Known as the Gateway to South America, Colombia is one of the most culturally and geographically diverse countries in the world. Blessed with rich cultural heritage and a variegated mixture of flora and fauna, Colombia caters to all kinds of visitors. Relax on the turquoise water beaches of Carribean and Pacific or experience the colonial charm of Cartagena. Visit the historical Bogota or treat yourself to the eternal spring of Medellin, immerse yourself in the exuberance of Cali or simply head for a trek in the Andes and the Amazon.
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December - March is the best time to visit Colombia
Colombia can be divided into five regions based on its varied geography as Pacific Coast, Carribean coast, Andes region, Orinoquiaareasand Amazon region. Visit the coastal regions, inland savannahs and heritage cities of Carribean and Pacific coast in the North-Western region of the country, the beautiful cities with pleasant weather located in the foothills of Andes mountain range, the grassland plains of Orinoquia region or simply go for an adventure in the world's largest rainforest Amazon.
Great diversity of landscapes and culture. An ideal destination for Ecotourism. Impressive architecture and heritage. Energetic and fun loving people.
Forged currency bills. High crime rate due to narcotics trafficking and social conflicts in some areas.
There is a wide variety of hotels ranging from small guesthouses to luxury accommodations in all major tourist cities. Tourists are advised to book hotels which are recommended by Colombian Hotel Association (www.cotelco.org) and the ones which are located in safe neighbourhoods. Considering apartments on a rent per day basis is a good idea if you are planning to spend a good amount of time here. Youth hostels are gaining popularity in the central region of the country and provide excellent, affordable services.
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