• Like most Latin Americans, Colombians adore children. Due to a high rate of population growth, children make up a significant proportion of the population, and they are omnipresent.
  • Few foreigners travel with children in Colombia, but if you do plan on taking along your offspring, they will find plenty of local companions.
  • Almost all attractions in Colombia offer discounted admission for children.
  • Pick up a copy of Lonely Planet's Travel with Children for general tips.

Practicalities

  • You can buy disposable diapers (nappies) and baby food in supermarkets and pharmacies.
  • There are quite a few shops devoted to kids' clothes, shoes and toys; Pepeganga (www.pepeganga.com) in particular is recommended.
  • Most restaurants with a menu, which excludes cheap set-lunch places, will have high chairs available for small children.
  • Baby-changing facilities are not standard in public toilets and are rare in men's facilities.
  • Breastfeeding in public remains controversial in some sectors of Colombian society although education programs are seeing attitudes slowly changing.