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

Should you visit Bogota or Punta Arenas?

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

If you're trying to decide where to visit between Bogota or Punta Arenas, 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 Punta Arenas?

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.

Punta Arenas

Punta Arenas is in the far south of Chile and has a long history of maritime commerce, oil extraction, and sheep farming. It's the most populated city on the Strait of Magellan and has all the facilities you might need as a traveler, including banks, markets, drugstores and equipment shops. With a population of about 130,000, the city is a comfortable place to spend time. It serves as a base for Antarctic expeditions, although many expeditions also start in Ushuaia, Argentina, and Christchurch New Zealand.

For some great organized tour ideas, see Tours for Outdoor and Nature Lovers in Colombia, The Best Adventure Tours to Colombia, The Best One-Week (7-Day) Tours from Santiago, and The Best Family-Friendly Tours to Chile.


Which place is cheaper, Punta Arenas or Bogota?

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

The average daily cost (per person) in Bogota is $49, while the average daily cost in Punta Arenas is $66. 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 destination. What follows is a categorical breakdown of travel costs for Bogota and Punta Arenas in more detail.



Accommodation
  • Accommodation Hotel or hostel for one person
    Bogota $24
    Punta Arenas $33
  • Accommodation Typical double-occupancy room
    Bogota $48
    Punta Arenas $66
Compare Hotels in Bogota and Punta Arenas

Looking for a hotel in Bogota or Punta Arenas? 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 Punta Arenas


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Our Analysis
We've analyzed the average and typical hotel prices based on guest reviews, star ratings, and hotel amenities here: Bogota Hotel Prices and Punta Arenas Hotel Prices.

Local Transportation
  • Local Transportation Taxis, local buses, subway, etc.
    Bogota $8.10
    Punta Arenas $1.88
Typical Local Transportation Prices in Bogota

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


  • Taxi from Airport
    $6.99
  • Taxi Ride
    $0.36
  • 2 Bus Passes
    $0.82

Hired Cars and Shuttles in Bogota

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

  • Private Salt Cathedral and Nemocón Salt Mines + In & out Transfer + (8 hours): $242
  • Private Visit to Zipaquira's Town & Salt Cathedral + In&Out Transfer + (6 hours): $176
  • Layover Bogotá Private Tour + Transfer in & Out (4 Hrs.) : $149
  • Arrival Private Transfer Bogota Airport BOG to Bogota City in a Luxury Van: $134
  • Departure Private Transfer Bogota City to Bogota Airport BOG in Luxury Van: $134
  • Arrival Private Transfer from Bogota Airport BOG to Bogota City by Minibus: $124
  • Departure Private Transfer Bogota City to Bogota Airport BOG in Business Car: $119
  • Arrival Private Transfer Bogota Airport BOG to Bogota City by Business Car: $119
  • Departure Private Transfer from Bogota City to Bogota Airport BOG in Minivan: $89
  • Arrival Private Transfer from Bogota Airport BOG to Bogota City by Minivan: $89
  • El Dorado International Airport (BOG) - Private Round trip transfer Bogota: $80
  • Arrival Transfer from Bogota Airport BOG to Bogota by MiniSuv: $66

Hired Cars and Shuttles in Punta Arenas

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

  • Transfer from Punta Arenas (city or airport) to Puerto Natales: $267
  • Punta Arenas Airport (PUQ) to Punta Arenas - Arrival Transfer: $49
  • Oneway Private Transfer from Punta Arenas Airport to Punta Arenas: $33
  • Intercity transfers: $35

Is it cheaper to fly into Bogota or Punta Arenas?

Prices for flights to both Punta Arenas 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 $13
    Punta Arenas $22
Typical Food Prices in Bogota

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


  • Breakfast
    $1.45
  • Hot Dog
    $0.85

Food Tours and Cooking Classes in Bogota

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

  • Viejo Bogota Food Tour with 12+ Tastings: $49
  • PALOQUEMAO MARKET FOOD TOUR. EXOTIC FRUIT. LOCAL SNACKS. /Min 2 pax: $55
  • Bogota Food Tour • Private Car • Fruits Cacao Lunch Coffee Beer: $59
  • Bogotá Food Tour - La Candelaria: $61
  • Private Colombian Cooking Class and Market Tour In Bogota: $90
  • Gastronomy & Cooking Class Private Tour (6 Hrs.): $229

Typical Food Prices in Punta Arenas

Here are some examples of typical meal expenses from previous travelers to Punta Arenas:


  • Donut
    $1.09
  • Dinner
    $26

Entertainment
  • Entertainment Entrance tickets, shows, etc.
    Bogota $12
    Punta Arenas $6.71
Typical Entertainment Prices in Bogota

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


  • Beer
    $1.21

Tours and Activities in Bogota

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

  • Bogotá Architecture Private Tour (6 Hrs.): $149
  • Bogota Zipaquira Salt Cathedral Private Tour + Lunch: $80
  • Express Salt Cathedral Tour• Guided Tour & Tickets • 5h: $219
  • La Candelaria and Monserrate Walking Half Day Tour: $234
  • Lake Guatavitá Private Day Tour: $255
  • Salt Cathedral Zipaquira - Group tour and daily departure: $80
  • *Private tour* to Guatavita sacred lagoon + Nemocon salt mine: $153
  • 3 Day Desert of the Tatacoa, an unforgettable experience closer to the stars: $299
  • 3-Hour Walking Tour and Musical Picnic in the Heart of Ibague: $23
  • 3h 30 -Hour StopOver—Walking Tour: Bogota Historical Center: $54
  • 4-Hour Private Tour of Bogotá with Guide and Transportation: $77
  • 4-hour Paragliding Adventure from Bogota: $206

Tours and Activities in Punta Arenas

Also, here are some specific examples of entertainment, tickets, and activities for Punta Arenas.

  • Bike Tour in Punta Arenas, 100% local tour.: $70
  • Fort Bulnes cruises: $70
  • Full day Torres del Paine from Punta Arenas ,Regular tours: $180
  • King Penguin & Tierra del Fuego Tour: $145
  • King Penguin & Tierra del Fuego Tour: $145
  • Magallanes Forest and Club Andino Tour from Punta Arenas: $290
  • Magallanes Reserva and City Tour. Private Shore Excursion.: $158
  • Magdalena Island Penguin Tour by Boat from Punta Arenas: $153
  • Magdalena Island Penguin Tour by Boat from Punta Arenas: $160
  • Mountain Bike Adventure in Punta Arenas: $192
  • Pali Aike Full-Day Adventure from Punta Arenas: $300
  • Private City Cruise Tour: $230

Alcohol
  • Alcohol Drinks for one day
    Bogota $13
    Punta Arenas $5.06

Sample the Local Flavors in Bogota

Some specific costs for nightlife related activities in Bogota:

  • Friday Night Bar Crawl in Bogotá, Colombia: $25
  • Saturday Bar Crawl in La Candelaria, Bogotá: $25
  • Pub Crawl in Bogotá: $40

Typical Alcohol Prices in Punta Arenas

Below are a few samples from actual travelers for alcohol and nightlife costs in Punta Arenas:


  • Alcohol
    $7.64


When we compare the travel costs of actual travelers between Bogota and Punta Arenas, we can see that Punta Arenas 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 Punta Arenas would naturally cost you much more money, so you would probably want to keep your budget a little tighter in Punta Arenas than you might in Bogota.

If you're trying to decide if either of these two destinations are within your price range, also see Is Bogota Expensive? and Is Punta Arenas Expensive?.


Which is Bigger, Bogota or Punta Arenas?

Bogota has a larger population, and is about 60 times larger than the population of Punta Arenas. When comparing the sizes of Bogota and Punta Arenas, keep in mind that a larger population does not always imply the destination has more attractions or better activities. So, always research the type of place that you want to visit along with the activities and attractions that interest you.


When is the best time to visit Bogota or Punta Arenas?

Punta Arenas has a temperate climate with four distinct seasons, but Bogota experiences a warm climate with fairly sunny weather most of the year.

Should I visit Bogota or Punta Arenas in the Summer?

The summer attracts plenty of travelers to both Bogota and Punta Arenas. Warm weather and sunshine bring visitors to Bogota year-round.

In July, Bogota is generally a little warmer than Punta Arenasin January. Daily temperatures in Bogota average around 14°C (57°F), and Punta Arenas fluctuates around 11°C (52°F).

In July, Bogota usually receives around the same amount of rain as Punta Arenasin January. Bogota gets 40 mm (1.6 in) of rain, while Punta Arenas receives 39 mm (1.5 in) of rain each month for the summer.


  • Summer Average Temperatures July and January
    Bogota 14°C (57°F) 
    Punta Arenas 11°C (52°F)

Should I visit Bogota or Punta Arenas in the Autumn?

The autumn brings many poeple to Bogota as well as Punta Arenas. Bogota attracts visitors year-round for its warm weather and sunny climate.

Bogota is much warmer than Punta Arenas in the autumn. The daily temperature in Bogota averages around 14°C (57°F) in October, and Punta Arenas fluctuates around 7°C (44°F)in April.

Bogota receives a lot of rain in the autumn. Bogota usually gets more rain in October than Punta Arenasin April. Bogota gets 110 mm (4.3 in) of rain, while Punta Arenas receives 36 mm (1.4 in) of rain this time of the year.


  • Autumn Average Temperatures October and April
    Bogota 14°C (57°F) 
    Punta Arenas 7°C (44°F)

Should I visit Bogota or Punta Arenas in the Winter?

Both Punta Arenas and Bogota are popular destinations to visit in the winter with plenty of activities. The warm climate attracts visitors to Bogota throughout the year.

It's quite cold in Punta Arenas in the winter. In the winter, Bogota is much warmer than Punta Arenas. Typically, the winter temperatures in Bogota in January average around 14°C (57°F), and Punta Arenas averages at about 1°C (35°F)in July.

In January, Bogota usually receives around the same amount of rain as Punta Arenasin July. Bogota gets 30 mm (1.2 in) of rain, while Punta Arenas receives 30 mm (1.2 in) of rain each month for the winter.


  • Winter Average Temperatures January and July
    Bogota 14°C (57°F) 
    Punta Arenas 1°C (35°F)

Should I visit Bogota or Punta Arenas in the Spring?

Both Punta Arenas and Bogota during the spring are popular places to visit. Plenty of visitors come to Bogota because of the warm climate and sunshine that lasts throughout the year.

In April, Bogota is generally much warmer than Punta Arenasin October. Daily temperatures in Bogota average around 15°C (59°F), and Punta Arenas fluctuates around 7°C (44°F).

Bogota usually gets more rain in April than Punta Arenasin October. Bogota gets 90 mm (3.5 in) of rain, while Punta Arenas receives 29 mm (1.1 in) of rain this time of the year.


  • Spring Average Temperatures April and October
    Bogota 15°C (59°F) 
    Punta Arenas 7°C (44°F)

Typical Weather for Punta Arenas and Bogota

Bogota Punta Arenas
Temp (°C) Rain (mm) Temp (°C) Rain (mm)
Jan 14°C (57°F) 30 mm (1.2 in) 11°C (52°F) 39 mm (1.5 in)
Feb 13°C (55°F) 40 mm (1.6 in) 11°C (52°F) 28 mm (1.1 in)
Mar 15°C (59°F) 50 mm (2 in) 9°C (48°F) 30 mm (1.2 in)
Apr 15°C (59°F) 90 mm (3.5 in) 7°C (44°F) 36 mm (1.4 in)
May 15°C (59°F) 80 mm (3.1 in) 4°C (39°F) 42 mm (1.7 in)
Jun 14°C (57°F) 40 mm (1.6 in) 2°C (35°F) 28 mm (1.1 in)
Jul 14°C (57°F) 40 mm (1.6 in) 1°C (35°F) 30 mm (1.2 in)
Aug 14°C (57°F) 40 mm (1.6 in) 3°C (37°F) 30 mm (1.2 in)
Sep 14°C (57°F) 70 mm (2.8 in) 5°C (40°F) 24 mm (0.9 in)
Oct 14°C (57°F) 110 mm (4.3 in) 7°C (44°F) 29 mm (1.1 in)
Nov 14°C (57°F) 70 mm (2.8 in) 9°C (48°F) 32 mm (1.3 in)
Dec 12°C (54°F) 50 mm (2 in) 11°C (51°F) 29 mm (1.1 in)