Colombia is generally safe at night, but it is important to take precautions. It is best to avoid walking alone at night, especially in unfamiliar areas, and to stay in well-lit, populated areas. It is also important to be aware of your surroundings and to trust your instincts. If you feel unsafe, it is best to leave the area and find a safe place.
based on 20 experiences
I visited Medellín, Cartagena, and Barranquilla. I flew from Cancún to Medellín, then from Medellín to Cartagena, Cartagena to Barranquilla, and finally Barranquilla back home. As for transportation, I used airplanes for all my trips. I paid with a card for almost everything, and they give you a good exchange rate. In Medellín, I stayed in Provenza and honestly found a super cheap Airbnb. I visited Guatape, it's beautiful and you shouldn't miss it. The food is delicious, especially the cheese, and chocolate. I returned at 4 a.m. once, and to be honest, I felt safe. In Cartagena, I stayed in Morros City, where I had a spectacular view. Everything was close to me except the downtown area, which wasn't far away, but I preferred to use a taxi or Uber. You can use Uber without a problem, it's very cheap, and also taxis, but you should ask how much they will charge for everything. In terms of safety in Cartagena, you should be more careful, especially at night, and avoid walking in the early morning, that's all.Posted: September 19, 2023
Colombia is super safe. Easily one of my favorite countries I’ve ever visited. I’ve been there for a month: carrying a camera, phone, etc, walking around at night. I’m blonde and a don’t speak a whole lot of Spanish. I’ve never had any trouble or felt uncomfortable at all.Posted: May 26, 2023
I have been to Cartagena and Medellín (not solo) and honestly, I would go back to Medellín alone in a heartbeat. Very safe even at night I was surprised by all the women walking alone. It’s so beautiful and a very clean friendly city. Cartagena felt sketchy to me. I wouldn’t go back alone let alone with others. We got harassed on numerous occasions.Posted: February 17, 2023
Avoid walking alone at night: Colombia is a relatively safe country, but it is still important to be aware of your surroundings and avoid walking alone at night. It is best to travel in groups and stay in well-lit areas.
Be aware of pickpockets: Pickpocketing is a common problem in Colombia, so it is important to be aware of your surroundings and keep your valuables close.
Don’t carry large amounts of cash: It is best to avoid carrying large amounts of cash with you as it can make you a target for criminals.
Don’t flash expensive items: Avoid wearing or carrying expensive items such as jewelry or electronics as it can make you a target for criminals.
Don’t accept drinks from strangers: It is important to be aware of your drink at all times and not accept drinks from strangers as they may be spiked with drugs.
Don’t take unnecessary risks: Avoid taking unnecessary risks such as hitchhiking or walking in dangerous areas.
Be aware of your surroundings: Be aware of your surroundings at all times and trust your instincts. If something doesn’t feel right, it is best to leave the area.
Don’t carry drugs: Carrying drugs is illegal in Colombia and can lead to serious consequences.
Don’t take pictures of military or police: Taking pictures of military or police personnel is illegal in Colombia and can lead to serious consequences.
Don’t drink the tap water: Tap water in Colombia is not safe to drink, so it is best to stick to bottled water.
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I am traveling to Cartagena and Medellin soon and would love recommendations for both cities/any adventures nearby that are worth traveling to while in Colombia.Posted: November 2, 2022
Hello solo travelers. I will be traveling to Bogota Colombia next week for the first time and solo. I would appreciate restaurant and places to see, recommendations and how safe is it for solo travel in Colombia.Posted: September 17, 2022