Colombia is a country at the northern tip of South America. It's landscape is marked by rainforests, Andes mountains and numerous coffee plantations. In the high-altitude capital, Bogotá, the Zona Rosa district is known for its restaurants and shops. Cartagena, on the Caribbean coast, has a walled colonial Old Town, a 16th-century castle and nearby coral reefs.
The climate is very warm and tropical on the coast and in the north, with a rainy season from May to November. Though the temperature varies little throughout the year due to Colombia's proximity to the equator, it does vary according to altitude.
Colombian Peso is the currency of Colombia
Average conversional rate 1 COP = INR 0.023
Medellín leads the way with independent fashion houses, producing some of the most exciting new trends, while Bogotá and Cali offer high-quality artisan marketsalongside modern shopping malls. Cartagena, true to its jewel-box appearance, is the center of Colombia's emerald trade, with a popular sideline in candy.