Ranked number 9 among the world’s least costly cities by PwC’s 2016 Cities of Opportunity Index, Bogotá is the capital city for the Republic of Colombia. It is the political, economic, administrative, industrial, artistic, cultural, and sports center of the country. Bogotá’s cultural and educational institutions have earned it the title of “Athens of South America.”
Ever heard of a country that has it all? Because when it comes to landscapes, Colombia pretty much does. Dense rain forests, sprawling savannas, snow-capped mountains, and coastlines on two oceans make Colombia one of the most biologically diverse countries on Earth. A testament to its diversity is that despite occupying less than one percent of the world’s land area, Colombia is home to about 10 percent of all animal species.
From cobbled colonial downtowns to towering skyscrapers, Colombia’s vibrant capital is the perfect balance of several unique contrasts. Often called the Athens of South America, Bogotá boasts of museums, art galleries and often hosts several international fairs and cultural events.
Bogotá, the “first city” of Colombia is also by far its biggest. In fact, it is one of the biggest cities in South America. To put things in perspective, New York and Mexico City are the only North American cities larger than Bogotá. So, we’re here to help you cover this mammoth city and make the most of your time there.
We know how hard it is to pick and choose between destinations when deciding your itinerary for a country as diverse Colombia. So, we got Juan Manuel Barrientos, owner of the restaurants El Cielo and a master curator, to help you curate your perfect Colombian holiday!
Who is LATAM and why you should fly LATAM
Created by the coming together of two of South America’s biggest airlines, LATAM is steeped in Latin American heritage. This heritage has made LATAM South America’s premier airline. LATAM is an airline that believes that people are driven by their goals and dreams and strives to help people realize them. Since goals and dreams can only be realized when people expand their world and explore new horizons, LATAM, with its largest network of connections to and from South America, enables them to do just that.
LATAM Airlines Group is Latin America’s leading airline group with one of the largest route networks in the world, offering air services to around 140 destinations in 25 countries, and is present in six domestic markets in Latin America: Argentina, Brazil, Chile, Colombia, Ecuador and Peru, in addition to its international operations in Latin America, Europe, the United States, the Caribbean, Oceania and Africa.
Miami, the capital of Latin America in North America, is a pivotal destination for LATAM. With a 70% Hispanic population, Miami is an indispensable gateway between North and South America and LATAM is the carrier that facilitates that connection. Aside from having its very own VIP lounge at MIA, LATAM offers travel options to 8 different countries from MIA: Argentina, Bolivia, Brazil, Chile, Colombia, Ecuador, Peru and Uruguay.
A city with a plethora of Latin American influences, New York City is yet another immense gateway for LATAM. But seeing that not everyone traveling from and to JFK lives in New York City, LATAM offers its passengers a Free Bus Service between JFK and New Jersey—making one’s transit from and to JFK more seamless than ever. LATAM offers travel options to 8 different countries from JFK: Argentina, Bolivia, Brazil, Chile, Colombia, Ecuador, Peru and Uruguay.
Home to more than a dozen theme parks, Orlando’s list of attractions speak for themselves. In order to make those attractions even more accessible, LATAM operates service between 8 different countries (Argentina, Brazil, Bolivia, Chile, Colombia, Ecuador, Peru and Uruguay) and Orlando International Airport (MCO). LATAM also offers qualifying passengers VIP lounge access at MCO via the Collision Group lounge at Terminal 1.
A city that is deeply connected to Latin America, Los Angeles is an A-list destination in LATAM’s list of offerings. With service options to 8 different countries (Argentina, Bolivia, Brazil, Chile, Colombia, Ecuador, Peru and Uruguay) from LAX, and vice versa, LATAM offers a blockbuster experience to flyers traveling to and from Los Angeles. Qualifying LATAM passengers can also receive a star-studded experience at the Qantas Lounge situated on the 5th floor of the TBIT international terminal.
Starting July 2018, LATAM operates four direct flights to Boston from Sao Paulo. With one of the biggest populations of Brazilians in USA, Boston has its own particular charm. And though Boston may be in full party mode in spring and summer, the chilly fall and cold winter feature landscapes adorned with colorful foliage, white snow, and crisp blue skies.
Starting July 2018, LATAM operates three direct flights to Las Vegas from Sao Paulo. Have fun on the strip and continue your venture with a trip to Brazil. We are the only South American airline connecting passengers directly between Las Vegas and Sao Paulo, bringing the United States and Brazil even closer together.
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