How to enjoy Cartagena Colombia in a cheap, nice and a good way

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Enjoy Cartagena Colombia

Disfruta Centro Historico Cartagena


Get ready to enjoy Cartagena Colombia in a cheap, nice and a good way. Cartagena is one of the most popular cities from Colombia; where its colonial style, its history, the colorful little streets and romantic squares will make you feel in another era.

For this and more, Cartagena is known as “La Fantástica” and here are some tips to enjoy it in a cheap, nice and a good way.



About lodge!

Neighborhoods like Getsemani or Manga are good options to stay for prices and location. You could find hostels in mixed rooms from $ 10 USD breakfast included.

Also, you are 10 or 15-minutes from the Clock Tower, which is the entrance to historic downtown and the famous Ciudad Amurallada. In this way, you will save money in transportation.

Calles de Cartagena

Where go eating?

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In Getsemani neighborhood there are some restaurants where you could find a traditional Colombian lunch for $3 USD, especially restaurants located in the 10th career.

Centro historico cartagena colombia

For breakfast and dinner, I recommend going to the Getsemani´s principal square called Trinidad. Here you will not only enjoy cheap food but street art, beautiful facades and the magic of the oldest Cartagena’s neighborhood.


What to do in Cartagena, Colombia?

Calles coloridas en Cartagena

Go for a walk through Ciudad Amurallada, let yourself go by your feet, watch the panoramic views from the historic walls, count how many squares you find and prepare your camera to shoot the colorful facades and the unique architecture.

At night, bicycle renting is a good plan. One hour from $5 USD. After dinner, you can enjoy a fresh drink in some of the squares located in the downtown.

Fuerte de Cartagena

Another option is going to rumba or dancing. You will find parties of different environments and kind of music. Beers since $2 USD and $4 USD.


Enjoy a full day in Barú island!

Disfruta Baru

In the morning, if you go to the Clock Tower, you will find full day tours to Barú Island. Prices from $15 USD the round trip and lunch included.

I recommend staying at least one night in the island, there you will sleep in front of the sea. There are hostels from $20 USD and the unmissable plan is the plankton tour all nights at 19.00 h.

Islas del rosario

You could appreciate a beautiful natural phenomenon where the sea water shines at night. It is important to negotiate with natives a good price for the tour. Also you can take the tour with a tour operator  here.


Let’s see the rest of the island close to Cartagena, Colombia

In the Bodeguita dock located near to the Clock Tower, you will find different boats offering full day tour to the islands around Cartagena. Prices from $30 USD. The trip is to Rosario Island, Tierra Bomba and Barú Island lunch included. If you are lucky you will probably see dolphin along the way. Also you can take the tour with a tour operator here.

Recorre Islas del Rosario

Other places to see at low cost…

Visita Castillo de San Felipe

The famous Castillo de San Felipe and the Zapatos Viejos monument, two fascinating and historical places. For visiting both of them you could go there by feet, They are 10-minutes from Getsemani’s neigborhood, near to Heredia bridge. Ticket’s cost is $ 10.5 USD and it is open from 6.00h to 20.00h. To know more about Cartagena check Ultimate Guide: Top 10 thing to do in Cartagena

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By: Dayana Latorre – #TipsDeDaya

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