Destination guide: Bogota, Colombia

Bogota is the state capital, but it's also a center for business, education, and tourism. Located high in the mountains, Bogota is a unique city with a rich cultural heritage.

If you enjoy culture or art, fly to Bogota and explore La Candelaria, Bogota's primary historical district. You can explore colonial landmarks and experience famous local traditions, such as the brunches and flea markets in the historical district on Sundays.

  • 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