Gay travel in Bogota and Cartagena
Replies: 4 - Last Post: Mar 20, 2013 12:51 PM Last Post By: ChangeNow
Jan 31, 2013 10:38 PM
Feb 1, 2013 7:15 AM
1My partner and I were treated very well at Bogota's Embassy Suites in Zona G and safely walked to Zona T. The complimentary breakfast buffet was great, but even better was the daily "manager's reception" with FREE drinks between 5-7pm. Would definitely stay there again.
Feb 1, 2013 8:16 PM
2Colombia is not gay friendly, it is socially stuck in the past. But you wont get attacked or anything.
Feb 2, 2013 12:25 PM
3Bogotá recently hosted the first LGBT Summit of the Americas, and the delegates described Bogotá as "gay welcoming" (which is a term I quite liked) It also hosted the first ever US LGBT international trade mission.
I personally don't think Colombia is stuck in the past. There is no religious right denying freedoms to people based on their sexuality, there is no major chicken franchise that diverts some of its profits to lobbying organisations against gay rights.
There is one hotel in Bogotá that I know to tout it's gay friendly credentials, but I refuse to mention it because their superficial "gay friendliness" implies that there are hotels in Bogotá that are "gay hostile" There simply are not such hotels.
Pick whichever hotel suits your budget and has the best location for you. You will be treated exactly the same as everyone else, as a customer, which is exactly how it should be.
Mar 20, 2013 12:51 PM
4Having recently visited Bogota for the first time I can tell you....that city is moving forward. Three of us, all gay men had no problems, rented a fantastic condo in Chapinero(sp) and had a great time. I could have spent one month exploring this massive city. Don't miss the Graffiti/Bike Tour....the best 4 hours spent. Talk about stepping out of your comfort zone!
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