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Explore Colombia With Our Colombia Family Travel Guide

Colombia has left its dangerous history behind and is now one of the world’s top travel destinations. And with endless nature, beautiful cities, and incredible art scenes, it’s easy to see why Colombia is one of the most popular destinations in the world!

Exploring some of the best places to visit in Colombia should be at the top of every travel lovers list. Colombian culture is incredible. The history dates back thousands of years and the country has become a melting pot of some of the worlds most incredible people. And from the beaches of Cartagena to the mountains of Bogota, there is no lack of things to see in Colombia for kids.

Tips For Family Travel in Colombia

If you’re new to international family travel, I highly recommend checking out our well-researched trip planning resources. It’s full of proven family travel hacks.

  • Currency
    • The currency in Colombia is the Colombian peso. The average value of the Colombian peso is approximately $0.00033 USD. You can check out the current value here.
  • Capital
    • The capital of Colombia is Bogota. This mountain city sits at 2,640 m (8,661 ft). Bogota is famous for its street art and ancient history.
  • Electricity
    • In Colombia, the outlets are type A and B. The standard voltage is 110 V, and the standard frequency is 60 Hz.
  • Cellular Phone Service
    • Cellular phone service is readily available in most urban areas of Colombia. Sim cards are available for unlocked phones. I have used the Airalo eSim app for all of my international travel.
  • Roads, Driving, and Public Transit
    • Most roads and highways in Colombia are well-maintained.
    • Because of the mountainous terrain, it is easy to underestimate the driving time needed between many locations in Colombia.
    • It is not uncommon for drivers to speed and pass on turns and blind corners. Drive with caution.
  • Colombia with Kids
    • Family travel to Colombia is very popular. Colombia takes visitor safety very seriously. In fact it has a seperate police force strictly to ensure the comfort of tourists to Colombia.

Important Words And Phrases To Know When Traveling In Colombia

Like most of Central and South America, the main language in Colombia is Spanish. English is spoken in many of the larger cities and by most tour guides, however, in most neighborhoods and communities, it might be challenging to find locals who speak English.

It’s always helpful to know a few words in the local language whenever you travel to a new destination. So here are a few important Spanish words to know before you visit.

Important Spanish Words To Know:

Yes: Si

No: No

Thank You: Gracias

Thank You Very Much: Muchas Gracias

You’re Welcome:  De nada (It’s nothing)

Please: Por favor

Excuse Me: Perdóneme

Hello: Ola

Goodbye: Adiós

Bathroom: Baño

How To Stay Connected And Get Internet And Phone Service In Colombia

Most major cities throughout South America have excellent cellular service. If you have an older phone, I highly recommend purchasing a sim either at the airport or as one of your first stops on your travels.

If you have a newer eSim capable phone, you can save yourself time by purchasing an eSim ahead of time and having it activated before you arrive.

There are many companies that offer this service. I have used Airalo for years. It has been seamless in over ten countries. They have World, Regional, and Country-Specific eSims available. The price goes down the more specific you get. The regional sims allow for easy country-hopping if you are visiting multiple destinations.

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