LGBT Travellers

Bogotá has a large and frequently changing gay-nightlife scene. It's mostly centered in Chapinero, nicknamed 'Chapi Gay', between Carrera 7 and 13 from Calles 58 to 63. If you want to make an event of it, Queer Scout (www.thequeerscout.co) claims to offer Colombia's only gay-nightlife tour.

Browse Guia Gay Colombia (www.guiagaycolombia.com/bogota) for details on dozens of varied clubs and bars, or check online listings from Colombia Diversa, a not-for-profit organization promoting gay and lesbian rights in Colombia. Lesbian-only places haven't really caught on here yet, so most gay bars and clubs attract a mixed crowd, including Video Club, which throws Sunday parties on bank-holiday weekends.