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Meet Colombia before traveling


Meet Colombia before traveling

How much is the airport tax?

We wish to inform you that as of January 15, 2012 the airport tax is US$35.00 (Thirty-five US dollars), which may be paid in US dollars or Colombian pesos. The value in Colombian pesos is adjusted every 15 days, on the 14th and the 28th of each month, according to the daily exchange rate. At this...

How can I publish my company information in you website's directory?

To publish your company information on the site, the country's Official Tourism Site, you must be directly associated with the tourism union and be a tourist services provider (examples include: travel agency, hotel, inn, tour guide, car rental company, and professional...

Is my driving license valid in Colombia?

According to Article 25 of Law 769 of 2002, driver's licenses issued in another country that are valid and which are used by tourists or individuals in transit on national territory will be considered valid, allowing them to be used to drive legally in Colombia. Therefore it is important that you...

What are the entry requirements for citizens of Mercosur countries?

Citizens of Argentina, Brazil, Paraguay, Uruguay, Bolivia, Chile, Ecuador, Peru and Venezuela do not require a visitor's visa for the categories of visiting tourist, temporary visitor and technical visitor to enter and stay temporarily in Colombia as a visitor. Equally, according to the treaty on...

What types of things are there to see in Colombia?

Colombia is a country full of natural and cultural riches. We invite you to visit , our country's official tourism website to learn more. Click the pink link entitled "Plan your trip", follow the instructions, and fill in the required information:Where are you from? Enter your...

How much is departure tax?

Foreign citizens who remain in Colombia for more than 60 days will have to pay a departure tax at check-in with the airline in the amount of around US$38 or 68,000 Colombian pesos, depending on that day’s exchange rate. If for some reason the departure tax has been charged to the ticket and the...
Crab Key - To swim and swim

Photo by: Viceministerio de Turismo de Colombia

Crab Key

Delicious crab patties sold in Crab Key are reason enough to visit this area in Providence, which may enjoyed swimming...
Slaves' freedom column - No More Chains

Photo by: Ministerio de Comercio, Industria y Turismo de Colombia.

Slaves' freedom column

The slaves freedom column, built in 1851 in the centre of 29 May Square in the town of Ocaña - 25 km west of Bethlehem...
Conoce las Artesanías de Ráquira, Villa de Leyva

Photo by: Viceministerio de Turismo de Colombia.

Ráquira Handicrafts

In Ráquira, half an hour south of Villa de Leyva you may not also buy handicrafts but also try and make them yourself...

Taironaka Tour

In the Taironaka nature reserve, at kilometre 58 on the road to Riohacha, visitors may notice the cultural and...
Visita el Museo Nacional del Petróleo

Photo by: Viceministerio de Turismo de Colombia

Petroleum National Museum

In the town of Barrancabermeja, where you arrive after a trip of 120 kilometers west from Bucaramanga, the visitors may...
Specific experiences

Adventure in Santander

Your pulse increases from the emotion that is felt in Santander by practicing adventure sports. Close to Bucaramanga is...
Visit Tayrona Park - Where the jungle meets the ocean


Visit Tayrona Park

On one side the waves smash against volcanic rocks that are lined up next the beach: on the other side you seem to see...
Destinations - Incentive travel

Incentive travel to Bucaramanga

Contact with nature is fundamental on trips made in Bucaramanga and other towns in the Department of Santander.


In Jericó you can learn about the legacy of Saint Laura Montoya Upegui and visit her birthplace. This town, founded on...


Cali, founded in 1536, can be explored on foot: walk under the shade of trees along the riverbank, admire the...


The young goat should be no more than 4 months old. This may be cooked in the oven over the coals or in a stew.
Destinations - What to eat

What to eat at Buga

The best chicken soup can be found n Buga and nearby towns such as Ginebra Travellers may also enjoy other Colombian and international dishes.