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Cartagena de Indias International Film Festival   - The city becomes a huge screening room

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Cartagena de Indias International Film Festival

The Cartagena de Indias International Film Festival (FICCI) is held every year in March. This event, which shines a...
Ethno-Tourism - Cultural Exchange

Photo by: José Miguel Gómez, Revela 2013

Ethno-Tourism

In Chocó travelers can spend time with people from the Embera, Waunana, and Tule communities, try their authentic,...

Shopping

Shopping malls abound in all areas of Bogotá, so this city is ideal for people who love modern spaces full of large...
FAQ

What is the weather like in Colombia?

You can visit Colombia year-round, but rainy seasons usually occur between April and June and between September and November. Due to its tropical climate, the rainy season in Colombia often means brief rainstorms are followed within minutes by beautiful sunshine and blue skies. Similarly, due to...

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

To publish your company information on the www.colombia.travel 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 types of things are there to see in Colombia?

Colombia is a country full of natural and cultural riches. We invite you to visit www.colombia.travel , 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...

Where should I exchange foreign currency?

We recommend exchanging dollars and other foreign currencies for pesos at authorized money exchange houses in airports, hotels and banks. You should never exchange currency on the street. We recommend consulting the website of the newspaper Portafolio ( www.portafolio.co/indicadores/monedas ) for...
Activities

Roberto Meléndez Metropolitan Stadium

The Colombian national football team plays official World Cup qualifying matches in the Roberto Meléndez Metropolitan...
Destinations - Meetings and Conventions

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Pereira, an ideal city to do business in

Pereira, with an average temperature of 21 degrees Celsius, is strategically located in the heart of the Coffee...

Armenia. city in the Coffee Culure Landscape

Located in the Coffee Cultural Landscape as declared by UNESCO in 2011, Armenia is a city where business events are...

Manizales, at the foot of the Ruiz

Surrounded by mountains crowned by the Nevado del Ruiz, the entrepreneurial spirit of nineteenth century Antioquia...
Destinations
Aguadas    - Aguadas, coffee at high altitude

Photo by: Viceministerio de Turismo de Colombia

Aguadas

The Aguadas Township, founded on July 5, 1808, nestles in the mountains like a cradle over its steep roads. Unique...

Pasto

The department of Nariño’s natural wealth is huge. It contains every thermal zone, and ranges in altitude from 6.5 feet...
Medellín - Where spring is eternal

Photo by: Viceministerio de Turismo de Colombia

Medellín

From the mountains that surround the capital of Antioquia you can see how the Medellín River runs parallel to the Metro...
Destinations - Events

Cultural events in Cali

The Cali Fair, the Pacific Music Festival and the Mono Núñez Festival all play an important role in the culture of the capital and the people of Valle del Cauca.
Destinations - What to eat

What to eat at Pasto

Several restaurants in Pasto specialize in guinea pig, the signature dish of Nariño. There are also restaurants that serve international food and food from other regions of Colombia.
Events

Blacks and Whites Carnival

Locals paint their faces black one day and white the next. These are the two principal days of the Carnival of Blacks...

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