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Bogotá
Travel Guide

Bogotá is a colossal city in the sky. Its cultural and recreational activities provide diverse entertainment with an exciting South American flair.

Colombia’s capital, Bogotá, is a giant metropolis sitting atop a mountain range. At 8,612 feet (2,625 meters), it is one of South America’s highest cities. This elevated location is responsible for cool temperatures, despite proximity to the equator. Colombia is a hub of culture with many universities, libraries and classy restaurants. Modern high-rises are juxtaposed with cobblestone streets and colonial Spanish churches.

Although the last century saw high crime and drug traffic in Colombia, Bogotá’s two-decade program to become a “safe city” has yielded success. Join numerous other international visitors to appreciate the popular travel destination.

Stroll to the quiet Candelaria historic town center to the National Museum of Colombia, the largest and oldest museum in the country. Browse more than 20,000 pieces of artwork and relics from various time periods, including ancient artifacts from 10,000 B.C.

Nearby, marvel at the strange, comedic and beautiful pieces in the Botero Museum. Peruse the collection of Fernando Botero’s distorted paintings and sculptures of people, animals and other objects, all plumped to obesity. Shop for gemstones in the Emerald District, just five blocks away.

Sample aguardiente, a sugarcane drink, and Colombia’s famous coffee. Join locals and visitors cycling and jogging on over 75 miles (120 kilometers) of streets designated car-free on Sundays for Ciclovia. Learn to do a salsa dance. Spend an afternoon at the Salitre Mágico amusement park. Cross through Simon Bolívar Park to reach José Celestino Botanical Gardens, featuring plants and flowers from every altitude and region of the country. Enjoy January’s Carnaval and other exciting festivals.

Ride the aerial tram or cable car to the top of Monserrate Mountain, which looms over the center of the city. Alternatively, you can climb the hundreds of steps. Explore the church and shrine at the mountain’s peak. Take a break at a café or restaurant at 10,340 feet (3,150 meters) above sea level. and capture stunning photos of the panoramic view of Bogotá as the sun drops below the horizon.

Courtyard by Marriott Bogota Airport
Courtyard by Marriott Bogota Airport
4 out of 5
Avenida Calle 26, 96 J-90, Bogotá
The price is SG$74 per night from 12 Mar to 13 Mar
Excludes taxes & fees

Located in Calle 26, this hotel is 0.1 mi (0.1 km) from Magdalena River and 2.7 mi (4.3 km) from Bogota Botanical Garden. Applicant Service Center and Hayuelos ...

4.5/5Wonderful! (924 reviews)

"Great staff. Very comfortable rooms. The restaurant food is HORRIBLE. Gave us food poisoning. The restaurant staff are very nice but they need to fix the food quality."…"

Reviewed on 4 Mar,2021

Courtyard by Marriott Bogota Airport
Hotel Estelar La Fontana
Hotel Estelar La Fontana
4 out of 5
Av. 127 # 15A - 10, Bogotá, Distrito Capital
The price is SG$71 per night from 7 Mar to 8 Mar
Excludes taxes & fees

This family-friendly Bogotá hotel is located in the shopping district, within a 10-minute walk of Unicentro Bogotá and Bogota Country Club. Hacienda Santa Barbara ...

4.3/5Excellent! (630 reviews)

"The property is beautiful, the room needs update, the courtains were not in the best shape and need a fresh paint"…"

Reviewed on 4 Mar,2021

Hotel Estelar La Fontana
Hotel Habitel Select
Hotel Habitel Select
4.5 out of 5
Avenida El Dorado, 100-89, Bogotá, Distrito Capital
The price is SG$71 per night from 22 Mar to 23 Mar
Excludes taxes & fees

Located in Calle 26, this luxury hotel is within 9 mi (15 km) of Gran Estacion Shopping Mall, Torre Colpatria and Monserrate. Plaza de Bolivar is 8.2 mi (13.2 ...

4.3/5Excellent! (989 reviews)

"The services are very good and the hotel employees very good"…"

Reviewed on 4 Mar,2021

Hotel Habitel Select
Lowest nightly price found within the past 24 hours based on a 1 night stay for 2 adults. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.
Hotel Regency Suites La Feria
Hotel Regency Suites La Feria
3.5 out of 5
Carrera 43 # 22A-30, Bogotá, Distrito Capital
The price is SG$50 per night from 7 Mar to 8 Mar
Excludes taxes & fees

Located in Quinta Paredes, this aparthotel is within a 10-minute walk of Magdalena River and Corferias. U.S. Embassy Bogotá and National University of Colombia ...

4.2/5Very Good! (130 reviews)
Nice small hotel in the North of Bogota

"I stayed at Hotel Regency Suites La Feria with a friend for our first 2 nights in Columbia. The hotel is in a really quiet area in the North of Bogota which was nice. The rooms are really spacious with both a sofa section and a kitchen as well. The staff was amazing and would do anything for you ..."…"

Reviewed on 4 Feb,2020

Hotel Regency Suites La Feria
93 Luxury Suites & Residences
93 Luxury Suites & Residences
4 out of 5
Carrera 13A No. 93-51, Bogotá, Distrito Capital
The price is SG$146 per night from 2 Apr to 3 Apr
Excludes taxes & fees

This family-friendly Bogotá aparthotel is located in the business district, within a 10-minute walk of Embassy of Spain and Park 93. Andino Commercial Center ...

4.7/5Exceptional! (125 reviews)

"I've stayed here many times and it's truly my home away from home. The staff is excellent and attentive. The accommodations are top-notch and the neighborhood is safe and walkable and full of dining options."…"

Reviewed on 6 Mar,2021

93 Luxury Suites & Residences
Apartamentos Regency La Feria
Apartamentos Regency La Feria
3.5 out of 5
Carrera 43 22-10, Bogotá, Distrito Capital
The price is SG$56 per night from 7 Mar to 8 Mar
Excludes taxes & fees

Located in Quinta Paredes, this aparthotel is within a 10-minute walk of Magdalena River and Corferias. U.S. Embassy Bogotá and National University of Colombia ...

4.4/5Excellent! (103 reviews)

"El sentimiento de sentirte como en casa Las habitaciones son súper cómodas, el ambiente es placentero, el personal es super atento y amable Es mi segunda vez y seguiré quedándome aquí cada vez que regrese a Bogotá"…"

Reviewed on 23 Nov,2020

Apartamentos Regency La Feria
Lowest nightly price found within the past 24 hours based on a 1 night stay for 2 adults. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.

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Reviews of Bogotá

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4/5 - Good

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29 Jan 2020

Bogota is nice, much like any other capital city. We enjoyed Medellin and cartegena much much more.

4/5 - Good

Verified traveller

28 Jan 2020

I was there doing business so did not have any spare time at all. That being said, I can tell certain areas are really nice and feel safe (whereas others are not the same).

5/5 - Excellent

Verified traveller

27 Jan 2020

Vibrant city

5/5 - Excellent

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25 Jan 2020

Loved the city, the creativity and food/drink options. It felt very unique and authentic. Its incredible how much music, dance and art you can find in one place. Also very cheap compared to other Colombian cities.

3/5 - Okay

Verified traveller

7 Jan 2020

Transmilenio service is excellent.

3/5 - Okay

Verified traveller

28 Nov 2019

Only stopped over on our way to Cartagena.