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6 Best Places to Live in Colombia

By Betsy Burlingame

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Summary: Colombia has made an incredible transformation. Expats in Colombia have a lot to say about the best places to live in Colombia. From cities on the Caribbean coast to inland cities, here are 6 of the best places to live in Colombia.

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Betsy Burlingame Betsy Burlingame is the Founder and President of Expat Exchange and is one of the Founders of Digital Nomad Exchange. She launched Expat Exchange in 1997 as her Master's thesis project at NYU. Prior to Expat Exchange, Betsy worked at AT&T in International and Mass Market Marketing. She graduated from Ohio Wesleyan University with a BA in International Business and German.

Some of Betsy's articles include 12 Best Places to Live in Portugal, 7 Best Places to Live in Panama and 12 Things to Know Before Moving to the Dominican Republic. Betsy loves to travel and spend time with her family. Connect with Betsy on LinkedIn.


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Learn what members have to say about living in Colombia.

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Talk with other digital nomads and expats in Colombia on our Colombia forum - meet people, get advice and help others.

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An index of all of our site's Colombia information.

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Help others in Colombia by answering questions about the challenges and adventures of living in Colombia.

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Expats in Colombia offer advice about healthcare, hospital visits, emergency rooms visits, finding a doctor and buying health insurance in Colombia.

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Expats in Colombia offer advice about healthcare in Colombia.

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Here are the 9 best places to live in Colombia according to expats living in Colombia. Expats share why they love living in each city, the climate, cost of living, social activities and more. Don't overlook the comments about heat and humidity in some coastal cities - while these conditions are ideal for some expats, they're oppressive for others.

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Colombia has made an incredible transformation. Expats in Colombia have a lot to say about the best places to live in Colombia. From cities on the Caribbean coast to inland cities, here are 6 of the best places to live in Colombia.

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WeilandUSMC
Jul 30, 2016 15:26

Ron he Marine. Best place IN coffee triangle, reasonable long term, furn, security, Apt. walking to most areas, nice Ladies for friendship and Med Care. not isolated, not too crowded. best person to hire to find for me. Honest. Much appreciated. Ron the Marine

Dean01UK
Jan 22, 2017 19:50

Living in Pereira... Thanks for mentioning the 'Pereira Social Group' on FB - Update: As of Jan 2017 we have well over 100 members now. We have 'Thirsty Thursday Drinks' EVERY Thursday. (13 countries has been the record so far from a head-count on one of the busier nights) and we have other regular family and social events too - Therefore the wives and husbands etc of the group members have also met and become friends... kids too! I've been an expat for about 20 years or so, I'm from London and have lived in Hong Kong, Australia, Japan, Germany and Switzerland - I've been in Pereira, Colombia since Aug 2015 and the expat scene, whilst smaller, is far more friendly than the other cities I've lived in (Switzerland is a close second, a very happy 9 years in Geneva.) The expats, the spouses and the children get on really well (for those that make the effort of course) and maybe that is because those of us that are here, are mainly staying here indefinitely, so there's a more rooted common ground between us. So anyone coming to Pereira, you'll find us on Facebook thanks to Betsy's link in the article above, (thanks again) and between us all, we know everything there is to know about our secret little gem of a city, Pereira!

guest
Jun 27, 2018 12:54

I have a 5 acre farm with rustic home in the mountain area of Armenia. I love it, weather and cost of living in the Coffee axel of Colombia is very low compared to other cities. Weather is great and if you can stand a few earthquakes a year, you will be fine. People in this area are extremely friendly. I am Salvadorian and speak fluent Spanish, which helps a bunch, because I can blend in with the locals. I am not a resident, but can do back and forth trips as a tourist and my tourist visa (US Passport) can be extended for 6 months. For medical care, I always purchase the travelers insurance online when making reservations, I know that it works because we used it once when my wife injured her arm and had to delay her flight. Insurance paid all medical cost and airline penalty for rescheduling her flight. I have been travelling back and forth to Colombia since 1989 and love it ::)

bilcheek
Jul 27, 2018 09:30

Bucaramanga is on our list of places to live in Colombia. One word....Ants.

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Colombia GuideColombia Guide
Learn what members have to say about living in Colombia.

Colombia Forum Colombia Forum
Talk with other digital nomads and expats in Colombia on our Colombia forum - meet people, get advice and help others.

Colombia Index Colombia Index
An index of all of our site's Colombia information.

Contribute to Colombia Network Contribute
Help others in Colombia by answering questions about the challenges and adventures of living in Colombia.

Expat Healthcare Advice in ColombiaHealthcare & Health Insurance in Colombia

Expats in Colombia offer advice about healthcare, hospital visits, emergency rooms visits, finding a doctor and buying health insurance in Colombia.

Expat Talk about Healthcare Advice in ColombiaMembers Talk about Healthcare & Health Insurance in Colombia

Expats in Colombia offer advice about healthcare in Colombia.

Best Places to Live in Colombia Best Places to Live in Colombia

Here are the 9 best places to live in Colombia according to expats living in Colombia. Expats share why they love living in each city, the climate, cost of living, social activities and more. Don't overlook the comments about heat and humidity in some coastal cities - while these conditions are ideal for some expats, they're oppressive for others.

Real Estate in ColombiaReal Estate in Colombia

Real estate listings in popular cities and towns in Colombia.

Guide to Real Estate in ColombiaGuide to Real Estate in Colombia

Advice for people renting and buying real estate in Colombia.

Pros Cons of Living in ColombiaPros & Cons of Living in Colombia

Take off your rose-colored glasses and learn what digital nomads & expats have to say about the biggest challenges and the greatest rewards of living in Colombia.

Cost of Living in ColombiaCost of Living in Colombia

Digital Nomads & Expats offer insight into the cost of living in Colombia.

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