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. 

If you have a heart for adventure and love going off the beaten track, San Gil is definitely the place to go. It's great for rafting, mountain biking, hiking and paragliding.

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Highlights

  • Home to the largest number of terrestrial mammals in the world

  • Discover The Lost City (Ciudad Perdida)

  • Visit Cartagena, a colourful colonial city on the Caribbean coast

Key Info

  • Capital city: Bogotá

  • Language: Spanish

  • Currency: Colombian peso

  • Time difference: -5 hrs

  • Flight time: 11.5 hours to Bogotá

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 the region. 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 of the region. 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 of the region. 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 will start to see dryer days. and the best time to go whale watching. The Andes may still get a heavy rains. Highs of 33°C and lows of 18°C  

August

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A good time to visit with most of the country will start to see dryer days. and the best time to go whale watching. The Andes may still get a 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. (although it can get crowded from now until Feb) Highs of 32°C and lows of 19°C.  

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