourself!) I am passionate about travel, and I have been fortunate to visit most places in Colombia.

In Colombia, you have the Amazon rainforest, Pacific and Atlantic Oceans, deserts in the North, and the Plains in the East. So many environments, all in one place!

As a devoted Travel Advisor, I do my best to provide my travelers with memorable experiences in my country.

Colombia is recognized for having warm people, delicious food, amazing destinations, and unique adventures.

What places and activities do you specialize in?

"I am a specialist in the Colombian Caribbean coast. I orchestrate walking tours, cultural and historical visits, sea adventures, and other incredible experiences. "

How did you get involved in travel?

"I have been involved in travel and tourism my whole life. My parents studied and worked in this field. I grew up traveling, meeting new people, seeing new places, and tasting new foods. Because of these experiences, I chose this career and am so happy that I did. My Bachelor’s Degree is in Tourism as well!!!"

Please share a unique travel experience you will never forget.

"There is a small town close to Santa Marta called Minca. It is well known as the ecological capital due to its biodiversity, weather, and altitude.

This place has been a unique experience because you can find peace and enjoy nature. For coffee lovers, you will find a farm where coffee is processed and exported to other countries because of its high quality.

Minca is only 45 minutes from the city and has a spectacular view of Santa Marta with breathtaking sunsets. Also, you will find endemic species for bird-watching lovers up in the mountains. "

Wendy is part of the following groups: Colombia Travel Agents
See colorful birds like parrots in the Amazon
Colombian Amazon Family Adventure - 5 Days

Discover the magic of the Colombian Amazon on this immersive 5-day family adventure. Starting from the historic capital of Bogotá, you'll fly south to spend three nights at a rustic eco-lodge deep in the jungle. In this haven for nature lovers and curious minds, the whole family will embark on a series of unforgettable activities. Sculpt pottery from the Amazon mud, learn how to listen to the forest on jungle treks, and make new friends on a visit to a nearby indigenous community.

Cartagena at sunset
Family Friendly Colombia: Medellín & Cartagena - 8 Days

With a blend of cities, nature, and beaches, this 12-day Colombia itinerary features fun for the whole family. The adventure starts in Medellín, where you'll soar over the city by cable car and discover exotic sea creatures in the Explora Aquarium. After day trips into the surrounding countryside to visit mountain lakes and colorful villages, fly to magical Cartagena on the Caribbean coast. Here you'll embark on a treasure hunt through its historic center and swim in the crystal clear seas of the nearby Rosario Islands.

The golden sands of Tayrona National Park
Colombia Family Adventure: Cartagena & the Caribbean Coast - 9 Days

Colombia's magical Caribbean coast is the star attraction on this 9-day family-friendly adventure. Immerse yourselves in the swashbuckling history of Cartagena, then venture deep into the untouched paradise of Tayrona National Park. After heading inland to discover the lush mountains and coffee farms around Minca, return to the coast to end your trip swimming and snorkeling in the turquoise waters of the San Bernardo Islands.

Cartagena, queen of Colombia's Caribbean coast
Colombia Adventure: Medellín, Bogotá, Cartagena & Caribbean Islands - 9 Days

This 9-day Colombian adventure blends culture and cuisine with a dash of Caribbean beach holiday. Starting in the reborn metropolis of Medellín, you’ll tour a local coffee farm, discover the vibrant neighborhood of Comuna 13, and walk the candy-colored streets of Guatapé. Next, it’s on to the engaging capital of Bogotá to explore the city by bike. Head to the Caribbean coast to learn about authentic Colombian cooking and discover Cartagena’s characterful Old Town, then set sail to the Isle of Múcura for swimming and snorkeling in an island paradise.

Beautiful Cartagena
Best of Colombia: Bogotá, Medellín & Cartagena - 9 Days

Explore three of Colombia's most exciting cities on this 9-day adventure. Start in Bogotá, the sprawling cosmopolitan capital. Tour the colonial streets of the historic center, taste local cuisine, and visit museums. Then, transfer to Medellín to see street art and communal projects, and learn about Colombian coffee culture. The adventure ends in tropical Cartagena, where you'll appreciate Spanish forts and architecture, enjoy fresh seafood, and swim in the Caribbean.

Recent trip reviews for Wendy

In love with Colombia
Colombia | Oct 4 - Oct 12, 2022

Kelly
Kelly S.
Hazel Park, MI | Reviewed on Oct 13, 2022

As a woman traveling alone to a remote part of Colombia I decided to use an agency. I have to tell you KimKim was excellent! Wendy made me feel more than confident and assured me if I needed anything she was just a text away….and she was. Any questions no matter now big or small were welcomed. When plans were delayed due to weather while I was in a remote part of the country she was attentive and made sure I was comfortable as could be during the situation. She absolutely treated me like... read more

As a woman traveling alone to a remote part of Colombia I decided to use an agency. I have to tell you KimKim was excellent! Wendy made me feel more than confident and assured me if I needed anything she was just a text away….and she was. Any questions no matter now big or small were welcomed. When plans were delayed due to weather while I was in a remote part of the country she was attentive and made sure I was comfortable as could be during the situation. She absolutely treated me like family.
My guide Manuela in Medellin was a dream. She was so comfortable to be around she made me feel like we were old friends. The amount of knowledge she had about the city, culture and country was amazing. I wish I would have recorded so I could remember every word lol I cannot recommend her enough.
The park 10 hotel where I stayed while in the city was perfect for me. The location in Medellin was fantastic. The restaurant Lussac adjacent the hotel had a wonderful menu and having room service an option made for a great dining experience after a long day of sightseeing. The staff were friendly and their quality of service made it an easy decision to stay there again in the future.
I also went to Nuquí on the coast which was wet, wild a d wonderful. I stayed at LaBayka ecolodge. This is wet county with beautiful black sand beaches. I enjoyed birdwatching from my hammock, saw a sloth through binoculars in the common area, went whale watching and saw baby sea turtles make their way into the sea for the first time. This place was a dream. There was too much to see and soak in. For someone looking for an adventure this was a great place to see soo much beauty in one place. Just expect to be wet as rain and humidity are a part of life there.
The staff was kind and patient with my limited Spanish. They made sure I always was included in activities and checked in to make sure things were ok. The food was simple, clean and wonderful. With 70% of it being grown on the property itself.
So much still to see in Colombia. Manuela painted such a vivid picture in my mind of things yet to see I have to go back.
Thank you KimKim!!!

Hotel Reviews
Hotel Park 10
Medellin
La Bayka Ecolodge
La Bayka Ecolodge Playa Guachalito
Authenticity & Character
Location
Staff
Cleanliness & Comfort
Activity Review
Discover the iconic Comuna 13 & Medellín
Medellín
Quality of Experience
Food
Guides, Drivers and Staff
Transport
Local specialist: Wendy Romero
Wendy
Wendy Romero
Local specialist in Santa Marta | Reviewed on Oct 18, 2022

Hi Kelly!
Many many thanks for that amazing review!
Your comments on each destination, with that detail on each are really appreciated.
I created an itinerary ideal for you and I saw that you loved it! That makes me feel very grateful and happy because as a result, you loved Colombia! I hope you can come back soon!
Here you have a friend for anything that you need here in the country!
A big hug!

Our Colombia trip was amazing!
Colombia | Aug 26 - Sep 7, 2022

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Marissa M.
Portland, OR | Reviewed on Sep 14, 2022

Our Colombia trip was amazing! Wendy and her team went above and beyond to provide unique experiences for us from mountain biking to a natural mud volcano in Cartagena to running with locals in Bogota on Sundays when they close major streets. We visited locals houses within each city to really experience Colombian culture and food. The local guides allowed us to really get to know each city we visited. With limited public transportation in Colombia, the ease of the private car was super nice... read more

Our Colombia trip was amazing! Wendy and her team went above and beyond to provide unique experiences for us from mountain biking to a natural mud volcano in Cartagena to running with locals in Bogota on Sundays when they close major streets. We visited locals houses within each city to really experience Colombian culture and food. The local guides allowed us to really get to know each city we visited. With limited public transportation in Colombia, the ease of the private car was super nice and convenient.

Hotel Review
Hotel Boutique Sazagua
Pereira

This was a super relaxing place to stay. The staff was super nice and patient when we were trying to speak broken spanish to them. The spa was a great deal too!

Authenticity & Character
Location
You can't walk from this hotel to get food/drink
Staff
Cleanliness & Comfort
Activity Review
Mountain Bike Experience in Turbaco
Cartagena

This was such a unique experience. Mountain biking to a natural mud volcano where we got into the mud and exfoliated our skin.

Quality of Experience
Food
Guides, Drivers and Staff
Transport
Local specialist: Wendy Romero
Wendy
Wendy Romero
Local specialist in Santa Marta | Reviewed on Sep 20, 2022

Hi Marissa,
I appreciate your feedback.
Thank you for all those good comments. I am happy you had an amazing trip here in Colombia!
We hope to see you soon here!
Best,
Wendy

Colombian Getaway
Colombia | Aug 19 - Aug 27, 2022

Melissa
Melissa C.
Bethpage, NY | Reviewed on Sep 10, 2022

KimKim took the worry out of planning our trip to Colombia. Our local specialist, Wendy, was always accessible and did a wonderful job coordinating all of our city-to-city flights, ground transportation, and excursions (including local English speaking guides at each destination). My family visited Bogota for two days (visiting Museo del Oro, Museo Botero, Cerro de Monserrate, Catedral de Sal, and Andres Carne de Res Chia), Eje Cafetero for 3 days (visiting Cafe La Morelia coffee farm, Valle... read more

KimKim took the worry out of planning our trip to Colombia. Our local specialist, Wendy, was always accessible and did a wonderful job coordinating all of our city-to-city flights, ground transportation, and excursions (including local English speaking guides at each destination). My family visited Bogota for two days (visiting Museo del Oro, Museo Botero, Cerro de Monserrate, Catedral de Sal, and Andres Carne de Res Chia), Eje Cafetero for 3 days (visiting Cafe La Morelia coffee farm, Valle de Cocora horseback riding and hiking, Finlandia, Salento, and Panaca) and finally, Cartagena for 2 days (visiting Castillo de San Felipe de Barajas, Convent of Santa Cruz de la Popa, Getsemani, the walled city, Baru & Isla Rosario). It was a FABULOUS trip celebrating our 10th wedding anniversary -- and we will never forget it!

Our only two complaints were (1.) visiting the "Encanto House" in Finlandia --which was not a house at all & was very under-whelming!) and (2.) Our trip to Baru and The Rosario Islands which took far too long to get to (over 5 hours). We let our specialist, Wendy, know about these two complaints and she was very apologetic & did her best to rectify the problems.

We will definitely use KimKim again inthe future and recommend to family & friends!

Hotel Reviews
AC Hotel by Marriott Bogota Zona T
Bogotá

Hotel was fantastic; however, it was in an extremely congested area (took almost an hour to get a few blocks in the car!)

Authenticity & Character
Location
Very very busy street with LOTS of traffic
Staff
Cleanliness & Comfort
Ecohotel Monte Tierra

Our 1st time "glamping" -- what a spectacular location/view. The hotel had a very friendly dog, Rocky, which we ALL loved. Leave yourself some extra time to go/come - as the road leading to the hotel is not finished!

Authenticity & Character
Location
Staff
Cleanliness & Comfort
HOTEL CASA DON LUIS BY FARANDA BOUTIQUE
CARTAGENA

Gorgeous hotel with delicious restaurant inside. HIGHLY recommend.

Authenticity & Character
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Staff
Cleanliness & Comfort
Local specialist: Wendy Romero
Wendy
Wendy Romero
Local specialist in Santa Marta | Reviewed on Oct 19, 2022

Hi Dear Melissa,
Thank you for your feedback and explanation of each experience that you had here in the country.
I am glad you had a good experience and I receive your comments about Encanto House and the time you take on the road to Barú. We work every day to give our travelers the best experience.
Have a great evening,
Best,
Wendy

We had a fantastic time in Colombia, and Wend...
Colombia | Jul 20 - Jul 29, 2022

Laura
Laura P.
Portland, OR | Reviewed on Aug 14, 2022

We had a fantastic time in Colombia, and Wendy and our wonderful guides were such a huge part of that! Wendy did a great job of designing our itinerary and responding to our requests and interests, and each of our guides-- Andrea in Bogota, Andres in Medellin, and Oscar in Cartagena-- were warm, knowledgeable, and totally organized. As a single mom of 2, I'm usually the one handling all the logistics, tickets, emergencies, et cetera. With Kim Kim, I was able to relax and just enjoy an... read more

We had a fantastic time in Colombia, and Wendy and our wonderful guides were such a huge part of that! Wendy did a great job of designing our itinerary and responding to our requests and interests, and each of our guides-- Andrea in Bogota, Andres in Medellin, and Oscar in Cartagena-- were warm, knowledgeable, and totally organized. As a single mom of 2, I'm usually the one handling all the logistics, tickets, emergencies, et cetera. With Kim Kim, I was able to relax and just enjoy an engaging, energizing vacation. Thank you!

Hotel Review
El Cielo Hotel
Medellin

This is a terrific hotel. All the staff were super friendly and helpful, and the food was amazing-- we were lucky enough to get to eat at the restaurant, but the bistro was great too.

Authenticity & Character
all the greenery
Location
Staff
super warm
Cleanliness & Comfort
I liked that they are eco-conscious. Everything was pristine.
Local specialist: Wendy Romero
Wendy
Wendy Romero
Local specialist in Santa Marta | Reviewed on Aug 15, 2022

Hi Dear Laura,
It was a real pleasure meeting you in Bogotá!
We appreciate your comments and that you did relax and enjoy the trip.
We hope you can come back with your children, we will receive you with open arms!
Hope to see you back soon.
Best,
Wendy

Wendy did an amazing job coordinating everyth...
Colombia | Jul 29 - Aug 8, 2022

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Mike O.
Tucson, AZ | Reviewed on Aug 11, 2022

Wendy did an amazing job coordinating everything on our trip to Colombia. There were lots of moving pieces and we visited multiple cities. Great trip thanks to Wendy and her team! We will definitely use Kim Kim again. Thanks for everything! read more

Wendy did an amazing job coordinating everything on our trip to Colombia. There were lots of moving pieces and we visited multiple cities. Great trip thanks to Wendy and her team! We will definitely use Kim Kim again. Thanks for everything!

Hotel Reviews
El Cielo Hotel
Medellin

Wonderful hotel. Very personal service and great location. Restaurant and service were excellent.

Authenticity & Character
Very nice boutique hotel.
Location
Very centrally located.
Staff
Service was impeccable.
Cleanliness & Comfort
Casa Origen
Santa Marta

Loved this hotel. Was a bit of a transition given what we are used too. But really enjoyed the stay. The ladies in the kitchen were wonderful. Very nice quiet place that has great access to the park and just a quick walk to the beach.

Authenticity & Character
Very nice setting.
Location
Isolated - but that is what made it charming.
Staff
Excellent service.
Cleanliness & Comfort
Remember fit is an Eco Lodge (not a 4 seasons). So, when visiting, keep that in mind. We had a blast.
Nacar Hotel Cartagena, Curio Collection by Hilton
Cartagena

Excellent hotel. We stayed in the 2nd building (which I would recommend - quieter and nicer rooms). Food was very good and the hotel is close to everything. Service was impeccable.

Authenticity & Character
Excellent.
Location
Great location - central to everything.
Staff
Staff is very attentive.
Cleanliness & Comfort
Very good.
Activity Reviews
Discover Santa Marta
Colombia

Jovan did a wonderful job.

Quality of Experience
Excellent.
Food
Very good.
Guides, Drivers and Staff
Jovan and our driver were excellent.
Transport
Very good.
Taironaka & River tubing at Don Diego River
Colombia

Nice relaxing float trip. Gave us a break after a lot of walking tours. Guides were great.

Quality of Experience
Food
Guides, Drivers and Staff
Transport
Free availability of transportation service
Colombia

Jimmy and our guide did a great job.

Quality of Experience
Guides, Drivers and Staff
Transport
Discover the iconic Comuna 13 & Medellín
Medellín

Mario and Jimmy (driver) did an excellent job. Lunch could have been a bit better - but overall wonderful time.

Quality of Experience
Guides, Drivers and Staff
Mario and Jimmy did a stellar job!
Transport
Jimmy was excellent!
Colorful Colombia: Guatapé & El Peñol
Colombia

Nice trip

Quality of Experience
Food
Guides, Drivers and Staff
Transport
Discover the Magical City of Cartagena & Getsemaní
Cartagena

Driver was excellent - guide was a bit average. This was the only part of a trip that was “average.”.

Quality of Experience
Guides, Drivers and Staff
Driver was excellent - guide was average.
Transport
Driver did an excellent job.
Local specialist: Wendy Romero
Wendy
Wendy Romero
Local specialist in Santa Marta | Reviewed on Aug 15, 2022

Hi Michael,
Thanks for your feedback! More than a job is our passion to create and have the best itinerary for you and your wife. I am happy you had a good experience in the country.
I will forward your comments to the hotels and guides on each destination.
Anything you need, we are happy to help!
Best,
Wendy

Our trip to Colombia was amazing!
Colombia | Jul 20 - Jul 29, 2022

Jen
Jen D.
Arcadia, CA | Reviewed on Aug 03, 2022

Our trip to Colombia was amazing. I whole heartedly recommend this trip to anyone seeking an interesting, inspiring and fun vacation. Wendy was a fabulous specialist - very responsive, helpful and kind. We enjoyed so many activities! In Bogota we loved visiting the Traditional Farmers Market with Maria Jose. She was so passionate about Colombia and her work. We learned so much and enjoyed the fruit and market. We had a blast dancing during a LBGT night in Bogotá! Our guide... read more

Our trip to Colombia was amazing. I whole heartedly recommend this trip to anyone seeking an interesting, inspiring and fun vacation. Wendy was a fabulous specialist - very responsive, helpful and kind. We enjoyed so many activities! In Bogota we loved visiting the Traditional Farmers Market with Maria Jose. She was so passionate about Colombia and her work. We learned so much and enjoyed the fruit and market. We had a blast dancing during a LBGT night in Bogotá! Our guide throughout, Andrea, was absolutely lovely. We learned so much about the city, Colombia and a bit about what it is like to live there. We loved our experience in Medellín. What a beautiful city. Our guide Andres was awesome. We were in awe of how this city and the community has transformed after so much suffering. The vibrancy and passion we felt in the Comuna 13 was amazing. I think I will most remember the moving stories, hopefulness and how much incredible work performed by the community has transformed this city. We also had a fun evening out to a gay bar with Andres. Great conversations! The visit to the “silletera” farm was lovely as well. Our last days were spent in Cartagena. Really had some great meals! Also had a blast with the rum and chocolate tasting! As I write this review, I feel a longing to go back! It truly was amazing. My impression is mostly of the people we met, our guides and others we spoke with. I feel so grateful for how much I learned and got to experience in this beautiful country with such amazing people.

Activity Reviews
Traditional Farmers Market
Bogotá
Quality of Experience
Food
Guides, Drivers and Staff
Transport
The City of Eternal Spring and Its Story of Transformation
Medellín
Quality of Experience
Food
Guides, Drivers and Staff
Transport
LBGT Night in Bogotá
Bogotá
Quality of Experience
Guides, Drivers and Staff
Transport
Colorful Colombia: Guatapé & El Peñol
Colombia
Quality of Experience
Food
Guides, Drivers and Staff
Transport
Enjoy Medellín Nightlife
Medellín
Quality of Experience
Guides, Drivers and Staff
Transport
Rum & Chocolate Tasting
Cartagena
Quality of Experience
Guides, Drivers and Staff
Transport
Local specialist: Wendy Romero
Wendy
Wendy Romero
Local specialist in Santa Marta | Reviewed on Aug 08, 2022

Hi Dear Jen and Laura!
It was amazing knowing you and I do really appreciate your feedback!
I am happy that you had an incredible experience in our country. I will send your comments to our local guides who send you as well regards and hope you come back soon!
Colombia waits for you on your next trip with open arms!
Have a wonderful day!
Best,
Wendy

Santa Marta and Cartagena
Colombia | Jun 29 - Jul 9, 2022

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Marcia L.
Lakewood, CO | Reviewed on Jul 16, 2022

A quick review for your quick reminder. Despite our COVID set-back, we have positive feelings about our trip. In fact, it was having KimKim’s arranging of our need for an altered itinerary that was especially helpful. Both of our guides, Yube and Roberto, were good, but Yube was especially good. We liked the way she talked about a wide range of subjects, something that gave us a sense of Colombia today. And our best day was the one where we went up to the mountains with her (although we never understood why we used a boat instead of tubes).

Local specialist: Wendy Romero
Wendy
Wendy Romero
Local specialist in Santa Marta | Reviewed on Jul 25, 2022

Dear Marcia,
Thank you for your feedback. We are happy you had a great experience in Colombia. Despite the Covid, our guides did their best to give you a good experience in Santa Marta and Cartagena. I hope you will come back so you can visit the Amazon and Bogotá.
Have a great night and regards to Mr. Jackson and Dale´s family.

Incredible first trip to Colombia!
Colombia | Jun 19 - Jun 27, 2022

Elise
Elise A.
Hollywood, FL | Reviewed on Jun 28, 2022

We just returned from a magnificent vacation in Colombia planned by the amazing local specialist, Wendy. Wendy planned the perfect itinerary for us in Medellin, Zona Cafetera (coffee region) and Cali. She was so easy to communicate with leading up to the trip and checked in all the time during the trip to make sure all was going well. She coordinated amazing tours for us with local guides Samuel and John who had so much passion as guides me helped us truly appreciate the beauty of Colombia.... read more

We just returned from a magnificent vacation in Colombia planned by the amazing local specialist, Wendy. Wendy planned the perfect itinerary for us in Medellin, Zona Cafetera (coffee region) and Cali. She was so easy to communicate with leading up to the trip and checked in all the time during the trip to make sure all was going well. She coordinated amazing tours for us with local guides Samuel and John who had so much passion as guides me helped us truly appreciate the beauty of Colombia. I have to admit I was a bit nervous using an unknown specialist on the internet but after this trip and everything Wendy planned for us I would 100% definitely use KimKim again for future travel! Thank you for a truly memorable trip!

Hotel Review
El Cielo Hotel
Medellin

A beautiful, artistic and elegant hotel which was a perfect start to our trip. The staff was amazing and so friendly and the rooms were so well designed and beautiful.

Authenticity & Character
Location
In a beautiful location of Medellin.
Staff
Super friendly staff and accommodating to any request!
Cleanliness & Comfort
Very clean and well kept.
Local specialist: Wendy Romero
Wendy
Wendy Romero
Local specialist in Santa Marta | Reviewed on Jun 30, 2022

Hi Elise,
I am really happy that you had a great time here in Colombia. I appreciate your review and we work every day to create an amazing and unique experience for our travelers. We do it with all our love. Thank you for your trust and please do not hesitate to contact us again when you decide to come back again to this beautiful and charming country.
Have a wonderful day