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Colombia is one of those countries that offers visitors a challenge. On one hand, there aren’t the same tourist attractions here that you can find in neighboring countries.

Without a 5-star attraction, you’ll discover that Colombia does offer 5-star hospitality.

There is a certain colonial charm to this country that has been preserved to an extraordinary extent. A walk through the old city of Cartagena is enough to let the cobblestones speak of past civilizations that have called this area home. When combined with the outdoor adventures that are readily available, there is an iconic itinerary that is waiting to be planned today.

If you enjoy a good trekking adventure, then one of the tallest peaks of the Andes Mountains is accessible in Colombia. There are numerous ascents available in Natural El Cocuy National Park, while those who love history can walk amongst Tayrona ruins while enjoying what the jungle has to offer. Scuba diving, whale watching, and water sports are also available to enjoy.

Mysteries can also be found in Colombia. Take San Agustin, for example, where there are more than 500 life-sized ancient statutes that have been meticulously sculpted. Or the ancient city of Ciudad Perdida, which requires a 6-day, 44 kilometer walk, but takes you to hundreds of carved terraces that could have been the home to as many as 8,000 people.

One thing is for certain: Colombia is a land that offers diverse landscapes. Whether you wish to sit by a mountain lake or on a beach drenched in golden light, you’ll find the answer you’ve been seeking here.

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Bogota, capital of Colombia

If you visit Colombia, then there is a good chance that you’re going to visit Bogota. This global city caters to those who love the arts, embrace new cultures, and enjoy a bit of exploration. Several museums, including the Gold Museum and the Botero Museum, will help you get to know this city in a more intimate manner. Shopping is a point of emphasis in Bogota that shouldn’t be ignored. The Atlantis Plaza Mall offers a sprawling complex which offers access...

Cali

Santiago de Cali, which is usually just “Cali” for convenience, is a modern metropolis that brings the culture of Colombia of life. Founded in the early 16th century by Spanish explorers, it has become the central sports hub for the country. Wrestling, cycling, and football are all quite popular within the city. Cali offers a central historic district that will also bring the cultural variety of the city to life for you. Historic churches, such as La Ermita and La Merced,...

Cartagena

Cartagena is a beautiful port city in Colombia’s Caribbean coastal region. It is a city that has retained Spanish influences over the years, with some Peruvian flair here and there, while staying distinctly Colombian. The fortress and walled city are designated as a world heritage site. Since 1984, UNESCO has recognized the extensive fortifications of the port, fortress, and various monuments that Cartagena offers. It’s the best preserved and most extensive system on the continent. Architecture from the 16th century...

Medellin

Situated in the lush Aburra Valley, Medellin is an excellent opportunity to explore the Paisa culture. This culture has hints of Spanish ancestry, with a foundation of Catholicism, and is exemplified by a hospitable personality. You’ll find that many in the city are quick to barter, smile quickly, and are passionate about football and poetry. The many festivals of Medellin are one of its great attractions. During the Festival of Flowers, you’ll find parades and activities centered around local growers...

Santa Marta

Travel and vacation in Santa Marta, Colombia Here you will find general travel information, guides, “good to know” and facts as well as travel deals. We write about the best sights, shopping and things to do. See current weather, forecasts and current exchange rates updated many times a day. Santa Marta is a city located in the northern region of Colombia on the Caribbean coast. The city is famous for being the final resting place of Simon Bolivar who passed away at a...

Travel resources for Colombia

How is the weather in Colombia ?

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Official holidays in Colombia

Below you can see a list of the official holidays

DateEnglishSpanish
January 1New YearAño Nuevo
January 6EpiphanyDía de los Reyes Magos
VariableCarnival
VariableCarnival
March 19Saint Joseph's DayDía de San José
VariableMaundy ThursdayJueves Santo
VariableGood FridayViernes Santo
May 1Labour DayPrimero de Mayo
VariableAscension of JesusAscensión del señor
VariableCorpus ChristiCorpus Christi
VariableSacred HeartSagrado Corazón
June 29Saint Peter and Saint PaulSan Pedro y San Pablo
July 20Independence DayIndependencia de Colombia
August 7Battle of BoyacáBoyacá
August 15AssumptionLa Asunción
October 12Columbus DayDía de la Raza
November 1All Saints’ DayDía de los Santos
November 11Independence of CartagenaIndependencia de Cartagena
December 8Immaculate ConceptionLa Inmaculada Concepción
December 25Christmas DayNavidad
Colombia

Largest city in Colombia

Below you can see a sortable list of the largest cities in the country

RankNamePop.
1Bogotá7,963,379
2Medellín2,457,680
3Cali2,358,302
4Barranquilla1,219,382
5Cartagena971,592
6Cúcuta634,276
7Soledad631,599
8Ibagué528,214
9Bucaramanga521,857
10Soacha516,435

What is the capital of Colombia

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Bogota, capital of Colombia

If you visit Colombia, then there is a good chance that you’re going to visit Bogota. This global city caters to those who love the arts, embrace new cultures, and enjoy a bit of exploration. Several museums, including the Gold Museum and the Botero Museum, will help you get to know this city in a more intimate manner. Shopping is a point of emphasis in Bogota that shouldn’t be ignored. The Atlantis Plaza Mall offers a sprawling complex which offers access...