Colombia is located in the northwest of South America and has 50 million inhabitants. It is the only country in South America bordering Panama, which is part of Central America. The capital of Colombia is Bogota, also the most populous city in the country. Other major cities in the country are Medellín, Cali, Barranquilla and Cartagena. Besides the vibrant cities, many tourists visit the hotspots Rosario Islands, National Park Tayrona, Zona Cafetera, Valle de Cocora (Salento) and San Gil (near Bucaramanga). Carnaval de Barranquilla, the second largest carnival in the world, is another highlight that is popular among tourists. A large part of all flights in Colombia are operated by the national flag carrier Avianca and LATAM Airlines. In addition, Colombian airlines Viva Air, Wingo (low cost), EasyFly and Satena (regional) offer many connections.
Practical information about Colombia:
Time zone: UTC-5
Currency: Colombian peso
National Day: 20 July
What are the busiest airports in Colombia?
|Bogota El Dorado Airport||BOG||34,975,009|
|Medellín José María Córdova Airport||MDE||9,205,009|
|Cartagena Rafael Núñez Airport||CTG||5,663,955|
|San Andrés Airport||ADZ||2,431,766|
|Santa Marta Airport||SMR||2,341,025|
|Medellín Olaya Herrera Airport||EOH||1,084,011|