Bogotá balances its colonial past – cobbled streets, Spanish-Moorish churches – with the ambitions of a modern metropolis – glassy high-rises, universities and chic shopping districts. It may not be a laid-back holiday city like Cartagena or Cusco, but it’s the country’s bustling, business-focused heart and it definitely knows how to unwind after a long day at the office. Fashionable locals flock to spots with up-and-coming chefs in trendy enclaves and buzzy cafes line the well-groomed streets where patrons sip exotic lulo fruit mojitos well into the wee hours.
When to go
Bogotá averages 15 degrees Celsius throughout the year, with March being the warmest and January the coolest. The dry and rainy seasons are not entirely predictable, however, the rainiest months tend to be April, May, September, October and November.