The moment you step off your flight to Bogota, Colombia, you'll be amazed by this boisterous city, which is one of the fastest-growing in Latin America. It's known as the "Athens of South America" for its abundance of museums, universities, and cultural monuments. Travelocity can help you find cheap hotels in Bogota so you can budget more money for exploring the city!
Out and About in Bogota
Bogota's historic downtown, La Candelaria, is the place to go if you're interested in architecture. Here the streets are lined by exquisite colonial buildings and churches, and culture and art are in thick in the air. Many Bogota hotels can be found in La Candelaria, and you won't have to go far to entertain yourself; the famous Gold Museum, which displays roomfuls of indigenous goldwork from the pre-Hispanic era, is just around the corner. The Botero Museum, which celebrates Colombia's pre-eminent artist, is also located within the borders of La Candelaria. If you're up for a trek, ride the tram or hike up to the top of Mount Monserrate, where you'll have a majestic view of the city below. The beautiful Monserrate Sanctuary, a pilgrimage site, is also located here. For a taste of local nightlife, head to Zona Rosa to be overwhelmed by bars, restaurants, and discotecas in profusion.
Eating and Drinking
When you can salsa no more, grab a bite in La Macarena, one of the foodie hubs of Bogota. For a more upscale experience, check out the G Zone, where you can find some of the best restaurants in the city. Don't miss ajiaco, a regional chicken and potato soup. If you're on the go, empanadas and corn on the cob are common staples from street vendors. If you're craving something sweet, try a cup of hot chocolate with cheese (yes, cheese!) or sample the local juices. There's so much to see, so let Travelocity help you start planning your vacation to Bogota now. Found cheaper hotels in Bogota? That's no problem with the Travelocity Price Guarantee. Travelocity will match a lower price and refund the difference.