Colombia

Welcome to Colombia!

Colombia won our hearts with its colorful vibes. Discover the warm-hearted country behind the intimidating headlines. And it has more to offer than just good coffee. Stroll amidst the pastel-colored buildings of Cartagena, embark on an adventure to find the Lost City, learn Salsa on the streets of Cali, or hike to the tallest palm trees of Salento.

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Given Colombia’s enormous size, plan your visit by considering regional climates. Coastal areas are ideal for year-round travel. For the highlands, including cities like Bogotá and Medellín, schedule your visit during the dry months of June to August and December to March for a more pleasant exploration.

Have a look into our posts to find out the best travel time for a specific destination.

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Best things to do in Bogota, Colombia: Visit La Plaza de Bolivar

Urban Colombia

Colombian cities charm with colorful houses that just make you want to smile. While Bogotá’s and Medellin’s graffiti-covered walls share personal narratives, hoping for a better future.

Quick Facts

This is Colombia in a nutshell. Yet, this fascinating country is more than just facts. Dive into our guides for a deeper understanding of what truly defines Colombia.

Capital:

Bogota

It’s as big as London.

Time:

GMT-5

It’s 22:45 at the moment.

Language:

Spanish

Un café por favor.

Power Plug:

Types A and B

Two flat parallel pins.

Currency:

Colombian Peso

10.000 COP equals 3 USD.

Dialing code:

+57

Best SIMs: Claro, Tigo

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Off the Beaten Track

Colombia, still somewhat of an undiscovered vacation destination, offers numerous less touristy treasures waiting to be explored.

Know Before You Go

Curious about Colombia before your trip? Let us answer the most common questions and have you packing with confidence.

Colombia is so much more than what you read from the newspapers. Medellin – once the most dangerous city in the world – has transformed into an international hub of innovation and culture. Seeing Colombia for yourself is key to understanding the profound change it has undergone, moving beyond its challenging history.

With its cheerful locals, colorful homes, and the rhythmic beats of cumbia, Colombia embraces visitors in a way that goes beyond expectations, making it a destination that truly wins hearts.

The media often overemphasizes crime and danger in Colombia, giving travelers a false impression of the country’s safety. Colombia is working hard to decriminalize the country and change it’s international image. Colombia is generally safe for tourists, if you stay alert. Stick to well-traveled areas, secure your belongings, heed local advice, and you will be fine.

Colombia stands out as one of the most budget-friendly countries for travel in South America. However, be aware, that in the last years the inflation has been quite high, especially impacting prices in restaurants.

Have a look into our guides. There we list the expected costs for accommodations, transport, food and activities for each destination.

Most visitors from countries like the US, Canada, UK, Australia, the EU can enjoy visa-free entry for up to 90 days. However, some exceptions and specific requirements for other countries might apply, so it’s best to check directly with the official sites such as https://www.cancilleria.gov.co/en/tourist-visa. In some cases you might be asked to present a proof of return/onward ticket when entering Colombia.

Colombia’s huge, so don’t forget to factor in travel time between cities. You can get a taste of Colombia in about 5-7 days, especially if you focus on spots like Medellin, Salento, and Cartagena. But for a more relaxed experience without feeling rushed, give it at least two, better yet, three weeks to really soak up the colorful vibes of the country.

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Hola

Thank you:

Gracias

Goodbye:

Adiós

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Bali’s weather is fantastic for most of the year, particularly in the dry season, which runs from April to October with sunny days and great surf. The wet season is from November to March, bringing occasional rains and lush landscapes (and still plenty of sunshine in between!).

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Best Places to Visit in Colombia

Best Time to Visit Colombia

Bali’s weather is fantastic for most of the year, particularly in the dry season, which runs from April to October with sunny days and great surf. The wet season is from November to March, bringing occasional rains and lush landscapes (and still plenty of sunshine in between!).

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Cities of Colombia

Colombia is the second largest continent on earth.
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