The capital remains rough around the edges – and, as with any major urban area, visitors should be careful if walking in certain areas at night. But these are exciting times for this resurgent city. New restaurants, boutique hotels and craft breweries are springing up across Bogota, as local entrepreneurs capitalise on the country’s newfound peace. Meanwhile, the city’s tour guides offer edgy sightseeing excursions on bike and foot, which cover everything from architecture to politics.
Colombia’s exotic fruits are a highlight of any trip to the country. Head to a local market and sample the colourful cornucopia of fruits on display: from gorgeous guavas and delicious dragon fruits to zingy zapotes and luscious lulos, getting your five-a-day has never been easier. Here’s my list of the best places to visit in Bogota and what to see and do when you’re there.