Bogota is a city of cold but very variable climate. We strongly recommend you wear light clothing and carrying bags, jackets or coats. The nights are quite cold and the nights are the times at lower temperatures. In the rainy season it is essential to wear raincoats or umbrellas. The towns near Bogotá have similar climates. 

The midday sun can be very strong, it is a good idea to wear hats, caps or hats. 
Bogota is a very large city many places to visit, use and comfortable sports shoes. 
The nightlife of the city is very active, use light and comfortable clothes and dance shoes. 


To travel to Bogota do not need any special vaccinations, however during the rainy season are common respiratory diseases. You can apply the flu shot or influenza preemptively. 

Bogotá is located at 2600 meters above sea level, this geographical condition makes some people suffer from insufficient oxygen. If you suffer from this problem it is recommended that you consult your physician prior or health centers in the city. 
See the ingredients of the meals if you suffer from allergies. The cuisine in the city is varied and all kinds of ingredients used. 


If you do not know the nomenclature system of the city seeks to always go with a guide who knows or Bogota. 
Always try to use the taxi service by calling the companies that provide this service or places designated for this purpose in airports, hotels and shopping areas.

A highly recommended and safe option is to download the app on your phone Tappsi. You can call a taxi from your phone and share to other social networks where your contacts will have access to important information from your driver assigned as full name, phone number and identification number. They and you can also monitor the course of his taxi, before and after being approached by you to your final destination 

If you must use the service as Transmilenio public transport or buses, try to do it with someone who knows the service to prevent loss and confusion. 
If you are using own or leased private vehicle, keep in mind that there is far in Bogota 'Pico y Placa'. Depending on the last number of the license plate of the car, is prohibited from driving in the city at certain times during two days a week. You can view information about the MnAs Pico y Placa in the website of the Ministry of Transportation. 
You can see the Transportation section in Bogota to learn more about this service in the city. 

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Bogotá, Colombia
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