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Your full Wanderlust guide to travel in Colombia

With hidden archeological sites, a crystal clear Caribbean coast, cowboy culture, Andean peaks and verdant jungle, Colombia offers a contrast of travel experiences…

  • Capital city: Bogotá
  • Population: 50.8 million
  • Money: Colombian Peso
  • Int dialing code: + 57
  • Languages: Spanish
  • Visas: UK passport holders can stay for up to 90 days without a visa
  • Voltage: 110 V
  • Time: GMT - 5

5 reasons to go to Colombia

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When to go to Colombia

Colombia’s dry season, or verano (summer) is December to March, with a second dry period mid-June to mid-August (except in the northern plains). These are the best times to visit and when most festivals take place. Temperatures are fairly constant year round, varying with altitude more than season.



  1. Visit Ciudad Perdida: It’s named the Lost City for a reason. Colombia's answer to Machu Picchu - but 650 years older - was only discovered in 1972.
  2. Enjoy a natural spa: At the Volcan del Totumo near Cartagena you can bathe in hot volcanic mud.
  3. Explore San Agustín Archaeological Park: Considered the world’s largest necropolis with the biggest collection of religious monuments and megalithic sculptures in Latin America

Things to do in Colombia


  1. Huevos pericos: Scrambled eggs with tomato and onion.
  2. Arroz con pollo: chicken and rice, a staple in Colombia.
  3. Brevas con arequipe: Figs smothered in a gooey brown syrup. Delicious.

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