The joyous, colourful cultural heritage of the Colombian people is visible in festivals and carnivals where music plays a leading role. Our roots are also reflected in crafts and archaeological sites, as well as paintings and sculptures by great artists.
Thanks to the Andes that split into 3 different chains of mountains after entering from Ecuador, Colombia has all sorts of ecosystems. Jungle, Deserts, Plains, Permanent Snowmountains, etc. However, colombia is #1 in bird species, in Orchid species and 2nd in biodiversity per square kilometre.
We have many climates to choose from warm to freezing Colombia is privileged in having all known climate zones, making the country a destination with a wide variety of landscapes. Nevertheless, You can see different wildlife and ecosystems by travelling short distances over land, making this one of the best travel experiences enjoyed by many people including birdwatchers.
Time & Date: GMT -5
The currency in Colombia is the peso. There are $ 1,000, $ 2,000, $ 5,000, $ 10,000, $ 20,000 and $50.00 bills and $50 $ 100, $ 200, $ 500 and $ 1,000 coins. Then you can convert other currencies.
Official language is Spanish but thanks to its diversity, there are many more.
Food & Drinks:
Food is varied depending on the country area where you are. Main gastronomical destinations are Bogotá, Medellín, Cali and Cartagena.
When buying your travel insurance, always check the small print – some policies specifically exclude ‘dangerous activities’, which could be anything from scuba diving to horse riding. You should check whether the medical coverage is on a pay first, claim later basis and, more importantly, ensure that your medical coverage includes the cost of medical evacuation.
Citizens of the following countries do not require a TP-11, TP-12 or TP-13 Visa, to enter and temporarily stay in the country: Andorra, Antigua and Barbuda, Argentina, Australia, Austria, Azerbaijan, Bahamas, Barbados, Belgium, Belize, Bolivia, Brazil, Brunei Darussalam, Bulgaria, Bhutan, Canada, Czech (Republic), Chile, Cyprus, Korea (Republic of), Costa Rica, Croatia, Denmark, Dominica, Ecuador, El Salvador, United Arab Emirates, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, USA, Estonia, Fiji, Finland, France, Georgia, Granada, Greece, Guatemala, Guyana, Honduras, Hungary, Indonesia, Ireland, Marshall Islands, Solomon Islands, Israel, Italy, Jamaica, Japan, Kazakhstan, Latvia, Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malaysia, Malta, Mexico, Micronesia, Monaco, Norway, New Zealand, Netherlands, Palau, Panama, Papua New Guinea, Paraguay, Peru, Poland, Portugal, United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland, Dominican Republic, Romania, Russian Federation, Saint Kitts and Nevis, Samoa, San Marino, Saint Lucia, the Vatican, St. Vincent and the Grenadines, Singapore, South Africa, Sweden, Switzerland, Suriname, Trinidad and Tobago, Turkey, Uruguay and Venezuela.
Bogotá, Medellín, Cali, Barranquilla, Cartagena, Armenia, Pereira, Bucaramanga, Riohacha, San Andrés.
Currency: Colombian Peso
Population: 48.65 million
Official languages: Spanish