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cartagena

South America
1

Rank in Colombia

4

Rank in South America

106

World Rank

Currency
Ouguiya(MRO)
Weather
Partly sunny 32.2℃
Time
15:24 PM (GMT -05:00)
Electric Socket
Type A (120 V 60 Hz.)... Read more


About cartagena

Cartagena is a city rich in history and culture, with many amazing stories of treasure and pirates. The city has a vibrant colonial past that can still be seen and felt within the ancient city walls. This colourful and amusing city is also home to many of the world's favourite tourist spots. Cartagena offers a fantastic array of things to do, spread far and wide across the city and beyond. Explore the white-sand beaches and enjoy a volcanic mud bath. Wander the colourful streets, meet many new people, try some local flavours, and enjoy a lively nightlife. The city is home to many grand colonial buildings and is an essential center for culture, wealth and tourism. Visit Cartagena and experience the laid back Latino life all around you.

Continent Country
South America Colombia
Airport Name / IATA Code
Rafael Núñez International Airport CTG
Alternate Airport Name / IATA Code
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cartagena
  • Time To Visit

Best time to visit
December, January, February, March- This is the dry season with almost no rain at all. It is the peak tourist season and prices are on the higher side.
Moderate time to visit
April, May, June, July, August, September- This is the beginning of the rainy season. Even though there will be occasional downpours, most days will be sunny and pleasant.
Worst time to visit
October, November- These two months see a lot of rain. It is not the worst time to visit as there will not be many tourists, and the prices will be lower.
Weather
Month January February March April May June July August September October November December
Minimum temprature (℃) 22 22 23 24 26 26 26 24 26 23 24 23
Maximum temprature (℃) 31 31 31 31 32 32 32 32 32 31 31 31
Rain fall (mm) 10 10 10 40 130 110 130 140 145 210 155 60
Population
1.04 (Millions)
Official Language
Spanish
Spoken Language
In Cartagena, due to... Read more
Other Language
English
Police
123
Ambulance
123
Taxi
Start Tariff: MRO 70... Read more

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Public Transport
Basic Items And Cost
Name Price
Water Bottle USD 3.78
Cup of Coffee USD 7.84
Milk Carton Pack USD 7.28
Rice/Kg USD 5.60
White Bread USD 5.60
Eggs (12) USD 14.57
Combo Meal USD 33.61
Fine Dining USD 189.45
Bottle of Coke or Pepsi USD 4.76
Domestic Beer USD 8.40
Imported Beer USD 14.01
Bottle of Wine USD 81.23
Cigarettes (20 Pack) USD 14.01
Taxi ( 1 km ) USD 16.81
Ticket in local transport (Single way). USD 6.44
Rent ( One Bed Room) USD 5112.04
Do's And Don'ts
Night Life
Must See
Experiences
 
  • Hop on board a Chiva- a colourful, rustic party bus complete with music, dancing, and an open bar.
  • Take a mud bath in El Totum, a small volcano with thick bubbling mud.
  • Hit a funky salsa bar and dance the night away.
  • Take a walk along the walls of the old city and explore its well-preserved canons and lookout posts.
  • Ride on a horse carriage after dark around town and enjoy the amazing city lights.
  • Try some exotic fruits that you have never tasted before.
  • Go scuba diving or snorkelling in one of the many beaches around the city.
Shopping
Bazurto market
Bazurto market, Cartagena, Bolívar, Colombia
Distance From City Center
7.9 Kms
El Arcon Anticuario
El Arcon Anticuario, Cl. 39 ##9-46, Cartagena, Bolívar, Colombia
Distance From City Center
6.9 Kms
NARA
NARA, Cl. 38 #6107, Cartagena, Bolívar, Colombia
Distance From City Center
6 Kms
Mercado de Bazurto
Chino, Cartagena, Bolivar, Colombia
Distance From City Center
7.9 Kms
Portal de Los Dulces
Portal de los Dulces, Cra. 5 #33-15, Cartagena, Bolívar, Colombia
Distance From City Center
5.8 Kms
Mall Plaza El Castillo
Mall Plaza El Castillo, Avenida Pedro de Heredia, Carrera 13, Cartagena, Bolívar, Colombia
Distance From City Center
7.6 Kms
Bocagrande Square Mall
Bocagrande Square Mall, Cra. 1 ##12-118, Cartagena, Bolívar, Colombia
Distance From City Center
3.4 Kms
Mansion Mall
Mansion Mall, 49, Cra. 3 #8, Cartagena, Bolívar, Colombia
Distance From City Center
2.3 Kms
Centro Uno
Cra. 1, Cartagena, Bolívar, Colombia
Distance From City Center
2.7 Kms
CARIBE PLAZA MALL
CARIBE PLAZA MALL, Av. El Lago, Cra. 22 #22-108, Cartagena, Bolívar, Colombia
Distance From City Center
7.5 Kms
MALL Paseo de la Castellana
MALL Paseo de la Castellana, Dg. 30 #30-31, Cartagena, Bolívar, Colombia
Distance From City Center
12.9 Kms
Invercredito Mall
Invercredito Mall, Cl. 36 #10-75, Cartagena, Bolívar, Colombia
Distance From City Center
7.3 Kms
Pasaje La Moneda
Pasaje La Moneda, Avenida Carlos Escallon, Cartagena, Bolívar, Colombia
Distance From City Center
5.8 Kms
MALL Portal de San Felipe
MALL Portal de San Felipe, Cl. 30 #17-140, Cartagena, Bolívar, Colombia
Distance From City Center
6 Kms
Mi Artesano - Social Enterprise Handicrafts Shop
Mi Artesano - Social Enterprise Handicrafts Shop, Cra. 17 #35-210 Local 11 Cerca Urbanización Tequendama, Cartagena, Bolívar, Colombia
Distance From City Center
6.7 Kms
Souvenir Suggestions
  • Colombian Coffee
  • Mochila Shoulder Bag
  • Aguardiente (Colombia’s national drink)
  • Colombian Chocolate
  • Bikinis and Beachwear
  • Caña Flecha Products
  • Leather Products
  • Hammocks
  • Emeralds

Tourist attractions in cartagena

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