car hire in Colombia

Tips for driving your rental car in Colombia

If you're travelling to Colombia, a rental car is the best way to reach all the spots this country has to offer. Colombia is a very interesting country to explore and its capital city Bogot? counts 7,613,303 inhabitants. In Bogot? lives 16,6% of the entire country's population, which counts over 45,750,000 inhabitants. In Colombia the language spoken most widespread is spanish but people also speak other minor languages. The time zone in Colombia is GMT-05:00 so make sure you adjust your watch at landing. We suggest adjusting your watch before take-off to help conquer jetlag! The electric plug type in Colombia is A / B and the electric voltage is 110 V, so it could be a good idea to bring an adaptor with you to protect your devices' lifetime. The calling code in Colombia is +57, make sure you note this down as it can come useful at times.

More travel information about Colombia

With a fuel cost in Colombia averaging at 0,95 GBP, driving around the country won't break the bank. Colombia shares its land borders with Brazil, Ecuador, Panama, Peru and Venezuela, which mean there are plenty of road trip options for travellers wishing to explore a little further. Before crossing any border, please make sure that this is in line with the terms and conditions of your car hire as these might vary according to the supplier you rent your car from. The roads stretch for 87,846, which ranks Colombia as the 36th country in the world with the longest road system. This amount of road will let you drive across the country and discover its wonders, secret spots and the delicious local tastes. Please note that in Colombia there is a right-hand traffic law - it's important to know that the currency is the Colombian Peso (COP). Speed limits in town are 30-60 km/h and on motorways they are 90-100 km/h. Bear in mind that in Colombia, speaking on the phone while driving isn't allowed therefore we recommend caution at any time.

UNESCO World Heritage Sites in Colombia

Colombia boasts eight UNESCO sites which confirm this country's important heritage. Should you visit this country for leisure you can't miss spots like the cultural site of Port, Fortresses and Group of Monuments, Cartagena and the natural site of Los Kat?os National Park. Find any car types on GoCarHire.co.uk, from city cars to luxury vehicles and costs are always transparent.