Click Clack Bogotá is in the El Chicó design district, a short walk from Parque de la 93 and the nightlife hotspots in Zona-T.
You can fly into Bogotá’s El Dorado International airport from cities across the Americas and Europe. The 16km journey to the hotel takes about 20 minutes in a taxi (the hotel arranges transfers for $50,000 Colombian pesos each way). Call the Smith24 team for help booking your travel.
It’s best to leave the big-city driving to the locals – and metered taxis are ten a peso. If you do bring a car, there’s valet parking at the hotel ($23,000 pesos for the day; $30,000 overnight).
Worth getting out of bed for
Forget breakfast in bed – waiting in your room is Click Clack’s signature ‘bed picnic’ of hams, cheeses, fruit and bread bound up neatly in a rug. Scoff it in the comfort of your own pyjamas, or in the social-hub Parque de la 93 nearby, where locals gather for live concerts and salsa dancing; the park sometimes hosts fashion and design expos too. Curious types can follow cryptic clues in each guest room, which send you off exploring around the hotel and lead – eventually – to the rooftop bar. There, you can claim your prize – a special cocktail – and lord it up over the city below. Click Clack can arrange in-room massages, personal shopping trips, and guided tours of Bogotá.
The on-trend district of Usaquén is the heart of the Bogotá’s forward-thinking food scene. The best place to sample it is at the independent stands of the Sunday flea market, where you’ll also find street musicians, puppet shows and stalls selling handmade jewelry. Wake up and smell the sweet, sweet Colombian coffee at a roastery workshop with Flavors of Bogotá – you’ll learn the tricks of the trade, and taste specialty beans from across the country. If Bogotá’s mountainous backdrop has got you pining for the hills, hike the Quebrada La Vieja trail, starting in Chapinero and ending with cityscape views at the top.
Bogotá’s Gold Museum (Carrera 6 # 15 - 88) is as close as you’ll get to El Dorado – it’s loaded with 55,000 pieces of pre-Columbian gold in all shapes and sizes, from mythical jaguar-frogs to the alluring Balsa Muisca raft.
Light-flooded and plant-laden Cafe Bar Universal (Calle 65 # 4a - 76) is modelled on a European cafe, but with a twist of Colombian spirit; go for the locally-sourced shoulder of lamb with hummus and peppermint, or the reliably excellent catch-of-the-day. Buzzy El Chato (Calle 65 # 3b - 76) deals in farm-to-fork seasonal fare, including juicy barbecued lamb ribs and chicken hearts with earthy local potatoes – best enjoyed with a gulupa cocktail on the side. Gaira Café (Carrera 13 # 96 - 11) is owned by Colombian singer superstar Carlos Vives, which means you can count on live music and good times alongside your egg arepas and meat-stuffed carimañola fritters. Every day is different at Villanos En Bermudas (Calle 56 # 5 - 21), but whatever’s on seven-course tasting menu is sure to be spectacular; Mexican chef Sergio Meza learned his trade at Copenhagen’s Noma, no less.
Gaspar (Carrera 13 # 93A - 45) is a French bistro by trade, but it’s worth the trip for cocktails on the roof terrace alone (there’s a healthy wine list too, bien sur).