The Best Time to Visit Colombia

One of the things that set Colombia apart from other destinations in South America is its diversity of landscape and wildlife. 

Colombia packs a vast array of flora and fauna spread across 314 different ecosystems and is ranked the second most biodiverse country in the world.  

Want to escape the crowds and have the best chance of the perfect weather for hiking or wildlife spotting? Read on for our expert advice about the best months to travel to Colombia.

The Amazon: Leticia, Puerto Nariño and Putumayo

Between the dry months of June and September, conditions are better for hiking forest trails and spotting terrestrial animals. 



The Caribbean Coast

If you plan on snorkelling, diving, surfing, and exploring the beaches, it’s best to visit during the dry season from December to March. 


The Andes: Medellín, Manizales, Bogotá, Bucaramanga and Calí

Expect rain – or at least drizzle – throughout the year, although December and January are often drier. 


The Pacific Coast 

As it rains almost constantly here, this region is popular for its surfing and ample wildlife, with the ocean packed full of humpback whales between July and October.


Los Llanos Orientales 

For a better chance of spotting wildlife such as capybaras and monkeys, visit between November and April when the waters recede.

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