Cartagena

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Top Descriptions

Cartagena is easily the most popular location along the Colombian Caribbean coast, and it’s not too difficult to see why. With a good array of facilities, a consistent (although oppressive) climate, and a wonderful assortment of colonial treats to rummage through, Cartagena is deserving of its title as the jewel of the Caribbean – provided you stay in the old town. Wander out of the walled city and the situation declines rather quickly, both in interest and in safety. There might not be too much to do beyond wandering through pretty old colonial lanes, but that alone will certainly keep you busy for a few days. – Daniel
 
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Top Tips

If you get lost among the lanes and alleys or lose your tour group, the makes for a good landmark – and all the locals know it.
Make sure you visit the of an evening when the square really comes to life. It’s quite an exciting place to spend an evening or two, and a good place to share a beer with new found friends.
Cartagena is a hot hot city. If you’re feeling the strain, consider dipping into the free . Their air conditioning is just wonderful, and the exhibits are pretty interesting too.
 
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The Location

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Name in local script:Cartagena
Also known as:Cartagena de Indias
 
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Environment type:beach, hill, ocean, waterfront
Location type:city, town, urban
 
Religion type:Catholicism

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How much will it cost us?

Currency:Colombian Peso (COP)
Average daily budget:COP116,000

When should we go there, and for how long?

Average time taken:3 nights
High season:December, January, June, July
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How can we get in contact?

Language(s):Spanish
Timezone:UTC-05:00
Country calling code:57

How can we get there?

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Geographical feature:The Caribbean

The Directions

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The Directions

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What are the numbers and averages?

Number of attractions visited:8
Travel time to attractions:25 minutes
Travel time to next location:3 hours, 30 minutes
 
Altitude:sea level
Population:1013389
Size:572km2

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Beer (multinational)500ml
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