Northwest Bogotá includes the localidades of Barrios Unidos and Suba. Barrios Unidos is a very poor section of urban Bogotá, and does not have much for the traveler north of the Salitre parks (which are covered in the Teusaquillo-Salitre guide).
Suba is a real mix of neighborhoods at different income levels, with the area between (clockwise) Calle 100, Avenida Suba, Calle 116, Avenida Boyacá, Calle 127, and the Autonorte (neighborhoods: Puente Largo, Alhambra, Malibú, El Batán, El Recreo de Los Frailes, and Córdoba) being very affluent, and consequently the place where you will find the most dining and nightlife.
The B, C, D, and E Zones pass through Northwest Bogotá, with the E Zone being most useful for Barrios Unidos and the C Zone most useful for Suba.
The E Zone passes through Barrios Unidos starting at Avenida Chile, coming north from Teusaquillo-Salitre and running along the Norte-Quito-Sur (NQS) Highway/K30. The route then splits, with the E Zone continuing eastwards to join up with the B Zone section at Virrey, north of which the B Zone follows the western boundary between Suba and Usaquén along the Autonorte. The northwest fork from the E Zone connects to the C Zone, which traverses the district through Suba along Avenida Suba—Suba's main road.
NQS - Calle 75 is the junction station between the E, C, and D Zones.
- 1 Humedal La Conejera (Take Ave Suba west towards to Kra 118 and turn right to go north to Calle 153 and turn left), ☏ . 8AM-3PM daily. These wetlands form a park of sorts at the very northern edge of populated Suba—to the north of Portal Suba. It's one of the best representations of the wetlands that once covered much of what is now urban Bogotá, and is home to diverse flora and fauna.
- Parque Mirador de los Nevados, Kra 87A #145-50. M-F 8AM-11AM,2PM-5PM. A unique park on the Indigenous Reservation of Suba, with a layout designed to reflect the cosmology of the indigenous Muisca peoples, a grand circular plaza with three obelisks and an astral plaza. If you are in this part of the city and have a car, this is definitely worth your while.
- 2 Plaza Fundacional de Suba, ☏ . This is the plaza where Suba was founded as an independent pueblo in 1550 (it was only annexed to Bogotá in 1954). On the east side is the lovely Church of the Immaculate Conception of Suba.
- Restaurantes de Cafam Floresta, Avenida Cra. 68 No. 90-88 (In Cafam de La Floresta Shopping Center), ☏ , email@example.com. M-W noon-10PM, Th-Sa noon-1:30AM, Su noon-9PM. Food court type restaurants in a mall, with a surprisingly good selection of cuisine. $35,000-65,000.
- Niza Norte Apartahotel, Calle 127D #71-25, ☏ . A hotel in a safe northern neighborhood geared towards extended-stays, with standard hotel rooms, suites, and apartments, all of which come with funky, modern decor. $60-120.
- Zuetana 119, Calle 19 #50-15, ☏ , firstname.lastname@example.org. A cozy enough and sparklingly clean small hotel in Malibu, with a restaurant and bar on premises. $90-130.