If you decide to visit Bogotà with your children, it is very important that you read this article.
Bogotá is a very special city and going there needs preparation; not just physical but also psychological. Unlike other South American cities, it has some small hidden secrets that you need to know. Here is the official website of the city.
1 Bogotá is divided into districts
This city is divided into districts, so it is essential when choosing a hotel to choose the right one, especially if you visit Bogotá with your children. The districts are nothing but a clear and linear social classification expressed by neighborhoods. Understanding how the city’s citizens think will help you to get around. I have written an article explaining in detail how these regions are organized: you can find it here. Make sure you read it, it’s important!
2 Bogotà with your children: bars
Children can’t get in any kind of bar or club after sunset. Resisting is pointless because they do not make exceptions. If you want to have a nice evening and have a drink after dinner, make sure you choose a place where you can stay with your child, otherwise you will be invited to leave.
3 Geography of Bogotà
Bogotà is a city which lies 2700 meters above sea level – this already shows how thin the air is. Moreover, it is very polluted so if you or your child suffer from asthma, make sure you always have medication on hand. This altitude also makes it different from other Colombian cities, so always take a jacket with you. The temperature is generally between 16 ° and 20 °. If the sun is out, the temperature rises but the evening is always cool. If you visit Bogotá with children keep this in mind.
4 Do the grocery shop
If you need to buy food at the Bogota supermarket, make sure you are in section 3 or 4. The prices are much lower. For more details read here.Be careful, you will be attracted by the wonderful colors of the fruit. There are some to be consumed with caution, like the Pitaya. This beautiful and very tasty fruit, also known as dragon fruit, has powerful laxative powers (and when I say powerful, I am not exaggerating). In Colombia the dragon fruit is yellow and not red like its Asian relative, and the taste is sweet. Never eat more than half.
5 Bogotà whith children: where to play
Most shopping centers have a floor dedicated to children with skating rinks, sports areas and mini-cities where children can have fun doing all the jobs of adults. You have to pay to enter these playgrounds, but it is absolutely worth it. Places are taken care of in every detail and the activities are fantastic. If it happens to be a rainy day, then you know what to do.
Now you are ready to discover this wonderful city … I hope you have a great trip!