A huge, cosmopolitan city
, Bogota is jam packed with entertainment, sightseeing and history. This capital of Colombia
, located in the centre of the country, has so much to offer to foreign or even domestic tourists. Bogota is home to the emerald mineral and this is where you can buy cheap, beautiful emeralds!
As such a big city, Bogota is split up into many different neighborhoods and accommodations vary within each area. Because of so much diversity in Bogota, accommodations vary hugely on quality and amenities. Owner Direct promises private condo rentals and vacation rentals that are sure to be up to par with your standards.
There is definitely no shortage of things to do in Bogota. With over 60 museums and art galleries, 29 religious heritage temples, 4500 parks, 50 shopping malls, 40 night-clubs and lots of international-cuisine
, one could stay in Bogota for a month and still be leaving with sights unseen. Speaking of cuisine, be sure to sample the Ajiaco soup, salchipapa french fries and chicharrón
. The more adventurous might also want to sample the popular guinea pig or the less popular fried ants. For dessert, fresh fruit and delicious fresh juices
are available on every street corner and are well worth the $1 price tag
Bogota is split up into different areas; La Candelaria is the oldest district of Colombia and is the downtown sector. Lots of shopping, street markets, street food, restaurants, bars, parks and hustle and bustle exist in this downtown sector
. There are much too many museums and tourist sights to list here, so be sure to visit this downtown core. Many people choose to have their accommodations here to be right in the middle of the action. Private vacation rental accommodations in Candelaria are mostly condo rentals as this downtown core is quite compact with such a high population. However, don’t be fooled as Colombian condos come in all sizes and many can easily sleep 10 or more people.
Some tourists prefer to stay up North, a more modern and prominent neighborhood
of Bogota. The North district offers upscale shopping (fashion is very popular in Colombia), upscale restaurants and upscale accommodations. Actual houses are more common in this area of Bogota and Owner Direct offers both historic and new vacation rental homes in the North district.
Getting around Bogota is no problem as taxis and buses are readily available. It takes about 1 hour to get from la Candelaria to the North district by bus and about 30 min. by taxi (somewhere in the vicinity of $20). Many visitors to Bogota spend a few days in the downtown sector and then head to the prominent North for a more luxurious retreat. Check the Owner Direct inventory for your vacation rentals and lodging options now and be sure to bring layers to Bogota as the weather can change quickly and can become quite cool!