It's hard to capture the essence of Colombia and its culture with only words. After many years of crime and violence, Colombia has transformed, becoming a new land full of hope and ready to be explored. This diverse country located at the equator with coasts along both the Atlantic and Pacific is one of the most developed countries in Latin America and has plenty of culture, history and nature to offer anyone who yearns to travel to Colombia on their next vacation or holiday. 

Here we have selected some of the most iconic features of Colombia to help you better understand this amazing country: 

 

Weather in Colombia

Weather in Colombia


As a country located on the Equator, weather in Colombia is mostly influenced by the altitude and there are no strongly defined seasons. This means pretty much any time of the year is good to travel there. The presence of mountains, plains, jungles and beaches in Colombia means you can enjoy different climates depending on where you go in the country. For instance, if you want to enjoy “Autumn,” head to Bogota. The capital sits at 2600m above sea level, with an average temperature of 14 degrees Celsius. Medellin is called “the city of Spring” and sits at 1494m above sea level, with a temperature of 22 degrees Celsius. “Summer” can be found on the sunny beaches in the Caribbean and Pacific. And our own version of “Winter” can be enjoyed in the cold snow of the highest peaks in the country: El Nevado del Ruiz and La Sierra Nevada de Santa Marta.

 


Cities in Colombia

 Diverse Landscapes, Fauna and Flora in Colombia

Colombia is divided by three branches of The Andes and has coastlines on both the Pacific Ocean and the Caribbean Sea. This combination provides a colorful mix of landscapes.

On the north by the Caribbean Sea, the landscape varies from sandy beaches along the coast to the rainforest of the Sierra Nevada de Santa Marta and to the immaculate collision of desert and sea in “La Guajira,” Colombia’s northernmost point.   

Central Colombia's landscape is dominated by its cool mountains, green valleys and active volcanoes; plains and deserts can be found towards the East of the country and the rainforest in the south. This singular combination of landscapes and weather makes Colombia the country with the highest biodiversity of fauna and flora per square kilometer on the planet.

 

Uncover Colombia - Why visit Colombia?Traditions and Festivals in Colombia

 

In Colombia, there are as many fairs as days on the calendar. As a traditionally catholic country, each town has its own patron saint celebration on which certain days are consecrated to the Virgin or devoted saint. But not every celebration is for religion reasons; it could be also in honor of downpours, food (i.e. potatoes, onions, etc) or animals like donkeys or alligators. The truth is, it does not matter what the reason is, as long as we can get together to celebrate and enjoy the best of the traditions, music and gastronomy of each village, town or city.