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Vacations and Sightseeing

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Official languageSpanish
Area1.138.910 km²
Population51,781,879  (2021)
CurrencyColombian peso  (COP)

Vacations and Sightseeing

Clashes between guerrilla groups, new illegal armed groups, drug cartels and the Colombian armed forces continue to take place in Colombia's rural areas. Attacks are carried out regularly in rural areas and sometimes in urban areas as well. Before your departure, consult the website of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs. Here are some of the tourist highlights of Colombia.

Cathedral Bogota ColombiaCathedral Bogota ColombiaPhoto: Public domain

Bogota is the capital of Colombia. Many green open spaces are beautiful and well maintained. giving a distinctive character to the city of Bogota and its people. Bogotá hosts several internationally renowned events such as the Ibero-American Theatre Festival (largest on earth) and "Rock al Parque", a concert featuring rock stars from around the world. The city also offers a wide variety of restaurants and museums, such as the Andres Carne de Res.

Colombia Cartagena BeachColombia Cartagena BeachPhoto: David Shankbone CC 3.0 Unported no changes made

Cartagena is a hotspot of tourism in Colombia. Located on the edge of the Caribbean Sea, it is the favourite seaside resort in the north of Colombia and the fifth largest city in the country. Cartegena is located 658 km north of Bogota. The place is beautiful, comfortable and very nice for a holiday. Cartagena has a beautiful beach with a clear blue sea and buildings in Spanish colonial style.

San Andres Island ColombiaSan Andres Island ColombiaPhoto: Rockfan CC 2.0 Generic no changes made

San Andres Island is one of the most beautiful islands in the world. San Andres is located 700 km from the Colombian mainland with perfect beaches and excellent water sport facilities, such as diving. Ecotourism is gaining interest. San Andres Island is colourful and home to many tinted fish and coral. After an afternoon on the beach or duty-free shopping, night falls and it's time for music and dancing.


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