Colombia

SHORT INFORMATION

Climate of Colombia

The Climate of Colombia is characterized for being tropical and isothermal as a result of its geographical location near the Equator presenting variations within five natural regions and depending on the altitude, temperature, humidity, winds and rainfall. Each region maintains an average temperature throughout the year only presenting variables determined by precipitation during a rainy season caused by the Intertropical Convergence Zone.

HOLIDAYS AND TRADITIONS

Colombian Holidays and Festivals

These are Colombia’s national holidays. Those marked with an asterisk (*) are celebrated on the nearest Monday and known as a puente (a three-day holiday weekend). On most holidays, expect processions and other events. These are times when many Colombians take a break; hotel and transportation prices increase substantially and reservations should be made.

SHORT INFORMATION

Colombia Rivers

Colombia Rivers form an integral part of the physiography of Colombia. Magdalena is the principal river of Colombia that flows between the Cordilla Central and Cordilla Oriental.