Bogotá is the capital of Colombia, located at high altitude, in the heart of the Andean Cordillera. Numerous activities, visits, and day trips are offered to visitors. Despite its beautiful scenery, the city of Bogotá is rather unpopular with travelers due to its often cold and foggy climate and oppressive road traffic.

But if you decide to spend enough time and give it enough positive vibes, you will learn to appreciate this beautiful city. Stroll through the colorful alleys of La Candelaria, visit the Gold and Botero museums or book a cultural outing on the history of Colombia, go to Chapinero or La Zona Rosa in the evening, enjoy unusual dishes in the city’s best restaurants and watch the sunset from Monserrate. The capital is gigantic. It is important to choose your accommodation carefully.

Then escape the city and go hiking through beautiful natural areas like Sumapaz and Chingaza. Discover the site that inspired the legend of El Dorado, and visit the salt cathedrals of Zipaquira or Nemocon.

To end on a high note, there’s nothing like a nice outdoor activity around Tobia and Suesca before you can relax in the pretty colonial villages of Guaduas or Villa de Leyva.

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Where to travel in the Bogota region

We traveled through the Bogota region for more than 45 days. Find our best tips for exploring each of the destinations below.

Top things to do in Bogota’s region

Here is a compilation of the best things to do in Bogota and Around:

  • Watch the sunset from Monserrate
  • Eat an Ajiaco
  • Book a bicycle tour
  • Visit the Paloquemao market
  • Explore the graffiti streets in La Candelaria
  • Party in the Zona Rosa in Bogota
  • Rock climbing in Suesca
  • Hike in Los Paramos de Chingaza and Sumapaz
  • Dine at Andres Carne de Res in Chia (Bogota’s district)
  • Play a Tejo Game
  • Eat at delicious restaurants in the G district (Bogota)
  • Discover the salt Cathedrals in Nemocon and Zipaquira
  • Visit the Gold Museum in Bogota
  • Observe the city from Colpatria Tower (Bogota)
  • Organize a beer or coffee tour in Bogota
  • Flea Market on Sundays in Usaquen (Bogota’s district)
  • Organize a weekend trip to Tobia to get your shots of adrenaline: Rafting, Canyoning, Zipline, etc.

Get the complete list here.

Events in Bogota

List of the main events in Bogota:

  • February: Festival Centro – Music Festival
  • March: Estereo Picnic – Music Festival
  • April: Bogota International Theatre Festival
  • May: Baum Festival – Electro Music
  • July: Rock In the Park – Music Festival
  • July- August: Colombia Al Parque – Music Festival
  • September: Jazz in The Park – Music Festival
  • October: Bogota International Film Festival
  • November: Sonar Bogota – Music Festival

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