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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...

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...

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...

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...

What languages are used in tourism emails?

As per policies of the PROCOLOMBIA tourism campaign, the email address provided only responds to inquiries in English and Spanish.

What should be the period of validity of my passport when visiting Colombia?

To visit our country, the expiry date of your passport should not be less than 6 months or 180 days. If you are not a citizen of a MERCOSUR country you must renew your passport which should be valid for 10 years.
Specific experiences
Cartagena de Indias International Film Festival   - The city becomes a huge screening room

Photo by: PROCOLOMBIA

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...
Activities

Roberto Meléndez Metropolitan Stadium

The Colombian national football team plays official World Cup qualifying matches in the Roberto Meléndez Metropolitan...
Destinations - What to eat

What to eat at Amazonas

There are restaurants serving traditional regional dishes in Leticia and Puerto Nariño, but the most authentically prepared food is often found in indigenous communities.

What to eat at Zipaquirá

In and around Zipaquirá it is possible to find sites specializing in traditional cundiboyacense dishes of the area and also restaurants serving international cuisine.

What to eat at Jardín

El Jardín has mainly typical restaurants where food of the department is served. Stand some where is possible eat freshly caught trout.

What to eat at Armenia

Most restaurants in Armenia and neighboring towns serve traditional local food, but restaurants serving international dishes can also be found.

What to eat at Lorica

Arabic food stands out in Lorica, while in other municipalities in the department of Cordoba you can easily find very good Colombian and international dishes featuring locally sourced meat and fish.

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.

What to eat at Pereira

It's easy to get good local food in restaurants Pereira and neighbouring municipalities. In any case there is also an offering of international dishes.

What to eat at Girón

Restaurants around Girón square serve traditional Santander and Colombian food. Some boutique hotels in the area offer haute cuisine.

What to eat at Santa fe de Antioquia

Most restaurants in Santa Fe de Antioquia serve traditional local food, but restaurants serving international dishes can also be found.

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