Despite its reputation, Colombia, in all reality, is full of beauty and wonder.

"For the music lover, to visit Colombia is to journey to the land of salsa, while for the shopper, its markets glitter with fabulous local gems."

With elevations ranging from sea level to soaring peaks and lush Amazon rainforest, there’s more biodiversity than any other country on the planet.

Its racially diverse nation is helpful, hopeful and deeply endearing. The mosaic of different faces, flavours, colours and rhythms; amazing puzzle of surreal landscapes; and rich history make for prime-time sightseeing.

And as host to the world’s second-largest carnival, it’s clear they certainly know how to throw a party.

What you need to know

  • Capital City

    Bogotá

  • Time Difference

    GMT -6 hours

  • Best Time to Visit

    July to August & November to March

  • Currency

    Colombian Peso

Colombia

Explore

Choose from the cream of Colombia's finest hotels

  • Four Seasons Hotel Bogotá Casa Medina Bogotá

    Steps from Bogotá’s booming epicurean haven, Zona G, Casa Medina is a Monument of Cultural Interest that’s chock full of colonial chic furnishings and modern amenities.

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  • Four Seasons Hotel Bogotá Bogotá

    Amidst La Zona Rosa, one of the safest, most vibrant neighbourhoods, this intimate gem oozes energy, confidence and fun.

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  • B.O.G. Hotel Bogotá

    A glittering jewel in north Bogotá’s modern, exclusive La Cabrera neighbourhood, one of the city’s liveliest areas, with sumptuous interiors inspired by gold and emeralds – Colombia’s greatest natural treasures.

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  • Tcherassi Hotel + Spa Cartagena

    One of Cartagena’s most sought-after hotels, in one of the old town’s most colourful streets, and owned by Colombia’s most successful fashion designer.

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  • Casa San Agustín Cartagena

    This dreamy oasis (reminiscent of a sophisticated Moroccan riad) is luxurious, charming, and packed to the rafters with history and old-world charm.

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  • Sofitel Legend Santa Clara Cartagena

    From its very entrance it’s clear that this 17th-century convent-turned hotel is a unique architectural wonder that blends innovation, modernity and history in a single space.

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  • Hotel Las Islas The Rosario Islands

    Elegantly decorated with Colombian flair and surrounded by lush vegetation, this environmentally conscious beachside jungle oasis, built without cutting down a single tree, is a 45-minute hop, skip and a jump by speedboat from historic Cartagena.

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  • Hacienda Bambusa Quindío

    Hidden among the lush, verdant scenery of Colombia’s coffee producing region, Hacienda Bambusa may be a working plantation, but it’s the ideal place to relax and explore.

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  • Casa San Carlos Lodge Pereira

    More than a luxury lodge in the middle of a fantastic landscape, Casa San Carlos provides guests with an utterly unique experience in the heart of Cultural Landscape Cafetero.

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Inside Knowledge

Creating special moments

  1. Explore the Salt Mines

    Explore the Salt Mines

    Head outside the city to cute colonial town of Zipaquirá, about an hour north of Bogotá, home to a wondrous cathedral built inside a salt mine – one of Colombia’s most compelling sights.

  2. Zona Cafetera

    Zona Cafetera

    It’s not just the prized bean that Colombia’s Cultural Coffee Landscape serves up in spades; it’s also excellent for exuberant topography, countryside calm and charming ecological experiences, including the Butterfly Garden and Los Nevados National Park.

  3. Colourful Cartagena

    Colourful Cartagena

    Soak up the best of Cartagena's soft sands, clear waters, super seafood, abundant music and vibrant colours on a boat trip out to its unspoiled outlying islands; wandering the old town's labyrinthine streets; and people-watching from outdoor cafés.