A Travel Price Comparison for Families, Couples, and Backpackers Bogota vs. Puerto Varas for Vacations, Tours, and Honeymoons

Should you visit Bogota or Puerto Varas?

Which is cheaper to visit? Which is more expensive for vacation?

If you're trying to decide where to visit between Bogota or Puerto Varas, this travel comparison, which includes costs, can help. The overall cost of travel is usually a consideration when deciding where to go next, and the cost comparison down below can help you decide based on the average prices from other travelers along with your own travel budget.

Where Should I go: Bogota or Puerto Varas?

Bogota

Sprawling across a high altitude in the Columbian Andes region, Bogota is the capital city of Columbia. It is a mix of the old and new with century-old plazas and churches shadowed by towering skyscrapers, museums representing the history, art, and culture of the region, as well as a mix of distinct neighborhoods from quaint and historic to trendy and contemporary.

Puerto Varas

Puerto Varas is a city in Southern Chile, in the Los Lagos (Lakes) Region, Llanquihue Province. It is a charming town, only 23 km away from Puerto Montt and surrounded by the Osorno and Calbuco volcanoes as well as the impressive Llanquihue lake. In terms of landscape, accommodation and activities, Puerto Varas is well served! Kayak, paddle, canyoning, rock climbing, trekking, ski, fishing, you name it! If you decide to stop in that area, we recommend that you stay in Puerto Varas, as it provides the perfect starting point for many memorable excursions in the area.

Which city is cheaper, Puerto Varas or Bogota?

These are the overall average travel costs for the two destinations.

The average daily cost (per person) in Bogota is $37, while the average daily cost in Puerto Varas is $87. These costs include accommodation (assuming double occupancy, so the traveler is sharing the room), food, transportation, and entertainment. While every person is different, these costs are an average of past travelers in each city. What follows is a categorical breakdown of travel costs for Bogota and Puerto Varas in more detail.



Accommodation
  • Accommodation Hotel or hostel for one person
    Bogota $18
    Puerto Varas $54
  • Accommodation Typical double-occupancy room
    Bogota $36
    Puerto Varas $108
Compare Hotels in Bogota and Puerto Varas

Looking for a hotel in Bogota or Puerto Varas? Prices vary by location, date, season, and the level of luxury. See below for options and compare which is best for your budget and travel style.

Hotels in Bogota


Hotels in Puerto Varas


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Local Transportation
  • Local Transportation Taxis, local buses, subway, etc.
    Bogota $6.11
    Puerto Varas $17
Typical Local Transportation prices in Bogota

Some typical examples of transportation costs in Bogota are as follows:


  • Taxi from Airport
    $6.58
  • Taxi Ride
    $0.34
  • 2 Bus Passes
    $0.78

Hired Cars and Shuttles in Bogota

Also for Bogota, here are a few examples of actual transportation services:

  • Andres Carne de Res Chia • Premium Private Transfer • Keep Safe from Covid: $80
  • Andres Carne de Res Restaurant Round-Trip Transfer Private Tour: $99
  • Arrival Private Transfer Bogota Airport BOG to Bogota City by Business Car: $103
  • Arrival Private Transfer Bogota Airport BOG to Bogota City in a Luxury Van: $114
  • Arrival Private Transfer from Bogota Airport BOG to Bogota City by 2x4 Vehicle: $68
  • Arrival Private Transfer from Bogota Airport BOG to Bogota City by Minibus: $123
  • Arrival Private Transfer from Bogota Airport BOG to Bogota City by Minivan: $87
  • Bogota Airport Pick-up (transfer service): $19
  • Departure Private Transfer Bogota City to Bogota Airport BOG in Business Car: $103
  • Departure Private Transfer Bogota City to Bogota Airport BOG in Luxury Van: $114
  • Departure Private Transfer from Bogota City to Bogota Airport BOG by 2x4 Vehicle: $68
  • Departure Private Transfer from Bogota City to Bogota Airport BOG in Minibus: $123

Hired Cars and Shuttles in Puerto Varas

Some specific examples of transportation prices in Puerto Varas:

  • Transfer from Puerto Varas to Puerto Montt Airport: $14
  • Puerto Varas Bus Terminal Private Transfer: $39
  • Puerto Varas Airport Shuttle Transfer: $29
  • Puerto Varas Airport Private Transfer: $49
  • Puerto Montt Departure Transfer from Hotel in Puerto Varas: $32
  • Cruce Andino Office Shuttle Transfer from Puerto Varas: $9.69
  • Cruce Andino Office Private Transfer from Puerto Varas: $43

Is it cheaper to fly into Bogota or Puerto Varas?

Prices for flights to both Puerto Varas and Bogota change regularly based on dates and travel demand. We suggest you find the best prices for your next trip on Kayak, because you can compare the cost of flights across multiple airlines for your prefered dates.





Food
  • Food Meals for one day
    Bogota $9.44
    Puerto Varas $20
Typical Food prices in Bogota

For Bogota, here are some examples of average food and meal prices for travelers:


  • Breakfast
    $1.37
  • Hot Dog
    $0.80

Food Tours and Cooking Classes in Bogota

For Bogota, here are some samples of tours and activities related to meals and dining experiences:

  • Food Tour in La Candelaria Bogotá: $52
  • Bogotá Street Food Tour: $52
  • PALOQUEMAO MARKET FOOD TOUR. EXOTIC FRUIT. LOCAL SNACKS. /Min 2 pax: $52
  • Flavors of Colombia: Chapinero Street Food Tour: $59
  • Cooking Lesson and Gourmet Colombian Meal with a Professional Chef in Bogota: $74
  • Local Market Tour and Private Gourmet Cooking Lesson with a Chef in Bogotá: $90
  • Private Street Food Tour In Bogota: $119
  • Tropical Abundance: Interactive Cooking Class in Bogota: $138
  • Private Gastronomy Tour Including Cooking Class: $266

Entertainment
  • Entertainment Entrance tickets, shows, etc.
    Bogota $9.24
    Puerto Varas $15
Typical Entertainment prices in Bogota

Below are a few sample prices from actual travelers for Bogota's activities, tours, and tickets:


  • Beer
    $1.14

Tours and Activities in Bogota

For Bogota, here are a few prices for actual activities, tours, and tickets provided by various companies:

  • The Walking Tour At Home: $5.00
  • Colonial Bogotá, La Candelaria Walking Audio Tour by VoiceMap: $5.34
  • Classic Sights and Hidden Histories of Bogota Walking Audio Tour by VoiceMap: $5.34
  • Bogotá: La Macarena to Parque Nacional Walking Audio Tour by VoiceMap: $5.34
  • Paranormal Candelaria: Find the terror and the stories. Tour Immersive 3D: $6.99
  • Divercity Bogotá Admission Ticket: $7.05
  • Shared Monserrate Tour: $8.00
  • La Macarena & Perseverancia walking tour-The Other History of Bogota Colonial: $9.00
  • Shared Graffiti Tour in La Candelaria Bogotá: $9.60
  • Shared Walking Tour in La Candelaria Bogotá: $9.60
  • Cycling tour in Simon Bolivar Park and Virgilio Barco Library: $10
  • Memories of political violence : Bogota alternative walking tour: $12

Tours and Activities in Puerto Varas

Here are a few actual costs in Puerto Varas for available activities, ticket prices, and tours:

  • Chiloe Island Tour from Puerto Varas in Private: $323
  • Frutillar & Llanquihue Private Tour from Puerto Varas: $95
  • Frutillar Bike Tour from Puerto Varas: $69
  • Frutillar Tour: Southern Traditions: $34
  • Full-Day Guided Tour to Villa Peulla from Puerto Varas: $67
  • Full-Day Tour to Petrohue Falls Through the Lake District , Chile: $197
  • Greater Island Chiloe Tour from Puerto Varas: $62
  • Half-Day Small-Group Rafting Experience in Petrohué River: $60
  • Lake Llanquihue Bike Tour in Puerto Varas: $130
  • Osorno Volcano Tour: $26
  • Petrohue Falls and Osorno Volcano Bike Tour: $120
  • Petrohue Waterfalls & Osorno Volcano Half-Day Tour: $49

Alcohol
  • Alcohol Drinks for one day
    Bogota $9.59
    Puerto Varas $5.23

Sample the Local Flavors in Bogota

Some specific costs for nightlife related activities in Bogota:

  • Brewery and Craft Beer Tour in Bogotá: $41
  • Pub Crawl in Bogotá: $45
  • Pub Crawl Tour in La Candelaria: $58
  • Gay bar crawling in Bogotá!: $120

Sample the Local Flavors in Puerto Varas

Also in Puerto Varas, these are the prices for nightlife and alcohol related activities from various tour providers:

  • Osorno Volcano & Brewery Tour in Puerto Varas: $64
  • Heritage City Tour and Brewery in Puerto Varas: $150


When we compare the travel costs of actual travelers between Bogota and Puerto Varas, we can see that Puerto Varas is more expensive. And not only is Bogota much less expensive, but it is actually a significantly cheaper destination. So, traveling to Bogota would let you spend less money overall. Or, you could decide to spend more money in Bogota and be able to afford a more luxurious travel style by staying in nicer hotels, eating at more expensive restaurants, taking tours, and experiencing more activities. The same level of travel in Puerto Varas would naturally cost you much more money, so you would probably want to keep your budget a little tighter in Puerto Varas than you might in Bogota.


When is the best time to visit Bogota or Puerto Varas?

Puerto Varas has a temperate climate with four distinct seasons, but Bogota experiences a tropical climate with fairly warm weather most of the year.

Should I visit Bogota or Puerto Varas in the Summer?

Both Puerto Varas and Bogota during the summer are popular places to visit. Plenty of visitors come to Bogota because of the warm tropical climate that lasts throughout the year.

In the summer, Bogota is cooler than Puerto Varas. Typically, the summer temperatures in Bogota in July are around 14°C (57°F), and Puerto Varas is about 16°C (60°F)in January.

Bogota usually gets less rain in July than Puerto Varasin January. Bogota gets 40 mm (1.6 in) of rain, while Puerto Varas receives 90 mm (3.5 in) of rain this time of the year.


  • Summer Average Temperatures July and January
    Bogota 14°C (57°F) 
    Puerto Varas 16°C (60°F)

Should I visit Bogota or Puerto Varas in the Autumn?

The autumn attracts plenty of travelers to both Bogota and Puerto Varas. Bogota attracts visitors year-round for its warm weather and tropical climate.

In October, Bogota is generally a little warmer than Puerto Varasin April. Temperatures in Bogota average around 14°C (57°F), and Puerto Varas stays around 11°C (51°F).

Puerto Varas receives a lot of rain in the autumn. Bogota gets a good bit of rain this time of year. In October, Bogota usually receives less rain than Puerto Varasin April. At this time of the year, Bogota gets 110 mm (4.3 in) of rain, while Puerto Varas receives 143 mm (5.6 in) of rain.


  • Autumn Average Temperatures October and April
    Bogota 14°C (57°F) 
    Puerto Varas 11°C (51°F)

Should I visit Bogota or Puerto Varas in the Winter?

The winter brings many poeple to Bogota as well as Puerto Varas. The warm tropical climate attracts visitors to Bogota throughout the year.

Bogota is much warmer than Puerto Varas in the winter. The temperature in Bogota is usually 14°C (57°F) in January, and Puerto Varas stays around 7°C (45°F)in July.

It's quite rainy in Puerto Varas. Bogota usually gets less rain in January than Puerto Varasin July. Bogota gets 30 mm (1.2 in) of rain, while Puerto Varas receives 229 mm (9 in) of rain this time of the year.


  • Winter Average Temperatures January and July
    Bogota 14°C (57°F) 
    Puerto Varas 7°C (45°F)

Should I visit Bogota or Puerto Varas in the Spring?

Both Puerto Varas and Bogota are popular destinations to visit in the spring with plenty of activities. Plenty of visitors come to Bogota because of the warm tropical climate that lasts throughout the year.

In the spring, Bogota is a little warmer than Puerto Varas. Typically, the spring temperatures in Bogota in April are around 15°C (59°F), and Puerto Varas is about 11°C (51°F)in October.

It rains a lot this time of the year in Puerto Varas. In April, Bogota usually receives less rain than Puerto Varasin October. At this time of the year, Bogota gets 90 mm (3.5 in) of rain, while Puerto Varas receives 121 mm (4.8 in) of rain.


  • Spring Average Temperatures April and October
    Bogota 15°C (59°F) 
    Puerto Varas 11°C (51°F)

Typical Weather for Puerto Varas and Bogota

Bogota Puerto Varas
Temp (°C) Rain (mm) Temp (°C) Rain (mm)
Jan 14°C (57°F) 30 mm (1.2 in) 16°C (60°F) 90 mm (3.5 in)
Feb 13°C (55°F) 40 mm (1.6 in) 15°C (59°F) 93 mm (3.7 in)
Mar 15°C (59°F) 50 mm (2 in) 13°C (55°F) 99 mm (3.9 in)
Apr 15°C (59°F) 90 mm (3.5 in) 11°C (51°F) 143 mm (5.6 in)
May 15°C (59°F) 80 mm (3.1 in) 9°C (49°F) 234 mm (9.2 in)
Jun 14°C (57°F) 40 mm (1.6 in) 8°C (46°F) 224 mm (8.8 in)
Jul 14°C (57°F) 40 mm (1.6 in) 7°C (45°F) 229 mm (9 in)
Aug 14°C (57°F) 40 mm (1.6 in) 8°C (46°F) 209 mm (8.2 in)
Sep 14°C (57°F) 70 mm (2.8 in) 9°C (47°F) 146 mm (5.7 in)
Oct 14°C (57°F) 110 mm (4.3 in) 11°C (51°F) 121 mm (4.8 in)
Nov 14°C (57°F) 70 mm (2.8 in) 12°C (54°F) 110 mm (4.3 in)
Dec 12°C (54°F) 50 mm (2 in) 14°C (58°F) 103 mm (4.1 in)


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