Bogota, Colombia

Bogota is the capital city of Colombia. It is a huge city divided by four sections and into 20 distinct districts. El Centro is the city's original downtown and hosts most of its traditional heritage locations, city and public offices, and financial headquarters. El Occidente is home to Bogota's major sporting venues and outdoor parks. The North is where most modern development has taken place, and combines many upscale living spaces with affluent shopping centers, boutiques, cafes and nightclubs. The South is mainly the poorer section of the city.

Important landmarks and tourist stops in Bogota include the botanical garden José Celestino Mutis, La Quinta de Bolivar, the national observatory, the planetarium, Maloka, the Colpatria observation point, the observation point of La Calera, the monument of the American flags, and La Candelaria (the historical district of the city). There is also Usaquen, a colonial landmark where brunch and flea market on Sundays is a traditional activity. The city has numerous green parks and amusement parks like Salitre Magico or Mundo Aventura.

Things to See & Do

* La Candelaria - historical district
* Chapinero - downtown area
* Museums & churches
* Simon Bolivar Public Park
* National Museum

Cruise Season – Jan - Dec
Currency – Peso (COP)
Language – Spanish
Land Area – 1,587 km²
Population – 7,434,453 approx
Electricity – 2 perpendicular flat pins USA style
Time – GMT minus five hours
International Country Telephone Code – + 57

Port Location – The port of Buenaventura is located approximately 500km from Bogata.

Transport Links - The city is served by El Dorado International Airport (~20 minutes from downtown in a taxi), that receives several flights daily from New York City, Washington D.C., Atlanta, Houston, Miami, Orlando, Fort Lauderdale, Paris, São Paulo, Madrid, Mexico City, San José (Costa Rica), Lima, Buenos Aires, Panamá City, Quito, Guayaquil, Oranjestad (Aruba), Willemstad (Curaçao) and Toronto among others.

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