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Bogotá, the capital of Colombia, located in the center of the country on a vast plain at 2,600 meters above sea level and with a moderate temperature – which ranges from 12º C (54º F) to 18º C (64º F) - has a population of eight million people from all corners of Colombia; a city as diverse as the entire country.
Declared World Book Capital by UNESCO and Iberoamerican Capital of Culture by the UCCI, Bogotá has become one of the most important cities of the continent, with public spaces such as plazas, streets and modern avenues. The city has the world’s largest bicycling network –the Ciclovía, which covers close to 300 kilometers.
Bogotá has a varied nightlife offering domestic and foreign tourists alike different options and styles; a permanent cultural agenda that is reflected in its more than 60 museums and art galleries and the most important theater festival in the world, the Iberoamerican Theater Festival; 29 religious temples that are part of its heritage; 4,500 parks; close to 50 shopping malls and outlets where visitors can purchase the latest fashion and creations by haute couture Colombian designers.
Bogotá has earned a place among the major gastronomic capitals of Latin America. Its six dining areas with world-class restaurants offer local and international cuisine. The many accommodation options with over 300 hotels of international and national chains make of Bogotá the main destination of foreign tourists arriving in the country. Its venues for business, events and conventions consolidate it as one of the favorite destinations for executives worldwide.
The city, which was declared by the prestigious New York Times as one of the 31 destinations to visit in 2010 is an inspiring city with millions of amazing stories that surprise visitors every day.
Source: Proexport Colombia
El Dorado International Airport
Airport fee: USD 36 or COP 68.200. (Valid from 14 June 2014 to 27 June 2014)
Currency in Colombia is the Peso (Colombian Peso). The official peso symbol is $.
Attendees are strongly advised to ensure they fulfill all legal requirements to enter Colombia. Apart from a valid passport, an entry visa and invitation letter may also be required.
SPE offers an official invitation letter to assist you in the visa process upon registration confirmation.
For more information, please visit the Colombian Official Travel Guide.
Note: It is the sole responsibility of the attendee to obtain the necessary paperwork for entry to Colombia. This letter does not guarantee that you will be granted a visa, nor does it commit SPE to assist you in obtaining a visa. SPE will not pay any expenses incurred by you. We cannot send the letter to the embassy or consulate for you, nor can SPE contact the embassy or consulate on your behalf.
When traveling, as in any major city, take certain precautions whether you are traveling or exploring the city. Here are some general tips to help make the most of your trip: