Colombia Travel Guide

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Colombia Information

Population: 42 800 000

Time Zone: GMT -7

Driving side: Right-hand side

Languages: Spanish

Religion: 95% Roman Catholic

Emergency #: Police: 112
Ambulance: 125
Fire: 119
Red Cross: 132

Colombia Popular Destinations

Cartagena - This city on the Caribbean front has magnificent beaches and a very rich history.

Sierra Nevada de Santa Marta - This mountain range that ascends straight from the ocean is a beauty like very few. Unfortunately the terrain is not ery tourist friendly, thus it would best to view this wonder from nearby towns like Santa Maria.

Leticia - This is the entry point into the Amazon from Colombia. It is quite a modern city in is growing fast into its neighbouring Brazilian town, Marco.

Colombia Beaches

Marbella Beach - Cartagena. - This beach is as beautiful as Bocagrande, which is populated by tourists, but is a bit quiter.

La Piscina - Cañaveral. - This beautiful beach forms a natural swimming pool where you can even enjoy snorkelling.

Moving Around Colombia

You can travel by road or air in Colombia, as the transport infrastructure is of a fairly good standard. The cheapest mode of getting around will probably be by bus, which will also allow you to see colourful Colombia of you travel by day. Cycling through the country could be quite eciting, but be sure to enquire about your personal safety on whichever routes you choose to take.

National festival and holidays

June - Providencia Island Carnival. - You will experience a lot of calypso and reggae music at this joyful festival.

20 July - Independence Day on San Andrés. - The island of San Andrés has several celebrations going in honour of this day.

Second week of November - Independence Celebrations in Cartagena. - People dress up in masks as they dance in the streets to maracas and drums.

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