Colombia has emerged as an increasingly popular tourist destination in recent years, attracting travelers from around the world with its rich culture, stunning natural beauty and hospitality. As tourism in Colombia continues to grow, it is interesting to explore the countries that visit this South American nation the most. According to the analysis of the Ministry of Commerce, Industry and Tourism, the country has received an average of more than 450 thousand travelers per month during the first quarter of the year. In the month of March 2022 alone, passenger arrivals by scheduled international flights increased by 38.3% compared to 2022, according to the Civil Aeronautics.
In this article, we will discover the main countries of origin of international tourists who choose Colombia as their travel destination.
With the highest flow of foreign visitors to Colombia in the first quarter, registering a share of 25.1%. Citizens show a growing interest in exploring the wonders of Colombia. U.S. tourists are attracted by the country’s geographic diversity, rich history, exquisite cuisine and vibrant culture. Destinations such as Cartagena, Medellin, Bogota and the coffee region are especially popular with U.S. visitors.
Canadian travelers have also discovered Colombia’s charms, with a 115.0% variation in visitors from Canada in 2022. Attracted by its scenic and cultural diversity, Canadians visit Colombia in search of outdoor adventure, authentic cultural experiences and warm hospitality. The Caribbean region, the Lost City, the coffee region and the hiking areas are outstanding destinations for Canadian tourists.
Brazilian tourists also have a great affection for Colombia and visit it in significant numbers, presenting a variation of 102.4% with respect to the year 2022. Geographical proximity, more accessible air connections and cultural similarities have contributed to this flow of tourists. Brazilians enjoy the Caribbean beaches, music, soccer and the cultural diversity that Colombia offers.
Preliminary figures from Migration Colombia indicate that between January and March 2023, 1,399,321 non-resident visitors arrived in the country and in terms of destination cities, Bogota received the largest number of foreigners, namely 40.8%, second only to cities such as Medellin and Cartagena.
Finally, Colombia has positioned itself as an attractive tourist destination for visitors from all over the world. The countries mentioned above represent only a portion of the international tourists who have chosen Colombia as their travel destination. Geographical diversity, cultural richness, Colombian hospitality and improved tourism infrastructure have contributed to this growth.