Best Time To Visit

When to go

Colombia has an equatorial climate and therefore doesn’t have dramatic seasonal changes. The best time to visit the country as a whole is from December through March when there is the least amount of rain.

When to go to Colombia - Climate Chart


From May to July and October to December there can be frequent short, heavy showers, though they are usually followed by bright sunshine.  Note that it can be cooler when visiting areas at altitude, such as Bogota.  

Getting there 

Starting in July 2014, Avianca are flying direct from London to Bogota. Indirect options, via Europe or the USA include Iberia, Air France and American Airlines.

Time Zone

GMT -5 Hours


British passport holders do not require a visa to enter Colombia. 


There are no compulsory vaccinations required to enter Colombia, however precautions against malaria if travelling to wildlife regions are suggested, but check with your GP. Always consult your doctor at least six weeks before travel and refer to this useful NHS website - For For Travel - for details of recommended vaccinations for your destination.

Things To Do

  • Relax on the beach in Tayrona National Park
  • Explore Cartagena’s old town
  • Dance the night away in Cali, the capital of salsa
  • Experience the delights of Colombia’s coffee triangle
  • Visit the underground Zipaquira Salt Cathedral in the capital
  • Soak up the atmosphere in Bogota's historic downtown area of Candelaria

Jack Brooker

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