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Colombia Flag Colombia is a country in the Northwest of the South American continent. It has land borders with Brazil, Panama, Peru, and Venezuela, and coasts on the Caribbean Sea and the Pacific Ocean.

As of 2010, the population of Colombia was estimated at 45,393,050. The capital and largest city is Bogotá D.C. with a population of over 7.3 million. Other cities with populations over 1 million include Barranquilla, Cartagena, Medellín, and Santiago de Cali. There are in fact a total of approximately 43 cities and towns with an estimated population of over 100,000.

Map of Colombia

Colombia Country Details


Country Name Colombia
Political Status Country
Geographic Location South America
Flag Colombia Flag
Principal Language Spanish
Capital Bogotá D.C.


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Lonely Planet Colombia (Travel Guide)
By Lonely Planet & Tom Masters

Lonely Planet
Released: 2018-08-21
Paperback (352 pages)

Lonely Planet Colombia (Travel Guide)
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Lonely Planet: The world’s number one travel guide publisher*

Lonely Planet’s Colombia is your passport to the most relevant, up-to-date advice on what to see and skip, and what hidden discoveries await you. Wander through the bougainvillea-lined streets and magnificent squares of Cartagena’s Old Town, hike through majestic tropical scenery on a jungle walk to Ciudad Perdida, and learn to dance salsa in Cali – all with your trusted travel companion. Get to the heart of Colombia and begin your journey now!

Inside Lonely Planet’s Colombia:

  • Colour maps and images throughout
  • Highlights and itineraries help you tailor your trip to your personal needs and interests
  • Insider tips to save time and money and get around like a local, avoiding crowds and trouble spots
  • Essential info at your fingertips - hours of operation, phone numbers, websites, transit tips, prices
  • Honest reviews for all budgets - eating, sleeping, sightseeing, going out, shopping, hidden gems that most guidebooks miss
  • Cultural insights provide a richer, more rewarding travel experience - covering history, people, music, landscapes, wildlife, cuisine, politics
  • Covers Bogotá, Boyacá, Santander & Norte de Santander, Caribbean Coast, San Andres & Providencia, Medellin & Zona Cafetera, Cali & Southwest Colombia, Pacific Coast, Amazon Basin, and more

The Perfect Choice: Lonely Planet’s Colombia is our most comprehensive guide to the country, and is designed to immerse you in the culture and help you discover the best sights and get off the beaten track.

About Lonely Planet: Lonely Planet is a leading travel media company and the world’s number one travel guidebook brand, providing both inspiring and trustworthy information for every kind of traveller since 1973. Over the past four decades, we’ve printed over 145 million guidebooks and grown a dedicated, passionate global community of travellers. You’ll also find our content online, and in mobile apps, video, 14 languages, nine international magazines, armchair and lifestyle books, ebooks, and more.

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Moon Colombia (Travel Guide)
By Andrew Dier

Moon Travel
Released: 2017-07-03
Paperback (500 pages)

Moon Colombia (Travel Guide)
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Idyllic colonial towns and fast-paced cities, jaw-dropping mountains and stunning beaches: see it all with Moon Colombia.
  • Strategic itineraries for exploring the wild coasts, historic towns, and rural countryside, plus a multi-week trip covering the best of Colombia
  • Honest advice from local writer Andrew Dier, who provides his American-expat perspective on his adopted home
  • Full-color maps and photos throughout
  • The top sights and unique experiences: Stroll along the bougainvillea-strewn cobblestone streets of Cartagena, or explore wildlife preserves, and hike diverse biomes from the Andes to the Amazon. See the ancient ruins of Ciudad Perdida and visit indigenous communities to learn about Colombia's past and present. Swim in the Carribean, or spot humpback whales in the Pacific. Immerse yourself in regional festivals to experience Colombia's diverse music and dance traditions, enjoy nouvelle Colombian restaurants and hopping nightlife of Bogotà, or the perfect weather and locally-grown coffee of Medellín
  • In-depth coverage of Bogotá, Cartagena and the Caribbean Coast, Boyacá and the Santanderes, Medellín and the Coffee region, Cali and Southwest Colombia, the Pacific Coast, San Andrés and Providencia, and the Amazon and Los Llanos
  • Background information on the landscape, culture, history, and environment, as well as a handy Spanish phrasebook
  • Essential insight for travelers on trekking through jungles, accessing remote mountain ranges, and exploring ancient ruins, with tips for traveling safely and respectfully engaging with the local culture
With Moon Colombia's practical tips and insider's view, you can plan your trip your way.

Only visiting one region? Try Moon Bogotá, Moon Medellín or Moon Cartegena & Colombia's Caribbean Coast. Country-hopping in South America? Check out Moon Peru or Moon Ecuador & the Galápagos Islands.
The Rough Guide to Colombia (Rough Guides)
By Stephen Keeling

Rough Guides
Released: 2015-10-06
Paperback (416 pages)

The Rough Guide to Colombia (Rough Guides)
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Home to a rich history, stunning scenery, and some of the continent's most welcoming and sophisticated people, Colombia is an unrivaled destination for travelers to South America. Tourism has surged to nearly 2.4 million in 2014; the New York Times recently named Colombia the region's next affordable hotspot and called Cartagena "Latin America's Hippest Secret."

Throughout The Rough Guide to Colombia, you will find intuitive cultural content, tips for what to see and what to skip, and practical information on etiquette, transportation, food, drink, costs and currency, and health, plus a handy guide to the Spanish language.

Whether you want to explore the vibrant cultural scene of Cartagena, trek to the archaeological ruins of the Lost City, or stroll the sandy beaches of Parque Nacional Tayrona, The Rough Guide to Colombia gives the honest advice you'll need to plan your trip, navigate each adventure, and make the most of your time in Colombia.

Moon Cartagena & Colombia's Caribbean Coast (Moon Handbooks)
By Andrew Dier

Avalon Travel Publishing
Released: 2016-10-25
Paperback (208 pages)

Moon Cartagena & Colombia s Caribbean Coast (Moon Handbooks)
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Join longtime resident Andrew Dier on an unforgettable adventure. With his unique perspective and advice you can trust, Moon Cartagena and Colombia's Carribean Coast has everything you need to know to have the trip of a lifetime.

Moon Cartagena and Colombia's Carribean Coast shows travelers the way to the best of these beautiful regions--whether it's swimming in the clear Caribbean waters or or celebrating a Carnaval with the locals. Along with his in-depth coverage, Dier includes unique trip ideas, including a week-long Caribbean adventure, a chapter on the island paradises of San Andrés and Providencia, and an itinerary to lesser-known destinations - The Untamed Coast. Complete with details on finding the best-secluded beaches and the most mystical archeological sights, Moon Cartagena and Colombia's Carribean Coast gives travelers the tools they need to create a more personal and memorable experience.

With expertly crafted maps and gorgeous photos, this full-color guidebook gives you the tools you need to have an immersive and unique experience.

Moon Cartagena and Colombia's Carribean Coast includes areas such as:
Cartagena
Santa Marta and the Sierra Nevada
La Guajira
Western Carribean Coast
San Andrés and Providencia

Find the Moon guide that best suits your trip!
Exploring more of South America? Try Moon Colombia, Moon Peru, or Moon Brazil!
Frommer's EasyGuide to Colombia (Easy Guides)
By Nicholas Gill

Frommermedia
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Frommer s EasyGuide to Colombia (Easy Guides)
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Frommer’s guides aren’t written by committee, or by travel writers who simply pop in briefly to a destination and then consider the job done. Frommer’s authors Nicholas Gill and Caroline Lascom have been covering Colombia for over a decade and this book hits all the highlights, from the Amazon to the Andes. Gill and Lascom provide insights and detailed information so you can better explore the exquisite colonial core of Cartagena; enjoy the nightlife and museums of Bogota and Medellin; visit the coffee plantations of Zona Cafetera; trek through the Sierra Nevada’s to see the country’s famed Ciudad Perdida (Lost City); and more.

Inside this Colombia guide you’ll find:

• Exact pricing for all lodgings, attractions, adventure outfitters, restaurants, tours, and shops, so there won’t be nasty surprises
• Straight-shooting, opinionated reviews introducing you to the country’s best beaches, rain-forest preserves, eco-lodges, restaurants, hotels, tours and attractions—in all price ranges, from budget to luxury
• Detailed maps throughout, plus a handy pullout map
• Helpful suggested itineraries so you can make the most out of your vacation time
Insight Guides Colombia
By Insight Guides

INSIGHT GDS
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Insight Guides Colombia
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Like a phoenix rising from the ashes, Colombia has finally shed its former reputation and is now fulfilling its potential as one of the world's most interesting and unique travel destinations. Safer than ever, Colombia is home to whitewashed colonial towns, a staggeringly large amount of bio-diversity, parts of the Amazon Rainforest and Andes Mountains, idyllic beaches on both its Caribbean and Pacific coasts, and lively, modern cities. Be inspired to visit this wonderful country by this brand new title, a comprehensive full-colour guide to this fascinating and dramatically beautiful country.

Inside Insight Guide Colombia:

A brand new title by our expert Colombia author, Chris Wallace.

Stunning, specially commissioned new photography that brings this breath-taking country and its people to life.

Highlights of the country's top attractions, including the cultural hotpot of Bogota, the palm-fringed beaches on the Caribbean coast, and the stunning colonial old town in Cartagena, in our Best of Colombia.

Descriptive region-by-region accounts cover the whole country from the rainforest in the deep south, to the idyllic beaches in the north and everything in-between.

Detailed, high-quality maps throughout will help you get around and travel tips give you all the essential information for planning a memorable trip, including our independent selection of the best hotels and restaurants.

Colombia Handbook (Footprint Handbooks)
By Caitlin Hennessy

Footprint
Released: 2018-05-07
Paperback (360 pages)

Colombia Handbook (Footprint Handbooks)
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From its colorful, vibrant cities to the verdant Zona Cafetera and sparkling Caribbean coast, Colombia offers enormous variety. Footprint's Colombia Handbook will guide you from salsa clubs & colonial gems to abundant Amazonia and the raging rivers of San Gil.

  • Great coverage of the top activities and sights in the region, including numerous adventure sports, jungle trekking and hot springs
  • Loaded with information and suggestions on how to get off the beaten track, from stays in authentic coffee fincas to lively fiestas in the tiniest of villages
  • Includes comprehensive information on everything from transport and practicalities to history, culture & landscape
  • Plus all the usual accommodation, eating and drinking listings for every budget
  • Full-color planning section to inspire you and help you find the best experiences

From Medellin, now a progressive and prosperous city, to the spectacular Tayrona National Park, Footprint's fully updated 6th edition will help you navigate this incredible destination.
Moon Medellín: Including Colombia's Coffee Region (Travel Guide)
By Andrew Dier

Moon Travel
Released: 2017-07-03
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Moon Medellín: Including Colombia s Coffee Region (Travel Guide)
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Moon Travel Guides: Your World, Your Way

Lush mountains, gorgeous haciendas, and perfect weather: explore Colombia's coffee country with Moon Medellín.

  • Strategic plans for your trip with an adaptable week-long itinerary of the best of Medellín, a walking tour of the city, and highlights of the coffee region
  • Curated advice from local writer Andrew Dier, who provides his American-expat perspective on his adopted country
  • Full color maps and photos to help you explore on your own
  • Activities for every traveler: Taste your way through nouvelle Colombian cuisine and dance the night away to salsa and cumbia music. Wander through the mountainside Biblioteca España, ride a gondola into the verdant Parque Arví, or travel back in time at the Museo de Antioquia. Explore fragrant coffee plantations and the colorful pueblos of Jardín, Jericó, Salamina, and Salento, or hike through lush tropical forests and rugged mountain trails
  • Current background information on the landscape, culture, history, and environment, plus a handy Spanish phrasebook, all packaged in a book light enough to fit in your carry-on
  • Essential insight for travelers on trekking through jungles, accessing remote mountain ranges, and exploring ancient ruins, with tips for traveling safely and respectfully engaging with the local culture
With Moon Medellín's practical tips, myriad activities, and an insider's view, you can plan your trip your way.

Expanding your trip? Try Moon Colombia. Country-hopping in South America? Check out Moon Peru or Moon Ecuador & the Galápagos Islands.

Lonely Planet Colombia (Travel Guide) (Spanish Edition)
By Lonely Planet & Tom Masters

Lonely Planet
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Spanish language edition of Lonely Planet's Colombia

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