Travel to Colombia

Travel to Colombia

Welcome to Colombia, a country of incredible diversity and charm. Its ever-changing geography and landscapes, a history loaded with mystery and adventure its people and cultures makes it a fascinating destination. From the snow-capped peaks of the Andes to the warm beaches of the Caribbean, from the lush Amazon rain forest to the arid deserts of La Guajira Colombia has it all.


  • An Emerging World-Class Tourism Destination

  • Reason for US Tourists to Visit Colombia

International tourist arrivals growth rate in Colombia triples worldwide arrival rate.

  • World arrivals average growth rate 2001-2011: 3.4%
  • Arrivals in Colombia average growth rate 2001-2011: 10.3%

Multiple acknowledgments and awards as emerging tourism destination from prestigious specialized media

  • World Tourism Organization: the WTO in its 2009 report “Colombia: back to the map of world tourism” highlights the progress in terms of image and tourism development in the recent years.
  • Wanderlust Magazine: in 2009 Colombia received the award “best revelation destination” from this prestigious British publisher.
  • New York Times Travel: Colombia one of the “31 places to visit in 2010”. Also voted by its readers as the second best place for vacation in 2011.
  • Lonely Planet: the wide variety of touristic appeals in Colombia and the wide transformation in terms of security was also highly remarked.
  • Trip Advisor:  included San Andres and Santa Marta, featuring Parque Tayrona and Playa Blanca, in its annual selection of the best beaches to visit around the world, as recommended by their users in 2012.

Strategic location and growing aerial international connectivity

  • Colombia, located in the northwestern corner of South America, in the midpoint in the Americas.
  • 3 hours from Miami and 5:45 from Washington.
  • Coasts in the Pacific Ocean and the Atlantic Ocean.
  • Located in the torrid zone, consistent and pleasant climate, 365 days a year.
  • Colombia has over 700 weekly direct international flights, connecting to 20 countries throughout the world.
  • The number of international direct flights to Colombia has increased over 130% over the last decade. The highest increase in international flights in Latin America.
  • Colombia has one of the most dense domestic flights network in Latin America, over 4.500 domestic weekly flights.


Growing investment in hotel infrastructure

Colombia is rapidly improving hotel infrastructure in various destinations.
Investments around 2.800 USD millions are projected over the period 2012 – 2015
18.000 new rooms estimated for the period 2010-2015.
Large scale projects from prestigious chains and brands in several capitals and intermediate cities.


  • Colombia is a Mega-Diverse Country featuring two oceans, Rainforests, all types of terrains and weathers, and with a magnificent Flora and Fauna. Colombia offers something for everyone with a wide variety of activities and destinations. Your vacation experience can include history, culture, nature and relaxing in the beach all at once.
  • Colombia is a nearby destination. Only 2:30 hours from Miami, and 5:30 hours from NYC.
  • There are no seasons; every city (region) has different climates, but same weather all year long.
  • No Visa required for U.S Citizens. There is no departure tax or reciprocity laws.
  • Planning and booking your next vacation to Colombia is easy. We have partnered with more than 100 recognized tour operators throughout the country, offering different types of vacation experience.
  • You may ask one of our Colombia specialist travel agents for packages to Colombia; and you may also book directly with our partner Online Travel Agencies, hotels and airlines.
  • United States is Colombia’s main source market in tourism with 317,962 visitors in 2011 which accounted for 20% of the total arrivals. One million USA Tourists have visited Colombia in the last three years.
  • The United States has the best direct air connectivity with Colombia. Over 170 weekly flights which connect directly 7 US cities with 5 cities in Colombia. Operated by the following airlines: American Airlines, Avianca, Delta, JetBlue, LAN, Spirit and United Airlines.
  • Recently Signed Open Skies Agreement between the two countries (starting in 2013) enabling to add even more routes and frequencies between the two countries.
  • We expect to increase the amount of business travelers to Colombia as a consequence of the Free Trade Agreement, and we also expect them to return for vacations and therefore achieve an increase in leisure travelers.