Best of Bogotá
The historic district of La Candelaria in Bogotá is making a comeback with the restoration of many old colonial buildings. Several interesting museums are in the area as well as historic Plaza de Bolívar, the center of Colombian government.
A day trip to Zipaquirá allows the opportunity to visit the magical Catedral de Sal, a church built into a salt mine 200 meters underground.
The Legend of El Dorado is alive and well at sacred Laguna de Guatavita. The small circular lake north of Bogotá was the site of religious rituals performed by the indigenous Muisca people. Countless amounts of gold trinkets were thrown into the lake as offerings to the gods.
Nemocón's salt mine is a less touristy option than Zipaquirá with its stunning reflection pools. It's also an attractive small town.
The small town of Suesca is the rock climbing capital of Colombia and offers opportunities to participate in other extreme sports.
One of Colombia's 17 heritage towns, Guaduas is off the beaten path. Explore its cobblestone streets and whitewashed colonial buildings while learning about the country's independence.