7 Things To Know Before You Go To Cartagena, Colombia

Cartagena

Filled with vibrant colors and a unique charm, Cartagena is one of South America’s most beautiful cities.

 Cartagena offers a wide variety of things to do like exploring the city’s architecture, history, culture, and nightlife.

The stone fortresses and massive walls were built by Spaniards in the early 1500s.

 Today, the colonial streets are bursting with vibrant colors and charm.

Planning a trip? Here are 7 things to know before you go:

The Walled City is probably the most charming place in Cartagena for lodging and entertainment.

IT CAN GET A LITTLE PRICEY

With that said, this lovely neighborhood is one of the most expensive.

Getsemaní, located on the outside of the walled town, is where you want to stay if you’re on a budget. 

Those famous pictures that you see floating around on social media come with a price..

PICS WITH PALENQUERAS ARE NOT FREE

 The price tag involves buying fruit or tipping the ladies a few pesos.

If you don’t mind crowds, Bocagrande and Laguito beaches are the most popular.

BEACHES IN CARTAGENA

 Want something more secluded? Castillogrande beaches are where you want to go.

You can get around in Cartagena with Uber, which tends to be cheaper than taxis.

PUBLIC TRANSPORTATION

Tourists from the U.S. don't need a visa. You will, however, need  at least two unused pages in your passport.

VISA AND PASSPORT INFORMATION

If you plan to visit the Amazon, La Guajira, La Sierra Nevada or Llanos Orientales,  a yellow fever shot is recommended.

VACCINATIONS

A negative COVID test is also recommended.  Be sure to bring your certificate.

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