Destination guide: Bogota, Colombia
Bogota is the capital of Colombia and is in the middle of a plain, more than 2,500 meters above sea level. For many, this city is the country’s main cultural hub and one of the most important in South America. For this reason, on your next trip to Bogota, don’t forget to visit the Botero Museum (with work by artists such as Picasso, Miro, Monet and Degas) and the marvelous Gold Museum.
Also remember to try the exquisite local cuisine, which mainly involves a fusion of indigenous and Spanish influences. Purchase your tickets at LAN.com and fly to a place with friendly customs and a fertile landscape.
Bogota - Weather Overview
Bogotá is the third-highest capital in South America, after La Paz and Quito. It sits at an altitude of about 2600m; at this height altitude sickness can occur. You may feel a bit dizzy when you arrive. Take it easy for a day or two – it should soon go away.
The main dry season lasts from December to March, and there is also a second, less dry period with only light rainfall from July to August. The wettest months are April and October. The mean annual rainfall is about 1020mm.
The city’s average temperature is 14°C year-round. The temperature drops to about 9°C at night and rises to around 18°C (higher on sunny days) during the day. In the rainy season there is less difference between daytime and nighttime temperatures.
Weather Monthly View
Average High Temperature Average Low Temperature Average Rainfall Humidity (AM) Humidity (PM) January 18 6 49 95 67 February 18 7 57 94 68 March 19 8 82 93 70 April 18 8 115 93 73 May 18 8 104 92 72 June 17 8 61 91 69 July 17 8 42 90 66 August 17 7 43 91 65 September 18 7 59 92 68 October 18 8 142 92 74 November 18 8 115 93 76 December 18 7 68 94 73