Bogota’s El Dorado airport has been a pleasant surprise. Big, modern, with decent amenities, I am impressed. I even had a chance to chill at the El Dorado lounge, thanks to my Priority Pass access and was blown away. Nicer than many Airline VIP lounges, I got a chance to snack, eat, drink, and use the WIFI at this expansive and opulently decorated lounge. Inside the lounge, there are plenty of seating areas, reclining chairs perfect for sleeping, showers, a beauty salon (no joke!), and a full on bar.
Within the international wing of the airport, there is an Avianca Lounge, an Avianca and Star Alliance Diamond lounge, and a COPA lounge.
BOG is quite the hub, with many flights to domestic and international destinations. Houston, Toronto, Madrid, London, Medellin, Cali, Santa Marta, the list goes on and on.
In fact, all the airports in this country have been good to very good, at least relative to some of the airports in the developing countries in Asia. Medellin’s Jose Cordavo airport is a little far from the city, but was quite new and efficient. Cartagena’s Rafael Nunez was small and busy, but fairly close to the city centre. And my favourite was Santa Marta’s little airport, small but new and shiny and right on the beach. After I checked my bag in there, I went for a wander along the beach to take sunset photos. A much better waiting experience and “gate” than the usual.
Unfortunately, with the family emergency back home, I’m cutting my trip short and skipping the rest of Colombia which means I won’t see Bogota outside of this airport. I’ll be back again soon though, as Colombia has really been such a wonderful place to travel and explore.