Colombia

South America

Overview

Colombia’s dreamlike quality is amongst the many reasons why visiting Colombia should be at the top of your bucket list! It may be the only country which can so harmoniously combine modern cities with skyscrapers and night clubs with dazzling Caribbean beaches, jungle walks and Amazon safaris with colonial cities and archaeological ruins, high-mountain trekking with whale watching, coffee plantations with scuba diving and surfing, all in one place!

One visit to Colombia and you will surely fall in love with this paradise and its warm and welcoming locals. It may be difficult to decide where to go given the many destinations Colombia has to offer. Yet wherever you may end up, adventure and awe will surely find you on your vacation.

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Important information

3 Main Attractions: Bogota, Cartagena, San Gil

Culture Norms: Whistling as an attention getting device is considered rude. Using your two fingers to indicate length of something is an obscene gesture. Instead, extend your right arm and use your left hand to mark off distance.

Prices of Necessities: Bottle of water – 0.8 $, coffee – 1.7 $, average restaurant meal for 2 persons – 24 $

Emergency Numbers: Police, Ambulance & Fire Brigade 123

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Precautions

Vaccinations: Hepatitis A & B vaccinations are recommended for all travelers. Two doses of MMR vaccinations are recommended for travelers born after 1956 if not previously taken. Rabies and Typhoid vaccinations maybe required depending on your trip activities.

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Currency

Name: Colombian Peso

Symbol: COP

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Weather conditions

Temperature
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Average High
Temperature (C)
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Average Low
Temperature (C)

JAN
FEB
MAR
APR
MAY
JUN
JUL
AUG
SEP
OCT
NOV
DEC
28.3°
28.5°
28.6°
28.9°
28.5°
28.5°
28.8°
28.9°
28.9°
28.6°
28.4°
27.5°
20.1°
20.4°
20.8°
20.9°
21.0°
20.8°
20.6°
20.7°
20.6°
20.5°
20.5°
20.0°
Precipitation
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Average Precipitation (mm)

JAN
FEB
MAR
APR
MAY
JUN
JUL
AUG
SEP
OCT
NOV
DEC
81.3
85.8
110.0
178.2
192.9
162.9
133.1
137.1
158.5
217.1
194.6
110.8
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Temperature
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Average High
Temperature (C)
image
Average Low
Temperature (C)

JAN
FEB
MAR
APR
MAY
JUN
JUL
AUG
SEP
OCT
NOV
DEC
28.3°
28.5°
28.6°
28.9°
28.5°
28.5°
28.8°
28.9°
28.9°
28.6°
28.4°
27.5°
20.1°
20.4°
20.8°
20.9°
21.0°
20.8°
20.6°
20.7°
20.6°
20.5°
20.5°
20.0°
Precipitation
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Average Precipitation (mm)

JAN
FEB
MAR
APR
MAY
JUN
JUL
AUG
SEP
OCT
NOV
DEC
81.3
85.8
110.0
178.2
192.9
162.9
133.1
137.1
158.5
217.1
194.6
110.8
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Written by Maja Jovancevic Published on February 20, 2016
A travel to Colombia is an experience of a lifetime! Just ask SuperCoucou! Thanks to contacts that I made during my study abroad year I was lucky to stay first ten days with my friends in Bogot&a...
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