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From Bogota to Choachi, it takes about an hour driving over a mountain pass with superb views. The road is paved but has some large pot holes you need you to drive around and many road side stalls offering food and drink.  
 
From Bogota to Choachi, it takes about an hour driving over a mountain pass with superb views. The road is paved but has some large pot holes you need you to drive around and many road side stalls offering food and drink.  
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If you use a locally acquired GPS it may also route you Bogota-Ubaque-Choachi. This is also scenic but has a long stretch of mud track that is easier with a 4WD vehicle.   
 
If you use a locally acquired GPS it may also route you Bogota-Ubaque-Choachi. This is also scenic but has a long stretch of mud track that is easier with a 4WD vehicle.   

Revision as of 15:14, 22 November 2011

Choachí is a small town East of Bogotá, in Cundinamarca. Located 1923 meters above see level, much lower than Bogotá and hence with milder weather.

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Understand

The road leading to Choachí is the main reason to visit. Beautiful Andean views from your departure. Also, since the road leaves Bogotá right from downtown, you avoid the horrific traffic going to the towns North and West of Bogotá.

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Coordinates 04º 31’52” of North latitude and 73º 55’33” of West longitude.


From Bogota to Choachi, it takes about an hour driving over a mountain pass with superb views. The road is paved but has some large pot holes you need you to drive around and many road side stalls offering food and drink.

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If you use a locally acquired GPS it may also route you Bogota-Ubaque-Choachi. This is also scenic but has a long stretch of mud track that is easier with a 4WD vehicle.

For 7,000 pesos, you can take a small charter bus. The buses DO NOT leave from the main bus terminal in Bogota - do not go there. You will have to find a bus station on Avenida Calle 6 at Av Caracas, across from a police station.

Get around

Walking should suffice to see town. The hot springs are on a dirty road and a cab ride is in order for most tourists.

See

Main plaza, clean and quiet.

Do

Hot Springs are available at Termales Santa Mónica [1]. Sundays' entry is 20,000 pesos for adults. Hotel and restaurant services available.

Buy

Eat

  • Restaurante Suizo, (Just 2 blocks to the left of the main church in town.), +57 1 8486 065, [2]. 11AM-4:30PM. Great Swiss restaurant with two locations, one in town (Calle 2 No. 4 – 09, two blocks to the left of the main church in town, +57 1 8486 065) and another just a bit north of town (on the paved road, at the first sharp curve). The north-of-town location is a splendidly converted house with antique interiors and outdoor seating. Try the rabbit or goulash.

Drink

There is an abundance of small restaurants and bars along the main street. Leaving town towards Bogota there is also a BBQ restaurant with clay oven and excellent views over the valley and mountains.

Sleep

Hotel available at Termales Santa Mónica [3] a 5 min drive from town.

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