Bogota

👥 Population: 7.4 million

🕑 Time Zone: Colombia Time (COT) UTC +5

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🌞 Weather
🗣 Hear from a local
🏠 Where to live
🍏 Groceries
🚈 Getting around
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Bogota is the largest and capital city of Colombia. Based on altitude it is the third highest capital in South America. Being over 400 years old Bogota is rich in history and culture, whilst being a modern, developed city.

Weather

Bogota's weather is classed as Mediterranean featuring warm to hot summers and cold winters. Due to its elevation it is cooler than most Mediterranean locations. Dry and rainy seasons alternate throughout the year. Average yearly temperature is 15°C.

Where to live

Chapinero: Broken down into popular areas such as Quinta Camacho (good for everyone, plenty of bars, coffee shops, restaurants and cute boutiques), La Zona Rosa (good accommodation, lots of local shops, restaurants and discos). Chicó y el Parque 93 (more affluent neighbourhood, good for families, commercial and hub for nightlife).

La Calendaria: Historical centre; popular among tourists and expats, good art scene. Suitable for all budgets and has good public transport.

Usaquén: Has a popular, weekly flee market. Unique suburb, good for exploring the villages and natural beauty outside of the city proper. Hip and trendy.

Useful resources

Metro Cuadrado

LongTermLettings

Niumba

Fincaraiz

Mercado Libre

Hostelworld

Airbnb

Booking.com

Groceries

Markets

Del Campo a tu Casa, located in Plaza de los Artesanos (Sat & Sun)

Many local markets such as:

Supermarkets

Exito

Jumbo

Carulla

Olimpica

Convenience stores

D1

Ara

Getting around

From airport

Bogota Airport

Methods: Bus, taxi

Within

TransMilenio

Methods: Bus, cablecar

Uber available

✅  yes as well as Cabify, Beat and local taxis

Uber price estimate

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