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Essential information

At a glance

Jul-Aug
Best time to go
Wet
Saturday
HRS
02
02
MINS
21
21
Current Time
GMT -5
area code
1

Money and costs

Daily Costs
Budget (up to)
COP$100,000
  • Dorm bed: COP$25,000–40,000
  • Menú del día: COP$8000–12,000
  • Pint of craft beer: COP$12,000
  • Public transport: COP$13,200
Midrange
COP$100,000–300,000
  • Double room in a midrange hotel: COP$150,000–200,000
  • Lunch and dinner in a local restaurant: COP$30,000–50,000
  • Museum admission: COP$4000–12,000
  • Taxi trip across town: COP$10,000–15,000
Top end (more than)
COP$300,000
  • Double room in a top-end hotel: COP$250,000–1,000,000
  • Tasting menu in a top-end restaurant: COP$200,000
  • Private city tour: COP$170,000
  • Domestic flight Bogotá–Cartagena: COP$66,000–150,000

Visas

Generally not required for stays of up 90 days.

When to go and weather

Temperature
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Getting to Bogotá

Flights to Bogotá

The best price found from United States to Bogotá is on April 30th, 2019, travelling with Spirit Airlines. See more options, compare prices and book: search flights.

BWI
Baltimore Washington International
from $85.00
BOG
Bogota

Getting around Bogotá

Rush hour in the morning and afternoon can really clog roads – and space on the buses.

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Advice for travellers

Travelling with children

Bogotá isn't any more or less kid-friendly than other South American cities of its size and the usual quirks apply. Generally speaking, the capital is a safe destination for kids, though you shouldn't expect facilities on par with those in European or North American destinations. Diaper-changing rooms aren't guaranteed but are a fairly common sight in non-basic establishments. With its wealth of museums, Bogotá is a wonderful spot for teaching moments, giving young travelers valuable insight into culture and history at every turn. The obvious standout kid destination, Maloka, is a child-oriented science museum with a dome cinema, but Botero's chubby art at Museo Botero can be fun as well. Parque Metropolitano Simón Bolívar, Bogotá's signature green space, is perfect for picnics, a game of tag or throwing a frisbee around, and popping up to the top of Monserrate is a surefire winner. Vendors sell birdseed for the (many) pigeons in Plaza de Bolívar. And you can marvel at the hats at the changing of the presidential guard at nearby Casa de Nariño.

Friendly and fun food options include diner chain Crepes & Waffles, fast-food burgers at El Corral and popsicles at La Paletteria. And don't miss Andrés Carne de Res. Better yet, if your little one has a birthday, Andrés is set up to throw the party of a lifetime!

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