Colombia Holidays

Colombia will astound with its natural and cultural diversity, lovely people and amazing birding

Latest Information

Here is a little practical information about the destination to help with your planning, but please do contact us with any questions that you might have.

Bogota
12°
light rain
humidity: 93%
wind: 2m/s E
H 13 • L 12
17°
Sat
17°
Sun
19°
Mon
21°
Tue
20°
Wed
Weather from OpenWeatherMap

Capital and Language

Bogota is the capital of Colombia and the official language is Spanish, although English is spoken in the main tourist areas and larger cities.

Food and Drink

The nearest Colombia gets to a national dish is the "bandeja paisa" (Paisa platter). It consists of white rice, red beans, ground beef, sausage, plantain, morcilla, chicharron, arepa, avocado and a fried egg. To drink, Colombia is world-renowned for its coffee and its rum. Another favourite is Aguadiente which is a variation of the Spanish alcoholic drink "Anis".

Money Info

The Colombian currency is the peso. Automatic cash dispensers are widespread, especially in the major cities. Most machines take all credit cards, as well as Cirrus and Plus cards, Visa and Mastercard are widely accepted as are bank debit cards.

Tipping

Tipping for good service is an accepted fact. Amounts are discretionary, depending on how you valued the service provided.

Travel Advice

Our country specialists can advise on any safety concerns you may have. For current information, please refer to the Foreign & Commonwealth Office website.
https://www.gov.uk/foreign-travel-advice