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Colombia


Description

Fascinating and colorful, Colombia is a fantastic destination yet underrated. With its sandy beaches, festivals, history, colonial architecture and unique culture, it will surely surprise you. Discover this coffee paradise.


Map


What to do in Columbia


San Andrés

San Andrés is a mountainous island in the Caribbean Sea, more than 800 km from the Colombian Coast. Accessible by boat or plane, San Andrés is the ideal destination for water sports enthusiasts. There are numerous reefs and multicolored corals, in addition to fish of all kinds that delight snorkeling aficionados. Take advantage of your visit to taste a typical local meal in one of the many restaurants on the beach, overlooking the turquoise ocean.


Cartagena

This Colombian city is a real gem! Unique and fascinating, Cartagena is known as the ultimate beach destination in the country. This fortified romantic city, a UNESCO world’s heritage site, will impress you with its colonial architecture, each building more colorful than the other. You must absolutely go to the Cathedral, a typical Spanish-style church. The Plaza Santo Domingo is also worth a visit: there are street markets, restaurants, bars and cafes. The atmosphere is very pleasant and charming! We also recommend a stop at the Choco Museo, a delicious chocolate factory. It is the ideal place to pick up some unique Colombian souvenirs!


Bogotá

Bogotá, founded in 1538, is Colombia’s capital. Surrounded by lush nature, this city is located in the center of the country and is perched at more than 2,600 meters above sea level. Several places are worth a visit, such as the Gold Museum and the Teatro Colón Bogotá, Colombia’s National Theatre. A stop in the La Candelaria neighborhood as well as an excursion to the Monserrate Hill will reward you with a breathtaking view of the city. Finally, while in Bogotá, discover the different churches and cathedrals.


Los Nevados National Park

With its mountainous and spectacular landscapes, this park is the perfect spot for hiking, camping and wildlife observation lovers. The Los Nevados National Park, which covers more than 580 km2, is dominated by the Nevado del Ruiz volcano, over 5,300 meters high. Located 350 km from Bogotá, the park extends over four departments of Colombia: Caldas, Tolima, Quindio and Risalda. There, you can observe many exotic animals such as parrots, condors, and spectacled bears, among others.


Temperatures

Maximum (°C)

Minimum (°C)

Precipitation (mm)

Jan.

30

23

2

Feb.

30

24

1

Mar.

30

24

4

Apr.

32

25

12

May

32

25

54

Jun.

32

26

44

Jul.

33

26

46

Aug.

32

26

69

Sep.

32

24

92

Oct.

32

23

100

Nov.

30

22

44

Dec.

30

20

16


Currency

The country's official currency is the Colombian Peso.

Convertor

CAD
to
COP

Official language

Spanish is the official language of Colombia.

Voltage

Voltage is 110V everywhere and the wall outlets receive the same flat plugs as in Canada.

Electrical outlet
Electrical outlet

Passport and entry & exit requirements

It is strongly recommended that your Canadian passport be valid for at least 6 months after the date of your return from travel. For more information, visit the Government of Canada's website.