Colombia, ah, Colombia! One of our favorite countries in the world! It’s beautiful, colorful, alive, resilient, and just plain awesome! Here is our guide with all about Colombia travel for families with kids.
Its narcotraffic related history still makes people cringe and avoid it, but… We’ve visited it, and we LOVED everything about it!
It’s a very diverse country, and you can find a bit of everything there. From the stunning Caribbean islands in Cartagena, the eternal spring climate of Medellin, to the cool weather of the altitudes of the metropolitan Bogota, to the ruins of San Augustin, there’s always something to make every vacation in Colombia great!
Road trips, we heard – so we don’t know for sure – can be a little dangerous, but flying is easy, reasonably cheap, and a lot quicker, so it was really a no-brainer for us. We used Viva Colombia and they are cheap but VERY VERY VERY picky about hand luggage. If you fly with them, do yourself a favor and buy the dispatched bag or the cabin luggage upgrade to avoid disturbances.
The food is great, delicious, and cheap! You must try a bandeja paisa and a buñuelo! They are my favorites! The arepas, though, not so much. And the coffee, we mustn’t forget the coffee – do try the nearest Juan Valdez anywhere.
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We spent a total of 5 weeks in Colombia: 2 in Bogota, 2 in Medellin, and 1 in Cartagena. Although they’re all very different from each other, they are all great for a family vacation. It just really depends on what you want from your time there!
To and from Colombia
This is how we got in and out of the country. There are, though, many other ways – depending on where you come from.
Cartagena was our last stop there. Tropical, very hot (always over 30°C or 86°F), full of beaches and Caribbean islands, colors, beautiful architecture. If you want beaches, history, beauty, coconut water, you want Cartagena!
It was, though the most touristy place we visited there.
Bogota is the capital of Colombia. It’s a chilly place, very metropolitan. It’s a big city, but since it’s at high altitudes, you may need to take a few precautions. We LOVED Bogota! So much to see and do!
Medellin is the city of the perfect weather. Always a mildly warm temperature, it’s highly pleasant. It’s so beautiful and the food was so delicious, it’s one of our favorite places in the whole world!
To finish it, here’s our table…
- Minimun Stay
- $ ~ $$$
- Best local transport option
- Do we recommend it?
- If you’re only visiting a city, two days is enough BUT the longer, the better
- Incredibly child-friendly!
- Walk, but taxis and Ubers are very cheap too!
- Safe enough
Check the prices for accommodation in Colombia here! (affiliate link)