Bogota is one of the largest cities in Latin America. It is situated on the western part of Colombia's Savanna of Bogota. There are two distinct seasons in Bogota, namely dry and wet, that alternately occur all throughout the year. Book a cheap hotel during months of December, January, July and August to enjoy the outdoors. Avoid making hotel reservations during months of April, May, September and November because of the frequent rain. Find the best deals in cheap hotels online.
Before the Spaniards conquered Bogota, it was inhabited by the Muiscas who named the area “Bacata”. Gonzalo Jimenez de Quesada discovered Bogota in 1538 and named their settlement “Santa Fe de Bacata” adding his birthplace to the local name. The place was renamed to Bogota when it became the capital of New Granada.
Events, Landmarks, Activities
Aside from the world famous Ibero-American Theater Festival which is held every other year, there are also other interesting events in Bogota that attracts many tourists including Festival de Cine Eurocine in April, Opera al Parque in July, Jazz al Parque in September and Feria Internacional de Bogota in October. There are also lots of great places to visit in Bogota such as the Museo Del Oro, Cerro de Monserrate, Catedral Primada de Bogota and the Jose Celestino Mutis Botanical Garden.
Bogota is a bicycle-friendly city known for its extensive bike routes. Those who prefer to travel faster and more convenient can hire a taxi. There are colectivos and buses that covers most of the city, but they only operate until 9pm.Find cheap hotels in Bogota close to public transportation stations.