|Popular hotel||Hotel Habitel|
|Popular area||North (Embassies Area)|
|Nightly rates from||USD 7|
|Airport||El Dorado International Airport|
The traffic is bad although there is exrpess bus which cannot access to most attractions. We have to prepare the traffic jam in/out the airport.
I think the first thing to say about Bogota is that it's vast and sprawling. So, like other cities of that type, it's many different places that would take a lifetime to explore.
The main tourist areas are fairly standard fare but the satellite villages around the city are where you find the real Bogota.
The main roads are kept better than the secondary ones which are very poorly maintained, are full of large potholes.
The shopping malls are very luxurious, the historical sites are nice to visit.
Very diverse, friendly mix of people. You should have a grasp of Spanish because very few people speak English.
Beautiful Cathedrals, Museums, Parks, and lots of Sightseeing available. Monserrate is a must do. Absolutely GORGEOUS views of Bogota from the summit. Take the funicular or cable car to the top. Go for lunch and have some awesome Tipical Colombian Food at the top after viewing the Church and grounds.
It is safe in the North Embassy area and Candlearia area during the day, however I was advised not to wander too far at night.
The Colombians are desperate to lose their bad reputation from the Pablo Escobar era and always advise you to be careful. I frankly did not see anything to be careful of while I was there and compared to London it seems equally safe during the daytime. Obviously it is wise to listen to the locals who advise to avoid certain areas at night. As a place to visit the people are the main attraction rather than any spectacular tourist attractions as they are very friendly and most seem to be trustworthy.
Extremely Clean Modern Great Infrastructure Public service looks well organised Taxis are cheap People Friendly Safe but Huge loads to see and do