La Villa Bar
It’s a conversation club for Colombians to speak other languages and for foreigners to practice their Spanish. This is the best opportunity to have a fun cultural exchange and meet new people.
You can practice your English, Spanish, Italian, French, Portuguese and German in a relaxing environment. Arriving before 10 p.m. means you don ́t have to pay a cover. This has become a fun way to share experiences through languages.
Dirección: La Villa Bar, K 14A # 83-56
Celular: 311 4920249
Horario: 6:00 p.m.-10:00 p.m., Free language exchange, Happy hour with 2×1 beers; 10:00 p.m.-3 a.m., International after party
Do you want to learn to speak Spanish fluently? The wait is over. Located in the historical sector of Quinta Camacho, Nueva Lengua offers Spanish lessons for families, professionals and travelers. The main courses include standard, intensive, business Spanish, private classes and Spanish and volunteer. There are also schools in Cartagena, Medellín and Panama. The school offers a Spanish online course as well, available in five levels.
Dirección: Nueva Lengua, Cl. 69 # 11A-09
Teléfono: 861 5555
Precio: from USD 200
Bar & Grill
The Ugly American is a basement that opens its doors in El Retiro shopping center. With a fine gastronomy, they offer a menu with American culinary traditions, including recipes from Texas, Kentucky and Louisiana. Some of the Ugly’s cocktails include a Mai Tai, Gin Fizz and the Bourbon Mint Julep. You should also try the Brunch, that serves waffles with syrup or Benedictines eggs. The recommended dishes are Cajun Shrimp and a Porterhouse steak.
Ugly American, Cl 81 No. 9-12. (Basement). 644 7766
14.000-90.000 Mon-wed, 12 m.-11 p. m; Thu-sat, until 12 p.m.; sun, until 8 p.m.
Bogotá Graffiti was started by two young gentlemen who wanted to share this street art and made a plan to exhibit the best walls of the city. The tour, led in English, is offered for a donation. You can meet at Plaza de Periodistas in La Candelaria neighborhood.
It begins near the statue of Simón Bolivar every day from 10 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., and it finishes in the same place.
Horario: Mon-sat, 10 a.m.-5 p.m.
Celular: 321 297 4075
Café Hacienda Venecia
Coffee’s magic and smell can be discovered in Bogotá. In a guided visit, you can see
the whole coffee process in a Hacienda Venecia, a state located in the west. They have won a sustainability certificate by UTZ “Good Inside”, as an acknowledgement for its efforts to preserve the environment. The tour lasts three hours. Don ́t wait anymore and experience firsthand what is to know about the most distinctive Colombian exportation product.
Dirección: Café Hacienda Venecia – La Tienda del Barista, K 28 # 68-87
Teléfono: 310 8677
Travelers virtual community
Couchsurfing is a service that connects participants to a community of travelers.
You can rediscover the city and do interesting plans. There’s a community of couchsurfers in your area, in this case, in Bogotá. Weekly, they organize language exchanges, dance classes, hikes and dinners. Become a host, opening your home to travelers. It ́s a friendly way to make the world smaller and begin new friendships.
Zipaquirá on steam train
The trip in the steam train lets you enjoy the landscape of the Bogotá savannah while traveling to the small village of Zippaquirá, famous for its salt cathedral. The journey, that lasts nine hours in total, offers amazing views of the Colombian countryside, and a band that plays typical Colombian music. Once there, you could also have time to enjoy Cajicá, another town, or visit Nemocón mines. This event takes place only every second Sunday of the month.
Dirección: Estación de la Sabana, Cl 13 # 18-24 375 0557- 375 0558
Estación de Usaquén, Trans.10 # 110 – 08 629 7407
Horario: 8:30 p.m.
Precio: 43.000, adults. 27.000, kids until 12 years old.
Bogotá Paragliding Adventure
Paragliding is an exciting free flying sport. You can try double or individual Paraglides, but the individual ones are mostly practiced by experienced flyers. Tourists frequently fly together with an expert instructor in a double Paraglide. You will receive a short training about safety from your guide. Enjoy this adventure and the amazing views of the beautiful landscape near the capital city.
Dirección: Voyage Colombia, K 13A # 96-18
Teléfonos: 600 0098 – 320 409 2342
The academy ́s instructors teach to dance salsa music by giving you technical body tools. If you are interested in another kind of dance, the academy offers Bachata, Chachachá, Mambo, Son and Bungaloo. There are individual or group lessons, with female or male instructors. It ́s up to you. Learn how to dance salsa and you will have the bases to embrace any kind of music style.
Dirección: Paso Latino, K 14 # 46-91. 2nd floor
Teléfonos: 287 1049 – 311 272 5216
Horario: 9:00 a.m.-7:00 p.m.