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Frequently Asked Questions

  • What is the primary language spoken in Colombia?

    Spanish is an integral part of Colombia's national identity. The coastal regions have a Caribbean influence in their speech, while the Andean regions have a more neutral accent.

  • What is the official currency of Colombia?

    The Colombian peso, denoted as COP, is the official currency of Colombia. It has been the country's currency since 1837.

  • Is a visa required to visit Colombia?

    Many countries, such as the United States, Europe, and several other countries, have visa-exemption agreements with Colombia, allowing their citizens to enter Colombia for short stays (usually up to 90 days) for tourism, business, or transit without a visa.

  • Does Colombia use the same voltage as in the United States?

    The standard voltage is 110–120 volts, with a standard frequency of 60 Hz. The power plugs and sockets are the same types used in the United States and Canada.

  • What is Colombia known for?

    Colombia is known for several notable aspects, both culturally and geographically: coffee, diverse landscapes, emeralds, culture/festivals, literature, music and dance, historical sites, cuisines, arts/crafts, and sports.

  • What popular sport is played in Colombia?

    Football (soccer) is the most famous and popular sport in Colombia. It's deeply embedded in the country's culture and is a significant part of many Colombians' lives.

  • What is the customary tipping for services in Colombia?

    Restaurants: It's common to leave a tip at sit-down restaurants. Many restaurants include a service charge (usually around 10%) in the bill, which is effectively a tip. If the service charge isn't included, or if you receive exceptional service, a tip of around 10% of the bill is appreciated.

    Taxis: Tipping taxi drivers is not customary in Colombia. However, rounding up the fare for convenience or for exceptional service is appreciated.

    Hotel Staff: For hotel bellboys or porters, a small tip per bag is customary. Housekeeping staff might also be tipped, usually at the end of your stay.

    Bars and Cafes: Tipping in bars and cafes is less common, but you can leave a small tip or round up the bill if you wish, especially if you receive table service.

    Other Services: For services like hairdressers, spa treatments, or guided tours, a small tip (around 10%) is appreciated if you're satisfied with service.


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