Traveling in Colombia

Information & Resources to Help You Plan Your Trip to Colombia, South America

About Traveling in Colombia, South America

We spent 6 months living and traveling in Colombia and it ranks up there as one of our favorite places to explore.  Everything from the food, the people, and the climate (though Cartegenia is brutally humid) were enjoyable and even now we find ourselves thinking back on what we did and the people we met.

Colombia has done a done to clean up their image since the 1980s and it’s never been safer to travel throughout the country.  No, this doesn’t mean you can be reckless, but every city has come a long way since the country’s violent past and improvements in infrastructure + safety are obvious.

If you’re looking for cities where the food is cheap, the weather mild, and getting around is easy, then Colombia is for you.

Popular Posts about Traveling in Colombia

Colombian Fruits: What to Try and Where to Find Them

Colombia’s fruit is delicious all year round – here are 8 kinds to try on your next trip!

Apartment Hunting in Medellin: Our Experience

Some notes + tips on how we found an apartment in Medellin, Colombia for 6 months.

The Best Empanadas in Medellin

Love empanadas?  Here are the some of the best in Medellin, Colombia!

Other Posts about Traveling in Colombia

Our 5 Favorite Hostels in Bogota

View our picks for the best party hostel, the best for budget travelers, and the best overall!

A Weekend Exploring Guatape, San Rafael, and San Carlos in Colombia

Looking for a getaway away from Medellin?  Guatape is only a short bus ride away.

A Weekend in Jardin, Colombia | A Great Getaway from Medellin

Jardin is Colombia’s coffee country – here are our thoughts on spending a relaxing weekend there.

Hiking in Colombia

An ongoing account of our hiking adventures in Colombia.

Understanding the Awesomeness of the Menu del Dia in Colombia

Menu del dias are one of the things I’ll miss most about traveling in Colombia – here is a bit on the history + some of our favorites.

Buying, Recharging and Registering a SIM Card in Colombia

Buying a SIM card in Colombia wasn’t as easy as we had hoped – here’s how to do it.

Colombian Holidays in 2018 + 2019

An overview of all upcoming Colombian holidays in 2018 and 2019 with dates and descriptions.

The Best Hostels in Medellin

Our 5 favorite hostels in Medellin – see what we liked and didn’t like about each.

Exploring the Medellin Christmas Lights

If you’re traveling in Colombia around Christmas don’t miss their incredible Christmas lights!