Colombia: About Colombia


About Colombia


Colombia is the fourth largest country in South America bordering the Caribbean Sea, between Panama and Venezuela, and bordering the North Pacific Ocean, between Ecuador and Panama.


The currency is the Colombian Peso (COP). There is no fixed policy on exchanging cash and travelers checks. Banks normally offer foreign exchange in the early mornings. Travelers checks are difficult to exchange outside of Bogota. Be aware of fake US Dollars which are printed in Colombia. Credit cards, especially Visa, are welcomed at top hotels and restaurants, travel agents and car rental agencies.


Approximately 90% of Colombians are Roman Catholic making it the predominant religion in Colombia. Always show respect to the Catholic values.