Colombia, known as the capital of Salsa, is home to the Barranquilla Carnival, the second largest carnival in the world after Rio. If you want to experience the colorful culture and entertaining atmosphere of the country, we recommend to follow the carnival and festival calendars in Colombia.
Another issue that shows the importance of the culture of celebration and entertainment in the country is that it is the country with the most official holidays. The Flower Festival, organized in the city of Medellin in August every year, is among the festivals you can attend. In January, the Black and White Festival in the city of Pasto lasts for 3 days. The festival is dedicated to the country’s colonial period. During the World Salsa Festival, Colombia has one of its most active periods. The festival takes place in August in the city of Cali.
Weather in Colombia
The climate of Colombia shows climatic variations due to its proximity to the equator and its geographical structure. In the lower parts and valleys, tropical climate and temperate climate features in high parts. The climate is basically determined by five natural regions: tropical rainforest, tropical savannah, tropical steppes, desert, and mountains.
Tropical rainforests are hot (average 27 degrees), rainy and humid. In tropical savannah, there are arid and rainy periods. Due to its proximity to the equator, the average temperature is constant throughout the year and is around 24 degrees. Therefore, you will need to control the climate of your destination in Colombia. Indeed, each region has its own climate characteristics. However, to mention a more specific period of travel to Colombia, we may recommend December and February.
Seasons in Colombia
Spring – March, April and May.
Summer – June, July and August.
Autumn – September, October and November.
Winter – December, January and February.