"But today the lost years seem like nothing but a speck of dust in the rearview mirror of Colombia," reads there.
According to Lonely Planet, there are no world-class wonders in Colombia, "but the mix of a vibrant culture with its nature and hospitality creates a rich rug that welcomes you with open arms ."
And among visitors who are going to visit "this South American jewel" in 2017 is the own Pope Francisco, as the publication also highlights.
The best cities
As far as cities are concerned, Lonely Planet's first recommendation is the charming Bordeaux in southwestern France.
Once known as "the Sleeping Beauty," Bordeaux is "well awake and ready for action," promises the guide.
And its list is followed, in that order, two well-known metropolis: the American of Los Angeles and the South African city of Cape.
But the fourth place is for a much smaller Latin American city : Merida , the capital of the state of Yucatan.
Top 10 cities to travel in 2017
2. Cape Town
3. Los Angeles
According to the guide, the cultural offer of the city has no comparison in the Yucatecan peninsula, while its culinary scene "is hotter than a habanero chile".
And the American capital of culture for 2017 is also currently one of the safest cities in Mexico , says the publication.
Moreover, where Latin America is better represented is in the list of the best regions, headed by Choquequirao, in Peru.
"Hidden in the depths of Apurimac Valley, Choquequirao was the last refuge of the Incas at the arrival of the conquerors, " explains Lonely Planet,
And the publication recommends visiting the Inca ruins of the area - believed to be three times larger than Machu Picchu - before the construction of a funicular is completed.
According to the guide, once inaugurated - very probably in 2017, if the bureaucracy allows it - the funicular will be able to transport around 3,000 visitors a day "in just 15 minutes".
While, at the moment, it would only find "a couple of visitors, plus the archaeologists who continue to clean the jungle, which still covers two-thirds of this spectacular site ."
The 10 best regions to travel in 2017
3. Azores Islands
4. North Wales
5. South Australia
8. Georgia Coast
10. Ring of Skeling
From the Chilean region of Aysén , Lonely Planet also highlights its isolation, as only one road leads to this area of Chilean Patagonia .
"And if you follow its unpaved contours from beginning to end, you can experience a kaleidoscopic journey where mist-covered fjords give way to breathtaking forests, completely dry pampas and pale blue lagoons," promises the publication.
"Aysén is an extreme landscape in constant flow, " explains the guide.
But, according to Lonely Planet, thanks to new routes to the glaciers, and a boom of craft beer, exploring the "last frontier of Patagonia" has never been as enjoyable as it is today.