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Cartagena Travel Advice

Cartagena Travel Advice

Cartagena Travel Advice

Cartagena Travel Advice

Cartagena Travel Advice

As an American living and working in Cartagena Colombia I am constantly being asked questions about traveling in Colombia. This blog is designed to provide valuable information on a variety of topics related to Colombia travel. I hope you find it helpful. Please consider booking an ATV tour with us. Call: 1-800-707-4163

Is Colombia Travel Safe?

As an American living in Colombia I get asked all the time if it’s safe to travel to Colombia. It’s no secret that Colombia has had a troubled past which brought a lot of bad publicity to the country.  However those times are gone and the end of the violence has ushered in a new era of tourism that is shining light on Colombia’s bright future. Cartagena is quickly becoming the next big thing in travel. Many Americans are trading Hollywood’s negative image of Colombia with positive accounts from friends who have had amazing vacations there. With most airline tickets costing between $200-$400 it’s often cheaper to fly to Colombia than to some of the major cities in the United States. A nice hotel is about 60 dollars a night and an excellent meal only costs about $8-$15. Americans are seeing their dollars go a lot further in Colombia and it’s causing a boom in travel. So back to the question, is Colombia travel safe?

Where to Stay in Cartagena, Colombia

You’ve decided to travel to Cartagena Colombia but you have no idea where to stay. I’m going to describe the main areas of the city where tourists stay to help you decide which place will best suit your needs. Starting from the bottom of the map marked in red is the area of Bocagrande and El Laguito marked in red. This area is filled with high rise apartments and looks very much like Miami beach.  When you start searching for a place to stay in Cartagena you will see many pictures of apartments and hotels with great ocean views. Most of these are located here. This is a safe area with the best access to the beaches in Cartagena. Most of the time the beach is located just across the street. This area is quiet at night so you can count on getting good sleep and hot water in the shower. The downside is…

Cartagena Airport Taxi Tips

You’ve finally arrived in Cartagena! The airport doors swing open and you are greeted by the screams of taxi? taxi? taxi? It’s overwhelming. Chances are you need a ride but you want to get your bearings in this new place and before you can do that you’re being yelled at by a dozen guys offering you a ride. That’s their strategy. Overwhelm you into submission. But if you make a bad choice you over pay or end up in an illegitimate taxi. That’s right, just some guy with a car pretending to be a taxi driver. So the purpose of this post is to help you understand the traps that are being set for you and how to navigate your way to the hotel so you can have a drink and begin your trip without being annoyed by your taxi experience.