Women Travellers

  • Women traveling in Colombia are unlikely to encounter any problems.
  • The usual caveats apply: bring your street smarts, don't wander alone in dodgy neighborhoods after dark, and keep an eye on your drink.
  • Female travelers are also more likely to be victims of a bag-snatching or mugging attempt, as you will be perceived as less likely to fight back.
  • Also be careful taking taxis alone after dark – while rare, there have been reports of taxi drivers raping single female passengers.