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Colombia in August: Festivities and Fine Weather


Fine weather, festivals, and fabulous attractions—Colombia in August has it all. The country offers an escape from winter and opens doors to an array of activities, from hiking to the Lost City to exploring the dense Amazonian jungles in August. In the inland areas, you can join the locals in the celebration of one of Colombia’s most prominent festivities, the Feria de Flores Festival. You can also relish the warm August weather on the beaches in Barranquilla. There are no shortages of destinations and activities if you tour Colombia in August.

Colombia Weather in August

Historic Colorful Buildings in Bogota, Colombia in August
Get mesmerized by the brightly colored historic building in the Los Martires Neighborhood in the Colombian capital, Bogota.

Colombia spans diverse landscapes, from the high Andes mountains to tropical beaches to arid deserts. As such, the country’s weather varies depending on the place you travel. For instance, the weather on the Pacific Coast is sunny and warm, ideal for beach activities. Here, temperatures can reach up to 30°C during the day, with balmy evenings between 22°C to 27°C. The capital, Bogotá, on the other hand, is cold and drizzly, with temperatures hovering around 18°C. As the water levels in the Amazon River are low during August, humidity is high around the Amazon river basin, where the mercury fluctuates in the low 30°C.

For a seasonal overview, check out our guide on the best time to visit Colombia.

Weather in Colombia in August - Rainfall and Temperatures

Avg Daily (°C)191819181817171718192018
Avg Nightly (°C)971011111110109876
Avg Daily (°F)66.264.466.264.464.462.662.662.664.466.26864.4
Avg Nightly (°F)48.244.65051.851.851.8505048.246.444.642.8
Avg Rainfall (mm)3040509080404040701107050

Why Visit Colombia in August

Medellin flower festival, Colombia in August
See a mirage of color in the streets of Medellin as the floral displays of the spring festivals engulf the city.
Squirrel Monkey in Amazon in Colombia in June
A decline in the river level increases the chances for wildlife spotting and exploring the Amazon rainforest.

Colombia packs a punch when it comes to adventure and exploration. August offers plenty of breathtaking sights, events, and travel opportunities around Colombia. Here are some reasons why you should Take a trip to Colombia in August.

  • Celebrate Spring in Medellín: The “City of Eternal Spring,” Medellín is at its best in August. Head to Medellin to see a mirage of colors, as the floral displays of the spring festivals engulf the city. Held during the first weeks of August, the Feria de Flores Festival sees flower harvesters lining the streets and parading around carrying beautiful handmade floral displays on their backs. There are also street parties, music, dancing, open-air concerts, horse shows, and an abundance of delicious food.
  • Festival del Viento y de Los Cometas: Kite flyers and enthusiasts head to Villa de Leyva in August and wait for the windiest day of the month to launch this famous kite festival. The three-day festival celebrates kite-making and kite-flying. Onlookers throng the central plaza in the town to watch the experts display their aerial prowess.
  • Explore the Amazon River Basin: August is a great month to head into the Amazon jungle as the weather is dry. The low water level of the mighty river makes it easy to hike through the jungle and spot an assortment of flora and fauna native to the rainforest. You can also visit lovely Amazonian villages like Puerto Nariño and meet the local tribes who call the jungle their home.

Where To Go and What to Do

Bandeja Paisa, Colombian food
Bogotá is a foodie’s paradise, combining the cuisines of the Andes, the Caribbean, and the Pacific into a unique blend of flavors.

August offers plenty of activities across Colombia. Hiking enthusiasts can venture into the Los Nevados National Park and explore its trails. Located in the coffee-growing region of the central Colombian Andes, the park is renowned for its breathtaking scenery comprising snow-capped volcanoes, mammoth glaciers, dense forests, and shimmering lakes. August is an ideal month to visit as the weather is cold and dry.

Another incredible hiking experience is the Lost City Trek, which takes you to the impressive ancient city in the heart of the Sierra Nevada de Santa Marta. This multi-day trek offers a mix of adventures, from hiking through spectacular scenery to exploring the 2,000-year-old city. Take this opportunity to learn about the Tayrona community that once inhabited this area.

For tropical adventures, head to Rosario and the San Bernardo Islands. Indulge in world-class scuba diving and witness the fascinating sea life. The Rosario Islands, teeming with a mirage of coral and magnificent marine life, see a year-round tropical climate. For the best experience, visit the coastal lagoons and vivid reefs that provide avid snorkelers and scuba divers access to underwater oases.

Discover ancient cities, scuba-dive reefs, and wrecks; hike in the foothills of the Andes, and dance the night away at the Feria de Flores Festival. August in Colombia promises adventure, excitement, exploration, and more for travelers of all preferences. You can check out our guide on how many days to spend in Colombia to plan an itinerary that best fits your interest, or chat with one of our local travel experts to create a customized trip to Colombia. For more information, you can browse through our Colombia tours in August.

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