What comes to mind when you think of Bogota, Colombia? Yes, the lively, capital city is known for many things. So, it’s challenging to name just one. However, it’s a given that at least some of you will mention Usaquen. Usaquen is one stop that should be on your list. Once tied to historic nuptials, it is currently a curious district nestled within the city that we will visit on day 14 of our upcoming Colombia Golf Tour.
The district is home to a remarkable golf course, shops, restaurants and architectural mainstays from long-gone eras. We’ll be visiting the El Country Club Bogota twice of course. In addition, they’ll be time to stroll past many of the other elements we’ve touched upon. Travelers with a sense of aesthetics are likely to favor the Plaza de Usaquen for one main reason, the splendid photo opportunities.
The area has all the magnetism of yesteryear but with modern conveniences. With that said, hints of the district’s past may be found in artistic hardscapes, outdoor artwork, fountains, light fixtures, architectural details and green space layouts. Of course the open air markets and the way that local residents pleasantly sell their precious wares to passersby are certain clues too.
And no, open air markets are not the only places in Usaquen where travelers may spend their money on unforgettable souvenirs. Many love to visit the Hacienda Santa Barbara and pose for photos with the cow sculpture. The sculpture sits outside of the enclosed shopping center, which is filled with remarkable stores, eateries and an unusual cinema. The cinema is unlike those found in our country because it serves adult beverages and fine foods to its patrons.
To see these places and others within Usaquen, please contact Unique Golf Vacations and ask about our 16-night tour. It is slated to include airfare within the country, golf, assorted tours, meals and other key elements.