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In the past, Colombia has been famed for its criminal activity, however, it is an amazing destination which is now starting to shed its negative reputation to reveal unique beauty and attractions. Although security has massively improved in the country, the FCDO still advises against ‘all but essential’ travel to certain parts, so ensure you do plenty of research before booking. Once you’ve found an FCDO approved location, remember to invest in quality travel insurance before you depart.
If you need travel insurance for Colombia, Holidaysafe offers an award-winning range of worldwide travel insurance policies to protect you against unexpected disasters. When you buy a travel insurance policy from Holidaysafe, you will enjoy the following benefits:
Remember to select ‘Worldwide Excluding USA, Caribbean, Canada, Mexico’ to be covered for your trip.
If you’re looking for sunny skies and warm temperatures, then the best time to visit Colombia is between December and January, but be aware that holiday prices will be at their highest. Prices are at their lowest during October and November; however, you could risk wet weather and flash floods. From March to September you will be gambling with the weather, however, July to October does offer great opportunities for whale watching.
There is so much to see and do in Colombia, but here are some of our favourites to add to your itinerary:
You simply cannot visit Colombia without sampling some local coffee (known as ‘Tinto’), which you’ll probably receive black and sweetened. Most Colombian food will include meat, vegetables or rice in a delicious soup, pastry or wrap – some delicacies to try include Ajiaco, Arepas, Bandeja Paisa, Tamales, Arroz atollado, Empanadas and Sancocho.
Click here to view all countries Holidaysafe can provide cover for. Please note, Holidaysafe does not provide cover for any trip which goes against the advice of the Foreign, Commonwealth & Development Office (FCDO). Please check the FCDO advice on your chosen destination before booking your trip or purchasing our insurance.
☆The Which? Best Rate feature applies to Holidaysafe’s Premier cover, based on a 24-day Single Trip policy with Worldwide excluding Mexico cover. The table was last updated on Which?’s website on 30/06/2023.
*Please note, Holidaysafe’s online prices automatically include a 15% discount against our Customer Service Centre prices
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