Colombia Money

How Much Does it Cost to Travel in Colombia?

How Much Does it Cost to Travel in Colombia?

As a whole, it is significantly cheaper to be a tourist in Colombia than in Europe or the United States. When the costs of travel in Colombia are compared to those in other Latin American countries, the place ranks around mid-table. While it is more...

Colombia Salsa Activities

Get Started with Salsa Dancing

Get Started with Salsa Dancing

Salsa dancing is a central part of Colombian culture. Almost all locals grow up listening and dancing to this and various other sorts of Latin music. This has helped Colombia gain a well deserved worldwide reputation for dancing skills and makes it the...

Colombia Getting Around Transport

Taxis and Uber in Colombia

Taxis and Uber in Colombia

Taxis within the cities in Colombia are widely available and are an economical way of getting around. Licensed vehicles are bright yellow in color and are generally easy to hail from the street as they pass. Tipping of taxi drivers – beyond perhaps...

Colombia Beaches surfing

Surfing in Colombia

Surfing in Colombia

Colombia’s best surfing spots are along the Pacific Coast, where currents are stronger, waves higher and the sea less busy than on the Caribbean side. They are however, generally less easy to access and with significantly more limited infrastructure than...

Colombia Extreme Sports

Extreme Sports

Extreme Sports

Colombia's extensive water features and mountainous landscapes lend themselves perfectly to a wide variety of extreme sports. Some of the most popular are detailed below.

Many parts of Colombia are ideally suited to paragliding due to the...

Colombia History Politics

A Short History of the Colombian Conflict

A Short History of the Colombian Conflict

For all its excellent travel opportunities, then is no denying that Colombia is a country with a turbulent past. The violent conflict which has blighted the country over the past five decades has undoubtedly left its mark on the culture and outlook of its...

Colombia culture History

8 Great Books on Colombia

8 Great Books on Colombia

The best way to gain a flavor of Colombia’s culture, language, and history is to read some of the rich literature written by Colombian authors or set in the country. Below we present a few of the best books we highly recommend you read before you...

Colombia Attractions Activities

Top Things to Do in Colombia

Top Things to Do in Colombia

The diversity and richness of Colombia’s national territory and culture, means the country offers all manner of activities and sports. The country accordingly caters to almost every possible interest and taste. Active visitors and fans of extreme sports,...

Colombia

How Developed is Colombia?

How Developed is Colombia?

Colombia is far more developed than most people realize prior to their arrival. According to IMF data from 2013, the country's GDP per capita was over USD 11,000 per year, putting it ahead of other destinations such as Peru, Thailand and the Maldives, and...

Colombia travel itineraries

Two Week Travel Itinerary: Colombia

Two Week Travel Itinerary: Colombia

Below are a couple of suggested itineraries we've draw up for a short-trip to Colombia that are specifically designed to give you a small taste of each of the varied climates, activities and tourist sites that the country has to offer. You should be able...

Colombia Transport Q&A

Colombian Transport FAQ

Colombian Transport FAQ

Finding information about how to get from A to B isn’t always an easy task. That’s why we’ve tried to make things a little easy for you by outlining your various domestic transport options in Colombia below.

The following responses are the answers...

Colombia Medellin

Medellin: the Captivating City of the Eternal Spring

Medellin: the Captivating City of the Eternal Spring

Bordered on all sides by the green peaks of the Andes, Colombia’s second largest city offers visitors spectacular views across the Aburra Valley in every direction. Within the city itself, Medellin has everything you’d expect from a bustling urban hub;...

Colombia Bogota Attractions

Bogota: Appearances Can Be Deceptive

Bogota: Appearances Can Be Deceptive

Bogota is not a 'love at first sight' kind of city. Sitting atop a mountain plateau at around 2,600m above sea level, Colombia's capital lacks the pleasant climate found in the rest of the country and is often grey and overcast.

With 9m residents...

Colombia History Politics

The Rise and Fall of Pablo Escobar

The Rise and Fall of Pablo Escobar

Pablo Escobar was the most notorious figure of one the darker periods of Colombia’s recent political history. Though he started out as a petty thief and small time dealer in the city of Envigado, just outside Medellin, he later was to become one of the...

Colombia Popayan Colonial Cities

What to See and Do in Popayan

What to See and Do in Popayan

This beautifully preserved historical settlement is a great place to relax, and enjoy the city's colonial architecture. Average temperatures in Popayan - at between 15°C and 20°C - are cooler than in Colombia’s main colonial city, Cartagena. As such,...

Colombia Whale watching marine life

Whale Watching in Colombia

Whale Watching in Colombia

Between July and November each year the stretch of ocean along Colombia’s pacific coast plays host to large numbers of humpback whales migrating to the region. The huge mammals, measuring up to 30m in length and weighing as much as 40 tonnes, travel some...