Colombia Highlights

Colombia is magical realism

Colombia Ratings

Cultural Exchange: 4.1 out of 5 stars (4.1 / 5)

Outdoor Activity: 4.4 out of 5 stars (4.4 / 5)

Nature Discovery: 4.2 out of 5 stars (4.2 / 5)

Overall: 4.2 out of 5 stars (4.2 / 5)

Outdoor Activities in Colombia

Climbing & Mountainering, Cycling, Diving, Hiking, Rafting

Country Profile

Capital: Bogotá

Important cities: Bogotá, Barranquilla, Cali, Cartagena, Manizales, Medellín, Pereira, Popayán, Santa Marta 

Currency: Colombian Peso (COP)

Visa policy: Link

Area: 1,141,748 km2

Languages: Spanish, indigenous native languages

Mobile Phone: Mobile phone and mobile data coverage are excellent. Most unlocked cell phones will work with a local SIM card. The three major providers are Claro, Movistar and Tigo.

Country code: +57

Electricity: 230V, 50Hz

Internet TLD: .co

Time Zone: UTC−5

Sources: Lonely Planet, Wikipedia, Wikitravel


Description: The climate of Colombia is characterized for being tropical presenting variations within six natural regions and depending on the altitude, temperature, humidity, winds and rainfall. The diversity of climate zones in Colombia is characterized for having tropical rainforests, savannas, steppes, deserts and mountain climate.

When should you go: Colombia should be visited from December to March. On the coastlines, the best season goes from December to January while the Andean Mountains should be visited on July and August.

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