Holiday Accommodation Options in Colombia

Information about where to stay when taking a holiday, spending a long weekend or travelling in Colombia...

Colombia's tourism has increased considerably in the last decade, with nearly 1.8 million visitors to the country in 2013. Travellers are advised to book ahead during the high season, which runs from December to March and May to August.

Colombia has many types of accommodation options for its visitors to suit all tastes and budgets from five star and boutique hotels to hostels and guesthouses.

Hotels

Represented by a star system ranging from three to five stars this type of accommodation offers different services depending on the category. The more stars the better the infrastructure and room, complimentary breakfast, restaurants, coffee shops and overall services.

Boutique hotels

These are hotels with unique style and a high level of sophistication, with special emphasis on design and attention to details. Boutique hotels are often located close to the main tourist attractions.

Hostels (Hostales)

Hostales provide budget accommodation with semi-private bedrooms (sometimes en-suite) and shared bedrooms. The guests share bathrooms and the common areas; some of them offer a complimentary breakfast.

Apartment/Hotel (Apartahoteles)

Apartahoteles are serviced apartments. This type of accommodation provides a fully equipped apartment for a fixed price.

Guesthouses/Bed and Breakfast (Pensiones)

These provide overnight accommodation in private bedrooms, mostly family owned, with the owners usually living in the house and tending the business themselves. Some of them provide a complimentary breakfast.

Campsites (Campamentos de turismo/Camping)

Ground space for rent within public or private property allowing for camping and overnight stays. Usually tents or hammocks can be provided for an extra fee.

Further Information

For more information about visiting Colombia, things to do, places to visit and accommodation options see the website (in Spanish) of the Colombian Ministry of Tourism (Ministerio Colombiano de Turismo).