Top Tips

  • Don’t book tight connections in Colombia – planes frequently get cancelled from smaller airports.
  • Always check flight prices before booking a long-distance bus – sometimes there’s not much difference.
  • Don't be afraid to eat on the street – some of Colombia's freshest fruit, most tasty arepas (corn cakes) and sweetest desserts can be found curbside.
  • Get a Colombian SIM card for cheap and fast data almost anywhere in Colombia.
  • For mosquito repellent, go hardcore – these beasts are vicious!
  • Hire a car with a driver rather than your own vehicle; prices are reasonable and Colombian drivers will take you to places most travelers don’t go.