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Rainfall98 mm92 mm134 mm167 mm154 mm91 mm64 mm75 mm138 mm190 mm167 mm125 mm
Rain Days141520232420171720252016

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Sleep

PropertyAddressTypePopularity
Hacienda VeneciaVereda el Rosario San Peregrino ManizalesGuesthouse96
Aqui Me Quedo HostalCalle 67 # 23 A 33 Barrio Alto PalermoGUESTHOUSE85
Varuna HotelCalle 62 23 C 18Hotel-
Lassio HostalCalle 67 # 23a-23Hostel-
Eco-Hotel Camino del Ruizkm 7 Antigua via Nevado del RuizHOTEL-
Hostel TukamaCarrera 23 B No 70Hostel-
Mountain HostelsCalle 66 # 23 b 91, Barrio PalermoHOSTEL84
The Secret Garden Manizales Hostel and RestaurantKm 3 via LlanitosHostel-
Casa Lassiocalle 66 no 23 B - 56 Calle de los FarolesHOSTEL-

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Keep Connected

Internet

Internet cafes are easy to find in any city or town. Expect rates to run about $1,250-2,500 (around $US 0.50-1.00) per hour, depending on how much competition there is (i.e., cheap in Bogotá, expensive in the middle of nowhere). Quality of connections varies enormous and tends to better in populated places and tourist areas. Wifi is getting more and more popular in some hotels, restaurants and bars, but don't count on it and be careful regarding your privacy.

Phone

See also International Telephone Calls

The country calling code to Colombia is: 57. To make an international call from Colombia, the code is: 005.

Using your own phone and SIM card is expensive so if you are planning to do quite a few calls, buy a phone or just a SIM card. It's simple enough to get a SIM card and even an unlocked phone at the international airport in Bogotá, although there is, of course, a price hike. They're not hard to find in any city either, just ask your hotel or hostel staff where to go. Topping up is also easy, and can be done pretty much on any street corner. The carriers you'll most likely see are Claro, Tigo, and Movistar. Claro is the most expensive (by a little bit), but has the widest coverage in the country, if you expect to get off the beaten path.

Post

4-72 is the unusual name of Colombia's postal service. They have post offices throughout the country, which are open usually from 9:00am to 5:00pm Monday to Friday and sometimes on Saturday mornings as well. That doesn't apply to all offices though, only the larger ones in the big cities. But for example along the Caribbean coast, offices tend to close between noon and 2:00pm. But even at the ones that are officially open all day long, it might be difficult to get anything done during those hours. For domestic services, sending letters and postcards is mostly reliable but takes days, for international services don't hold your breath. Eventually, a postcard or letter might arrive in the country of destination but it's almost not worth it. For parcels, you are better off using companies like FedEx, TNT, DHL or UPS.

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Coordinates
  • Latitude: 5.0621529
  • Longitude: -75.4956207

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