Head to the Dibs by Culture Shock Colombia
gallery in La Candelaria, then hop a cab to nearby Visaje Graffiti Colombia
and Beta Galería
, recommends Crisp. “These places help support local artists by selling their pieces and exhibiting their work.”
Big Five Tours & Expeditions
works with your advisor to craft tailor-made Colombia experiences that include creating urban art
in the capital with local grafiteros
. A must for art enthusiasts: the company’s 16-day graffiti-focused journey that also visits Guatemala and Argentina.
Mix with city hipsters at W Bogota Hotel
’s W Lounge, which serves cocktails infused with indigenous ingredients and fresh beats spun by a resident music curator
. Located in the Santa Barbara business district, the 168-room hotel also features Jean-Georges Vongerichten’s greatest hits in its farm-to-table Market Kitchen. Virtuoso travelers receive breakfast daily and a $100 spa credit.
Sidewalk bistros and upscale shopping surround the 64-room Four Seasons Hotel Bogotá
in pedestrian-friendly Zona T. Inside, an oxygen-infused fitness center
helps guests acclimate to the city’s altitude – and build an appetite for Japanese dishes with a twist at Kuru (try the Bluefin tuna tostadas). “G” is for gastronomy in nearby Zona G, home to top restaurants and the 62-room Four Seasons Hotel Casa Medina Bogotá
, a cultural monument with a tapas bar, a leafy courtyard, and native spa treatments
(think Colombian green coffee wrap). Virtuoso travelers at both hotels receive breakfast daily and a $100 hotel credit.