If you’re arriving in the capital by plane, your route into the city will take you along the large, modern El Dorado highway. Once past the international airport’s administrative buildings, you will find a sleek road, lined with large hotel chains, shopping malls and business centers; with the imposing mountains on the horizon.

Bogotá’s west is home to some of the city’s most significant sites, including Simón Bolívar park, the breathing lungs of the capital which also hosts a variety of sporting events and concerts. You’ll also find the José Celestino Mutis botanical gardens, the largest in Colombia and Maloka, an interactive science, culture and technology museum.

You should also ensure that Ciudad Salitre is on your itinerary. One of the country’s pioneering urban development models, it boasts a huge range of restaurants, a variety of parks and a charming residential feel that will have you coming back time and again.