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

Should you visit Mar del Plata or Bogota?

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

Which city is more affordable and which is best for your travel style? If you're trying to figure out where to go next, comparing the travel costs between Mar del Plata and Bogota can help you decide which place is right for you.

Where Should I go: Mar del Plata or Bogota?

Mar del Plata

Mar del Plata is found only 404 km southeast of the city of Buenos Aires, on the Atlantic coast. Today Mar Del Plata is Argentina‘s most well known beach resort. It has successfully married the two worlds of beach and city into a fun, cosmopolitan urban center with the presence of highly developed tourist infrastructure. Founded in 1874, Mar del Plata was at first mainly an industrial and commercial center before becoming a vacation destination for Argentinians. For a peaceful trip and intimate oceanfront promenades, avoid visiting Mar del Plata during summer time, as the gorgeous arced coastline will be crawling with visitors. But the city is more than just beaches. It also offers some culture, lively nightlife, and great food.

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 Mar del Plata?

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

The average daily cost (per person) in Mar del Plata is $9.13, 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 Mar del Plata and Bogota in more detail.



Accommodation
  • Accommodation Hotel or hostel for one person
    Mar del Plata $3.28
    Bogota $25
  • Accommodation Typical double-occupancy room
    Mar del Plata $6.56
    Bogota $50
Compare Hotels in Mar del Plata and Bogota

Looking for a hotel in Mar del Plata 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 Mar del Plata


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: Mar del Plata Hotel Prices and Bogota Hotel Prices.

Local Transportation
  • Local Transportation Taxis, local buses, subway, etc.
    Mar del Plata $2.60
    Bogota $8.51

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 Mar del Plata or Bogota?

Prices for flights to both Bogota and Mar del Plata 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
    Mar del Plata $3.96
    Bogota $13

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.
    Mar del Plata $2.36
    Bogota $13

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
    Mar del Plata $1.85
    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 Mar del Plata and Bogota, we can see that Bogota is more expensive. And not only is Mar del Plata much less expensive, but it is actually a significantly cheaper destination. So, traveling to Mar del Plata would let you spend less money overall. Or, you could decide to spend more money in Mar del Plata 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 Bogota would naturally cost you much more money, so you would probably want to keep your budget a little tighter in Bogota than you might in Mar del Plata.

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


Which is Bigger, Mar del Plata or Bogota?

Bogota has a larger population, and is about 10 times larger than the population of Mar del Plata. When comparing the sizes of Mar del Plata 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 Mar del Plata or Bogota?

Mar del Plata 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 Mar del Plata or Bogota in the Summer?

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

Mar del Plata is a little warmer than Bogota in the summer. The daily temperature in Mar del Plata averages around 20°C (69°F) in January, and Bogota fluctuates around 14°C (57°F)in July.

In January, Mar del Plata usually receives more rain than Bogotain July. Mar del Plata gets 96 mm (3.8 in) of rain, while Bogota receives 40 mm (1.6 in) of rain each month for the summer.


  • Summer Average Temperatures January and July
    Mar del Plata 20°C (69°F) 
    Bogota 14°C (57°F)

Should I visit Mar del Plata or Bogota in the Autumn?

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

In the autumn, Mar del Plata is around the same temperature as Bogota. Typically, the autumn temperatures in Mar del Plata in April average around 15°C (59°F), and Bogota averages at about 14°C (57°F)in October.

It's quite rainy in Bogota. Mar del Plata usually gets less rain in April than Bogotain October. Mar del Plata gets 67 mm (2.6 in) of rain, while Bogota receives 110 mm (4.3 in) of rain this time of the year.


  • Autumn Average Temperatures April and October
    Mar del Plata 15°C (59°F) 
    Bogota 14°C (57°F)

Should I visit Mar del Plata or Bogota in the Winter?

Both Bogota and Mar del Plata 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 July, Mar del Plata is generally much colder than Bogotain January. Daily temperatures in Mar del Plata average around 9°C (47°F), and Bogota fluctuates around 14°C (57°F).

In July, Mar del Plata usually receives more rain than Bogotain January. Mar del Plata gets 63 mm (2.5 in) of rain, while Bogota receives 30 mm (1.2 in) of rain each month for the winter.


  • Winter Average Temperatures July and January
    Mar del Plata 9°C (47°F) 
    Bogota 14°C (57°F)

Should I visit Mar del Plata or Bogota in the Spring?

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

Mar del Plata is cooler than Bogota in the spring. The daily temperature in Mar del Plata averages around 13°C (56°F) in October, and Bogota fluctuates around 15°C (59°F)in April.

Mar del Plata usually gets less rain in October than Bogotain April. Mar del Plata gets 78 mm (3.1 in) of rain, while Bogota receives 90 mm (3.5 in) of rain this time of the year.


  • Spring Average Temperatures October and April
    Mar del Plata 13°C (56°F) 
    Bogota 15°C (59°F)

Typical Weather for Bogota and Mar del Plata

Mar del Plata Bogota
Temp (°C) Rain (mm) Temp (°C) Rain (mm)
Jan 20°C (69°F) 96 mm (3.8 in) 14°C (57°F) 30 mm (1.2 in)
Feb 20°C (68°F) 70 mm (2.8 in) 13°C (55°F) 40 mm (1.6 in)
Mar 18°C (65°F) 97 mm (3.8 in) 15°C (59°F) 50 mm (2 in)
Apr 15°C (59°F) 67 mm (2.6 in) 15°C (59°F) 90 mm (3.5 in)
May 12°C (53°F) 71 mm (2.8 in) 15°C (59°F) 80 mm (3.1 in)
Jun 9°C (48°F) 58 mm (2.3 in) 14°C (57°F) 40 mm (1.6 in)
Jul 9°C (47°F) 63 mm (2.5 in) 14°C (57°F) 40 mm (1.6 in)
Aug 9°C (49°F) 66 mm (2.6 in) 14°C (57°F) 40 mm (1.6 in)
Sep 11°C (51°F) 56 mm (2.2 in) 14°C (57°F) 70 mm (2.8 in)
Oct 13°C (56°F) 78 mm (3.1 in) 14°C (57°F) 110 mm (4.3 in)
Nov 16°C (61°F) 75 mm (3 in) 14°C (57°F) 70 mm (2.8 in)
Dec 19°C (66°F) 88 mm (3.5 in) 12°C (54°F) 50 mm (2 in)