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Best Time To Visit Colombia

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Best Time to Visit Colombia:
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JAN
Jan
Avg Daily: 19 °C 66 °F Avg Nightly: 9 °C 48 °F
Avg Rainfall: 30 mm
FEB
Feb
Avg Daily: 18 °C 64 °F Avg Nightly: 7 °C 45 °F
Avg Rainfall: 40 mm
MAR
Mar
Avg Daily: 19 °C 66 °F Avg Nightly: 10 °C 50 °F
Avg Rainfall: 50 mm
APR
Apr
Avg Daily: 18 °C 64 °F Avg Nightly: 11 °C 52 °F
Avg Rainfall: 90 mm
MAY
May
Avg Daily: 18 °C 64 °F Avg Nightly: 11 °C 52 °F
Avg Rainfall: 80 mm
JUN
Jun
Avg Daily: 17 °C 63 °F Avg Nightly: 11 °C 52 °F
Avg Rainfall: 40 mm
JUL
Jul
Avg Daily: 17 °C 63 °F Avg Nightly: 10 °C 50 °F
Avg Rainfall: 40 mm
AUG
Aug
Avg Daily: 17 °C 63 °F Avg Nightly: 10 °C 50 °F
Avg Rainfall: 40 mm
SEP
Sep
Avg Daily: 18 °C 64 °F Avg Nightly: 9 °C 48 °F
Avg Rainfall: 70 mm
OCT
Oct
Avg Daily: 19 °C 66 °F Avg Nightly: 8 °C 46 °F
Avg Rainfall: 110 mm
NOV
Nov
Avg Daily: 20 °C 68 °F Avg Nightly: 7 °C 45 °F
Avg Rainfall: 70 mm
DEC
Dec
Avg Daily: 18 °C 64 °F Avg Nightly: 6 °C 43 °F
Avg Rainfall: 50 mm

Introduction

Columbia, a verdant lush country in the heart of Central America, is a place whose reputation precedes it. With a rich cultural heritage, tropical environment, archaic history and hints of adventure right around the corner, has always been a dream destination for many travelers. The magic can be felt right from Cartagena’s old town to La Guajira’s intimidating yet cozy dunes and deserts. As with most countries, it may be critical to find out when the weather in Columbia is just right when you visit. Want to know when to visit Columbia? Read on to find out!

Best Time To Visit Colombia - Colombia

Quick Facts

  • High Season: December to March
  • Low Season: September to November
  • All Seasons: December – March, April – June, July – August, September – November.
  • The best time to visit Columbia is between December to March when the sunny days are in surplus, and the towns and attractions are begging to be visited.
  • The low season is from September to November when it is the rainy season with occasional showers and a tropical feel.

Columbia has many things to offer, from the many national parks to the mountain ranges. Revel in the street art of Bogota or feel yourself enraptured by the Caribbean coast, Columbia definitely has something for everyone, making it the perfect destination for everyone! Between December and March is when most of the crowds head to Columbia. There might be some sporadic rains, but it is definitely possible to manage those. This is the peak tourist season for those who are traveling to popular destinations like San Andres and Providencia.

The shoulder seasons between March-September are also among the best time to visit Columbia. The weather is usually quite pleasant during these shoulder months, barring occasional showers. This makes it a good time to visit as the tourist numbers are more controllable, making it easier to get accommodation without booking months in advance.

Seasonal Overview

December to March — Good Season

December to March is a good season to travel Colombia as the weather is warm with sunny skies.

The weather in Columbia is rather pleasant. During these months, you can be sure to find sunny skies with warm days, particularly in the Andes. The weather everywhere else is quite dry, with the Amazon San Andres, and Providencia being quite tempting. The weather is slightly warm, but not overwhelmingly so, and there is usually no rain either.

  • Avg. Temperature: 50 – 66° F / 10 – 19° C (in Bogota)
  • Rainfall: 30 – 40 mm
  • Season: Monsoon
  • Highlights: Cartagena may be a good place to visit, particularly at this time of the year. You may stay nearby and make the trip to Cartagena. Cartagena is rife with sights to see, especially parts of the old restored city. The Cartagena Opera Theater is gorgeous and a sight to behold for all ages.

April to June — Wet Season

April to June is monsoon season in Colombia as the temperature rises and dry days starts to disapper.

Columbia has two dry and two wet seasons, and April – June is one of them. Parts of Bogota even get around 75 mm of rainfall in April. The wet season starts towards the end of June with temperatures rising and dry days disappearing. If the rain does not bother you that much, then this time is a good time to visit and get accommodation for throwaway prices!

  • Avg. Temperature: 59 62° F / 15 17° C (in Bogota)
  • Rainfall: 40 – 60 mm
  • Season: Monsoon
  • Highlights: The Gold Museum is definitely one of the highlights of the city. The gold museum or Museo Del Oro is the perfect representation of Colombian culture, history and art. Many of the artworks are breath-taking and inspiring making this a must see destination.

July to August – Dry Season

July to August is the best to go whale watching around the pacific coast.

As Columbia has alternating dry and wet seasons, July – August is the dry season. The dry season may not get overwhelmingly hot, or wet, making among the best time to visit Columbia. While Bogota may have a secondary rainy season in the early days of July, the rest of Columbia runs dry. This weather is the best to go whale watching around the pacific coast. This gives you a great opportunity to explore Columbia when the weather is pleasant, and without having to fight away the crowds that gather during the peak season.

  • Avg. Temperature: 57° F / 14° C (in Bogota)
  • Rainfall: 30 mm
  • Season: Dry
  • Highlights: This is a good season for you to go whale watching off the pacific coast. Humpback whales can be found along the pacific coast, from the province of Choco up north to Narino that borders Equador. The principal areas for visiting these areas may be Nuqui, Bahai Solano, and Bahia Malaga.

September to November — Winter / High Season

September to November is the best time to go for a hike along the amazon and experience the magic of the rainforest.

September to November runs wet yet again. This may be a fair time to visit Columbia. Temperatures do start to drop compared to the previous three months and the rainfall definitely increases with even flash floods around Cartagena. The Caribbean coast also can be quite wet. However, there is no need to despair as this may be the best time to go for a hike along the amazon and experience the magic of the rainforest, as the amazon’s rainfall is lowered.

  • Avg. Temperature: 57° F / 14° C (in Bogota)
  • Rainfall: 1 – 15 mm
  • Season: Wet
  • Highlights: The Antique Museum or Museo Antiqua in Medellin is the second oldest museum in Columbia (Museo de Nacional being the oldest). The museum may be a respite from the wet season and offers plenty of artwork that can leave anyone and everyone awestruck. The collection of art ranges from pre Columbian, modern and colonial art collections.
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