Any Bogotano that likes roller coasters or haunted houses will
definitely have visited the Salitre Magico at least once. Looking for a
place to spend the day with your kids, or maybe just with your partner?
This amusement park is the perfect option.
New York has Coney Island, Orlando has Disney World and Bogotá has its own Salitre Magico. The park isn’t particularly big, but that can be an advantage as all attractions are close together and little walking is needed to get from one to the other.
Founded in 2000, The Salitre Magico offers a great getaway from daily routine. Children will have enough to do with such attractions as ‘Crazy Plane’, a merry-go-round, a labyrinth and much more. Adults aren’t forgotten either as the park has two roller coasters of which one should be considered ‘high impact’. Even a kart-track is available for those who like to get behind the wheel themselves. Some foreigners have to take into account that body height could be an issue and getting into some attractions might be a bit of a task. At the height of 6’3″ you would be allowed access to most attractions but things do get a little uncomfortable from there on up.
Another interesting addition is an actual out-of-use Avianca airplane, allowing people to have a look at what it looks like on the inside. This is not particularly interesting for those who fly a lot but is a great way for those of us that don’t to get familiar with what flying could be like.
The haunted house, located near the entrance of the park, is a definite must-see. Great scenes and live actors make the experience more real than some would want it to be. Important: People that have difficulties walking and those that have heart problems should not enter.
The park offers different kinds of entrance fees, as people that plan to board on less rides have the possibility to pay less. An all-access ticket costs 30.000 pesos, although Karts and a few other attractions are not included in that price. Since it does rain a lot in Bogotá, visitors can buy rain insurance for an additional 3.000 pesos.
On a regular day, the park is opened from 10am to 7:30pm and is located on Carrera 68 with Calle 63. Private transport is the best way to get there as there is no Transmilenio service nearby.