Bogota Tourism

The ‘city of contrasts’ as it is rightly called; Bogota will offer you every spectacle ranging from shanty neighbourhoods to high rise apartments. Like most South American cities, the disparity between the wealthy and the not-so-well off is glaringly obvious. Still, judging by what Bogota was before, the government has certainly stepped up, making Bogota one of the safest cities of Latin America. A place full of stories and events, take a moment to stop and listen to the tale of one city…

Essential travel information and Bogota tips for your visit

  • Restrict to all your activities during the day time.
  • Don’t display signs of wealth and carry just the essentials with you, when you step out to sightsee.
  • In case you get mugged, don’t try and negotiate; give them what you have and go your separate ways.
  • Divide your valuables and stash them in different pockets, sections of your bag pack in case you get mugged, you won’t lose all your valuables.
  • The water is Bogota is potable, but for the first few days mix bottled water and tap water to prevent any unwarranted runs to the toilet.

The best tours and activities in the city, guided by experts to give you a local insight to the best of Bogota

  • Know the pollution level of Bogota before you plan your visit.

    • Air Pollution 75 (High)
    • Water Pollution 47.66 (Moderate)
    • Noise and Light Pollution 59.23 (Moderate)
    • Unattended dirt and garbage 63.96 (High)
    • Drinking Water Pollution and Inaccessibility 22.45 (Low)
    • Dissatisfaction with Garbage Disposal 53.04 (Moderate)
    • Dissatisfaction to Spend Time in the City 53.76 (Moderate)
    • Dissatisfaction with Green zones and parks 44.95 (Moderate)
  • How safe is Bogota for tourists? Understand risks and safety concerns that can hamper your travel experience in Bogota.

    • Burglary and Theft 46.72 (Moderate)
    • Mugging and Robbery 71.04 (High)
    • Assault and Armed Robbery 71.06 (High)
    • Corruption and Bribery 86.81 (Very High)
    • Car Stealing 55.94 (Moderate)
    • Robbery of Car belongings 64.58 (High)
    • Attacks 55.27 (Moderate)
    • Drug offense 60.41 (High)
    • Safety walking alone during daylight 53.61 (Moderate)
    • Safety walking alone during night 22.59 (Low)
    • Insulting and offensive behaviour 43.21 (Moderate)
    • Hate crime due to Racism, Religion, ethnic origin 18.41 (Very Low)
    • Property crimes and Vandalism 67.76 (High)
  • Quality of Life Index of Bogota is 92.75 (Moderate)

    • Safety Index 38.83 (Low)
    • Climate Index 97.12 (Very High)
    • Pollution Index 68.55 (High)
    • Traffic Commute Time Index 50.22 (High)
    • Cost of Living Index 32.62 (Very Low)
    • Health Care Index 65.66 (High)
    • Property Price to Income Ratio 23.72 (Very High)
    • Purchasing Power Index 31.23 (Very Low)
    • Indices such as Quality of life, Climate & Healthcare index are good to be high whereas others such as Property price, Traffic & Cost of living Index are good to be low.

  • Here's how much it will cost to shop in Bogota

    • Local calling per minute on Prepaid mobile 0.06 USD
    • International Movie per seat 3.78 USD
    • Summer clothing in a chain store 36.98 USD
    • Pair of Basic Nike Shoes 79.37 USD
    • Pair of Basic Levis Jeans 54.26 USD

*Stats and figures mentioned are crowd-sourced ​and subjected to change without notice.

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