10 Reasons to Stay at the Bogota, Colombia BNB Inn
Colombia has an old stigma as a beautiful yet dangerous place to visit. Tourism is booming as there is so much culture and depth to this country. I strongly suggest staying at the Bogota Bed & Breakfast Inn.
Location: Nestled in cozy middle class
Teusaquillo near the airport, downtown and the Bogota Botanical Garden. Downtown is 15 minutes and a $2-3 Uber ride
anywhere. Easy one-hour flight to Medellin
Safety and Security: 16 high-tech security cameras and a 500
lb. steel front door with remote, nice residential area.
Family-owned by a wonderful couple: Rick Estrada and Beatriz (Aunt B to
me) Leon. Rick was born in Manhattan and
grew up in Florida. Ex-military (USAF)
he’s also a historian and runs the best tour.
Bea, born in Cali (Colombia) and helped transform the community. They both speak fluent English and Spanish.
The Price is Right: The only true BNB in Bogota is under $100/night
including breakfast, a briefing and fast free internet, business services and
so much more…
Food: Omg the food is so good, they make
breakfast to order. They cook
traditional American, arepa with eggs and specialty dishes like Tamel. Also, excellent pizza and burgers as well as
upscale restaurants are blocks away.
Clean and neat: They won the TripAdvisor Green Leader
award for eco-friendliness. This place
Sight-seeing galore: A plethora of options, Monserrate mountain, Nemocon salt mine
(“Los 33” Antonio Banderas Chilean minor’s movie was filmed there), graffiti
walking tour, gold museum and Guatevita the flooded city.
People and the scene: Cosmopolitan capital Bogota is home
to warm, welcoming people who appreciate a small effort to speak Spanish. The city offers culinary, art and live music
scenes that rival Buenos Aires or Mexico.
The “Rick Special Tour”: I suggest taking this tour the first
2-3 days in Bogota. Rick can customize
the trip based on your interests. An
encyclopedia of knowledge, he will give you a great picture of Colombia’s
history past to present.
Feels like home: Unlimited library of music, I felt
comfortable for 9 days wearing my PJ’s (pants only) around the house. Where else can you text the owners on WhatsApp
and get prompt answers? Click the
website above for video on each room and book the reservation!