Colombia has recently emerged as a hidden gem in Latin America’s crown, with undiscovered land, isolated beaches, contrasting landscapes and striking colonial architecture to explore. We bet you can’t wait to see it all!
Just make sure that you have some pesos with you (or maybe USD) before you go so that you don’t need to worry about getting your foreign exchange sorted when you arrive in Colombia.
If you don’t take pesos with you, we do recommend taking some USD instead, as many exchange outlets will only exchange USD for COP, and you may find your Aussie dollars are not accepted. Beware of exchanging money on the street in Colombia, or when crossing borders, as scams are common. Rather go to reputable exchange bureaus or banks, or better yet, just sort it out before you go.
If you have any questions around taking COP (or another currency) into Colombia, you can get all the help you need from one of our Travel Money Experts instore. You can purchase your Pesos instore, but unfortunately they cannot be ordered through our website as they are a special order currency.
20, 50, 100, 200, 500, 1,000 pesos
1,000, 2,000, 5,000, 10,000, 20,000, 50,000 pesos
Did you know? COP Currency Facts
- If you use a credit card as payment while in Colombia, you will need to show ID to complete the transaction
- Many ATMs have a daily withdrawal limit and may run out of money on weekends, so it can be best to withdraw your money during the week instead
- Centavos were introduced in 1819 but weren’t used as coins until 1872
- In 2010, a 2,000 peso banknote including the number “2” expressed in Braille was introduced
- The peso has been the currency of Colombia since 1810 when it replaced the real
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