With the opening of the new office in Bogota – Tito shares with us what it’s like to live in Bogota.
Bogotá is the capital and largest city of Colombia. It is at an altitude of 2,630 meters above sea level, and with an area of 1587 km², it is the headquarters of the Government and the largest of the cities of Colombia. 17% of the total population of the nation (6.4 million inhabitants) live here in the capital city. As a point of convergence of people from all over the country, it is diverse and multicultural, it combines modern constructions with others that they evoke their colonial past. It is green thanks to its parks and the eastern hills that dominate the sanctuaries of Monserrate and Guadalupe.
Bogota by Night
To the north of the city, between stores and shopping centers, the nights of Bogotá are filled with movement, color and sound. The Pink Area is where most people head for the most popular bars, coffees, discotheques and restaurants – which satisfy the most diverse tastes.
The new EPI Office
Our newest office is located in the street 74, No 15-13 close to the eastern hills of the city. Close by there are universities, banks, notary’s, offices and technological commerce and it’s only 10 minutes walk to the British Embassy and many of the oil companies that operate in Colombia.
Holidays and recreation
Colombia has 18 public holidays (12 Catholic holidays and 6 Civic holidays), plus Palm and Easter Sunday, and the city of Barranquilla has 2 extra holidays celebrating Monday (48 days before Easter Sunday) and Tuesday of Carnival.
On Sundays and bank holidays many people like to go cycling on the main roads of the city. There is an interconnected in a circuit of more than 121 kilometers which covers all sectors of the city and for the longer summer holidays we often travel with our families to the beaches of Santa Marta or Cartagena which are the tourist cities of the Colombian Caribbean Sea which are only about an hours of flight from Bogota.
We hope to welcome you to Bogota soon – come and visit!