July 12, 2022 7:06 AM EDT

Colombia’s sprawling capital, Bogotá, is making headlines this year for its sustainability efforts and top-flight culinary offerings. Bogotá added 52 miles of bike paths to its existing 370 miles during the pandemic, and the city’s altitude (8,660 ft.) provides year-round cool temperatures, making it one of the most cyclable places in South America. This autumn, a new bike-share program is launching in five neighborhoods, including the historic La Candelaria district. The program will offer e-bikes and hand bikes too, improving the city’s accessibility for people with differing abilities.

The new Residence Inn by Marriott is ideal for extended stays, and is located right next to Mercado del Chicó, a lively food hall serving all manner of culinary delights. For shorter trips, new boutique hotel and café HAB is located in the edgy-cool Chapinero Alto neighborhood. Its restaurant sources vegetables from its own organic farm. Also in the news is Restaurante LEO, helmed by chef Leonor Espinosa, who was just named the World’s Best Female Chef by the World’s 50 Best Restaurants, which also recognized Restaurante LEO in its ranks in 2021.

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