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Customer Travel Tips for Cartagena

81% Avg. city rating Rated by 266 customers

Activities / excursions 85%

Restaurants / eating out 85%

Shopping 73%

Chilling out / relaxing 82%

Getting around / public transport 74%

Sightseeing 87%

Culture 90%

Nightlife / partying 83%

Value for money 74%

Customer Travel Tips for Cartagena

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100% Avg. rating
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25 Feb 2019

Travel Type:
With my spouse / partner

Trip Type:
Backpacking / gap year Beach / sunbathing City break Partying / nightlife Romantic getaway Sightseeing & culture

Age Range:
25-30

Customer Travel Tip: Usa mucho bloqueador y preparate para conoxer mucha gente linda

Liked: Ciudad llena de historias , paisajes y gente hermosa

Disliked: El calor. Pero luego te acostumbras

87% Avg. rating
  • Activities / excursions - 60%
  • Chilling out / relaxing - 100%
  • Culture - 100%
  • Sightseeing - 100%
  • Value for money - 80%
  • Restaurants / eating out - 100%
  • Getting around / public transport - 60%
  • Nightlife / partying - 100%
  • Shopping - 80%
87% Avg. rating


27 Nov 2018

Travel Type:
Alone

Trip Type:
Backpacking / gap year

Age Range:
18-24

Customer Travel Tip: Going to playa blanca

Liked: Everything!!

Disliked: Not many possibilities to hike ect.

91% Avg. rating
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  • Chilling out / relaxing - 100%
  • Culture - 100%
  • Sightseeing - 100%
  • Value for money - 100%
  • Restaurants / eating out - 80%
  • Getting around / public transport - 80%
  • Nightlife / partying - 80%
  • Shopping - 80%
91% Avg. rating


21 Feb 2018

Travel Type:
Alone

Trip Type:
Beach / sunbathing City break Sightseeing & culture

Age Range:
18-24

Customer Travel Tip: Playa Blanca in Isla Baru

Liked: It has an amazing caribbean beach outside the city but it is expensive to reach it if you want to go throught the sea (there is a land option includind bus + taxi). Besides that, Cartagena does not stand out because of your beaches, but also because of its cultural and historical centre with a nice night life area

Disliked: In its historical centre you wont find easily cheap places to eat typical food

82% Avg. rating
  • Activities / excursions - 80%
  • Chilling out / relaxing - 100%
  • Culture - 100%
  • Sightseeing - 60%
  • Value for money - 100%
  • Restaurants / eating out - 80%
  • Getting around / public transport - 60%
  • Nightlife / partying - 100%
  • Shopping - 60%
82% Avg. rating


28 Aug 2017

Travel Type:
With friends / other travellers

Trip Type:
Backpacking / gap year Partying / nightlife Sightseeing & culture Sports, adventure or outdoor activities

Age Range:
25-30

Customer Travel Tip: .

Liked: .

Disliked: .

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100% Avg. rating


23 Mar 2017

Travel Type:
With friends / other travellers

Trip Type:
Backpacking / gap year

Age Range:
18-24

Customer Travel Tip: Salir

Liked: Todo

Disliked: Nasa

80% Avg. rating
  • Activities / excursions - 60%
  • Chilling out / relaxing - 80%
  • Culture - 80%
  • Sightseeing - 80%
  • Value for money - 60%
  • Restaurants / eating out - 100%
  • Getting around / public transport - 80%
  • Nightlife / partying - 100%
  • Shopping - 80%
80% Avg. rating


23 Mar 2017

Travel Type:
With friends / other travellers

Trip Type:
Backpacking / gap year Beach / sunbathing Partying / nightlife Sightseeing & culture Work / volunteering

Age Range:
31-40

Customer Travel Tip: Walk around the city by night: less people and less hussles.

Liked: Architecture and colors of the old town.

Disliked: Very crowded, though that's understandable.

78% Avg. rating
  • Activities / excursions - 40%
  • Chilling out / relaxing - 100%
  • Culture - 100%
  • Sightseeing - 100%
  • Value for money - 100%
  • Restaurants / eating out - 100%
  • Getting around / public transport - 20%
  • Nightlife / partying - 100%
  • Shopping - 40%
78% Avg. rating


12 Mar 2017

Travel Type:
Alone

Trip Type:
City break

Age Range:
41+

Customer Travel Tip: Bring a lot of loose change. If you pay taxi drivers with a big note they always short return your change. For personal safety we can't argue much especially if you can't speak their language

Liked: Great Ambiance in Getsemani

Disliked: Taxi drivers are not honest. Never give back exact change but instead pocket a few thousand pesos. For tourist who can't really communicate in Spanish we tend to be at the loosing end.

98% Avg. rating
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  • Getting around / public transport - 100%
  • Nightlife / partying - 100%
  • Shopping - 80%
98% Avg. rating


18 Feb 2017

Travel Type:
Alone

Trip Type:
Beach / sunbathing Sightseeing & culture

Age Range:
31-40

Customer Travel Tip: Pace yourself

Liked: Everything

Disliked: No

82% Avg. rating
  • Activities / excursions - 80%
  • Chilling out / relaxing - 100%
  • Culture - 100%
  • Sightseeing - 100%
  • Value for money - 80%
  • Restaurants / eating out - 60%
  • Getting around / public transport - 80%
  • Nightlife / partying - 80%
  • Shopping - 60%
82% Avg. rating


07 Sep 2016

Travel Type:
Alone

Trip Type:
Backpacking / gap year Beach / sunbathing City break Partying / nightlife Sightseeing & culture

Age Range:
25-30

Customer Travel Tip: Do the free street art walking tour

Liked: The buildings and street art

Disliked: The food

76% Avg. rating
  • Activities / excursions - 80%
  • Chilling out / relaxing - 80%
  • Culture - 80%
  • Sightseeing - 100%
  • Value for money - 80%
  • Restaurants / eating out - 80%
  • Getting around / public transport - 60%
  • Nightlife / partying - 60%
  • Shopping - 60%
76% Avg. rating


15 May 2016

Travel Type:
Alone

Trip Type:
Sightseeing & culture Sports, adventure or outdoor activities

Age Range:
31-40

Customer Travel Tip: Baru

Liked: the culture

Disliked: nothing

91% Avg. rating
  • Activities / excursions - 100%
  • Chilling out / relaxing - 80%
  • Culture - 100%
  • Sightseeing - 100%
  • Value for money - 100%
  • Restaurants / eating out - 100%
  • Getting around / public transport - 80%
  • Nightlife / partying - 100%
  • Shopping - 60%
91% Avg. rating


12 May 2016

Travel Type:
With friends / other travellers

Trip Type:
Backpacking / gap year Sightseeing & culture

Age Range:
18-24

Customer Travel Tip: Make an excursion to the Islas del Rosario

Liked: Beatiful historical center

Disliked: Not really

80% Avg. rating
  • Activities / excursions - 80%
  • Chilling out / relaxing - 60%
  • Culture - 80%
  • Sightseeing - 80%
  • Value for money - 80%
  • Restaurants / eating out - 100%
  • Getting around / public transport - 80%
  • Nightlife / partying - 80%
  • Shopping - 80%
80% Avg. rating


05 Apr 2016

Travel Type:
With friends / other travellers

Trip Type:
Beach / sunbathing Partying / nightlife Sightseeing & culture

Age Range:
31-40

Customer Travel Tip: No quedarse para hacer playa

Liked: La historia, la ciudad amurallada, la movida nocturna

Disliked: Ir a las playas es caro e incomodo

80% Avg. rating
  • Activities / excursions - 80%
  • Chilling out / relaxing - 80%
  • Culture - 80%
  • Sightseeing - 80%
  • Value for money - 100%
  • Restaurants / eating out - 80%
  • Getting around / public transport - 80%
  • Nightlife / partying - 80%
  • Shopping - 60%
80% Avg. rating


17 Aug 2015

Travel Type:
With friends / other travellers

Trip Type:
Beach / sunbathing Partying / nightlife

Customer Travel Tip: Explore the old town, it is a very nice place to spend the time.

Liked: The atmosphere of the city.

Disliked: The bus terminal was too far away from the city center. The danger of the surroundings neighborhoods of the city center, we were warned by locals not to take buses to outside the city center and by the taxi driver who took us to the bus terminal to act as we were not tourists while going through these neighborhoods.

82% Avg. rating
  • Activities / excursions - 80%
  • Chilling out / relaxing - 100%
  • Culture - 100%
  • Sightseeing - 80%
  • Value for money - 60%
  • Restaurants / eating out - 80%
  • Getting around / public transport - 80%
  • Nightlife / partying - 80%
  • Shopping - 80%
82% Avg. rating


17 Aug 2015

Travel Type:
Alone

Trip Type:
Backpacking / gap year

Customer Travel Tip: Enough for 5 or 7 days for relaxing

Liked: Old town.

Disliked: Prices

96% Avg. rating
  • Activities / excursions - 100%
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  • Sightseeing - 100%
  • Value for money - 100%
  • Restaurants / eating out - 100%
  • Getting around / public transport - 80%
  • Nightlife / partying - 100%
  • Shopping - 80%
96% Avg. rating


13 Aug 2015

Travel Type:
With my spouse / partner

Trip Type:
Beach / sunbathing Sightseeing & culture

Customer Travel Tip: Go to playa blanca!

Liked: Great beach nearby and also a very beautiful city.

Disliked: The beaches that are closer to the city are a bit dirty.

91% Avg. rating
  • Activities / excursions - 80%
  • Chilling out / relaxing - 100%
  • Culture - 100%
  • Sightseeing - 80%
  • Value for money - 80%
  • Restaurants / eating out - 80%
  • Getting around / public transport - 100%
  • Nightlife / partying - 100%
  • Shopping - 100%
91% Avg. rating


13 Aug 2015

Travel Type:
Alone

Trip Type:
Backpacking / gap year City break

Customer Travel Tip: Be adventorous

Liked: The attractions

Disliked: No

91% Avg. rating
  • Activities / excursions - 80%
  • Chilling out / relaxing - 80%
  • Culture - 80%
  • Sightseeing - 100%
  • Value for money - 100%
  • Restaurants / eating out - 100%
  • Getting around / public transport - 100%
  • Nightlife / partying - 100%
  • Shopping - 80%
91% Avg. rating


08 Aug 2015

Travel Type:
With my spouse / partner

Trip Type:
Backpacking / gap year

Customer Travel Tip: Be prepared for the heat!

Liked: Beautifful architecture and cheap, good value food.

Disliked: No

96% Avg. rating
  • Activities / excursions - 100%
  • Chilling out / relaxing - 100%
  • Culture - 100%
  • Sightseeing - 100%
  • Value for money - 60%
  • Restaurants / eating out - 100%
  • Getting around / public transport - 100%
  • Nightlife / partying - 100%
  • Shopping - 100%
96% Avg. rating


12 Jul 2015

Travel Type:
With my spouse / partner

Trip Type:
Backpacking / gap year

Customer Travel Tip: stay in Getsemani, or at least wander around it enjoying the street art and atmosphere.

Liked: everything! it's such a vibrant, wonderful city - I only wish we could have spent more tome there.

Disliked: having to leave!

80% Avg. rating
  • Activities / excursions - 80%
  • Chilling out / relaxing - 80%
  • Culture - 60%
  • Sightseeing - 60%
  • Value for money - 100%
  • Restaurants / eating out - 80%
  • Getting around / public transport - 100%
  • Nightlife / partying - 100%
  • Shopping - 60%
80% Avg. rating


04 Jul 2015

Travel Type:
With friends / other travellers

Trip Type:
Backpacking / gap year Partying / nightlife Sightseeing & culture Sports, adventure or outdoor activities

Customer Travel Tip: Don't go there if you don't like the sun

Liked: Architecture, rustique, beautiful ancient city, nice habitants

Disliked: Really hot, beaches near the centre weren't beautiful neither fun

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81% Avg. city rating Rated by 266 customers

Activities / excursions 85%

Restaurants / eating out 85%

Shopping 73%

Chilling out / relaxing 82%

Getting around / public transport 74%

Sightseeing 87%

Culture 90%

Nightlife / partying 83%

Value for money 74%

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