Wednesday

Attractions in Bogota, Things to Do in Bogota

Bogota has lots to offer each of its visitors. Starting from the historic decent to the most modern parks, amusement parks, city centers, museums, churches, shopping etc to the important nightlife and parties, Bogota provides a perfect mixture of advancement, culture and history for everyone visiting the area.


There are hundreds of places in Bogota that must be visited on a trip to Bogota. Finding out these places may be very confusing.


Gold Museum (Museo de Oro)
The Banco de la República Gold Museum houses one of the most important collections of pre-Hispanic metallurgy in the world. As its history, which dates back to 1939, has unfolded, so this institution has become a symbol of Colombia's cultural memory. Its golden exhibition, fully renewed in November, 2008, is a place you cannot miss in your next trip to Bogota.

Museo Arqueologico Casa del Marques de San Jorge
Carrera 6 No. 7-43, Bogota, Colombia
The Marques de San Jorge, an important and renowned figure of Nueva Granada, lived in this area during Colombia's colonial period. His life is reflected in each object in this museum. The house has been preserved, and the objects on display are exquisite. It is located in La Candelaria area.

Mundo Aventura
Transversal 71D No. 6-30 Sur , Bogota, Colombia
Mundo Aventura (Adventure World) offers a fantastic world of amusement and excitement, for children and adults. Visitors can expect to be enthralled by a plethora of exciting rides such as the roller coaster, bumper cars, water slides, house of horrors and its main attraction, the 'Pendulum'. It also offers additional services, such as fast food restaurants and a large parking area.


Museo Santa Clara Museo Santa Clara
Carrera 8 No. 8-91 , Bogota, Colombia
Museo Santa Clara is located in the Candelaria district, close to Palacio de Narino and Capitolio Nacional. The museum throws a light on the life of the fathers of modern Colombia who lived in this neighborhood. Visiting this place is like taking a step into Colombia's history.


Fundacion Alzate Avendano
Calle 10 con Carrera 3 , Bogota, Colombia
This small art gallery is situated in the old quarter of La Candelaria, inside a beautiful colonial house. The sober interior lends itself well to exhibited examples of contemporary Colombian art. There is very good restaurant on the first floor of the restaurant.

Iglesia de La Candelaria
Carrera 4 No. 11-62, Bogota, Colombia
This church is in the heart of the Candelaria, Bogota's historic center. Its construction reflects the refined mudejar style. The interiors are notable for the delicate work in the central retable and the choir loft.

Jardin Botanico Jose Celestino Mutis
Carrera 66 con Calle 56 , Bogota, Colombia
The Gardens are situated near Parque Simon Bolivar. The beautiful grounds offer a comprehensive selection of Colombian flora. The greenhouse is very well-constructed. It recreates all the different climates found in the country. The visitor will experience severe changes in temperature while moving between sectors within the greenhouse. If you get hungry, there is a good restaurant within the grounds.

Laguna de Guatavita
Km 15, Vía Guatavita-Sesquilé , Bogota, Colombia
This lagoon is located in the old crater of a volcano and is surrounded by mountains and thick vegetation. It was here that the Guatavita Indian chief covered his body in gold and submerged in the water, as part of a ritual to honour his wife who, according to the legend, lived at the bottom of the lake.


17 Route Mtb
Colombia. Adventure travel on bike. Daily bike tours, night bike tours. Adventure racing bike. Patios school. Cundinamarca bike. To ciclovia whit us. The funniest way to discover the city.

Donacion Botero
You don't have to be a fan of Botero's amazing sculpture or paintings to love the work here. Surrounded by other small museums, the seductive complex can keep you occupied for a whole day

Old Bogota (La Candelaria)
A lively neighborhood section of the city that features small shops and ancient churches. The neighborhood includes a number of attractions including The Plaza de Bolivar, The Bogota Cathedral. The Gold Museum, The Fundacion Botero, The Religious Art Museum, The Coin House, The Library Luis Angel Arango.

Carnaval de Bogota
The carnival is held in August to celebrate the founding of Bogota. The carnival brings festive mood into each and every person. You will fins parades of folkloric groups, music and dance representing the cultural manifestations of the city and its history. Most of the cultural events take place in the heart of Parque Metropolitano Simón Bolívar. The streets will be filled with dance, music and games which will be organized by people from all parts of the country.

Expoartesanias
"Expoartesanías is the place to find the best traditional and modern Indian and Afro-Colombian handcrafts. It offers products made of different natural raw materials like: fibers, fabrics, wood, silver, gold, ceramic and stone, among others. From the beginning in 1991, the main objective of 'Expoartesanias' has been to lead handcraft product trends in the market."

Plaza de Toros la Santamaria famous for Bull Fights
Bogota is also famous for bullfights. This might not be interesting to all, but for those who are interested in bullfights, Bogota can be the right place to experience lots of bull fights around the country. Colombians love the challenge between the bullfighter, matador, the torero and the bull. The season of bullfighting starts from January.

Placio de San Francisco
The Republican architecture is very well displayed in the Palace of San Franssico. The style was popular in the early 20th century. This palace was later declared a national monument is the year 1984. Currently this is occupied by one of the largest schools in the area.

Cerro de Monserrate
Monserrate hill provides exceptional panaromic views of Bogata and

Friday

Acapulco Attractions, Places to Visit & Things to Do

Acapulco or Acapulco de Juárez is one of Mexico’s most important and famous beach resorts. Acapulco is famous for its explosive nightlife, postcard beaches, unlimited watersports, first-class hotels, gourmet restaurants and the breath-taking physical beauty of Acapulco Bay!


Bordered by the rugged Sierra Madre to the east and beautiful Acapulco Bay to the west, the city is considered by many to be the grande dame of the Mexican tourist industry; the city’s unbeatable nightlife, which offers one of the hottest playgrounds among Mexican vacation destinations.


The warm waters of the city and the pristine beaches are irresistible to all human beings since the Old days of the Aztec Empire. Acapulco’s gorgeous arc of beaches that sweep around Bahía de Acapulco can be a relaxing place to soak up the sun.

The fishing in Acapulco, particulary sailfish, is legendary, The crystal-blue Pacific waters offer up a bounty of marine denizens from the giant marlins and sailfish to the wily game fish such as sea bass.

The snorkeling and Scuba diving here are first rate and there is nothing as exciting as jumping on a jet-ski and riding at full throttle across Acapulco Bay!

Golf is a huge attraction with several options available: courses at the “Diamante” area includes Club Tres Vidas (private); the Hotels Fairmont Princess, Pierre Marquez, Mayan Palace. The oldest course is the Acapulco Golf Club, located downtown.


For those who have never visited Acapulco, we recommend that you visit la Isla de la Roqueta (Roqueta Island), an ideal island setting where you can either relax or enjoy some scuba diving. You’ll also want to check out the infamous La Quebrada, where fearless cliff divers plunge into the ocean below. If you’re looking for a little excitement of your own, Acapulco offers bungee jumping and parasailing, where from high above you can admire the stunning panoramic views of the bay, the hotel zone and the surrounding mountains, in their utmost splendor.

When you're in Acapulco, don't miss the famous cliff divers. You can see them up close at La Quebrada, or watch from above at the Plaza Las Glorias Hotel Restaurant and Bar.

There are so many amazing and fun things to do in Acapulco City. And if you need help deciding what to do on your vacation, check-out some of our favorite attractions and activities.

Acapulco Beaches
Along with the Acapulco nightlife, the beaches of Acapulco are one of the most popular attractions in this Mexican resort city.

Caleta Beach
Once the most popular beach in Acapulco, Caleta beach is located in the "old" part of the city. For swimming it is still one of the best in Acapulco, and so it is popular for families with kids

Icacos Beach
Located in front of La Palapa Hotel, Playa Icacos is a favorite beach for vacationers and spring breakers. Parasailing and waverunners are readily available at both Icacos and Condesa Beach.

Condesa Beach
Located in the center of Acapulco Bay, Condesa beach is another popular beach for tourists and locals.

La Bonfil
The best waves for surfing. You can also swim here, but the waves are rather high. La Bonfil is located between Puerto Marques and Revolcadero Beach,

Fort San Diego
This museum which was initially a fort has a wide collection of beads, shells, ceramics, shells, porcelain vases, Kimonos etc that were used very long back in the Aztec Empire. This fort which was built in 1615 had to be rebuilt in 1776 because of a massive earthquake. The five point design of the fort is truly classic. Actually this fort was constructed to protect the port from the pirates by the Spaniards. Today it is a very beautiful and significant museum.

Zocolo
The area of Zocolo is the former town and is now called the Centro area. This is actually a very large village located in front of the cathedral which was built in 1930. The tomb which is similar to a mosque and the Byzantine towers of this cathedral are famous. Today Zocolo serves as a public plaza in the town. This is the perfect to have a stroll on a sunny day. If you are walking through the sideways of the city, you will most probably come across the native band concert. You can enjoy the charm of the plaza and also enjoy the food from the local restaurants.


Magico Mundo Marino
The Magico Mundo Marino is an aquarium having outdoor and indoor exhibits. This is a great place for a visit with your kids and family. Located in the Caleta beach premises, it also has a swimming pool, an aquarium hotel, dolphin shows and even two water slides.

Rocketa Island
A ten minute boat ride from Caleta Beach will take you to the Rocketa Island. It is located directly facing the Acapulco bay. This island is the best place to hike or snorkel in the city. There is a unique zoo and a wonderful beach on this island.

Pie de la Questa
Pie de la Questa is probably one of the most famous sunset beaches in the world. It provides not only the view of the setting sun but also wonderful meals served by the beachfront hotels.

Cici
It is a water theme park that is located right at the center of the Acapulco bay. Both the children and the adults will enjoy their day at this park. You will have a chance to enjoy lots of water slides, big wave pools, dolphin and seal shows and many more in this park.

Nature Tour of Tres Palos Lagoon
Visitors can also take a look at the natural beauty and excellent landscape of the area by going on a Nature tour to Tres Palos Lagoon. This is one of the most prominent sightseeing tours conducted in the area.

Jungle Tour
Don't forget to take a tour of the the Coyuca Lagoon. This is the location where the film Rambo II was filmed. There are many daily tours to this jungle that is conducted by the local restaurants in this area.

Palaco
Palaco is a large restaurant in the Riqueta Island where you can find the most delicious food in the city. Whenever you are to the Acapulco bay, do not forget to have a look at the wonderful food that is served in the Palaco Restaurant. The restaurant also organizes daily dancing and floorshows.

Roller Papayago
This is the best place for the whole family. If you are looking for a spot to lace up your skates, this is your ideal spot. You can skate as much as you want at the roller skating rink facing the Papayago Park.

Papayago Park
Papayago Park is a large park which features roller rinks, plush grass, acres of trees and an amusement park as well. It is one of the best parks in Mexico for family fun. The various rides of the park are thrilling for any person.

In Acapulco, you'll party all night long. You'll dance with the devil. You'll live on the shores of legendary Acapulco Bay. And on Spring Break, size does matter.

Lodging options are completely unlimited in Acapulco. If you'd like to go high-end and have a penthouse room overlooking the Pacific, you'll find a great selection. If an intimate villa is more your style, the variety is nearly dizzying. And if all-inclusive resort life is your destination, every big name in the business has a stake in this market.

Other Fun Things to Do
Step aboard the Shotover jet boat, and embark on a thrilling 30-minute, high-speed ride along the Papagayo River.

Visit the famous Hotel Flamingo, where many movie stars of the '50s found refuge from the fast-paced life of Hollywood.

Nearby Acapulco, you can visit the beach of Pie de la Cuesta, known for its spectacular sunsets, or Puerto Marques, with it beautiful bay and calm waters. Finally, don’t miss out on Barra Vieja, where you are sure to enjoy delicious seafood dishes prepared in traditional Mexican restaurants.