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Colombia - Geography and Maps


  • The Rock near the town of Guatape
  • Tatacoa desert

Colombia is located in the northwest corner of the South American continent.  It is the only country in the region that has a coastline on both the Caribbean and the Pacific Ocean.  Colombia also shares borders with Panama, Ecuador, Peru, Venezuela and Brazil.

There are five natural regions in Colombia: the Caribbean coast, the Andes, the Pacific coast, the Orinoquía and the Amazon.  The Caribbean coast stretches from 1,600 km (994 mi) and is home to white sandy beaches and mountains including Sierra Nevada de Santa Marta which at 5,770 m (18,930.44 ft) is the highest coastal mountain in the world.  The Andes are the longest mountain range in the world and stretch across Colombia in three ranges that run south to north with peaks reaching higher than 3,500 m (11,482.94 ft).  The Orinoquía, also known as the Eastern Plains, covers over 20% of the country. 

Broad rivers cross the area and in the southwest is the Serrania de La Macarena which is a range that is independent of the Andes.  Finally, 10% of the extensive Amazon rainforest belongs to Colombia.  Within the Amazon is one of the most diverse ecosystems on the planet with one in ten known species inhabiting the rainforest, thus constituting the largest collection of living species in the world.

 


 

Colombia Travel Information

At Goway we believe that a well-informed traveller is a safer traveller. With this in mind, we have compiled an easy to navigate travel information section dedicated to Colombia.

Learn about the history and culture of Colombia, the must-try food and drink, and what to pack in your suitcase. Read about Colombia's nature and wildlife, weather and geography, along with 'Country Quickfacts' compiled by our travel experts. Our globetrotting tips, as well as our visa and health information will help ensure you're properly prepared for a safe and enjoyable trip. The only way you could possibly learn more is by embarking on your journey and discovering Colombia for yourself. Start exploring… book one of our Colombia tours today!

 

Extend Your Trip

After your Colombia tours, why not consider another of Goway's Latin America tours. These include a large selection of other exciting countries in Central and South America. We offer Chile vacation packages and Easter Island tours, Ecuador vacation packages which include Galapagos cruisesPeru vacatiion packages which include Machu Picchu tours and Brazil tours including Iguassu Falls tours among many others. 

 


 

Book your Colombia tour with Goway! 

LATIN AMERICA by Goway is an exclusive division that specializes in planning and organizing Colombia tours, vacations and experiences. Choose from a simple city stopover, enjoy a small group tour, an independent travel module and much more.  We want to be your first choice when next you go globetrotting to Colombia.


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