South America

Colombia

The Basics

Currency
Colombian Peso
Language
Spanish
Religions
Roman Catholic 90%
Other 10%

From the Andes Mountains to the Caribbean coastline and the Amazon Rainforest, Colombia is one of the most ecologically diverse countries in the world.

Colombia sits at the crossroads of Central and South America, allowing for a widespread diversity of cultures.

Currently, there is a large influx of Venezuelan refugees coming through Colombia, putting a strain on its economic resources.

Many in Colombia have been affected by homelessness, drug addiction, or violence from drug trafficking, but God is bringing hope and restoration.

Culture
Anytime you are invited into someone’s home, make sure to receive whatever food or drink that your hosts have prepared - it’s generally rude to reject an offer.

Colombians love their music, so get ready for plenty of dance parties!
Explore
Cartagena’s old town is beautiful, filled with beaches, history, and street vendors with delicious food!

Go paragliding through Zona de Vuelo near Medellin.

Take a guided tour through a coffee farm in Concordia near Medellin. In the city itself, go see Botero's statues. Art is very important to Colombians, and his work had significant influence on the culture.

Be sure to visit El Penon, a giant rock formation with over 600 steps to the top for an amazing view!

Cartagena is an old Spanish port town with the remains of Spanish fortresses, amazing beaches and delicious food.

Strategic Partners

Meet Pastor Douglas Calvano! Ciudad Refugio was created in response to the growing population of people living with addiction and in homelessness on the streets in the early 90s. Pastor Calvano built a place that now serves as a rehabilitation and recovery center, homeless shelter, church, bakery, children's ministry, feeding program, prison ministry, and so much more. We partner alongside Douglas, Rebekah, Harry and all the amazing Ciudad Refugio staff to help them accomplish their vision of restoring the people of Medellin.

On the Ground

Posts from racers on the ground in Colombia

Upcoming Colombia Trips

These trips help make a difference in this country by serving alongside local ministries. You can join them!

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