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Colombia Travel Guide
Bordered by Panama, Venezuela, Peru and Ecuador in the northwest corner of South America, Colombia is an ethnically diverse country rich in tropical jungle and powdery soft white-sand coastline. Its location on the equator combined with a diverse geographical terrain allows for visitors to experience a wide array of environments, ranging from glaciers and beaches, to rainforests and deserts.

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Cartagena is the fifth largest city in Colombia. Located in the Caribbean region of Colombia, this old city is bursting with fascinating history and was declared a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 1984. With beaches just steps from its colourful downtown, Cartagena is the perfect combination for relaxation and culture.
Colombia travel tips
Colombia travel tips
Language spoken in Colombia
Spanish. English is widely spoken in most areas.
Currency and exchange used in Colombia
The official currency of Colombia is the peso, although U.S. dollars are recommended. Currency exchange should be done exclusively in hotels, banks and bureaux de change. If you are bringing travellers cheques, be advised that most banks will only convert U.S. dollar travellers cheques. Visa and Mastercard are the most widely accepted credit cards, and capital cities offer an extensive network of ATMs with English language options available.
Voltage in Colombia
110V (same as Canada and the U.S.)
Colombia weather
Weather in Colombia
Because of its location on the equator, Colombia enjoys a generally mild climate year round, with temperature variations primarily dependant on trade winds and altitude. Most parts of the country experience two rainy seasons per year, from April to June and August to November.
Avg temp C/F 23/73 24/75 24/75 24/75 24/76 24/75 24/76 24/75 24/75 24/75 24/75 24/75 23/74
27/81 28/83 28/83 29/84 29/85 29/84 29/84 29/84 29/85 29/85 29/84 29/84 27/82
21/96 21/69 21/70 21/70 21/70 21/70 21/70 21/70 21/70 21/70 21/70 21/70 20/68
Avg (in) Precipitation 70 3.3 3.4 4.4 7.1 7.7 6.5 5.3 5.5 6.3 8.6 7.7 4.4

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Sunwing suggests the recommendations below while travelling on vacation to Colombia to ensure that you have a safe and enjoyable holiday.
Documents required to visit Colombia
Documents needed to visit Colombia
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