When you start planning a trip to Colombia, one of the first things you ask is when to go. Colombia covers 1,141,748 square kilometres, making it about the same size of France, Spain and Portugal all put together. Positioned between the equator and the Tropic of Cancer, it enjoys a tropical climate. Thanks to it mountain ranges, the country has an impressive variety of landscapes and climates, from humid jungles to tropical plains, deserts and permanent snow cover. The climate in Colombia isn’t linked to the seasons we’re familiar with in Europe, but depends on locations’ altitudes above sea level.
So, you’re seriously considering a trip to Colombia or, even better, you’ve decided to go. You’re sure to have lots of questions, especially about safety, precautions to take and travel tips. Rest assured that your safety in Colombia is our priority. The country is now safe for tourists: read our Colombian safety article. All the same, there are a few things worth remembering. Here are our travel tips to help your Colombia trip go smoothly. Colombia travel tips: everything you need to know 1. Pre-order your taxi Consider ordering a taxi by phone or online (such as via Easy
Known as “the pearl of the Caribbean” and, by locals, as “the Fantastic”, Cartagena has plenty to offer visitors. Below are our top tips on what to do in this charming city. Once you arrive in the fortified city, you’re transported to another world and time. You’re going to love it. THINGS TO DO IN CARTAGENA Get lost in the colourful back alleys The first item on the list of “things to do in Cartagena” is to go for a walk through the cobbled back alleys. Take some time to wander around and discover the city’s old stories, ghosts
What’s the capital of Colombia? What’s the currency and exchange rate with the pound? What should you visit in Colombia? What are the big tourist destinations? What’s the climate like? What dangers are there in Colombia? Find the answers to your big questions in this Colombia guide: Colombia at a glance! This simple but comprehensive infographic has all the key information you need, including basic data about the country and the main holidays and festivals, plus top tips for future visitors. Colombia guide: Colombia at a glance Loading… There is plenty for tourists to do in Colombia. Whatever you’re looking
Although you’ve read about Colombia in the papers, you also have friends who’ve been and loved it. So, is travelling to Colombia dangerous? A bad image I arrived in France 10 years ago. Whenever I mentioned I was Colombian, people were impressed and full of questions about drugs, violence, Pablo Escobar, the FARC, Íngrid Betancourt, etc. It’s true that the 80s and 90s were a really challenging time for us. The entire Colombian population suffered due to Pablo Escobar and the Medellín Cartel’s drug trafficking operations and the activities of the FARC terrorist group. We lived through civil war,
Colombia is an amazing place for exotic fruit.We all know about pineapples and passion fruit, but in Colombia you can find lots more different and exotic fruits! As we said in our article Five good reasons to go to Colombia, you won’t find such a huge variety of exotic fruit anywhere else. We’ll show them to you in the video below and try to describe their aromas, flavours, tastes and textures: basically everything about them! But if you haven’t got time to watch the video, keep reading… And if you want to try these fruits in the country where they
Wondering why you would want to visit Colombia? They say a picture is worth a thousand words, and we agree. So we’ve made a three-minute video to show you five good reasons to visit Colombia But if you can’t watch the video, keep reading… Colombia is a new country which people outside it don’t know much about, but it’s becoming increasingly fashionable. Magazines like Vogue (read article here), celebrities like former Miss France Laury Thilleman and French tourism industry publication Tour Hebdo all see the country as one of the most beautiful in South America. So, is it true? Here’s