Best Places to Stay in Bogota
Best Place to Stay in Bogota
Bogota, the Colombian capital over-brimming with creativity, culture and sophistication, is a perfect mix of modern vibes and rich history. Being the most economically active city of the country, it has a colourfully peppy heart that’s ornate with contradictory grey buildings at the same time. The energy of this metropolitan city boasts all things fun, like authentic dining hot spots, shopping markets on the north side, food festivals, fantastic wine tasting and so much more. Beginning with La Candelaria, the cobbled historic Old Town, is the melting pot of all those visiting the city. Plaza de Bolivar, the second most frequented part of the city, radiates out almost all the historical tourist spots of the city.Tour of Bogota, the original and authentic graffiti and art tour gives you a heads up of what the city feels like. And when you are done with all the sightseeing, just climb up Cerro de Monseratte- the mountain that towers over this artistic capital city over 3000 metres above sea level.
With so much to unwind and experience, you are sure to get confused regarding where to base yourself. So here are the best neighbourhoods for tourists in Bogota:
A largely upscale area to stay both for locals and tourists, Chico is nestled in the periphery of gorgeous, well-manicured parks. Few of the parks here are host to a number of regular events like Concerts, competition, fairs and flea markets and the likes. Besides having a large number of individual accommodations and hotel chains that gives you ample choice to choose from as per your budget, luxury quotient and ambience, Chico is also a very safe area to base yourself in, considering the rather dubious reputation some of the neighbourhoods in Bogota.
2. La Candelaria
If you are one of those nonchalant, easy going travellers who are good to go with any sort of hotels and mostly focus on what there is to explore, then just throw your luggage in, wear your travel gear on and jump out to unravel this historic town area of Bogota! La Candelaria is where you can find some of the best, most pocket friendly accommodations. Housing the maximum numbers of touristy spots in the entirety of Bogota, choosing this neighbourhood is a plus-plus; you save on accommodations AND you save on commutation! However, you have to be extra careful particularly in this part of the city, with theft cases being higher than other regions. President’s house, museums, art galleries- the hilly landscape of this district houses all these major spots, giving you the most authentic experience of true Colombian culture.
Vacations to big cities can often be daunting; you travel far away from home and crave for a relaxing vacation away from the hustle and bustle of the city, but often end up wasting time in traffic. Well, if you wish to escape such experience, then this is the place for you! Teusaquillo is largely laid back; you can stay in your room the entire day, gawking at the beauty outside your window, or maybe hit the lake side for Kayaking and peddle boating. Or if you seek some book indulgence, then you’ve Virgillo Barco Library- the largest public library of the state.
Each neighbourhood here is unique with different variety to offer but we’ve got you sorted. Happy Vacations.