Colombia's Transformation Means Luxurious Experiences In Cartagena & Bogota


Just about an hour flight from Cartagena, Bogota lies in the Colombian Andes region—with mountains visible on the east of the city. Loaded with cultural sites, Bogota is home to La Candelaria, a neighborhood of Spanish Colonial and Baroque style homes, churches and buildings that house libraries and museums—including the Fernando Botero art museum and El Museo del Oro. A must visit is Monserrate; this mountain has the highest point accessible in the city, and features a church, restaurants and a line of souvenir shops. When back down from Monserrate, the more upscale areas you will want to spend the rest of your days and nights in are Zona Rosa and Zona G.

Zona Rosa (Zona T) is filled with plenty traveler needs and then some. Among the hotels, the year and half old B.O.G. Hotel (pictured above) is the first Colombian Design Hotels member (a network of 250 international hotels), and is laced with a combination of textures and colors inspired by gold and emeralds throughout its contemporary space. Along with 55 lavish rooms and suites, a trendy bar and restaurant are on the main level, with a rooftop pool and bar overlooking the shopping and nightlife of Zona Rosa just steps away.