Living in Colombia: Plenty of reasons to stay!

Have you ever thought of living in Colombia? First time you hear about Colombia?

If you are plannig to move to Colombia, you may already have a reason for loving this country. I'm sure you do. So, you don't need to continue reading,  Why don't you take a few minutes to share your experience  with us? 

Not sure?, click here to go at the end of this page and discover the reasons why other people like you decided to live in Colombia !

Caño Cristales - the seven color's River

The Chicamocha Canyon in Santander Region

Its colourful landscapes, the warmth of its people. Not to talk about the magic of the old Cartagena, the beautiful tiny colonial streets of Villa de Leyva and Giron; the taste of its unique variety of typical food. And that is what we miss the most when we are out from Colombia.

if you only know about Shakira's dancing style... Did you know that:

We have the longest coast at the Caribbean


We are the world's number one in birds species ( 1.815)


World's number one in butterflies ( 14.000 species)


World's number one in Orchids (3.000 families)


World's number one country in wasteland areas (Páramos)


We boast to have the second oldest airline formed in the world (Avianca).


Colombia is the longest established democracy in South America. Believe it or not!


Santa Marta's Sierra Nevada - Source: Colombia Magia Salvaje Movie

Magdalena's River - Source: Colombia Magia Salvaje Movie

Chiribiquete Jungle - Source: Colombia Magia Salvaje Movie

Medellin at Night



"If you want to know the Caribbean, go to Cuba or the Dominican Republic;

if you want to know the Pacific Ocean, go to Chile;

if you want to know the Andean Mountains, go to Ecuador;

if you want to know the Amazon Jungle, go to Brazil;

if you want to know pre-columbian cultures, go to Mexico or Peru;

but if you want to know all of those in just one place, go to Colombia"


From a Travel Agency in France. Source: Colombia es Pasion

Colombia has so much to offer to foreigners. I can tell you for sure that once you visit Colombia you will change the image of you were used to have.

What I like the most about living in Colombia is its geographic diversity. When you are traveling by car it's easy to change dramatically from a freezy Andean weather to the soft warm breeze of a Colonial town.

That's why we don't have the seasons. You can decide anytime you want, where to enjoy that particular sense that make each season special for you.

And it's not uncommon to find such contrasts all over the country. Even on the Caribbean coast you can find a snow mountain right next to the sea! (La Sierra Nevada de Santa Marta).

Click here to know more about some of the main Colombian Cities.


If you are one of those who are already living in Colombia, we would like to hear your experience!

Have A Special Reason for living in Colombia?

What was that special reason you had to fell in love with Colombia?. It was the weather, the landscapes or the food?. Of course you can also tell us your great love story with a Colombian/a.!!

Why don't you share it with us? I’m sure there are a lot of people who will identify with your experience and will love to read about it!

Read other reasons for living in Colombia

Click on the links below to see some great stories about reasons for living in Colombia. They were all written by other visitors to this page....

Living in Medellin: A great place for expats 
Only living here for two months at the moment but I have been to Colombia some fifty times to vacation, work and do research. It is like a second home …

Relocating to Colombia it is about LIFE 
I'm 45 years old, and have a Colombian wife. I have traveled extensively, and can atest.... Colombia is by far a better quality of life than the US. …

Retiring and living in Medellin: An expat's testimony 
Medellin, Colombia, is attracting growing numbers of expats and foreign retirees thanks to its pleasant weather, its beautiful setting, its sophisticated …

I will Always Be Half Colombian 
Why? Many reasons: the wide-open country, clear air (not in Bogota, though!), ease of doing business, the friendly people. One place you need to check …

Never Thougt I Would Do This in Cali Colombia 
Four years ago I married a Colombian lady in the USA. She is like you say beautiful in every way. And being from Cali we went for a visit. She led us …

Golf in Colombia for Children: A dream come true 
After 20 years of running corporate golf events from my home base in Pittsburgh, I am now living in Bucaramanga, Colombia building what would be the first …

Afraid of Colombia 
I am an american who lived for 6 years in Bogota, my wife is still there (she is a "rola"). I left because I was so afraid. At the beginning was fine, …

Lovely weeding in Colombia 
I got married in Colombia on one of the most beautiful beaches I've ever seen. I then also had my twins there their names are Abby,and Asley They are …

Meeting again with Colombia, my hometown 
My parents came to the United States in the mid 60's. I was born and raised here in New York. I went to Colombia when I was 4 years old and I don’t really …

Colombia's Caribbean City Santa Marta Not rated yet
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The morning sunshine is streaming through the open window as I grind rich Colombian coffee bought yesterday at the local shop. Every new day here starts …

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I couldn't help but compare Medellin to Panama City, my current home base and a long-standing top retire-overseas choice. In many ways, these two places …

Never say never ! said Columbus , those that search shall find! Not rated yet
Hello ,I Am 46 my name is Jorg and Live in Australia for most of my life and 5 years in Stockholm, Sweden And thought my top most interesting places were …

All my life in Medellin Not rated yet
I Was born, raised and live right now in this beatiful country full of stories, colors, flavors and extraordinary experiences...all i have to say is that …

How do you imagine Colombia in 2025? Not rated yet
Some people already do. We want to share with you this vision about the future of Colombia. It comprises everything we want to give our children as legacy, …

The intro, and the good ending.... Not rated yet
It was Christmas, my first time to travel to Colombia alone, had limited Spanish, and had heard all of the tales about security, so, I was very apprehensive. …

Plastic surgery in Colombia Not rated yet
I once had a friend who went to Bogota for her Tummy Tuck and Breast Augmentation. At that time, it was INSANE to travel abroad for surgery... Her results …

Many reasons for visiting and living in Colombia Not rated yet
The following are testimonies I found in other websites, I want to share with you, my visitors. I hope this testimonies will encourage you to share …

Click here to write your own.

For those of you considering living in Colombia, My congratulations!!. You will not regret it!.



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