The Low Down on Colombian Currency
Banco de la República
|Currency sub unit:|
$1000, $2000, $5000, $10,000, $20,000, $50,000, $100,000
$20, $50, $100, $200, $500, $1000
The official currency in Colombia is the peso - abbreviated to COP. Like many of the other South American pesos, 1 Columbian peso is divided into 100 centavos.
Pesos have been used in Colombia since 1810 when they replaced the use of the real. The central bank in Colombia is the Banco de la República, which issues the peso.
Since 2001 the Colombian Senate has been discussing the possibility of introducing a new peso worth 1000 old pesos, in a bid to streamline the amount of zeros currently recited on coins and banknotes.
What to spend your peso on**:
A cup of coffee
Local bottle of beer
3 course meal for 2
Local bus ticket
Entry to Cartagena old town
Must-sees in Colombia
Buying Colombian pesos online is easy
Order Colombian peso online, lock in the rate and collect at your local store or at the airport before you fly.
- 1. Click the ‘Buy Colombian peso Now’ button below
And tell us how much you need for your trip.
- 2. Choose where to get it
Collect your currency from 33 Travelex stores.
- 3. Pay online
Simply pay using either your debit card (recommended) or credit card and you’re all set!
*Rates are subject to change throughout the day. In-store rates vary compared to online.
**The figures provided are indicative only and are there to provide an idea of the amount of travel money you may need during your trip.