During my 4 nights and 5 days in Bogota, I will have to say that Bogota, Colombia is pretty safe during the day. At night, Bogota can be a whole different animal depending on which neighborhood you’re in. The middle and upper class neighborhoods Chapinero (including Zona Rosa, Zona G) and Usaquen are safe during all times of the day and at night.
Introduction to Bogota
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The Sights and Sounds of La Candelaria in Bogota
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The Sights and Sounds of Chapinero in Bogota
The Sights and Sounds of Zona Rosa in Bogota
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The Sights and Sounds of Usaquen in Bogota
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The Various Restaurant Eats in Bogota Colombia
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During the day, the northern part of La Candelaria can be unsafe. Just avoid alleys and places where graffiti is rampant. Always be aware of your surroundings in case of muggings and purse snatches. Men should always put their wallet in front of their pockets and backpacks need to be faced forward.
Avoid hanging out at Transmilenio bus stations late at night and especially avoid Calle 22 (Santa Fe) if you can.
Always walk on sidewalks near major highways where cars can be seen.
The majority of Colombians are friendly and absolutely love foreigners. Colombians love to socialize and it really helps if you speak a little bit of Spanish. I sincerely believe Bogota is one of the most underrated cities in South America. It’s seriously a hidden gem and most people think it’s ridden with crime and drugs. It really isn’t and I felt safe most of the time just like in any major metropolitan city around the world.