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Colombia is a nation known for the Emerald Isle and its exotic fruits, due to the country’s biodiversity.

In a word, the weather can be variable. It really depends on where you are. The capital, Bogota, gets rain but Midellen is called ‘the city of eternal spring’ because the weather is pleasant all year round.

While you’re there, expect to try sancocho soup, ceviche, arepas, ajiaco (potato and chicken soup), cholado (cold drink with fruit) chocolate santafereño (hot chocolate with cheese and bread) and cocadas (coconut sugar cookies). In this part of the world particularly, the arabica coffee is great too.

You’ll find co-working spaces in Bogota, Midellen, Cali, Barranquilla and Cartagena. With average fixed broadband speeds at 94.40mbps, Colombia sits at 39th place in the world.

Day-to-day costs are low, as shown below:

  • Three course meal for two at mid-range restaurant – 90,000 col$ (£17)
  • 1 litre regular milk – 4,151.40 col$ (78p)
  • 500g loaf of fresh white bread – 4,530.28 col$ (85p)
  • One way ticket on public transport – 2,700.00 col$ (50p)
  • Basics for 85m squared flat – 304,175.32 col$ (£57.33)
  • Rent for one-bed flat in the city centre – 1,175,137.13 col$ (£221.51)


The digital nomad visa


Name of visa: Visa type V

Fees: $52, followed by up to $230 for the visa fee

Length of stay: Up to two years

Can I extend my stay? Not stated


  • Valid passport
  • Health insurance
  • Letter from employer to prove status of employment

Minimum salary: $684 (£557) per month

How to apply: Online via https://tramitesmre.cancilleria.gov.co/tramites/enlinea/solicitarVisa.xhtml

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Anna Jordan

Anna is Senior Reporter, covering topics affecting SMEs such as grant funding, managing employees and the day-to-day running of a business.

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