Northernmost country in South America, separated from Panama and Central America by the Darien Gap.

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Ferries from Panama to Colombia on the Pacific side?

For walking/biking (or driving) from Mexico to Lima, Perú, the ferries in the Caribbean from Panama to Colombia add a lot of distance. I could save a lot of road if I could go on the Pacific side. ...
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How reliable is public transport in Colombia?

I’m going to Colombia next month, so that is about the time to make some plans. I am flying to Bogota and 16 days later flying back form Barranquilla. My question is how frequent and how reliable bus ...
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Internet access in Colombia

Can anyone tell me what would be the easiest and cheapest way to access the internet? How common are HotSpots (biggest cities or towns) ? Can I rely on it or would be easier to buy 'pay and go' SIM ...
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Pay 16% tax at hotels for tourists?

As a tourist in Colombia, do I need to pay the 16% hotel tax? If not, how do I get this money back?
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Can an Indian citizen holding a valid USA visa visit Colombia without a visa?

I am planning to travel to Colombia for about a week to attend an academic conference. I am an Indian passport holder currently living in USA with a F-1 visa. Do I need to obtain a visa beforehand ...
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Can a foreigner still cross the land border from Colombia to Venezuela in March 2016?

Many Colombian-Venezuelan border control points seem to have been closed in the last year or so (at least for Colombian passports), but I have heard here in Colombia of travellers that have managed to ...
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Barranquilla airport (Colombia) to Cartagena

I'm planning to travel to Cartagena, but the best inbound flight I'm able to find goes to Barranquilla instead. Can I just take a normal taxi from the Barranquilla airport into Cartagena? How much ...
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L/100 km or km/L? which one is used? I am planning travel in Mexico & Colombia by car [closed]

In America we say the fuel economy of car in miles/gallon. I know in k countries people use liters/100 km. Some countries use km/liter. My question is: Which format is used in Mexico, Colombia, and ...
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Flight connections from USA to Cali, Colombia through Bogota

I'm traveling from the USA to Cali, Colombia. I'm looking at flights and wanted a little advice. For the choices of flights I'll be arriving in Bogota, Colombia from the US about 6am on a Saturday and ...
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Riding motorcycles in Medellin, Colombia with a US DL

I'm planning to visit Medellin and Bogota sometime in the near future. I've a U.S. DL which endorses motorcycles. Is it legal to ride motorcycles in Colombia with a US driver's license? Is it required ...
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Does Colombia require proof of onward travel?

I will be flying into Medellín within the next few weeks. I purchased a one-way ticket, as I will be flying to Asunción after I leave Colombia. I'm not 100% sure which city I will be flying out of, ...
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Traveling to Colombia - cash or card?

My first question about Colombia - definitely not last. I am going to Colombia at the beginning of April 2016 for (just) 16 days. I am just wondering what would be the best way of keeping my money ...
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Where exactly does the Carnaval de Barranquilla take place?

While it is said in National Geographic, the Rough Guide to Colombia and other publications that the Carnaval De Barranquilla is the second largest in the world, following the one in Brazil, I cannot ...
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Reaching Famous Beaches within Tayrona National Park?

Which is the faster way to reach famous beaches in Tayrona National Park from Baranquilla or Santa Marta? My guidebook is short on details but mentions: Arrecife, Aranilla, La Picina and Playa ...
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What popular local street food is unique or particular to Colombia?

I'm going to Bogota, Salento Popayan and Pasto. Any local food and drink is a must try? I'm a big fan of street food too.
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Colombia Inter-City Bus Route and Time-Tables

Is there a site where one can find bus routes between cities in Colombia and their time-tables where the information is reliable and up to date? Otherwise multiple web-sites, maybe per bus company? ...
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Obtaining insulin in Colombia as a foreign tourist

I will be travelling in Colombia soon as a foreign tourist (UK national) and will need to acquire insulin whilst there. I will be visiting major cities including Bogota, Medellin and Cartagena. I've ...
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Getting to the Tatacoa desert

I'll be staying in Salento. What are my options to get to the Tatacoa desert using public transportation? I would guess I can take a bus to Ibague, then from Ibague to Aipe and from there a small boat ...
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luggage limit busing in Colombia (Bolivariano)

Does anyone know if this luggage limit is accurate? http://www.bolivariano.com.co/corporativo/preguntas-frecuentes?page=1 Todo viajero tiene derecho a transportar como equipaje libre permitido, 15 ...
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Where can I store luggage in Bogota, Colombia?

Looking for lockers or other storage places in Bogota where I can leave my luggage for a couple of days. So far I've found out there are lockers in the airport, but I'd prefer something cheaper than ...
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How much is the departure tax when leaving Cartagena, Colombia by air? (CTG)

How much is the departure tax to pay when leaving Cartagena, Colombia by air if you are a tourist? I've read online that in Bogota, there is a desk you can stop at in the airport if you are a tourist ...
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Bus schedule Pereira to Filandia

I plan to go from Pereira (Airport if possible) to Filandia, preferably by bus. Is this possible? Can anyone point me to the bus schedule?
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Colombian entering Colombia on day of Colombian passport expiry date, could I be refused entry?

So I'm a dual US/Colombian citizen, and I just realized I booked a trip to Colombia on the same date my passport expires! I still hold an up-to-date Colombian "cedula" (aka citizenship card), but I ...
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What are typical internet connection speeds in Colombia?

The answers will have to differ for internet cafés/hostels versus flats. I'm interested in both answers.
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How do you go from Palomino to Venezuela? [closed]

How can I get to Venezuela from Palomino Colombia? Time is not really an issue but I would like to know the safest/easiest way to cross this border if anyone has recently done it.
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Amazon forest in Colombia [closed]

I will be in Colombia for the first 2 weeks in March and want to visit the Amazon rain forest for sure. I want to take out 3-4 days for it. I will be in Bogota and will probably choose a flight to ...
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Is it possible to travel from Panama City to Medellin, Colombia by car/bus? [duplicate]

I'm from Brazil and I'm planning to fly to Panama and then take a bus from Panama City to Medellin, is it possible? Direct flights are so expensive!
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Bogotá–Medellín by bus

On the map, the distance between the two biggest cities of Colombia doesn't seem that long at first (245 km as the crow flies). Bing Maps Then again driving distance is around 418–539 km according ...
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Is there a night bus from San Gil, Colombia to Bogota, Colombia?

I've searched far and wide (well over a day's worth of searching) to see if there's a night bus from San Gil to Bogota. I need to know because of my flight. If I can depart from Bogota earlier, I can ...
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How to get from old town Cartagena to the airport for a very early flight?

Having a very early flight leaving Cartagena airport shortly after 6 AM, what options are available to get there from the old town? Since it is an international flight, I expect to aim for arrival ...
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Pasto or Popayan, which one is safer?

I'm planning a trip in Colombia from Bogota to the south, I'd like between choose Popayan and Pasto as a stopover. Which city is safer?
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Are there public luggage storage facilities in Barranquilla?

While staying a few days in Barranquilla, I plan to head out of town to nature for a few days and would like to leave some luggage there. I am also not leaving via the airport, so I would prefer a ...
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Sending a credit card from UK to Colombia [closed]

I need to send a credit card from the UK to Bogota, Colombia. I already tried sending the card (and, in the past, other letters) via regular Royal Mail international post, which I assume is received ...
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Free yellow fever vaccination in Bogota airport?

I've heard that you can get free yellow fever vaccination in Bogota airport, I'm wondering if I can still do this in Feb. next year?
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Getting to San Andrés

Last year in Valencia, Spain I happened to talk to a Colombian woman who generously praised San Andrés as a destination. San Andrés y Providencia is an archipelago (and a departamento) in the ...
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Buying Travel Insurance Whilst Abroad (UK Citizen)

I'm in a bit of a bind. I'm a UK Citizen in Colombia at the moment and planning to stay for a few more months, with no precise leaving date. I'm currently insured on one of Virgin Travel Insurance's ...
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How to find affordable extended-stay accommodation in Latin America

I'm asking this in general, but specifically I am planning to travel to Colombia. The maximum period I can stay there is 6 months, and I will probably stay for the most of it. I'm looking at this ...
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What are my options for getting from Barranquilla (Colombia) airport into town?

Well, the title is pretty self explanatory. It seems I can expect a taxi to cost about 10 USD (or the equivalent). Can anyone confirm? Is there a shuttle bus? Or perhaps a simple scheduled bus?
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Colombia: 90 day visit period renewed on re-entry? (UK national)

I'm a UK national currently in Colombia as a tourist, travelling on a British passport. As such, I receive a free 90 day visiting period, without requiring a visa, upon entry as a tourist to ...
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Is it possible to leave at connection flight in Avianca [duplicate]

I know I have to elaborate. I'm traveling from Guatemala to Colombia with Avianca. The final destination is Barranquilla, but I have a connection flight in Bogotá where I have to wait 3 hours for the ...
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Passport number mismatch on US visa

A Columbian national is coming to the United States for a visit. She has noticed that her passport number and the passport number listed on her visa are different. Is this normal, or a potential ...
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Planning air travel between Paraguay and Colombia

I am traveling to Paraguay and Colombia this October (order and exact dates are still flexible at this time). Being a resident of the United States, I am accostomed to US-centric travel (i.e., flying ...
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Does a minor need to be present to apply for a passport in Colombia? [closed]

Does a minor need to be present to apply for a passport in person in Colombia?
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Traveling to Cancun through Zurich as the non-EU spouse of an EU citizen

I am from Colombia. I am married to an Italian. I live in Italy. We would like to travel to Cancun through Zurich. Do I need a transit visa?
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Is there a cruise ship or ferry departing for Ecuador from Colombia or Panama?

I'm looking for any way to go from Colombia or Panama to Ecuador by sea. It can be cruise ship or ferry transportation. Is there some company which does this route?
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Boats from Manaus, Brazil to Leticia, Colombia?

I've heard of and met a few people who have done this route, and I hope to do it at the end of this year or early next year. However, the descriptions were mostly sketchy, and I'm wondering if it's a ...
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Good ways to get around the Darién Gap?

I'm planning a backpacking trip from Central America down to South America. Does anyone have a recommended way of getting around the Darién Gap? I read that you can fly, or you can take a boat but ...