Coffee, exotic fruits, great food, colonial heritage, prehispanic art, unique landscapes, unspoiled nature, huge mountains, Gold, Emeralds, Salsa dancing, Gabriel García Márquez & Fernando Botero, Shakira, Maluma & Carlos Vives, James & Falcao ... An endless exquisite list of wonderful experiences to be discovered!!!
Official Name: REPUBLICA DE COLOMBIA.
Location: At the North-West of the South American continent and is bordered to the north by the Caribbean Sea, to the west by Panama and the Pacific Ocean, to the east by Venezuela and Brazil and to the south by Ecuador and Peru.
Surface: 1.141.748 km2 (440 829 square miles) of continental area and 928.660 km2 (358 555 square miles) of maritime dominions (4th biggest country in South America and 26th in the world)
Population: 47 Million inhabitants (after Brazil the country with the largest population in South America).
Capital: BOGOTA DC (with approx.. 9 Million inhabitants)
Principal Cities: Cali, Medellin, Barranquilla, Cartagena, Santa Marta, Pereira & Bucaramanga
Religion: 90% Catholic & 10% other religions
Currency: Peso Colombiano (COP)
Important Products: Oil and derivates, carbon, coffee, banana, flowers, sugarcane, cocoa, cotton, emeralds, tropical woods, leather and textiles.
Electricity: 110 volts (US style flat plug)
Topographical areas: The Caribbean Sea, the Pacific Ocean, 3 Cordilleras or mountain ranges , the Flatlands (Llanos) and the Amazon Region
Climate: An equatorial country, with a climate determined by the trade winds, the humidity and the altitude over sea level: the temperature drops as the altitude increases. In most of the country there are two dry seasons (Dec-Mar & Jul) and two rainy seasons (Apr-Jun & Aug-Nov).. The country enjoys constant luminosity throughout the year, with an equal duration of daylight and nighttime hours. All this make Colombia a great destination to travel and visit all year around.
The variety of Colombia