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Colombia Frequently Asked Questions

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What language is spoken in Colombia?

The official language of Colombia is Spanish.

Is English spoken in Colombia?

English is not widely spoken in Colombia although some residents you may encounter may be able to converse. 

What currency is used in Colombia?

The currency used throughout the country is the Colombian peso. Credit cards are widely accepted in major hotels, restaurants and shops in major cities with ATMs being frequent. 

Do I need a visa to travel to Colombia?  

A visa is not required when travelling as a tourist from Canada or The United States for up to 90 days. 

When is the best time to travel to Colombia?

The best time to travel to Colombia can vary depending on which region you are visiting but a general rule is that from December through March is a good time as this is their dry season. 

Is there transportation within Colombia?

Transportation within Colombia consists of taxis, local buses, and colectivos which can be compared to small buses or a similar vehicle. There are flights between major centres. 

Is Colombia a family friendly destination?

Staying within larger cities, Colombia can be a good family vacation for the adventurous type.


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