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Florencia, Leticia, Mocoa, Obando, Mitu, San Vicente del Caguan
Bogota, Medellin, Bucaramanga, Cucuta, Pereira, Bello, Ibague, Manizales, Neiva, Armenia
Barranquilla, Cartagena, Soledad, Santa Marta, Valledupar, Monteria, Sincelejo, Riohacha, Cienaga, Magangue
Cali, Pasto, Popayan, Buenaventura, Tulua, Cartago, Ipiales, Tumaco, Quibdo, Tuquerres
There are 4170 reviews for 428 Hosts and organizations in Colombia.
428 Hosts in Colombia were rated at least 4.9/5!
very chill atmosphere, lots of people passing by so you can make a few drinks and meet lots of people. all the staff were very friendly!
by David , 20 Feb 2024
I worked for 3 weeks at Lote 10 and wished I could have stayed longer. The team you work with is really welcoming and friendly, the hostel is amazing ...
by Lore , 20 Feb 2024
Excellent 2 weeks spent here! Three hours of farm tasks in the mornings and then your free to swim in the river, do yoga at the local ashram, or hang ...
by Jacob , 20 Feb 2024
Fue un tiempo increíble en la finca de Aleja y Chris y de su bebé Evan! Un proyecto muy valiente y muy impresionante, donde me sintió muy bien ! He ap...
by Ombeline , 20 Feb 2024
Die Finca selbst ist ein Traum. Wunderschön, rundum Natur, liebevoll und mit viel Geschmack her- und eingerichtet, ein kleines Paradies. Katja und Jor...
by Gabi , 19 Feb 2024
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Alongside being considered one of the best budget-friendly travel destinations in the Americas, Colombia is home to 10% of the Amazon rainforest, the start of the Andes Mountain Range, vibrant cities such as Bogota and Medellín and of course, Colombians - some of the warmest locals you will ever meet. Do you need any more reasons to visit?
Here’s the lowdown on why Colombia should be bumped up your bucket list…
Colombia is a country that truly captivates the hearts of those who visit. With its diverse landscapes ranging from pristine Caribbean beaches to lush Amazon rainforests, then towering Andean peaks to picturesque colonial towns. This South American gem offers an incredible backdrop for your next Workaway experience.
Highlights include the captivating city of Bogotá where you can immerse yourself in a thriving arts scene and vibrant nightlife. Medellín - although once known for its troubled past - has now transformed into a city of innovation and one of the cheapest destinations for digital nomads. Cartagena, a UNESCO World Heritage Site that enchants visitors with its cobblestone streets, colonial architecture, and coastal vibes.
If you prefer to head off the beaten track away from the cities, Colombia is also a country teeming with natural wonders. From the awe-inspiring Cocora Valley home to the tallest palm trees in the world to the mesmerising Tayrona National Natural Park with its pristine beaches and lush jungles. There are endless opportunities to hike through cloud forests, spot exotic wildlife in the Amazon, or dive into the crystal-clear waters of the Caribbean.
Some would argue what truly sets Colombia apart is the warmth and hospitality of its people. Proven even more so by the fact we have over 600 hosts in Colombia ready to share their homes and way of life with you. Thanks to these hosts, you will have the opportunity to connect with local communities, contribute to meaningful projects, and make friends for life.
For those who want to volunteer in Colombia, safety is usually the number one reason holding them back, but when it comes to safety for tourists, Colombia has made significant strides in recent years and most tourists will have an uneventful trip.
Security forces have increased their presence in popular areas and the government has taken significant steps to combat crime and reduce the risk of incidents. These efforts have paid off, leading to a substantial decrease in crime rates and an improvement in overall safety.
Visitors can now feel more confident to explore, and after decades of violence and instability the country has emerged as a bucket list destination with its authenticity intact. This means many areas previously off-limits to travellers are now safe to visit resulting in the majority of Colombia still showcasing pristine nature untouched by mass tourism.
If travelling alone, make sure to follow our safety tips for solo travellers, but generally as long as you take the usual safety precautions (such as avoid flaunting your wealth, always inform someone of your plans, and stay with reputable hosts or hostels etc.) then you will have a safe and memorable stay in Colombia.
Are you passionate about making a positive impact? Love exploring vibrant destinations? Ready to immerse yourself in a warm and welcoming culture? Then join Workaway, because Colombia is the perfect place for your volunteering adventure! If you still need a little convincing, here are the top reasons to volunteer in Colombia…
With so many Workaway hosts in Colombia, it can be difficult to decide where to go. We’ve summarised each region to include the highlights and hidden gems to help you decide. From the Andes to the Amazon, Afro-Carribean roots to remote indigenous communities, you’ll realise there is a place for everyone.
While the country is divided into 32 “departments” these fall under 6 main regions. Here's an overview of the regional highlights of Colombia:
This region is characterised by the majestic Andes mountain range, which runs through the centre of the country. It is the most populated region thanks to being home to both the capital city of Bogotá and the city of Medellin. The Andean Region is also home to various indigenous communities, including the Kogi, Arhuaco, and Wiwa people. These communities preserve their traditions, customs, and spiritual beliefs, offering visitors a chance to learn about their rich cultural heritage.
Highlights of the Andean Region
Along the country's northern coast, the Caribbean region offers exceptional natural beauty, vibrant culture, and a lively atmosphere. The region is blessed with stunning beaches, from the famous coastal city of Cartagena to the remote paradises of the Rosario and San Bernardo Islands, there are endless options for sunbathing, swimming, and relaxation.
Highlights of the Caribbean Region
Visiting Colombia's Pacific region is a unique experience that offers a deep connection with nature. Thanks to lush rainforests, unspoiled beaches, and vibrant Afro-Colombian culture, the Pacific region provides a glimpse into an authentic and lesser-explored part of the country. This makes it one of the best destinations in Columbia to volunteer.
Highlights of the Pacific Region
Located in the eastern part of the country, the Orinoco (or Orinoquía region) region is known for its vast grasslands and is a treasure trove of natural wonders. From the majestic Angel Falls to the rich traditions of indigenous communities, there are many reasons to visit. The Orinoco Region is home to many indigenous cultures, including the Pemon, Warao, and Yanomami peoples. It is also home to a fascinating cowboy culture that reflects the area's rural and agricultural heritage.
Highlights of the Orinoco Region
The Colombian Amazon is a paradise for nature lovers and adventure seekers. The region offers unforgettable experiences, connecting visitors with the wonders of the world’s largest tropical rainforest. The region is home to amazing wildlife such as pink dolphins, sloths and macaws. It also offers a blend of cultures and the opportunity to engage with indigenous communities in Leticia thanks to its tri-border location.
Highlights of the Amazon Region
Colombia's Insular Region is made up of around 21 islands; four located in the Pacific Ocean and 17 located in the Caribbean Sea. These islands offer stunning turquoise waters, white-sand beaches, and incredible coral reefs, making them ideal for snorkelling, diving, and chilling on the beach. This region promises a blissful tropical destination, with breathtaking scenery and unforgettable Caribbean experiences.
Highlights of the Insular Region
Feeling inspired to volunteer in Colombia? Now you know the highlights of each region, it’s time to get planning an adventure like no other. Why stay in yet another hostel or beach resort when you can live like a local as part of an unforgettable cultural exchange? Embrace the famous Colombian hospitality with a Workaway experience instead!
As the world’s leading community for volunteering and cultural exchange, Workaway is the perfect platform to connect with locals in Colombia. Whether you are a solo backpacker trying to find a travel buddy, recently retired or setting off on a grown up gap year – we welcome all ages and walks of life. Best of all, you can join as a solo traveller, as a couple, or even as a family!
In exchange for a few hours of work each day, your host will usually provide free accommodation and meals. Whether you want to make your digital nomad dream a reality in Medellin, improve your surf skills in Nuquí, or embark on an Amazon adventure, with Workaway you can enjoy it all at the click of a button!
Despite being one of Latin America’s largest economies (according to the International Monetary Fund) Colombia struggles with the unequal distribution of the country's wealth and welfare resources. This means there are several regions in Colombia where volunteers can make a meaningful impact.
Here are some of the ways you can make a difference in Colombia:
As well as using the regions above as a guide, you can use your skills and interests as keywords in the search box to find your perfect Workaway host in Colombia. Whether you’re enticed by colourful streets of Cartagena, dream of sipping your way around the Coffee Triangle or island hopping around the Insular region – your perfect host is literally a few clicks away.
Best of all, when you join Workaway you are not limited to one project or region. For a small membership fee you have access to over 50,000 volunteer opportunities across 170 countries. After Colombia, why not hop over the border? Colombia shares borders with Brazil, Ecuador, Panama, Peru, and Venezuela - and guess what? We have hosts in each one too!
Volunteering in Colombia is an incredibly rewarding experience that allows you to make a genuine impact while immersing yourself in the vibrant culture and stunning landscapes of this diverse country. With Workaway you can experience Colombia's warmth and gratitude first hand all while making a difference to others. Sounds good, huh? Sign up today!