Weather and Climate in Colombia

Colombia is a large country with a very diverse climate, as the country extends over a large area. This means that the weather to that extent depends on where in the country you are. In addition, Colombia is a country with both mountain ranges, coastline and rainforests, making the climate even more varied. The weather in the Rainforest can look very different from the cities on the coast and in the mountains.

Nevertheless, the months of the year have been divided into low season and high season for trips to Colombia. The low season is said to be in the months from March to May as well as from September to November, when on average most rain falls in the country. However, the rainforest is particularly lush in these months, which is why you will be able to experience nature in full bloom.

The other months from December to February and from June to August are described as the high season, as this is the country’s driest time. There is therefore a good opportunity to lie on the beach and enjoy the warm hours of sunshine.

General about the weather and climate in Colombia

In cities along the coast it is usually very hot. You can expect temperatures above 30 degrees all year round. You will experience this in the cities of Cartagena and Santa Marta, among others. However, there will be certain months where it can be very rainy. If you are planning a beach holiday, it is therefore a good idea to leave in the period from and including December to and including April.

In the heart of Colombia, where you will find the capital Bogotá, among other things, you will experience some cooler temperatures, which are around 16-17 degrees all year round. There will be a more even amount of rain during the year – however, there will typically be more rain in the low season, which extends from March to May and from September to November.

If you move out into the rainforests, the weather is characterized by temperatures of around 25 degrees, a lot of rain and high humidity, and up in the mountains you will be able to experience cold temperatures and sometimes also snow. Colombia is therefore a country that can withstand being visited all year round. When you can take advantage depends on where in the country you want to go and what the purpose of your trip is.


Cartagena is located on the northern coastline of Columbia, where the weather is characterized by high temperatures. The surroundings form the perfect backdrop for relaxation, meditation, bathing and various water activities.

The port city provides a telling insight into the everyday life of Colombians. Pamper your taste buds with South American specialties and shop memorable souvenirs. Especially from January to March the weather is warm and the sun shines uninterrupted.

Cartagena Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Christmas Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
Rain 8 2 6 34 102 110 97 130 140 218 129 35
Max temp. 31 31 32 32 32 32 32 32 32 31 31 31
Mine. temp. 23 23 24 24 25 25 25 25 25 25 24 23


The capital Bogotá is located in the heart of Columbia located at an altitude of more than 2,500 meters. In general, temperatures are relatively low year-round in central Columbia. It provides good conditions for experiencing the city on foot.

In Bogotá, wine tasting is a hit as there are plenty of amazing wines to explore. You can also explore the city’s many historic buildings and museums, which best reflect Colombian culture.

Bogotá Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Christmas Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
Rain 33 43 66 111 94 57 41 49 73 115 88 54
Max. temp. 18 18 18 18 17 17 16 17 17 17 17 18
Mine. temp. 5 5 6 7 7 7 7 6 6 7 7 5

Santa Marta

In Santa Marta, the climate is stable all year round. This is typical of Colombia’s coastal cities. The temperature is almost never below 20 degrees, which is why Santa Marta is a great place if you want to go down and enjoy the heat.

It is recommended to stroll through Santa Marta and experience the city’s beautiful and romantic streets. Due to the warm climate, you should also explore the beautiful beach that the city has to offer. here is definitely something for everyone.

Santa Marta Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Christmas Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
Rain 4 3 2 9 51 60 57 57 87 114 48 12
Max temp. 31 32 32 32 32 32 32 32 32 32 32 31
Mine. temp. 22 22 23 24 24 24 24 24 24 23 23 22

Types of travel in Colombia

Trekking in Colombia

Trekking is a great way to experience Colombia for the country’s diverse and lush nature. As an escape from the noise and pollution of the city, we head out into the countryside. We take the trip through the high mountain range near the beautiful Caribbean coast.

Cultural trip to Colombia

Colombia is the epitome of passion and pride. Here you sometimes wander on the border between adventure and realism. For the country has an enchanting nature and a great diversity of society, which creates a special magical atmosphere.

The main road from Popayán to Bogotá

Popular animals you can experience in Colombia

Thanks to its very varied nature, Colombia has an incredible biodiversity. In fact, about 10% of the world’s animals live in Colombia. In addition, the country has the world’s largest number of endemic species, which means animals that do not exist anywhere else in the world. There are therefore good reasons to travel to Colombia if you have an interest in wildlife.

There are also over 40 national parks in Colombia, which together occupy 5% of the entire Colombian area. With the many different species of animals and plants, Colombia is an overwhelming country. Remarkable are several thousand orchid species, a slightly smaller number of bird species and mammals such as ozelot, jaguar and tapir.