Travel to Bogota
Colombia possesses the scent of coffee; that’s why in 2011 the UNESCO recognized it as the site with the most extensive coffee landscape in America. But its gastronomic appeal is not the only attraction this country offers. Thanks to its privileged geography and multiethnic culture, it also offers an interesting variety for tourists who enjoy routes and challenges with a Latin Flavor.
Today DINKtravelers invites you to discover all the experiences you can live in this destination. In order to enjoy them, just take a nonstop flight to Colombia, and arrive at El Dorado International Airport. Once there, our suggestion is to rent an automobile so you can easily reach downtown Bogota. As a first experience with traditional dishes, we recommend ordering the arepa –ground corn tortilla with filling (optional)– and the cholao –crushed ice with fruit and condensed milk. This way you can prepare for an adventure-filled day.
If you enjoy taking panoramic pictures, the best way to capture Bogota is from the heights, so don’t miss the chance to ride the cable car. In only four minutes it’ll take you to the Monserrate Sanctuary that’s located 820 meters away from the station and it fits up to 40 passengers with a cost of five dollars each. In order to be more comfortable ride it in the morning to avoid crowds, given that service starts at 8:00h. You’ll enjoy the morning light as it slowly covers the city.
Once at Monserrate Sanctuary marvel at the religious architecture on site and try the local colonial restaurant’s exquisite menu.
When you return to the city, you’ll still have time to see one of the most important art collections in America at Botero Museum. It’s located in Antigua Casa de Moneda on 11th Street #4-93, and it closes until 19:00h.
Santa Rosa de Cabal Natural Regional Park
Once you’ve been to the capital’s main attractions, reserve one day to go to the Santa Rosa de Cabal’s thermal waters. Even though the bus ride from Bogota lasts approximately six hours, it’s worth visiting. The Regional Park is nestled in an ideal natural landscape where you can practice trekking, and at the end of the day, you’ll be able to relax in the local thermal springs.
Without doubt, Bogota is the perfect spot to redefine the word “vacations”. Cheer up and enjoy this Latin adventure. You won’t regret it!