Due to the high poverty rate in all of Latin America there is plenty of petty crime, but you will not be a tourist and you will not be roaming the unprotected areas.Your travel will be confined to where it is safe and sheltered.You will be able to visit Cartagena, the number one tourist destination in Colombia which has a well-protected toll road from Barranquilla and also Santa Marta.Travel destinations to these particular cities are secured in order to protect the tourist trade.Secondly, Northern Colombia has a five-month dry spell when the jungle becomes semi-barren.
There are two primary reasons for this: Firstly, the coastal areas draw tourists that the government protects for tourism revenue.
Ask yourself, whether you´d be concerned with visiting Washington D. Probably not, because even though it is often the “murder capital of America,” you would feel safe because you would only visit and stay where it is safe. You will only be staying at the best and safest neighborhoods. This will be a scenic trip of the women of Colombia visiting you in secure surroundings.
Another key factor to consider is that most of the murder and kidnapping involve politics, drugs and guerrilla warfare.
Here are the facts: The murder rate in Colombia is much higher than in the U.
S., but what you must keep in perspective is that if you take a very, very small number and multiply it 5 or 6 times you still have a very small number.