Quality of life in Bogota
Why are so many companies relocating to Bogota from other cities in Colombia, neighboring countries, and Central America? Because it’s a great place to live and despite the COVID-19 pandemic, new initiatives are being created to reactivate and recover the economy, as well as provide spaces where citizens can enjoy and discover.
Bogota has ideal weather; the average temperature is 19ºC (66 ºF). At night temperature falls to 10ºC (50 ºF). If it weren’t for the occasional rain, it would be perfect!
The city has more than 5,000 public parks, including the Simon Bolivar Park measuring 113 acres.
Bogota is home to the world-renowned Gold Museum. But that is just one of some 58 museums on offer, which regularly showcase international exhibits such as Goya, Andy Warhol, and the Xian Terracotta Warriors. The city has 78 theaters, over 130 museums, galleries, unconventional spaces an,d art institutions; additionally, 23 libraries of the Network of Public Libraries.
Restaurants, Cafes, and Nightlife
From the Zona T to the Zona G, and beyond, Bogota is a city of restaurants and, of course, cafe culture. When the sun sets, the city comes alive with its friendly and diverse nightlife options.
Bogota hosts several major cultural events, including the Ibero-American Theater Festival, one of the largest independent theater festivals in the world. In 2017, the festival welcomed more than 40 works from 15 countries, including 18 national works and the Street Theater.
Ciclovía (Transient Bicycle Pathways)
Every Sunday as well as on holidays, over a million cyclists, joggers, skaters, and walkers take over 118 kilometers (73.3 miles) of city streets that are closed to traffic. The beloved Ciclovía has inspired projects in other cities, such as Summer Streets in New York City.
Bike Paths (Exclusive Bicycle Pathways)
Bogota has 540 kilometers (335.5 miles) of bike paths, the most extensive network in Latin America.
Bogota is the birthplace of TransMilenio, a mass transit system that uses exclusive bus lanes that has been implemented in 57 cities across the globe, including Mexico City, Johannesburg, Jakarta, and Guangzhou.
Bogota is located on a fertile high plateau at 8,000 feet above sea level, known as the Sabana de Bogota. There are numerous tourist destinations nearby, including charming colonial towns, warm weather resorts, and Colombia’s great plains. The city provides ample opportunities to hike, go cycling, and perform other outdoor activities.
Bogota has shown improvements in security in recent years. Achieving lower homicide numbers year after year. The number of homicides registered in 2022 was the lowest in the last decade. In addition, it has decreased by more than 20% between 2010 and the present.
Source: District Secretariat of Security.
Bogota as a center for entrepreneurship and innovation in Latin America
Bogota is emerging as one of the main business centers in the region, its privileged location and dynamic development make it day-by-day stand as one of the top choices for large companies globally; In addition to its attractiveness as the epicenter of the business world in the region, it is increasingly standing out in the new trend of StartUps and the entrepreneurship phenomenon.
Here are some facts that are relevant to understand Bogota’s entrepreneurship ecosystem:
1. Of the total investments received in Colombia between 2016 and 2021, more than 80% of them were for ventures originating in the Bogota Region.
2. More than 60 entrepreneurs with more than USD 1 million in investments.
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