Leather goods, craft industry (pottery, masks and cloth, wall hangings and bags).
The most popular dishes of Colombia’s cuisine, influenced heavily by the Spanish and Indigenous populations are Ajiaco, Bandeja Paisa and Arecos.
The perfect outfit depends on the destination: visitors should use regular outdoor clothing, protecting against the wind and rain; visitors at the coast and of the tropical regions should take summer clothes, in the temperate areas one should be prepared for the changes of climate from day to night. In the bigger cities it is recommendable to wear more formal clothes, especially when visiting fine restaurants or events.
Colombia has a variety of climates according to the altitudes:
The Pacific Region, the Caribbean Islands San Andres & Providencia, Cartagena, Santa
Marta, Mompox, Cali, Neiva and Leticia are the hot areas and are below 1000 metres above sea level. The average temperatures is 28-35°C.
Villa de Leyva, Barichara, Medellin, Pereira, Armenia, Manizales, Popayan, San Agustin are in the temperate areas and are between 1000 -2300 metres. The average temperature is 23-26°C.
Bogota, Zipaquirá, Tunja, Pasto are in the cool areas and are between 2300 – 3500 metres. The average temperature is 8-18°C.
October till March is a great time to travel. In the subtropical regions from May till September.
Shops are generally open from 9:00 am – 19:00 pm. Supermarkets and shopping malls to 20:00 pm except on Mondays shops are closed or open as of 10am. Banks open from Monday to Friday from 10:00 am to 16:00 pm.
110V alternating current, it is recommendable to bring a multi-adapter.
Australian Nationals don’t require a visa to enter Colombia for stays of less than 90 days for tourism purposes.
- Hold a passport valid at least six months on entry with two blank visa pages
- Hold proof of onward/return flights