• This is Colombia ( A superb website aimed at promoting Colombia to the world.
  • Proexport Colombia ( The official government tourism portal.
  • Colombia Reports ( Top English-language news source.
  • BBC News ( The Beeb has excellent South American coverage.
  • Parques Nacionales Naturales de Colombia ( Detailed parks information.
  • Lonely Planet ( Destination information, hotel bookings, traveler forum and more.

Top Tips

  • After soliciting a taxi via phone or the booking app Tappsi (, you'll need to give the driver a password (clave), which is normally the last two digits of the phone you used. Without it, the driver cannot begin the meter.
  • During rush hour, taxis are scarce: unless you add a tip from the app, most taxi drivers won't accept your solicitation. On Tappsi, click 'More,' enable 'VIP' and add an amount to help encourage their response (COP$3000 to COP$4000 should do it).
  • Consider altering your TransMilenio trips in order to take advantage of express routes – you'll save oodles of time and discomfort, even if it means an extra 15 minutes of walking to a different station.
  • Save a bundle on breakfast: Bogotá does a brisk street-food trade during morning commutes.