Colombia is a fantastic place to go on holiday. From bustling capital Bogota, to its tropical jungles, plus the Andes mountain range, there’s so much to see and do in this exciting South American destination. If you’re organising a trip here, then find out some useful travel information with the following tips:
  • The international dial code for Colombia is +57. This may come in useful if you need to call your hotel here ahead of your trip or organise any other visits.
  • Colombia’s currency is the peso (3-letter currency code: COP). Prices in this country are frequently marked with a ‘$’ sign, though this refers to pesos, rather than US dollars!
  • If you’re flying into Colombia, chances are you’ll arrive at El Dorado International Airport in Bogota. The IATA 3-letter code for this airport is ‘BOG’. You’ll find this on your boarding pass.
  • Around 95% of Colombians speak Spanish, although several other languages can be heard here too. English has an official status in the San Andrés, Providencia and Santa Catalina Islands.
  • Colombia’s time zone is GMT-5. This is 5 hours behind London, UK and 1 hour behind New York, USA. Be sure to factor this time difference into your travel plans!
You can learn more ahead of your journey to Colombia in the useful articles below.