Bogotá & beyond

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What to do in Bogotá, Colombia’s highly under-rated capital

Bogotá totally took us by surprise during our travels. From other travellers’ reviews, we expected to hate this orange-bricked metropolis, but after spending over 2 weeks in Bogotá, using it as a base to have a normal working life during a big freelance project, we ended up loving it

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Salto del Tequendama, Bogotá’s haunted waterfall

The beauty of Tequendama Falls is that it’s only actually a half day trip from Bogotá. This place drips in legend as the site from which the indigenous Muisca people jumped to their deaths to escape Spanish slavery, and its reputation for suicide continues today.

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Guatavita, the lake that inspired the legend of El Dorado

The Sacred Lake is 7km from Guatavita town, so if you don’t have your own car you’ll need to get one of the buses that you can buy tickets for just opposite the old bullring (Plaza de Toros) in town. Read our 2019 travel guide to one of the most popular of Bogotá day trips!

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A guide to the best neighbourhoods of Bogotá, Colombia

There is a huge number of barrios of Bogotá, so we’ve provided a brief guide to the vibes of each one we spent a lot of time in. Hopefully this will help you decide where to stay in Bogotá and which parts of the city to visit. Don’t miss our Guide to Bogotá for what to see & do.

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