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Colombia Travel Guide

Resources, Articles & Tips


General Information


  • Travel Resources for Colombia - Travel Advisories and Consular Information sheets compiled from the CIA and embassy in Colombia and updated regularly. Mentions areas where there have been drug-related flare ups and violent crime, particularly against foreigners.
  • Travel Resources for Colombia - Travel Advisories and Consular Information sheets compiled from the CIA and embassy in Colombia and updated regularly. Mentions areas where there have been drug-related flare ups and violent crime, particularly against foreigners.
  • Weather Guide - Offers daily high and lows for popular destinations in the country....just click scroll down on the left hand side and click on "Colombia"
  • Weather Guide - Offers daily high and lows for popular destinations in the country....just click scroll down on the left hand side and click on "Colombia"
  • Colombia General Resource Page - Colombia, at the gateway to South America was an important transit point for the first inhabitants who migrated from North and Central America. This page gives history, geography and cultural information for Colombia.
  • Colombia General Resource Page - Colombia, at the gateway to South America was an important transit point for the first inhabitants who migrated from North and Central America. This page gives history, geography and cultural information for Colombia.
  • Passport Info. - A helpful "how to" site for American citizens interested in applying for a passport.
  • Passport Info. - A helpful "how to" site for American citizens interested in applying for a passport.
  • Country Map - Map of Colombia including all major cities and large towns.
  • Country Map - Map of Colombia including all major cities and large towns.

Getting There & Around



Hotels & Restaurants



Language Related


  • AmeriSpan Unlimited - AmeriSpan specializes in Spanish Immersion, Volunteer & Internship programs in Latin America and Spain for travelers and businesspeople. Currently, there are 40 programs available in 15 different countries.
  • AmeriSpan Unlimited - AmeriSpan specializes in Spanish Immersion, Volunteer & Internship programs in Latin America and Spain for travelers and businesspeople. Currently, there are 40 programs available in 15 different countries.

News & Culture


  • El Espectador - Bogotá, Colombia's leading daily newspaper (in Spanish).
  • El Espectador - Bogotá, Colombia's leading daily newspaper (in Spanish).
  • El País - Daily news from Calí, Colombia.
  • El País - Daily news from Calí, Colombia.
  • El Heraldo - A Barranquilla, Colombia daily newspaper.
  • El Heraldo - A Barranquilla, Colombia daily newspaper.
  • Macondo - An internet site devoted to the writing and life of Colombian novelist Gabriel Garcia Marquez.
  • Macondo - An internet site devoted to the writing and life of Colombian novelist Gabriel Garcia Marquez.

Staff Picks



Travel & Tourism


  • Destination Colombia - From Lonely Planet travel, this website shows travelers "the Colombia that you don't hear about in the newspapers...surprisingly relaxed, has a fairly stable economy, and is inhabited by extremely personable and spirited people pursuing orderly lives. Colombia is, arguably, the most underrated travel destination on the continent."
  • Destination Colombia - From Lonely Planet travel, this website shows travelers "the Colombia that you don't hear about in the newspapers...surprisingly relaxed, has a fairly stable economy, and is inhabited by extremely personable and spirited people pursuing orderly lives. Colombia is, arguably, the most underrated travel destination on the continent."
  • Yahoo! Travel - Colombia - Travel destinations, hotel advice and general tourist and safety information for the smart traveler.
  • Yahoo! Travel - Colombia - Travel destinations, hotel advice and general tourist and safety information for the smart traveler.
  • Excite! Travel - Colombia - Provides weather information, where to stay, travel & tourism sites, news & media sites and community sites.
  • Excite! Travel - Colombia - Provides weather information, where to stay, travel & tourism sites, news & media sites and community sites.
  • Travelogues - Also from Lonely Planet, these are personal accounts of trips through Colombia, including recommendations and areas to avoid
  • Travelogues - Also from Lonely Planet, these are personal accounts of trips through Colombia, including recommendations and areas to avoid
  • Tourism Office - Guide to "official" tourism information for Colombia.
  • Tourism Office - Guide to "official" tourism information for Colombia.
  • Fielding's DangerFinder - From the noted Fielding's Guides to Dangerous Places, this site culls information from a number of different sources to inform readers of the dangers in travelling to third world, drug trafficked and politically unstable areas. Note: the authors do NOT endorse travel to any of these places.
  • Fielding's DangerFinder - From the noted Fielding's Guides to Dangerous Places, this site culls information from a number of different sources to inform readers of the dangers in travelling to third world, drug trafficked and politically unstable areas. Note: the authors do NOT endorse travel to any of these places.

Colombia Travel Articles


  • Bridging the Achievement Gap (Learning A language) - Marlo Goldstein, Director of Academic Programs at AmeriSpan, recently attended two conferences focusing Latino issues in North Carolina, the state facing the highest percentage of growth in the latino community. She left the conferences informed and inspired.
  • Tips for Traveling Inexpensively (AmeriSpan Staff Commentary) - These days, from the weak dollar to the outrageous airfares, traveling abroad may seem out of the question. We beg to differ! There are many ways you can travel that are budget-friendly. We’ve gathered together some of our favorite cheap travel tips to help you make your trip a reality!
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