Colombia is a country located in South America. Bogota is the capital and it is a country known for its history, architecture, landscapes and beaches.
Colombia is a country with a torrid past and one that people are only just starting to think about visiting in the past 10 years, with good reason, as it has a lot to offer the tourist.
There are exquisite ruins in the dense jungles, megacities with so much culture on offer you don’t have to wander far, amazing coffee and beautiful beachside resorts in the north.
It’s a country we have only scratched the surface of but it’s one we will be back to explore more of in the near future.
Do you need a visa? US Citizens get a free 60 day Visa on Arrival
Currency: Colombian Peso (COP)
Climate: Tropical, humid and very warm with temperate climate at altitude
Primary Religion: Christianity
Local Languages: Spanish
Etiquette Tips: Dress modestly, don’t wear expensive jewelry, do not give money to begging children, do not flash valuables
WIFI: Available in most, if not all, accommodation throughout the country. Many restaurants and tourist offices offer free WIFI too.
SIM Cards: If you have an unlocked phone, it is possible to pick up a local SIM card at any Colombia airport on arrival. This will enable you to have data like you would at home. Another alternative is a universal SIM card that works in multiple countries.
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Below you will find some of the places we have stayed during our travels in Colombia. These are individual properties that we enjoyed and would recommend to other travelers.
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Viator - The best trips are made up of multiple smaller tours to really dig in and get to know the places you are visiting. Our preferred place to book day tours, day trips and shorter multi-day tours is Viator.
G Adventures – If you want to do a group tour around Colombia, go with G Adventures. They offer great small group tours that use local operators and leave a small environmental footprint. If you go on a tour with anyone, go with them.