IF you look about the house, or with friends, and see any books or DVDs you´re no longer using and would like to find a home for; we are always seeking donations of those things. The same for old electronics – as people here in Colombia can always use those things, as they can be terribly expensive for them to purchase.
Each room has at least, and often only, one three-pronged outlet. The electrical system is the same as that of the US. If you’re coming from a country that has another system, you’ll want to bring a converter.
While there are buses from Bogotá to the nearby town, during this time of Covid we recommend you taking a car from the airport to ArteSumapaz. We can arrange the driver to meet you at the airport. The cost is about $100 US. We can pay the driver and you can reimburse us via Paypal if needed.
Art supplies of decent quality are difficult to purchase here – in general, we advise bringing as much as you think you’ll need.
Sunscreen, a good hat for the sun, shoes or boots for hiking, and a rechargeable lantern can come in handy for the occasional power outage.
You will be given a 3-month tourist visa upon entering Colombia. You can extend it for another 90 days in the calendar year.
You can purchase sandwich meats and keep them in the refrigerator, or tag along on one of our weekly trips into town and partake in one of the famous grilled meat plates of Colombia.
Sometimes there might be someone at the airline, or even at immigration control in Colombia that might insist. Many travelers purchase a refundable return ticket before heading to the airport.