Car Hire Colombia

Rental Car Colombia
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Are you looking for affordable car hire in Colombia? Now a day’s it is very popular to rent a car, the majority choose to pick up a car at the airport. With car rental you and your family have the opportunity to take pleasant day trips in the areas surrounding and you will not be dependent on public transport. By comparing prices of car rental from several players, you can save a lot of money. If you prefer to retrieve the rental car in the city center, this is also possible.
The country offers great natural and cultural experiences. It is advisable to book your car rental well before departure, so you’re sure to get just the car that suits you, at the lowest price. In certain periods there may be high demand among rental companies, and the cheapest cars are usually taken first.

Colombia short guide


Car Hire Colombia

Car Hire Colombia

Republic of Colombia is located on the northwest tip of South America and has 45.6 million inhabitants (2009). The country borders Panama and the Pacific Ocean in the west, the Caribbean Sea to the north, Venezuela to the east, as well as Brazil, Peru and Ecuador to the south. Colombia’s official language is Spanish.

The landscape is varied and consists of deserts, rainforests, swamps, savannahs, mountains and bays with white sandy beaches along the coast. A portion of the Amazonian plain located in Colombia, and here’s a diverse flora and fauna. The country’s highest peak is the snowy Pico Cristóbal Colón – included in the Sierra Nevada de Santa Marta, measuring 5775 m

Colombia has mostly a warm tropical climate, but the temperature drops in the higher mountain scenery coming. The country is experiencing the rainy season from May to November.

Capital Bogota is located right in the country and has 7.3 million inhabitants (2009). The city is the main economic and industrial center of Colombia, and countless museums, theaters, art galleries, parks and monuments.

Other major cities in Colombia’s Cali, Tuluá, Medellin and Baranquilla. The coastal town of Santa Marta and the port city of Cartagena is also popular tourist destinations.

Traffic and Driving Tips Colombia

Foreign drivers are supposed to drive in the Republic of Colombia with their driver license issued by their domestic countries and International driving permit for one month. After that period, visitors must obtain local driver license. To get Colombian driver licenses, drivers need to apply through a driving school.

Speed Limits:

– urban public roads is max 60 km/h (37 mph)
– rural areas is max 80 km/h (50 mph)
– highways and connecting routes max 100 km/h.

Rules to know:

The legal blood-alcohol limit is 0.04%.

Driving is in the right side of the road.
The minimum driving age is 18 years.

It is requires that every vehicle be covered by a minimum limited third-party-liability policy and a medical policy written by a Colombian insurance company.

It is recommended to drive on highways with headlights on.
Speed bumps are common.
All distances are given in kilometers and speed limits in kilometers per hours.
In case of accident, drivers should call for the police and do not move the vehicles until the police arrive and write the report.
Gasoline is sold by gallons.
Colombian drivers are aggressive and often do not obey local traffic regulations.

Airports Colombia

San Andres Island / San Andres International Airport
Armenia / Armenia El Eden International Airport
Barranquilla / Barranquilla Ernesto Cortissoz International Airport
Bucaramanga / Bucaramanga Palonegro International Airport
Bogota / Bogota El Dorado International Airport
Cali / Cali Alfonso Bonilla Aragon International Airport
Cartagena / Cartagena Rafael Nunez International Airport
Medellin / Medellin Enrique Olaya Herrera Airport
Ibague / Ibague Perales Airport
Medellin / Medellin International Airport
Monteria / Monteria Los Garzones Airport
Manizales / Manizales La Nubia Airport
Pereira / Pereira Matecana International Airport
Popayan / Popayan Guillermo Leon Valencia Airport
Pasto / Pasto Antonio Narino Airport
Santa Marta / Santa Marta Simon Bolívar International Airport
Valledupar / Valledupar Alfonso Lopez Pumarejo Airport

Colombia has 8 international airports, which is adjacent to the most populous cities. Airport Bogota – El Dorado International Airport, located 13 km west of the capital.

RentaCarBestPrice.com offers car rentals in Colombia in most major cities and tourist destinations.

Popular Destinations Colombia

Barranquilla – Bogota – Bucaramanga – Cali – Cartagena – Ibaque – Medellin – Pereira – Santa Marta


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