Holidays to Colombia

Pushing its old reputation aside, Colombia is emerging to be the hottest destination in Latin America. There's so much Colombia has to offer you, from rare wildlife, diverse food that differs depending on the region you're in, wild dancing and a buzzing nightlife. 

If you're a history buff you'll love Bogotá. Full of museums and interesting architecture, the capital city houses the world's largest collection of gold. If your love of history is more Indiana Jones-esque, then you'll love trekking through the jungle to find the Lost City (Ciudad Perdida), lost during the Spanish conquest only to be discovered again in the 1970s. The perfectly-preserved heritage town of Villa de Leyva is a must for history buffs, where its cobblestone streets and pretty courtyard will transport you back to the colonial era.

If you have a heart for adventure, Pereira is definitely the place to go. It's great for mountain biking, hiking and horse-riding and for the truly brave - ice climbing and rock climbing. If that sounds too much like hard work, the surrounding Coffee Region offers plenty of opportunities for relaxation with coffee plantation tours and colonial towns where you can enjoy a leisurely caffeine break.

Colombia may not be the first place you think of for a beach holiday, but once you step foot on Tayrona's golden sands, you'll soon reconsider. Spend your days here snorkelling among colour marine life and dining on fresh seafood. Off the northern coast, the tiny island of Providencia is a peaceful haven where there's little to do except relax on the spectacular sands - pure bliss...

Highlights

  • Get your caffeine fix with some of the best quality coffee in the world in the Coffee Region

  • Discover fascinating and varied history in the museums of Bogotá, or visit the colonial town of Villa de Leyva

  • Relax, snorkel and sunbathe on the pristine beaches on the Caribbean coastline

Key Info

  • Capital city: Bogotá

  • Language: Spanish

  • Currency: Colombian peso

  • Time difference: -5 hrs

  • Flight time: 11.5 hours to Bogotá

Lauren
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I have travelled extensively across Latin America including Argentina, Bolivia, Colombia and Panama. I'm fluent in Spanish.

Colombia Trip Ideas

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Places to go in Colombia

Here are some of the top places to visit in Colombia. Need some help deciding where to go? Call us now on: 01483 319 333

Map of Colombia

When to go to Colombia

Colombia is close to the equator meaning temperatures are pretty stable throughout the year. Colombia does get some rain though and so the best time to go overall is between December and March when the rainfall is at its lowest. However as with most tropical countries, the rain is followed by bursts of sunshine, so if you don't mind getting wet, you can enjoy Colombia all year round.

January

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One of the best times to visit the country with lots of bright sunny days across most of regions. Highs of 32°C and lows of 19°C.  

February

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One of the best times to visit the country with lots of bright sunny days across most regions. Highs of 20°C and lows of 33°C.  

March

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One of the best times to visit the country with lots of bright sunny days across most regions. Highs of 33°C and lows of 20°C.  

April

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Start of the rainy season, especially in Bogotá, Medellín and Cali, but the weather will still be pleasant. Highs of 33°C and lows of 19°C.  

May

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Most areas will see showers with occasional bursts of sunshine. Highs of 33°C and lows of 19°C.  

June

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Most areas will see showers with occasional bursts of sunshine. Highs of 33°C and lows of 18°C.  

July

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A good time to visit with most of the country enjoying drier days, and it's a good time to go whale watching. The Andes may still get heavy rain. Highs of 33°C and lows of 18°C  

August

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A good time to visit as most of the country will have dry days and high temperatures. The Andes may still see some rain. Highs of 33°C and lows of 18°C.  

September

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Generally dry across most of the region, except on the Caribbean Coast, which usually gets quite heavy rainfall at this time. Highs of 33°C and lows of 19°C.  

October

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Wet in some places, especially on the Caribbean Coast and in the Andes. Low season means there's less crowds and the country will still be fun to visit. Highs of 32°C and lows of 18°C.  

November

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Ideal time to visit Cartagena which is usually dryer than other parts in November. Also expect lots of independence day festivities. Highs of 32°C and lows of 18°C.  

December

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Things start to heat up, making December one of the best times to visit the country. It can get busy so make sure you plan your trip in advance. Highs of 32°C and lows of 19°C.