• Many holidays are a great time to visit Colombia, but on some Holidays, including New Years Eve and New Years Day, almost everything is closed, unlike many other countries.

    Be very careful going to Santa Marta and El Rodadero region in the period straight after Christmas up until 15 January. The prices are doubled for accommodation and the resorts and beaches are very crowded. Conversely the prices in the cities such as Bogota and Medellin fall during this period and the cities are less crowded.

    The temperatures in Colombia only vary an average of 3 to 5 degrees year round. 

    The average temperature in Bogotá is: 45 to 67 Fahrenheit
    Temperatures in Bogotá are consistent with minimal variation.  Day time highs average in the mid to upper 60's. Bogotá is cool to cold at night. You need a jacket when visiting Bogotá.  Don't let the cool temperatures fool you; the proximity to the equator means sun protection is needed.

    The average temperature in Cali is:
    67 to 87 Fahrenheit
    The temperature in Cali is almost perfect; you rarely need air-conditioning or heat. 
    Not what you would expect close to the equator.

    The average temperature in Medellin is: 63 to 85 Fahrenheit
    The temperature in Medellin is almost perfect; you rarely need air-conditioning or heat. 
     
    The average temperature in
    Barranquilla is: 76 to 89 Fahrenheit
    It is usually “hot” and uncomfortable, but a little cooler at night, but often still uncomfortable. 
     
    The average temperature in Cartegena is: 75 to 88 Fahrenheit
    It is usually always “hot” and uncomfortable during daylight hours …but the beauty of the area and the sea breeze make it worth the visit.

    The average temperature in Santa Marta is: 75 to 89 Fahrenheit
    It is usually always “hot” and uncomfortable during daylight hours …but the beauty of the area and the sea breeze make it worth the visit.

    There are many reasons to visit Colombia. If you visit once, you will want to come back.