Our family of 5 will fly into Barranquilla, then head to Santa Marta for a week. Then, we'd like to head to Cartagena for a day or two before heading back to Barranquilla to catch a flight home. We aren't too interested in the shuttle buses/vans to take around. Wondering if we would be better off renting a car, or if there are private drivers for hire? Or, is there a ferry service running between these cities? Last question, we've looked at some dive shops in Santa Marta and Tayrona NP…
My passport expires in less than 6 months from my planned date of entry in Colombia.
I plan to arrive Nov 15 - my passport expires Jan 11.
Will this be an issue?
If I bring in my papers for a new passport from TODAY; I will PROBABLY have the new one in time for my Colombia visit. However I'd rather just wait until I get back.
Is it worth the risk?
I plan to travel to Medellin/Armenia/Bucaramanga/Parque Tayrona/Cartagena in November, 14 days total. I'll only be staying in good hotels.
I can only find very vague and conflicting information on the need for yellow fever vaccination when visiting these places, e.g. Tayrona, where I'll only be staying 2 days and on the coast.
I've been vaccinated twice against yellow fever but am due for a renewal.
Is it really advisable to get the yellow fever vaccine (which is not without risks and side effects)…
I fly into Bogota in January, I wish to venture north from to Cartagena. Does anyone have any suggestions for the best/cheapest way to get a return ticket?
I can't seem to find many bus companies/ flights that are reasonably priced.
Any kind of travel suggestions to get around Colombia would be appreciated.
So there was a post about this from about three years ago, but I am looking for a bit more up to date information. I just booked my flight to Columbia, and I plan to spend about 3 months in South America in total. I had intended on going down from Bogota to Quito and then making my way to Peru, but there is a fairly extensive travel advisory in effect for any country bordering Columbia. I am a woman travelling on my own and I don't want to put myself in any unnecessary danger. I am just…
My family and I are planning on spending a year in Colombia starting next August. I was reading up about Colombian visas and it looks like the standard 90 day visa granted to Norte Americanos can be extended to 180 days, but no more extensions after that. I've researched this and am trying to understand a couple things: 1) does the 180 days reset on January 1st or is it a floating 12 month period? and 2) any tips on easily getting a longer visa (student, etc) for us to stay 12 months?
I'm thinking of heading to Colombia for 2.5 weeks in early November. Any recommendations for a place where I can decompress in nature? No beaches. I'm thinking waterfalls, rivers, trees, hot springs, mud baths, meditation, and if we can throw in some mystical energy stuff, even better. Thanks.
Can anyone int he know give me a ballpark estimate of how much it will cost to
Fly from Medellin to Santa Marta and back, probably on Viva Colombia,
Get my basic PADI certification in Tagonga or Tayrona, and then,
Do the Ciudad Perdida trek -- the five days one?
I'm figuring on this being a leisurely two weeks long sort of thing some time around this coming April or May.
Moving to Medellin this December/January to learn Spanish. Can anyone tell me a recommendation for a good school? My plan is to stay for one year. It is difficult to find Spanish course reviews. Looking at universities that sponsor the student visa. I am considering the University Pontificia Bolivariana, EAFIT, and University of Medellin. Toucan does not offer student visas yet... and University of Antioquia looks too expensive. Any thoughts? Thank you!!