For many decades, Colombia was torn apart by civil war, making it off-limits to travellers. Today, Colombia is safe to visit and has revealed itself as a popular holiday destination. Colombia is a fascinating country of contrasts as it is home to modern cities, historic architecture and beautiful Amazonian jungle.
There are 12 international airports distributed throughout Colombia. Bogotá’s El Dorado International Airport (BOG) is the principal airport in the country and handles more than 25 million visitors a year which makes it not only the one of the busiest airports in Colombia but also among the 50 busiest airports in the world. Typically, a return flight from London to Bogotá will cost between £500 and £750, according to what time of year you are travelling. Depending on where you are flying to in Colombia, a flight from London to Colombia will take between 12 and 14 hours.
Best Things to Do In Colombia
As Colombia is a big country, there are so many exciting places to see and experience which makes it unlikely that you will be able to see everything on a single trip. The following list below outlines some of the top destinations in Colombia and what they have to offer.
Many people holidaying in Colombia head straight to the country’s thriving capital city. During the day most holidaymakers spend their time in La Candeleria, a quaint part of the city which is lined with cafes and beautiful architecture. In addition, this part of the city is home to some of Colombia’s most fascinating museums, such as El Museo de Oro. If you fancy something more lively in the evening, head to the northern part of the city where you will find a number of sophisticated bars and clubs.
San Andres and Providencia
These are two beautiful islands which are situated just off the coast of Colombia. Out of the two islands, Providencia is the most relaxed as there are a number of secluded beaches. Owing much to its duty-free status, the cigar-shaped island of San Andres is more built up. Beyond the beautiful beaches of San Andres you will find the island’s commercial hub El Centro which is perfect for a spot of shopping.
Hotels in Colombia
Despite only recently emerging as a popular tourist destination, Colombia is not short on accommodation options. The bulk of the best hotels in Colombia are situated in close proximity to the major cities such as Bogotá. In Bogotá most of the hotels are located in the more affluent northern areas and have the high levels of security with plenty of security guards around. On the other hand, if you want a more authentic experience or cheaper accommodation head down to La Candeleria.
The majority of Colombia’s all-inclusive resorts are located in the coast of the Caribbean and offer the ultimate luxury holiday experience.