Posted by Adriaan Alsema on Jun 20, 2012 2 comments

Colombia tourism statistics

Colombia tourism statistics

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Tourism to Colombia has grown nearly 300% since 2002 when 540 thousand foreigners visited the country.

According to the government, more than 70% of these visitors come from the U.S. and South America and 60% are tourists.

The capital Bogota is the main recipient of foreign visitors, which include both tourists and business travelers.

Annual number of visits to Colombia

Monthly number of visits to Colombia (2013)

Colombia’s tourism growth

Visits to Colombia’s major cities (2006 – 2011)

Visitor origin (2011 – 2013)

Reason of visit (2011)


  • Sandra Little

    I’ve traveled to Colombia 4 times within the past two years for pleasure. I LOVE Colombia, the people, food, Amazon, cities, and the list goes on. You need to realize you have one of the most wonderful place in the world!! BE PROUD of your wonderful country, I am and I’m from the USA!!

  • Mike Hartmann

    I did a quick calculation. Between 2013 and 2014 about 700,000 US citizens visited Colombia. According to the State Department there were 3 US citizens murdered in Columbia in those 2 years. Instead of hype, a little analysis shows that it is very safe to visit as an American.

    The State Department site is here: