Colourful and captivating, boasting atmospheric towns and a magnificent backdrop of verdant rainforest or the soaring Andes mountains. Colombia is one of South America’s best-kept secrets. With warm, hospitable people, beautiful architecture and dramatic landscapes, once you arrive in Colombia you won’t want to leave! Wander around vibrant Bogota tasting delicious Colombian food and sampling local coffee, be inspired by Medellin’s turbulent history or get lost in the cobbled streets of romantic Cartagena. Outside of the cities, you can explore jagged mountains, misty cloud forests, lush coffee plantations and jungle-fringed beaches.

Colombia is also full of lesser-known gems. Wonder at San Agustin’s mysterious megalith statues or hike to the Lost City (Ciudad Perdida), experience the vast tropical grasslands and wildlife of Los Llanos or embrace the Colombian passion for music in Cali, the capital of fiestas! Wherever you go, this spellbinding destination will get under your skin.

Top Recommendations

  • Head to the adventure capital of San Gil, with incredible rafting, caving, horseback riding and mountain biking
  • Sample Colombia’s Amazonian wilderness at the Reserva Natural Zamcabu
  • Trek through rainforest and mountains to the ruins of Ciudad Perdida
  • Party till dawn in Medellin, wander the cobbled lanes of Cartagena, Colombia’s most romantic colonial city or marvel at the rebirth of Bogata with its burgeoning arts scene
  • Zona Cafetera, the coffee-growing region set against a backdrop of volcanoes

When to Visit

The best time to visit Colombia is during the dry season, which runs from December to March and from July to August. During these months, the weather is generally sunny and pleasant, making it ideal for outdoor activities and sightseeing. Temperatures are also pretty consistent year-round, although the climate in Colombia can vary depending on the region.

Average monthly high and low temperatures, plus average monthly rainfall and days with rain can be seen below for Bogota.