Colombia’s cosmopolitan capital city is a destination of many personalities —cutting-edge malls and boutiques right alongside historic marketplaces, colonial buildings resting in the shadow of shimmering glass skyscrapers, ultra-modern museums, galleries and restaurants punctuated by tranquil plazas and leafy parks. No matter what you came to discover, you’ll find it in Bogotá.
The city can be both unfamiliar and exciting or warm, welcoming and comfortable. From its quiet parks to its buzzing academic community to its love of great food and wine, Bogotá will sweep you up in a deep comforting embrace that will keep your head spinning for days.
Medellín manages to pull off a neat trick – one of Colombia’s most sprawling cities happens to also be one of its safest and most welcoming. Tucked among scenic mountain peaks, which embrace the city from all four sides, Medellín’s views alone are worth the visit. The city boasts warm temperatures throughout the year, making any time the ideal time to come and enjoy everything the city has to offer. Downtown’s quaint, narrow avenues and wide, leafy thorough fares are bustling with locals and tourists enjoying the many diverse restaurants, museums and shopping boutiques.
Stroll through the exclusive, elegant and upscale El Poblado neighbourhood, whose Zona Rosa district features scenic Parque Lleras along with hip nightclubs, restaurants and bars. In the evening Parque Poblado draws a stylish crowd from across the city to socialise and sip cocktails. Discover the ultra-chic boutiques and restaurants at Santa Fe Shopping Mall or just take in the relaxing scene at Medellín’s many parks and plazas. If you’re looking to escape the downtown crowds, the charming towns just outside the city offer plenty of opportunities for outdoor adventures, eco-tours and recreation.
To learn more about Medellín attractions and activities, please visit the Official Medellín Travel Guide website.
For a wide range of activities and things to do in Bogotá and Medellín– whether it’s dinner at a top restaurant, a day of browsing museums or a visit to the many historic sites –the bh Hoteles staff is available to make recommendations and assist with arranging tours, excursions and recreational activities.
In Barranquilla, where the Magdalena River meets the Caribbean Sea, any street becomes a party. You don’t need to visit during the famous Carnival to see a spontaneous crowd dancing around a makeshift stage to instruments such as drums, maracas, and millet flutes. Here, joy belongs to everyone.
Barranquilla is known as the Golden Gate of Colombia because in the late nineteenth century it served as an entrance into the country for passengers and goods. Barranquilla was also a pioneer of commercial aviation in 1919. The capital of the Atlántico is distinguished for the Republican-era architecture in the neighborhood of El Prado, as well as its museums, beaches, and festivals. In the surrounding area, tourists can visit creeks, marshes, and other natural attractions.