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

Should you visit Fortaleza or Bogota?

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

Trying to figure out where to travel next? This travel comparison between Fortaleza and Bogota can help. It includes a travel cost comparison in addition to other factors. For many travelers, the cost of a destination is a primary consideration when choosing where to go.

Where Should I go: Fortaleza or Bogota?

Fortaleza

A major city on Brazil's northeastern coast and the capital city of Ceara state, Fortaleza is best characterized by its city landscape lined with beaches and palm trees. It also features some great seafood as well as long-standing folk traditions in culture and dance.

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.

Which place is cheaper, Bogota or Fortaleza?

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

The average daily cost (per person) in Fortaleza is $71, while the average daily cost in Bogota is $51. 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 Fortaleza and Bogota in more detail.



Accommodation
  • Accommodation Hotel or hostel for one person
    Fortaleza $31
    Bogota $25
  • Accommodation Typical double-occupancy room
    Fortaleza $62
    Bogota $50
Compare Hotels in Fortaleza and Bogota

Looking for a hotel in Fortaleza or Bogota? 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 Fortaleza


Hotels in Bogota


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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: Fortaleza Hotel Prices and Bogota Hotel Prices.

Local Transportation
  • Local Transportation Taxis, local buses, subway, etc.
    Fortaleza $22
    Bogota $8.51

Hired Cars and Shuttles in Fortaleza

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

  • Transfer to Beach Park: $12
  • Transfer leaving from the Fortaleza waterfront to Beach Park: $9.28
  • Transfer from Pinto Martins Airport to hotels in Fortaleza: $9.28
  • Transfer from Fortaleza to Jericoacoara: $30
  • Transfer Fortaleza to Jericoacoara: $300
  • Transfer Fortaleza - Jericoacoara: $159
  • Transfer 4x4 Regular Service Fortaleza - Jericoacoara: $75
  • Transfer 4 X 4 Fortaleza to Jericoacoara or Jericoacoara to Fortaleza: $240
  • Shared Airport Transfer to Fortaleza Hotels: $9.90
  • Roundtrip transfer from Pinto Martins Airport to Hotels in Fortaleza: $19
  • Round trip transfer to Jericoacoara: $60
  • Private transfer: Fortaleza to Fortaleza International Airport (FOR): $26

Typical Local Transportation Prices in Bogota

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


  • Taxi from Airport
    $7.33
  • Taxi Ride
    $0.38
  • 2 Bus Passes
    $0.86

Hired Cars and Shuttles in Bogota

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

  • Andres Carne de Res Restaurant ( Chia ) Round-Trip Transfer Private Tour: $250
  • 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
  • Bogotá to or from Barichara or San Gil Private Transfer: $167
  • Bogotá to or from Villavieja or Tatacoa Desert Private Transfer: $167
  • Layover Bogotá Private Tour + Transfer in & Out (4 Hrs.) : $149
  • Departure Private Transfer Bogota City to Bogota Airport BOG in Luxury Van: $134
  • Arrival Private Transfer Bogota Airport BOG to Bogota City in a Luxury Van: $134
  • Arrival Private Transfer from Bogota Airport BOG to Bogota City by Minibus: $124
  • Departure Private Transfer from Bogota City to Bogota Airport BOG in Minibus: $124
  • Arrival Private Transfer Bogota Airport BOG to Bogota City by Business Car: $118
  • Departure Private Transfer Bogota City to Bogota Airport BOG in Business Car: $118

Is it cheaper to fly into Fortaleza or Bogota?

Prices for flights to both Bogota and Fortaleza 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
    Fortaleza $24
    Bogota $13

Food Tours and Cooking Classes in Fortaleza

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

  • Thematic Show with Rotation of Pizzas in Aquiraz: $29

Typical Food Prices in Bogota

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


  • Breakfast
    $1.52
  • Hot Dog
    $0.89

Food Tours and Cooking Classes in Bogota

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

  • Bogota Local Food Tour in the City Center: $13
  • Peruvian cooking workshop: $26
  • Street Food Tour in Bogota with 10+ Tastings: $42
  • Viejo Bogota Food Tour with 13+ Tastings: $49
  • PALOQUEMAO MARKET FOOD TOUR. EXOTIC FRUIT. LOCAL SNACKS. /Min 2 pax: $55
  • Food Tour in La Candelaria Bogotá: $55
  • Bogota Food Tour • Private Car • Fruits Cacao Lunch Coffee Beer: $59
  • Carimañola Cooking Class in Bogota: $60
  • Bogotá Food Tour - La Candelaria: $61
  • Private Colombian Cooking Class and Market Tour In Bogota: $90
  • Dinner and party at Andres Carne de Res DC: $100
  • Private Street Food Tour in Candelaria Bogota: $132

Entertainment
  • Entertainment Entrance tickets, shows, etc.
    Fortaleza $16
    Bogota $13

Tours and Activities in Fortaleza

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

  • Águas Belas Tour: $15
  • 3 Beaches in 1 Day Tour Leaving Fortaleza: $13
  • Beach Park Full-Day Trip Including Brief Tour of Fortaleza: $35
  • Canoa Quebrada Beach Tour with Nettour: $21
  • Canoe Quebrada Full Day Tour - Departure from Fortaleza by Vitorino Turismo: $20
  • City Tour Fortaleza - Full Day Cumbuco Beach Tour by Nettour: $27
  • City-Tour and Fortaleza (central market, cathedral, Fort, Theaters, encetur, P.ferreira: $58
  • Cumbuco Beach Tour: $12
  • Cumbuco Beach with City Tour from Fortaleza: $16
  • Fortaleza City Tour : $26
  • Fortaleza Like a Local: Customized Private Tour: $31
  • Half-Day City Tour: $25

Typical Entertainment Prices in Bogota

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


  • Beer
    $1.27

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: $226
  • Salt Cathedral Zipaquira - Group tour and daily departure: $80
  • Zipaquira Salt Cathedral group tour Daily Departures: $80
  • *Private tour* to Guatavita sacred lagoon + Nemocon salt mine: $154
  • 2 Day Tour in Barichara: $220
  • 3 Day Desert of the Tatacoa, an unforgettable experience closer to the stars: $299
  • 3 days- private tour Chingaza-Guatavita Savannah Expedition: $60
  • 3-4 Hours Tour in flight connection: $180

Alcohol
  • Alcohol Drinks for one day
    Fortaleza $10
    Bogota $13

Sample the Local Flavors in Bogota

Some specific costs for nightlife related activities in Bogota:

  • Thursday Bar Crawl in Bogotá: $26
  • Friday Night Bar Crawl in Bogotá : $29
  • Saturday Night Bar Crawl in Bogotá: $35
  • Pub Crawl in Bogotá: $45
  • Pub Crawl in Bogota - Ancient Brews : $103


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


Which is Bigger, Fortaleza or Bogota?

Bogota has a larger population, and is about 3 times larger than the population of Fortaleza. When comparing the sizes of Fortaleza and Bogota, 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 Fortaleza or Bogota?

Fortaleza 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 Fortaleza or Bogota in the Summer?

The summer attracts plenty of travelers to both Fortaleza and Bogota. Bogota attracts visitors year-round for its warm weather and sunny climate.

In January, Fortaleza is generally much warmer than Bogotain July. Daily temperatures in Fortaleza average around 28°C (82°F), and Bogota fluctuates around 14°C (57°F).

Fortaleza gets a good bit of rain this time of year. In January, Fortaleza usually receives more rain than Bogotain July. Fortaleza gets 119 mm (4.7 in) of rain, while Bogota receives 40 mm (1.6 in) of rain each month for the summer.


  • Summer Average Temperatures January and July
    Fortaleza 28°C (82°F) 
    Bogota 14°C (57°F)

Should I visit Fortaleza or Bogota in the Autumn?

The autumn brings many poeple to Fortaleza as well as Bogota. The warm climate attracts visitors to Bogota throughout the year.

Fortaleza is much warmer than Bogota in the autumn. The daily temperature in Fortaleza averages around 27°C (80°F) in April, and Bogota fluctuates around 14°C (57°F)in October.

It's quite rainy in Bogota. Fortaleza receives a lot of rain in the autumn. Fortaleza usually gets more rain in April than Bogotain October. Fortaleza gets 356 mm (14 in) of rain, while Bogota receives 110 mm (4.3 in) of rain this time of the year.


  • Autumn Average Temperatures April and October
    Fortaleza 27°C (80°F) 
    Bogota 14°C (57°F)

Should I visit Fortaleza or Bogota in the Winter?

Both Bogota and Fortaleza are popular destinations to visit in the winter with plenty of activities. Plenty of visitors come to Bogota because of the warm climate and sunshine that lasts throughout the year.

In the winter, Fortaleza is much warmer than Bogota. Typically, the winter temperatures in Fortaleza in July average around 26°C (79°F), and Bogota averages at about 14°C (57°F)in January.

In July, Fortaleza usually receives more rain than Bogotain January. Fortaleza gets 95 mm (3.7 in) of rain, while Bogota receives 30 mm (1.2 in) of rain each month for the winter.


  • Winter Average Temperatures July and January
    Fortaleza 26°C (79°F) 
    Bogota 14°C (57°F)

Should I visit Fortaleza or Bogota in the Spring?

Both Bogota and Fortaleza during the spring are popular places to visit. Warm weather and sunshine bring visitors to Bogota year-round.

In October, Fortaleza is generally much warmer than Bogotain April. Daily temperatures in Fortaleza average around 28°C (82°F), and Bogota fluctuates around 15°C (59°F).

Fortaleza usually gets less rain in October than Bogotain April. Fortaleza gets 13 mm (0.5 in) of rain, while Bogota receives 90 mm (3.5 in) of rain this time of the year.


  • Spring Average Temperatures October and April
    Fortaleza 28°C (82°F) 
    Bogota 15°C (59°F)

Typical Weather for Bogota and Fortaleza

Fortaleza Bogota
Temp (°C) Rain (mm) Temp (°C) Rain (mm)
Jan 28°C (82°F) 119 mm (4.7 in) 14°C (57°F) 30 mm (1.2 in)
Feb 27°C (81°F) 205 mm (8.1 in) 13°C (55°F) 40 mm (1.6 in)
Mar 27°C (80°F) 323 mm (12.7 in) 15°C (59°F) 50 mm (2 in)
Apr 27°C (80°F) 356 mm (14 in) 15°C (59°F) 90 mm (3.5 in)
May 27°C (80°F) 256 mm (10.1 in) 15°C (59°F) 80 mm (3.1 in)
Jun 26°C (80°F) 142 mm (5.6 in) 14°C (57°F) 40 mm (1.6 in)
Jul 26°C (79°F) 95 mm (3.7 in) 14°C (57°F) 40 mm (1.6 in)
Aug 27°C (80°F) 22 mm (0.9 in) 14°C (57°F) 40 mm (1.6 in)
Sep 27°C (81°F) 23 mm (0.9 in) 14°C (57°F) 70 mm (2.8 in)
Oct 28°C (82°F) 13 mm (0.5 in) 14°C (57°F) 110 mm (4.3 in)
Nov 28°C (82°F) 12 mm (0.5 in) 14°C (57°F) 70 mm (2.8 in)
Dec 28°C (82°F) 44 mm (1.7 in) 12°C (54°F) 50 mm (2 in)