Located in Latin America, Colombia is a vibrant country and one of the highlights to this colorful region. From the busy life of Bogotá to the colonial city of Cartagena de Indias or the idyllic beaches on the Pacific and the Caribbean coasts, Colombia has plenty to offer.

I visited in 2016 with a few friends and we had a blast! What about you, have you been here already? Share your comments below.

WELCOME TO Colombia!

Basic facts

  • Population: 51 million
  • Currency: Colombian peso (COP). Check the current exchange rate here.
  • Language: Spanish is the official language in the country, although many native languages are still spoken to this day.
  • Territories: Colombia is divided into 36 departments.
  • Main cities: Bogotá (capital), Medellín, Cali, Barranquilla, Cartagena.
  • Fun fact: did you know Colombia is the second most biodiverse country in the world?

Things to do

Visit the bustling capital Bogotá and explore the ancient neighborhood of La Candelaria

Step back in time and get lost around the colonial streets of Cartagena de Indias

Get on board the famous ´Metrocable´ in Medellín, the city of eternal spring

Good to know when travelling to Colombia

  • Is Colombia safe? Back in the 90s, the country was infamously known for its cartel wars among drug traffickers. Nowadays though, Colombia is a welcoming destination for tourists and locals alike. This being said, you should always keep your eyes and ears wide open and avoid any potentially dangerous areas.

More about Colombia…

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