And maybe ladies too (if so, I'm deeply sorry for some of the things I've said...) I'm here to break down the best cities to meet Colombian women.
Much of this information is already covered in my Colombia guides, but it takes some time to make the comparisons for yourself. This makes things easier.
So read on. Especially if you think Medellin is still the best city for meeting girls in Colombia...
Oh my, how things have changed.
Bucaramanga is one of my favourite cities for meeting Colombian women. It's safe, picturesque, well-organized and the food is among the best in the country (although, admittedly, that isn't saying much...). It's a place I could see myself staying long term. And, although it doesn't get as much attention as Medellin or Cali, it has some truly amazing ladies. Personality wise, they rank among the best. They aren't as manipulative or money-hungry as girls from bigger cities or the coast. Very genuine and warm-hearted. If you're looking for cute Colombian girls that aren't after your wallet, then Bucaramanga is a good city to check out.
The reason it doesn't rank higher on the list is due to its size. With a population of just over 500,000 people, you may find your options slightly more limited than in other cities in the country. I'd say that Bucaramanga is a place to find a more serious partner rather than engage in a series of flings. If you're thinking of putting your player days behind you, give it a shot. Otherwise, stick to more populated metropolises.
Coming in at number 6 is the capital of the country. As Colombia's biggest city, I couldn't very well leave Bogota off of this list. It has some of the best nightlife in Latin America, and girls here certainly know how to party. If you love that big city vibe and never want to run out of options for nightlife, look no further - Bogota is the place you should hang your hat.
The reason it's so far down the list is due to the fact that, in terms of women, it doesn't really offer too much more than any other major Latin American city (OK, the girls are hotter than they are in Lima or Mexico City). Although they are beautiful in their own right, girls from Bogota lack the drop-dead sexiness that you'll find in Medellin, and the overwhelming sensuality that you'll get with girls from Cali. Also, since there are a lot of foreigners in the city now, you won't have the exotic factor you'll receive in other cities such as Pereira or Manizales.
Although I immensely enjoyed my time in the capital, I couldn't find it in me to rank it higher. I know many will disagree.
2019 UPDATE: I’d probably at least move Bogota to the number 5 spot ahead of Medellin. These days, Medellin is so full of tourists that things have become a bit more difficult.
Yes *jaw drop* the city of Medellin ranks no higher than 5th on my list. Why? Simply because it has been played out. 15 years ago, Medellin would have had the uncontested first spot as the best city for meeting Colombian women. Tourists were few and girls were curious. However, since then it has been saddled with gringos and a reputation as a sex tourist destination (although perhaps not as serious of one as Cartegena). This means that, not only will you have zero novelty as a tourist, you will have to prove that you are not just visiting the city for sex (which may or may not be true, depends on the reader!). But this doesn't change the fact that the girls are amazingly attractive in Medellin. Style is a bit odd though..expect lots of fanny packs and bright-coloured tight pants.
*Another jaw drop.*
I know, you probably think it's generous - if not entirely misguided - to name Manizales as the 4th best place for meeting Colombian girls when many people have scarcely heard of it. But this very thing will play heavily to your advantage. A quick Wikipedia search will alert you of the fact that there are heaps of universities here and heaps of young people. What there isn't, is heaps of tourists. However, one caveat: if you don't have at least basic Spanish, give it a miss. The English isn't so sharp here. Also, while the girls are sweet, they're not quite as pretty as in many parts of the country. Manizales is often overlooked by tourists because the nightlife is virtually non-existent during the week, and the weather is somewhat miserable (quite a bit of rain). I can’t see this city ever becoming too saturated.
First thing's first: you need to know some Spanish if you want to come here to. If you haven't smashed Pimsleur's language lessons, stick to Bogota, Medellin and Cartegena. BUT, if you can defend yourself in the idiom, this is a very good place for a man to chill out for awhile and meet some girls from Colombia. I've ranked Barranquilla third because the ladies here are cool and down to earth. While it might not be the easiest city for hooking up in Colombia, it is definitely one of the best for meeting and forming a good connection with the gals...before hooking up with them later on ;).
I love Pereira. Don't get me wrong, the city itself is ugly as sin and there's really nothing to do during the day besides go to the mall, but the girls make up for it. Again, a little Spanish will take you a long way here. If you don't speak any, you might find it difficult. But, by all accounts, it's easy to hook up and a good city for getting to know Colombian ladies. And although I wasn't really up for the style (I only know how to describe it as barrio), the girls here are good looking.
Also, learn how to dance if you're going to come here.
Congrats, Cali. You take the crown. Colombian girls here in Cali are less stuck up than Medellin, less cold than Bogota, and more or less as attractive as the latter. Enough girls here know English that you can get by - your time would be better spend learning how to dance. A few young women even live alone or with roommates, although by no means are they in the majority. And last, and arguably most importantly, it's easy to hook up with a girl here. I can say, with enough confidence to be confident, that Cali is the best city for meeting Colombian women.
Final Thoughts On Colombian Women
I hope this list has been of some help.
Keep in mind that it is based on personal experience, and that I haven't visited every city in Colombia - it is entirely possible that your views on the matter will be distinct from mine. For instance, I put more of an emphasis on face rather than body. I'm a bit more flexible on the latter. For this reason, I've included cities like Manizales and Bucaramanga, where the women aren't as curvy, but tend to have attractive faces.
But, there is one thing I think we can all agree on: Colombian women are among the sexiest in the world. The country's reputation didn't come from nothing, after all. I know I'm not the only one who thinks so.
For that reason, I think that all single men should check it out...at least once.
P.S. If you prefer to meet women online, Colombian Cupid has stepped up its game ALOT in the past 2 years. If you already have an account with them, you'll know what I'm talking about 😉.