Access my Evaneos Account

The best time to travel in Colombia

The dry season in Colombia lasts from December to March and allows you to avoid the rains during your visit. So, prefer this season to go to Colombia. You should adapt your departure date according to the region visited, and avoid the Colombian holiday periods if you don't like crowds.

At a glance

Jan
Feb
Mar
Apr
May
Jun
Jul
Aug
Sep
Oct
Nov
Dec
Being close to the Equator, the climate of Colombia is rather uniform. The dry season lasts from December to March and should be preferred to avoid visiting Colombia in the rain. The wet season lasts from April to November, with very heavy rainfall. You should adapt your trip to these variations, as well as to the differences between the different regions: a tropical, and therefore very wet, climate in Amazonia, a harsher climate in the mountains and semi-desert in the Guajira. You should also avoid the weeks between mid-December and mid-January throughout country: they are very crowded with Colombian holidaymakers.

Plains of the Orinoco

Jan
Feb
Mar
Apr
May
Jun
Jul
Aug
Sep
Oct
Nov
Dec
The landscapes of the region are beautiful and the flora and fauna is rich and varied. For nature buffs, the Orinoco region offers the possibility of wild and authentic travel, to the delight of adventurers and eco-tourists. This is the agricultural region of the country and you can also visit the lovely town of Villavicencio. Strictly avoid the rainy season and take advantage of the tropical climate between the months of November and April to visit this beautiful region.

The Andes

Jan
Feb
Mar
Apr
May
Jun
Jul
Aug
Sep
Oct
Nov
Dec
This is the region traversed by the Cordilleras of the Andes, the largest mountain chain in the world. It houses the country's capital, Bogota, which enjoys a so-called "temperate mountain" climate, that is to say a constant climate around 17 °C. Rains are very frequent between March and May and between October and November. Avoid these periods to travel in the Colombian Andes. For lovers of trekking, go to the Sierra Nevada del Cocuy. You can also discover San Augustin, the largest set of religious monuments and megalithic sculptures of South America. 

Pacific Coast

Jan
Feb
Mar
Apr
May
Jun
Jul
Aug
Sep
Oct
Nov
Dec
Nature and eco-tourism lovers will appreciate the Pacific coast of Colombia. Enjoy the wild beaches, hike in the heart of the jungle and discover the tropical flora and fauna with amazement... You will have understood by now that the climate is tropical. Therefore, avoid the rainy season. The rest of the year, the Pacific coast is warm and very pleasant. You can always go scuba diving to cool down! You will be amazed by the coral, the colourful schools of fish, sea turtles and other Colombian aquatic treasures. 

The Caribbean Coast

Jan
Feb
Mar
Apr
May
Jun
Jul
Aug
Sep
Oct
Nov
Dec
The Caribbean region is characterised by the colonial cities, the Guajira desert, as well as its splendid archipelagos. The vegetation there is tropical, just like the climate. There you can visit Santa Maria, one of the most ancient cities of Colombia, set out on a trek to the Lost City and discover the region of La Guajira. The climate is warm and tropical on the coast, so it is perfect for those who are in search of the sun and heat! Avoid the rainy season, which lasts from May to November.

Colombian Amazon

Jan
Feb
Mar
Apr
May
Jun
Jul
Aug
Sep
Oct
Nov
Dec
Go to the city of Leticia and explore the region of the Colombian Amazon, on the borders with Brazil and Peru. You can stay there to discover the tropical flora and observe the marmosets and freshwater dolphins. Adventure buffs will go kayaking or set out to meet the Indian communities, while tired travellers can relax in harmony with nature. The Colombian Amazon region is tropical: the average temperature is 25 °C and it is hot and humid throughout the year. Go there during the dry season to enjoy the sunshine and pleasant temperatures, and avoid the long rainy season. 
Tiphaine Leblanc
78 contributions
Updated 26 October 2018