Being a professional in Languages and Sociocultural Studies, Mateo loves exploring the stark contrasts of the city he was born and grew up in. Having studied and worked in several countries like Brazil, the United States, France and Finland, he has learned to appreciate diversity and the cultural melting pot that is Colombia. In English, French, Portuguese or his first tongue Spanish, he will always be ready to guide you through the historical neighborhoods and local markets, to discuss Bogota and Colombia astonishing and controversial history, and to reveal the best ways to thoroughly enjoy your experience in this land where reality is hard to believe.
Mateo’s Bogota Tip!
Don’t miss the chance to visit the traditional salsa bar Quiebra Canto founded in 1979. You’ll be able to learn a few dance moves and drink some pola and guaro with the locals. Cheers!
Catalina was born at the heart of the historical centre of Bogota, the history, art and capital’s landscape are part of her DNA. She conceives the tourism as way to promote a better understanding of the magic realism that characterizes Colombia, her motto is to foster a more inclusive society using her career. She loves to travel and get to know other cultures, especially distant places and rural areas that she can capture with her camera, another passion of hers. She learnt English and French travelling through Australia and Switzerland.
Catalina’s Bogota Tip!
If you really want to experience Colombian cuisine and the wide variety of fruits offered by the country, you should visit the Paloquemao market (Calle 19 # 25-04) or La Perseverancia market (Carrera 5 #30-30), there you can try fresh fruits sold by local farmers and typical dishes at a really good price. You won’t regret it!
Valeria is our youngest guide! She is from La Guajira and she has had the chance to live in many parts of Colombia and the world, however, her love for Bogota, its inhabitants, cultural offer, history, evolution and even its chaotic transportation system, lead her to live in this wonderful city. Get ready to know this city from the perspective of someone who has revealed all its secrets for pleasure and who will transmit you the passion that she feels for Bogota and for being Colombian.
Valeria’s Bogota Tip!
I invite you to the flea market in Usaquén, it opens every Sunday from 8:00 to 18:00. There you can know, appreciate and buy the handicrafts we have to offer you and then eat in one of the very good restaurants you will find in the zone.
Laura is a professional in political science who has grown in the city center of Bogota. Since she was a child, she enjoys walking around the historical center, discovering new places and stories behind the walls. She is very interested in Colombian history, culture, food and music, so she is ready to discuss with you the complexity of the country, and to show you things to do and places to go to maximize your experience. Laura has visited lots of places around Asia, Europe, America, and Oceania. She knows what it is to be a tourist, so she is willing to help our visitors feel safe and happy, and to have a great time during their trip.
Laura’s Bogota Tip!
If you want to party as we, locals, do, you need to walk around the Seventh Avenue (carrera 7a) between the 63 and the 45 st. There you can find lots of places like Disco Jaguar, Café Cinema y Casa Babylon. Just try the ones that catch your attention and enjoy the party!
Alexis studies Economics at the National University of Colombia, although he was born in a different city, Ibagué, Bogotá became the home he doesn’t want to leave, either hiking through high mountains or venturing into new neighborhoods. He loves to share with others the excitement of exploring unknown places, he is passionate about culture and history, get ready to discover with his stories what makes Colombia a unique culture.
The city also has nature, I recommend you to explore the ecological paths the city has in its eastern hills, the San Francisco – Vicachá trail (200 meters south of the Monserrate cable car station), open on weekends and the La Vieja trail (71st street, Av Circunvalar) which opens every day except Mondays.