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Why Now Is The Best Time To Visit This Sunny Latin American Country

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In the blink of an eye, the coldest months are fading away, and travelers are looking forward to their last winter getaways of the season.

One thing that remains unchanged, though, is the fact that sunny hotspots around the world have become more popular than ever, with millions of people flocking to dreamy, soft-sanded beaches.

woman in The Tatacoa Desert, colombia

However, this sudden surge in popularity leaves most of these warm-weathered destinations feeling overcrowded and unreasonably priced, meaning that those who want a calm, tropical vacation might have a hard time finding a place that’s just perfect for them.

Luckily, there’s one sunny country that boasts everything a traveler could want this time of year and more.

Kayak’s “Best Time To Travel” tool shows that now is the best time to visit Colombia, one of South America’s crown jewels.

Here’s why: 

Perfect Weather

Right now is the peak of the dry season in Colombia, which usually lasts from December through March.

caribbean beach in Colombia

This is the perfect time to visit the country to avoid those heavy tropical showers that can leave daring travelers who’ve not done their due diligence locked in their hotel rooms for their entire trip.

Colombia’s many attractions, as well as its gorgeous landscapes, can all be explored at ease, knowing that all that lies ahead is a clear, sunny sky.

Whether you’re hiking through the Andes Mountains or sunbathing along the Caribbean coast, having the weather on your side can make or break your entire experience.

Andes Mountains In Colombia

Temperatures this time of year hover between 64 and 83°F (18 and 28°C) in Medellin, whereas beachy destinations like Puerto Carreno see ranges of 76 and 96°F (25 and 36°C) – it really can’t get any better than this.

Flight And Accommodation Prices Are At Their Lowest

You might wonder – since the dry season starts in December, why not take advantage of the climate and spend an unforgettable couple of weeks in Colombia during the festive season?

Well, that’s because flight and accommodation prices tend to soar right as the year comes to an end, only to fall back down once the Christmas and New Year’s rush has died down.

people inside the El Dorado Airport, Bogota, Colombia

Now, airfare from the U.S. to Colombia reaches its annual low, with plane tickets starting at $140.

On the other hand, stays in Bogotá, the capital, hover around $47 a night but can go as low as $24 (as reported by Kayak) leaving you with plenty of room in your travel budget to allocate to food and experiences.

aerial view of Bogota, Colombia

Enjoying The Allure Of Colombia Crowd-Free

What makes right now the absolute perfect time to visit Colombia is the fact that even though the weather and prices are ideal, most people don’t tend to move around too much this time of year, and if they do, they usually go to bigger, more mainstream travel hotspots.

Right now, you have the golden opportunity to explore the picturesque streets of Bogotá, Medellín, Cali, Barranquilla, and Cartagena completely chaos-free.

View Of A Street In Cartagena, Colombia, South America

So, if you’re seeking a more intimate, authentic experience in the country, there’s not that much more time left to book those tickets.

You have no idea just how refreshing it is to visit world-class attractions like Ciudad Perdida, Cartagena's Walled City, Tayrona National Park, or Cocora Valley without feeling suffocated from the hundreds (or, let’s be honest, thousands) of spacially unaware tourists ruining the whole experience.

Colonial Era Buildings Inside The Walled City Of Cartagena, Colombia, South America

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