Main foreign communities in Colombia

portada principales comunidades de extranjeros en colombia

In Colombia, there are several foreign communities that have settled in different parts of the country. Some of the main communities of foreigners in Colombia are located in:

  1. Medellín: Medellín has become very popular among foreigners in recent years. Many foreigners, especially from the United States and Europe, have moved to Medellín because of its pleasant climate, quality of life and cosmopolitan atmosphere.
  2. Bogota: Bogota, the capital of Colombia, also attracts a large number of foreigners. The city has a wide range of cultural offerings, job opportunities and a vibrant arts scene.
  3. Cartagena: Cartagena is a very popular tourist destination and attracts a large number of foreigners. Many foreigners choose to settle in this coastal city because of its historical beauty and warm climate.
  4. Santa Marta: Santa Marta, located on Colombia’s Caribbean coast, is another attractive destination for foreigners. It is the gateway to the Tayrona National Natural Park and the famous Ciudad Perdida.

Main hostels and hotels

As for the most visited hostels and hotels, some of the popular places to stay in Colombia are:

  1. Bogotá:
    • Hotels: Selina Chapinero, Masaya, The Cranky Croc, Republica, Botánico, Spotty.
    • Hotels: Hyatt Place, Hilton Garden Inn, Grand Hyatt, La Colina, Estelar, Sheraton, Hilton.
  2. Medellín: The neighborhood of El Poblado is one of the most popular areas to stay in Medellín and offers a wide range of hotels and hostels of different categories.
    • Hostels: Jo&Joe, Masaya, Viajero, Yolo, Naah boutique, Selina.
    • Hotels: Estelar, 23 hotel, The Charlee, Ibis, Holiday Inn, Versus.
  3. Cartagena: Cartagena’s old town, known as the Walled City, is a popular place to visit and has many boutique hotels and hostels.
    • Hostels: Casa de las Américas, Casa Movida, The Clock, Santuario Getsemaní, Life is Good, Viajero.
    • Hotels: Oz Hotel, Barlovento, Almirante, Estelar, Las Carretas, Ananda, Casa San Agustín, Casa Pestagua, Casa de Alba.

Language Schools

As for language schools, some of the popular schools in Colombia are:

  1. Universidad de los Andes – Centro de Español: Located in Bogota, Universidad de los Andes offers Spanish programs for foreigners at different levels.
  2. EAFIT Language Center: This institution in Medellín offers Spanish courses for foreigners, as well as exchange programs.
  3. Centro de Idiomas Rosario: Located in Cartagena, this language center offers both group and individual Spanish courses for foreigners.

Tour sites

As for tour sites, some of the popular tourist sites in Colombia are:

  1. Lost City: It is an ancient archaeological site of the Tayrona indigenous civilization and is considered one of Colombia’s hidden treasures.
  2. Tayrona National Natural Park: Located on the Caribbean coast of Colombia, Tayrona National Natural Park is famous for its white sandy beaches, crystal clear waters and biodiversity.
  3. Cocora Valley: Located in the department of Quindío, the Cocora Valley is known for its tall wax palms, Colombia’s national tree.

Apps used in Colombia

  1. DiDi or Uber: These transportation apps allow you to order cabs or private transportation services safely.
  2. Rappi or Uber Eats: These home delivery apps allow you to order food, groceries or other services through your phone.
  3. Translator All Languages: This application helps you translate words or phrases from Spanish into your native language and vice versa.