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Climate

Bogotá lies in one of the three ranges of the Andes Mountains, 2,640 m (8,200 ft) above sea level. It is close to the equator, so there are no seasons; and the climate is cool year round.

The average temperature is 10°C (57°F) by day, and 10°C (50°F) by night.

Visas y documents

Citizens of more than 85 countries do not need visas to come to Colombia as tourists. This is a major advantage when organizing any kind of international event.

If you are a national of one of the countries listed in the list given in Decreto 5707 de 2008, and you are attending an event Colombia, you will not need a visa to stay for up to 90 days from the day you arrive.

Power Supply

Electricity in Bogota is at 110V/60Hz. Most wall sockets take Type-B 3-pin plugs, compatible with Type-A flat 2-pin American-style plugs.

Transport

If you want a taxi, always ring one of the following numbers (for security´s sake, avoid picking up taxis on the street).

  • Radio Taxi: +57 (1) 288 8888
  • Taxi Real: +57 (1) 333 3333
  • Taxatélite: +57 (1) 222 2222
  • Taxis Libres: +57 (1) 311 1111
  • Taxi Express: +57 (1) 411 1111

There are also contacts for mobile apps:

  • TAPPSI
  • Easy Taxi
  • UBER

Your taxi should have a placard in front of or visible from the back seat, identifying the vehicle, the driver, and a fare chart showing the peso equivalent of the units marked on the meter. “Yellow-cab” taxis only accept cash.

There is a surcharge on the meter units for transfers to and from the airport, trips outside city limits, and services provided at night and/or on public holidays.

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Weather

Bogotá, CO
18 °C
Friday Sep 22, 11:09 AM
  • Saturday Sep 23, 19 °C
  • Sunday Sep 24, 19 °C
  • Monday Sep 25, 22 °C

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