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Joachim from Mönchengladbach, Germany asked

Colombia safe and secure enough to travel with little daughter (4yrs.)?

My wife and I are planning a trip to south/middle america in January. We both are more or less experienced travelers and have been to Tanzania, Ecuador and other places. I also speak Spanish. We actually have planned to go to Costa Rica for safety reasons and beauty reasons but I have heard that it is quite crowded in Costa Rica. And I have heard so many good things about Colombia. But nobody has been there with small children. So do any of you here have experiences to travel in Colombia with children? If yes - what do you think is important to know?


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Felipe from Medellin

Hi Simon,

I'm from Colombia and I don't think you'd have any problem.

For travelers with children I would suggest to visit a beach destination as Cartagena or Santa Marta, the first one is colonial city with culture and perfect for foodie lovers, the second one more for eco turism (if you enjoy this don't forget Tayrona National Natural Park, but please notice is 4 hour walking). Then you can try Planes Eje Cafetero (or café triangle) is an area in colombia well know for the coffe farm, try to stay in one of these farms kids love the experience, you can also find in this area or both are parks with great experiences for children.

Hope you enjoy Colombia and remember the only risk is wanting to stay!

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Scott from Fort Collins

Hello Joachim!  I have a female friend of mine who often travels solo.  She has been to Columbia several times and has had no issues And really enjoyed the country.  Speaking Spanish, as she does, and you do, certainly won't hurt.  Have a safe trip!

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Roxy from Dawson Creek

I am currently traveling solo in Colombia, I've been all over and I find it very safe!! I haven't had any issues, and the only bad stories I do hear is from when people are buying drugs, so you shouldn't have any issues. :)

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Where in Colombia did you go? I'm traveling solo as well. I was thinking Medellin. I'm going anywhere for 7-11 days. Suggestions?
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