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Where is Colombia?

  1. Approximate Population of Colombia: 50,339,443

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Bogotá is the capital of Colombia

Bogotá has an approximate population of around 7,412,566 people and you can typically expect to pay around £0.82p for an equivalent pint of lager or beer.

Bogota is Colombia's largest city, located in the mountains of the famous Colombian highlands. Bogota is also the country's largest port, with a port that is often called the new Colombia City. With a mix of Caribbean, African, and American influences, the city is an exciting tourist destination. The beautiful tropical weather is also one of the many reasons to visit Bogota.

Bogota is Colombia's most industrialized city. It is the result of a massive economic growth in the past few decades. Although poverty is widespread throughout the city, there are many parks, museums, commercial complexes, and other urban developments. The city has modern transportation system, including a new airport that offers international flights. La Baru, a resort on the Pacific coast, is the primary point of entry for visitors to Bogota.

Travelers who wish to experience Colombia's beauty should not limit their trip to Colombia itself. There are many other spectacular destinations within the country. South America, for example, has many places to visit; the Andes Mountains, which contain stunning natural scenery and an ancient culture steeped in history; Patagonia, which offers unique mountain and desert wildlife; and Central America, home to majestic rain forests, vibrant cultures, and amazing art. In addition to visiting these locations, travelers should consider traveling to the eastern side of the country, which boasts the magnificent city of Medellin. Medellin offers a wide variety of cultural experiences and nightlife.

What vaccinations do I need before travelling to Colombia

Up to date information for vaccinations before you travel to Colombia are available from the NHS Fit for Travel website.

Is it safe to travel to Colombia

For up to date information around safety and security in Colombia read the Foreign & Commonwealth Office latest information for Colombia.

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Best time to visit Colombia?

December and March as it rains the least during these months, especially in the Andean regions. This isColombia's peak tourist season.

Festivals in Colombia

The country is home to a variety of interesting and colorful festivals. The largest of these is the Carnival de Riosucio, which takes place every two years around Epiphany day. The carnival is the oldest celebration in Colombia, having been started by two parish priests from the communities of Quiebralomo and La Montana. It is celebrated in the streets of the city by painting them black and carrying flowers. The king of Spain is said to have given these people a day off to celebrate this holiday.

The festival aims to create a new culture by bringing together over 100 poets from around the world. There are over 130 activities that take place during the festival. There are readings, concerts, workshops, conferences, panels, and artistic interventions. An educational component is provided by the International School of Poetry. In Colombia, Catholicism plays an important role in the country. There are also many celebrations honoring the saints Peter and John.

The Hay Festival is the largest and most well-known of the Colombian festivals. This event showcases the work of local artists, including many of the country's famous authors. There are shows and workshops for the public to enjoy. There are also workshops, conferences, and exhibitions. It's an excellent place to meet new artists, and the festival includes lots of competitions. Despite its small size, the Three Kings festival is a memorable event for those who love the Jeep Willys.

The Wind and Kite Festival is one of the most popular Colombian festivals. It takes place every August and is dedicated to the iconic Jeep Willys. After the war, the Willys were imported to the country and became intrinsically linked with the region. Its festivities take place throughout the country, with Saturday featuring smaller artisan and amateur kites, while Sunday is dedicated to larger, heavier artillery kites. There are competitions for giant and team flights, and it is one of the best-preserved colonial towns in the country.

During the festive season, Colombians celebrate the New Year with many festivities. For example, the Barranquilla Rock Festival is a free music festival, and is the second largest in the world after the Carnival in Rio. The Bogota Rock Festival features popular music genres like jazz and rap. Its uniqueness is what sets this festival apart. If you're visiting Colombia, be sure to enjoy the many festivals!

If you love music, you'll love the Three Kings Festival in Colombia. The devil has long been associated with this festival, and its parades and festivities are full of devilish characters. Since 1915, the Three Kings has been associated with the devil, the spirit of the carnival and the guardian of the city. It is a popular celebration in the country and draws visitors from all over the world. The devil is the devil, and he will be represented by a huge drum, which will be banged in the air in a way that symbolizes the joy of life.

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Colombia Tourist Attractions

When planning your trip to Colombia, be sure to include some of these Historical Sites in your itinerary. The country spans a large part of North America and South America, including an insular region. It's also a wonderful place to learn about the history of the country's people. If you're traveling to this part of the world, consider visiting some of the most important places of historical significance. Here's some information to help you plan your visit.

First, tour the historic center of Bogota. You'll be amazed at the colonial charm of many of the streets, and you'll see plaques honoring past residents and famous figures. Some of the most popular historical figures in Colombia include the first vice president of the country Antonio Narino, and Policarpa, a famous colonial martyr. After learning about these people, you'll be able to enjoy the city's rich history and cultural heritage for yourself.

The historic centre of Bogota is a fascinating place to explore on foot. Despite the modern infrastructure, many streets retain their colonial charm. Plaques commemorate important historical figures, including Antonio Narino, the first president of Colombia. Policarpa, also known as La Pola, was a popular colonial martyr. The San Agustin Archeological Park, located 50km outside Bogota, is another great place to visit for art and history lovers.

Do I need a Visa?

British nationals can enter Colombia for up to 90 days as a visitor without a visa at the discretion of the Colombian Immigration Officer on arrival. You may need to provide evidence of return or onward travel.

See which forms you may need for entry into Colombia.

What currency do i need for Colombia?

The official currency of Colombia is the Colombian Peso (COP). If you're looking to transfer or spend money in Colombia you can grab amazing Colombian Peso deals via (GBP to COP).

What wildlife live in Colombia?

Some of the most common animals that are found in Colombia are anteaters, sloths, tapirs, spectacled bears, deer, capybaras, pumas, jaguars and several monkey species.

What is the traditional food of Colombia?

Spanish food? Colombia's national dish, without a doubt, is the Bandeja Paisa. It contains white rice, red beans, succulent ground beef, fried plantain, chorizo, a corn variety called morcilla, crunchy chicharron (pork crackling), an arepa, and fresh avocado. It is all topped with a fried egg.

What Languages are spoken in Colombia?

Minority languages spoken in Colombia include Romani languages, sign language, and English. English has official status in some regions of Colombia, including Providencia and Santa Catalina. A total of 101 languages are listed in the Ethnologue database for Colombia. You can learn some basic Spanish before you travel to Colombia and really impress the locals!

How much do you tip in Colombia?

The currency in Colombia is the Colombian Peso (In small restaurants, some people tip 1000 pesos or less (about $ .50 US); A few tip 2000 pesos (about $1 US). MostColombians tip very little or not at all. In the finer restaurants, wealthy people tip more, about 10%.).

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