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Tourist Guests


Travel is about experiences & there is no better way to get to know a city than by living in amongst it. Apartments offer a great alternative to expensive & faceless hotels giving you a real taste of city life whether you are staying a few days, weeks or months. Our apartments function like hotels, so rest assured that there will be Wi-Fi, cable TV, clean bed linen, soft towels, toilet roll & soap available when you arrive be it late at night or early in the morning.

Great Locations

Ideal for tourists with locations in the best areas of the city near to: the bars & restaurants of Usaquen, Zona T / Zona Rosa, Zona G & Parque 93; the shops of Andino, Retiro, Unicentro, Hacienda Santa Barbara & Santa Ana; & the historic centre (La Candelaria) is quickly accessible via public transport or inexpensive taxis. Whether you want to sip Colombian coffee, taste great steaks, walk colonial streets or salsa the night away, you will never be far from the action.

Value for Money

Whatever your budget we offer a range of options to suit your needs from luxury to economical. Our furnished properties are typically 50% cheaper than hotel accommodation & very competitive compared to shared or hostel lodging. Plus save money on restaurants by preparing delicious home cooked meals.

Safe & Hassle Free

We personally visit & approve every apartment to guarantee you have a safe and comfortable stay. We select upmarket locations suitable for international tourists & apartments with 24 hour security & safety deposit boxes. You will also be given a personal contact available 24/7 to resolve any issues during your stay. Also you set your own Check In & Out time so you won’t waste a minute during your stay.

Extra Space to Recharge

After a long day visiting tourist attractions, nothing beats relaxing in a comfortable homely apartment. Put your feet up on the sofa, crash out on the bed watching cable TV in English or enjoy a cold beer round the table, all of this is possible when you choose a private condo to rent.

Entertain New Friends

A self-catering vacation rental is ideal for entertaining whether you are cooking for a family reunion or enjoying some aperitifs before hitting the town, you will find everything you need to make your guests feel right at home.

Stay Connected

Plan your next journey, check email or Skype your friends & family from the comfort of your own private apartment. Properties come with free unlimited high speed Wi-Fi internet & a fixed line telephone for free local calls & to receive international ones.

Local Information & Transport

You can ask your local contact or consult the apartment welcome pack to find out what’s worth visiting during your stay. In the apartment details you can find the distances to the main attractions & local transport options. Click here to see our list of Top Tourist Things to do in Bogota.

 

Contact an advisor today to arrange your vacation rental in Bogota.

(services mentioned may be subject to availability please check specific unit details)

Pet Guests


Nowadays it is almost impossible to travel with your beloved pets as almost without exception from hotels to BnBs very few accept our friends. This generally means a painful separation plus a costly stay in kennels or home stays. However many of our furnished apartment rentals are pet friendly so you can stay together as a family when you next travel. We have welcomed golden retrievers, labradors and even rhodesians, one couple recently brought along their dog and two cats!

Outdoor Areas

Many apartments include private outdoor spaces for your pets to enjoy. Bogota is full of green spaces so rest assured you will have somewhere near to exercise your pet.

Homely & Safe

Rental apartment provide a comfortable homely environment to ensure both you and your pet have a stress free stay. Plus our fully equipped kitchens are perfect for preparing and storing your pets’ food.

No Penalty Fees

There are NO additional nightly charges for staying with pets but there may be a special end of stay cleaning fee applied please enquire.

Special Regulations

Your pet should be house trained and accustomed to residential apartment settings where they won’t disturb other residents. Some breeds may be unsuitable for this type of housing please enquire for more information.

Contact us with details about your pet breed and we will find you a suitable temporary housing solution in Bogota.

(services mentioned subject to availability, please check specific unit details)

Spanish Language Students


Colombia and, in particular, the capital Bogota are great places to learn or improve your Spanish as there are plenty of schools and universities with a variety of courses available.

Why is Bogota a good city to learn Spanish in?

- With over 30 universities you will be able to find a course that suits you
- Colombian Spanish is very clear and smooth making it easier for non-native speakers to learn
- Many Colombians do not speak English so there are plenty of opportunities to practice
- Bogota is not swarming with foreign tourists so you avoid speaking your native language

AptsColombia helps foreign language learners find furnished accommodation near the main language centres in Bogota. Whether your course is for days, weeks or months AptsColombia can help you find a clean and safe apartment where you can concentrate on your studies.

Our furnished apartments come with high speed internet connections, in addition many have special study areas with desks. The apartments are located in residential zones, allowing you to concentrate on your studies, but when you need to let off steam and relax the main going out places are never far away.

Please note that AptsColombia does NOT provide long term student or shared student accommodation.

 

Spanish Language Schools in Bogota


Spanish World Institute

 

 

 

 

 

Language Centre Name

Telephone

Website

Spanish World Institute

57 310 241 2428

57 (1) 248 3399

www.spanishworldinstitute.com

Language Immersion Vacations

 

www.languagevacation.com

Languages in Action

 

www.languagesinaction.com

Yo Hablo

 

www.yohablo.ch

LSI Colombia

 

www.lsi.edu

Cepex

 

www.uexternado.edu.co

Cactus

 

www.cactuslanguage.com

El Paraiso Spanish School

 

www.elparaisoschool.com

ESL

 

www.esl-languages.com

International House

 

www.ihbogota.com

Universidad Javeriana

 

www.javeriana.edu.co

Nueva Lengua

57 315 855 9551

www.nuevalengua.com

Pepe Colombia

57 (1) 288 4007

www.NativeEnglishCenter.com

Universidad de Los Andes

57 (1) 339 4949

www.uniandes.edu.co

Universidad Nacional

57 (1) 316 5050

www.unal.edu.co

Inter Lingua

57 (1) 530 1047

www.interlingua.com.co

High Technology In Learning

57 (1) 620 5052

www.htlidiomas.com

IBRACO

57 (1) 211 5511

www.ibraco.org.co

ISSO

57 (1) 218 1679

www.estudiosexterior.com

 

Medical Patients


Colombia has established itself as a world class destination for quality low cost medical procedures ranging from plastic surgery to dental & eye treatments. AptsColombia help medical tourists find clean, quiet, comfortable, fully furnished apartments to relax and recuperate in close to their treatment centres whether your recovery period is for days, weeks or months saving patients money and speeding up the recuperation process.

Recovery Environment

A calm, quiet, spacious environment creates a better balance during your time of recovery. Your caregivers & medical staff have unrestricted 24 hour access or can even stay over if required. Also you can receive family visits in the comfort and privacy of a home setting.

Dietary Requirements

Fully fitted kitchens allow quick preparation of special meals whatever your dietary considerations are plus you will benefit form extra savings not having to eat out.

Save Money

Extended stays can be stressful and costly, however a rental property will help you control your costs as you can expect savings of over 50% on standard lodging.

Stay Entertained

Keep yourself entertained with the use of unlimited high speed internet and the multi-channel cable TV with lots of channels in English.

 

Contact a specialist today with details about your clinic and we will find you a perfect medical stay apartment in Bogota.

(services mentioned subject to availability, please check specific unit details)

 

Adopting in Colombia


Colombia is a well know adoption destination & families travel from all over to adopt their new child from this amazing country. Colombia requires new parents to spend an average of 6 weeks with their child in Colombia (Country In-Stay), this gives parents & children time to bond & adjust as a family, as well as time to complete the official adoption process. Adoption professionals recommend private residences (i.e. not hotels or sharing with extended family) as this gives the family the most privacy & provides the most ‘normal’ family environment. AptsColombia helps adopting families find their home away from home.

Homely & Comfortable Accommodation

Apartments provide a more personal touch than hotels, where you can come together as a family & receive support workers in a comfortable homely environment, as opposed to the cramped & informal conditions of a hotel. All apartments are fully furnished, safe, clean, modern & have everything that a visiting family may need (some provide infant cots & baths).

Save Money on your Stay

The adoption process can put a strain on your wallet, with an extended stay in an apartment you can save over 50% on standard hotel accommodation (see chart below).

Enjoy Home Cooked Meals

There’s nothing quite like home cooking & sitting round the dining table to enjoy it together, all of this is possible in a self-catering apartment rental. Also ideal if you have special dietary requirements or just need a microwave & stove to prepare baby bottles.

Do your own Laundry

Your own personal washing machine & dryer is a godsend when you need to get through a mountain of diapers & dirty clothes. Also it saves trips to the dry cleaners as well as your money.

Entertainment for all the Family

Enjoy cartoons & movies on the cable TV in English, perfect for relaxing or putting the children to bed. If it is play time make use of the extra space that an apartment offers you & your family or use the Wi-Fi internet to play online.

Lodging Comparison Chart

 

AptsColombia Apartment

Hotel Room

Laundry

Private in apartment or service washes

Service Washes Only

Living Area

Spacious (860+ sq ft) with

separate living / dining area

Small, shared sleeping / living area

Cooking Facilities

Fully equipped kitchens with

stove, microwave, fridge

None or mini-bar fridge only

Entertainment

Cable TV, internet & DVD players

Cable TV & internet

Infant Facilities

Cotts & baby baths

None

Cleaning

Daily / weekly

Daily

Transport

Bilingual private driver / guide

Airport shuttle

Monthly Lodging Costs

from $1,699 US to $2,999 US

>$3,500

Our apartments offer an economical alternative to high priced hotels and you can benefit from significant savings on stays of over 30 nights, helping to keep your adoption costs under control. Please note services will be dependent on actual apartment choice and may differ from those given in the chart.

(services mentioned subject to availability, please check specific unit details)

Contact us today and we will arrange your adoption housing in Bogota for you.


Links to Adoption Services

ICBF logo

Bienestar Familiar

Av C 68, No.64C - 75, Bogota.

T: 01 8000 91 8080

 

FANA colombia adoption agencyFANA

Av C 96, 156B - 18, Suba, Bogota.

T: +57 (1) 680 6000

 

 

Colombian Adoption Agency Information


  

Agency Name

Telephone

Website

A la Croisée des Chemins

067 34 51 30

www.croiseedeschemins.be

ACC

+32 (0)2 413.41.35

www.adoptions.be

Across the World Adoptions

925 356 6260

www.atwakids.org

Adopcion Fundacion Los Piscingos

(57) (1) 2134138

www.lospisingos.com

Adoption at Bellefaire JCB

800-205-8534; 216-932-2800

www.bellefairejcb.org

Adoption by Shepherd Care

(954) 981-2060

www.adoptabsc.org

Adoptions Together

301-439-2900

www.adoptionstogether.org

Adoptionsforeningen La Casa

+46 8 31292801

 

Alliance for Children

+1 877 402 3678

www.allforchildren.org

Amarna

+32 2 705 78 19

www.amarna.org

Asociacion Amigos del Nino Ayudame

(57) (1) 2583390

 

Association de Parents Adoptifs   d'Enfants Colombiens

 

www.apaec.org

Associazione La Dimora ONLUS

0932 62 50 80

 

Barker Foundation

1-800-673-8489; 301-664-9664

www.barkerfoundation.org

Bethany Christian Services

616-224-7610; 1.877.64.ADOPT

www.bethany.org

Casa de la Madre y el Nino

(57) (1) 2687400,(57) (1) 3409550

www.la-casa.org

Catholic Guardian Society and Home   Bureau

212-371-1000

www.cgshb.org

Centro de Adopcion Chiquitines

(57) (2) 5551485; 00 (572) 555 24 00

 

Centro de Adopciones Casa de Maria y   el Nino

(57) (4) 2686112

www.casademariayelnino.org.co

Children’s Home Society & Family   Services

651.646.7771

www.chsfs.org

Children's Home Society & Family   Services

800-952-9302

www.chsfs.org

Children's Home Society and Family   Services Waiting Internaitonal Child Program

+1 (651) 255 22 85.

www.chsfs.org

Children's Home Society of West   Virginia

(304) 346-0795

www.childhswv.org

Children's Hope

(888) 899-2349

www.adopt.childrenshope.net/programs/colombia/

Crossroads Adoption Services

(952) 831-5707

www.crossroadsadoption.org/

Emmanuel Adoption

+32 4 360 80 59

www.emmanueladoption.be

Enfants de l’Espoir

071 70 34 55

www.enfantsdelespoir.be

FANA

(57) (1) 5360602 (57) (1) 6806000

www.fundacionfana.org

Fundacion CRAN (Centro de   Reintegracion y Atencion de los Niños/ Center for the Reintegration and   Attention of Children)

(57) (1) 6813599,(57) (1) 6814940

www.cran.org.co

Gladney Center for Adoption

(405) 848-8435

www.adoptionsbygladney.com

Heartsent Adoptions, Inc.

888-339-8802

www.heartsent.org

Hogar Madre Embarazada

(57) (1) 3402353

 

Home At Last Adoption Agency

(321) 868-2229

www.homeatlastadoption.com

ICBF

(57) (5) 5743900,(57) (5)   5707745,(57) (5) 5743765

 

ICBF

(57) (7) 8892054

 

Illien Adoptions International, Inc.

404-815-1599

www.illienadoptions.org

Istituto "LA CASA"

+39 02 55 18 92 02

 

Kids Save

202-503-3100

www.kidsave.org

La Casita de Nicolas

(57) (4) 2114242

www.lacasitadenicolas.org

La Vida International

610.688.8008

www.lavida.org

Larisa

 

www.larisa.be

Los Niños de Colombia

+32 71798053

www.losninosdecolombia.be

Mission de l'Adoption Internationale   Autorite Centrale Francaise pour L'Adoption

33 (0) 1 43 17 90 90

 

New Beginnings International Children's   and Family Services

(662) 842-6752

www.NewBeginningsAdoptions.org

ONE-Adoption

+32 25385999

www.one.be/adoption

Open Arms Adoption Network

1-888-OPEN ARMS; 267.256.2229

www.OpenArmsAdoption.net

Orphan Hope International

(888) 467-3497

www.orphanhopeintl.org

Partners for Adoption

925-946-9658

www.partnersforadoption.org

Pearl S. Buck International

800-220-BUCK; 215-249-0100

www.pearlsbuck.org

Proteccion y Adopcion del Nino

(57) (1) 6814940

 

Sourires d’enfants

+32 4 384 59 29

www.souriresdenfants.be

Spence-Chapin Services to Families   and Children

212-400-8150

www.spence-chapin.org

Summit Adoption Home Studies, Inc.

651-645-6657

www.summitadoption.com

Sunrise Family Services Society

604-984-2488

www.sunriseadoption.com

Thérèse Wante

+32 10 45 05 67

www.guidesocial.be/theresewante

Wide Horizons For Children, Inc.

800-729-5330; 781-894-5330

www.whfc.org

World Child International

301-588-3000

www.worldchild.com

 

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