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Travel information about Colombia

Colombia is located in South America, 26th largest country in the world has a total area of 1,138,910 of which the land area is 1,038,700 sq km and water is 100,210 sq km. The population is approximately 48,829,027. If you want to go on an outdoor adventure, Andes is the best place to trek. If you want to go scuba diving, you’d love Providencia’s world-class reef. If you just want to roam around, there’s Cartagena’s with its cobblestoned towns and villages.

Capital city of Colombia: Bogotá

Closest neighbors to Colombia: Closest neighbors of Colombia are Venezuela, Ecuador, Panama, Peru, and Brazil.

Best times to visit Colombia: Highest season of Colombia is from December to February where the sky is sunny and the day is warm. However, the prices are high.

How to get to Colombia: Colombia has 5 international airports on big cities of Bogota, Barranquilla, Cali, Cartagena and Medellin. Direct flights from USA to Cali, Medellin or Cartagena are available.

Visa requirements for Colombia: All US citizens don’t need a visa to travel to Colombia but they need to have a passport valid for 90 days.
Currency of Colombia: Colombian Peso (COP).

Official Language of Colombia: Spanish is the official language of Colombia.

UNESCO World Heritage sites in Colombia

There are 8 UNESCO World Heritage Sites in Colombia and 18 on their tentative list.

Cultural (6)

  • Coffee Cultural Landscape of Colombia (2011)
  • Historic Centre of Santa Cruz de Mompox (1995)
  • National Archeological Park of Tierradentro (1995)
  • Port, Fortresses and Group of Monuments, Cartagena (1984)
  • Qhapaq Ñan, Andean Road System (2014)
  • San Agustín Archaeological Park (1995)

Natural (2)


Scuba diving safety tips

Keep these rules of thumb in mind whenever you are on or by the water:

  1. Think safety at all times. Planning reduces risk and gives you more worry-free fun.
  2. Bring the necessary equipment. It should be in good condition and easily accessible.
  3. Respect the sea and the weather. Only go out with your boat when it is safe.
  4. Follow the rules of the sea, and make sure you know what they are.
  5. Wear life jackets or other flotation devices.
  6. Make sure you are rested and sober. Do not drive a boat while under the influence of alcohol or drugs.
  7. Be considerate, and remember that safety, the environment, and the well-being of everybody is a common responsibility.


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