Visa, MasterCard and American Express are the most commonly accepted credit cards in Colombia, in all major shops, hotels and restaurants in major cities like Cartagena and Bogota.
The standard voltage in Colombia is 110V. There are two plug types in Colombia: Types A and B.
It's recommended to have gotten the following vaccinations before visiting Colombia: Measles, Polio, measles-mumps-rubella, diphtheria-tetanus-pertussis, Chickenpox, and your yearly flu shot. Additional vaccinations you should get are Hepatitis A, Typhoid, Hepatitis B, Malaria, Rabies and Yellow Fever. There are some rules regarding Yellow Fever vaccinations before a trip to Colombia, so we recommend double checking with the CDC or your doctor for more information.
These are the holidays celebrated in Colombia:
Consider booking a bus ride for your journey through Colombia. Ultimately, this is a simple service, which provides each globetrotter with all the necessary amenities like comfortable seats, a bathroom, and an air conditioned cabin. A great feature of this service option is that the prices are all mostly in the same ballpark. Whether you're traveling solo or with your family, there's no need to stress about the rumours which follow travel in Colombia. Not only are bus drivers cautious and knowledgeable, but the roads are very safe.
Minivans are a perfect option for travel through Colombia. Most of the vans are shared. The shared factor of the vans makes the ticket prices super affordable. If you're traveling with a big group, consider booking in advance in order to save enough seats for yourself. If your journey's duration is multiple hours long, the driver will make a few stops on the way for bathroom use and snack buying.