Local SIM Cards: Currently, there are five major mobile phone providers in Colombia: Avantel, Claro (America Movil), ETB, Movistar (Telefonica), and Tigo (Millicom), each offering a range of packages and tariffs.
Visitors to Colombia can easily purchase a prepaid SIM card upon arrival at the airport or in a mobile phone shop in the city. Some of the popular options include Claro, Tigo, and Movistar, with sim cards available for as little as COP 10,000. The average price for a sim card with a set amount of data and call minutes is around COP 30,000-40,000.
When purchasing a sim card, it is recommended to avoid buying an expensive one at the airport or in the last minute, as prices tend to be higher and you may be limited in your options. Travel to Colombia?
In terms of electricity and plug types, Colombia uses Type A, B and C plugs, with a voltage of 110V and a frequency of 60Hz. It is recommended to bring a travel adapter when visiting the country. Buy it here.
Tourism is a significant industry in Colombia, with a large number of visitors every year. The country is known for its diverse landscapes, from the Andes Mountains to the Amazon Rainforest, and is home to a rich cultural heritage. In 2019, the number of international tourists visiting Colombia was over 5 million, with many of them visiting popular destinations such as Bogotá, Cartagena, and Medellín.
There are a significant number of hotels in Colombia, with options to suit all budgets and preferences. From luxury hotels to budget-friendly options, visitors can choose from a range of accommodations. On average, prices for a hotel room start at around COP 60,000, with luxury hotels costing upwards of COP 500,000.
In terms of air travel, Colombia is served by several domestic and international airlines, including Avianca, LATAM, and Viva Air. The country has several major airports, including El Dorado International Airport in Bogotá and Rafael Núñez International Airport in Cartagena, making it easy for visitors to get to their desired destinations.
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