Electrical Current: 110V, 60Hz
Public Transportation: Check on the spot at the relevant companies and providers
Health tips: Most frequent illnesses are mountain sickness, stomach problems, malaria and yellow fever in some forest areas. Before travelling to jungle regions, you must have the yellow fever and tetanus vaccines at least 15 days in advance.
Republic of Colombia is located at the northwest end of South America, bordered to the east by Venezuela and Brazil; to the south by Ecuador and Peru; to the north by Panama and the Caribbean Sea; and to the west by Ecuador and the Pacific Ocean.
This beautiful country is a land of contrasts, breathtaking sceneries, vibrant emotions and gastronomically delights. It offers several tourist attractions from the Mountain Andes to the Cafe Triangle region, from the Amazon basin to the magical Cartagena de Indias. In recent years, the country has established an image of stability as a result of aligning economic growth and development with the environment and the population of each region.
Spring - September to December Summer - December to MarchAutumn - March to JuneWinter - June to September
Language: Spanish although some indigenous groups still preserve their dialects and Creole.
Currency:Peso Colombiano (we recommend the exchange of foreign currency to be done in hotels, banks and bureaux de change, never on the street)
Cash points: Extensive network of cash points through out the capital cities. Credit cards accepted: Visa and Master Card and only some places accept American Express and Diners Club
Climate: Tropical and there are only two seasons and virtually throughout the country there are two rainy periods (from April to June & from August to November). However, the country enjoys constant luminosity throughout the year, with an equal number of daylight and night-time hours.
Drinking water: Although major cities have excellent running water services, we recommend you to avoid taps, and rather drink bottled water.
International Airports:Bogotá - El Dorado (BOG) is located in the city (travelling time: 30 minutes) / Barranquilla - Ernesto Cortissoz (BAQ) is located 7 km from the city / Cali - Palmaseca (CLO) is located 18 km from the city / Cartagena Crespo (CTG) is located in the city/ Medellín - Rionegro (MDE) is located 45 km from the city.