Cartagena Travel Guide

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Cartagena Hotels

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  • Hotel Quadrifolio

    Calle del Cuartel No 36-118, Historic Center, Cartagena, Colombia

    Satisfaction: Excellent

    Good for: Business

  • Casa del Arzobispado Hotel Cartagena

    Calle del Arzobispado 34-52, Cartagena, Colombia

    Satisfaction: Excellent

    Good for: Couples

    Hotel Class 3.5 out of 5 stars

  • Casa Pestagua

    Calle de Santo Domingo 33 - 63, Cartagena, 30390, Colombia

    Satisfaction: Excellent

    Good for: Business

  • Punta Faro

    Mucura Island, Archipielago San Bernardo, Cartagena, Colombia

    Satisfaction: Excellent

    Good for: Business

  • Alfiz Hotel

    Calle Cochera del Gobernador 33-28, Centro Historico, Cartagena, Colombia

    Satisfaction: Excellent

    Good for: Couples

    Hotel Class 3.5 out of 5 stars

  • Ananda Hotel Boutique

    Calle del Cuartel #36-77, Historic Center, Cartagena, Colombia

    Satisfaction: Excellent

    Good for: Solo

    Hotel Class 5 out of 5 stars

  • Casa Claver Loft Boutique Hotel

    Calle de las Damas no. 3- 134, Cartagena, 0000, Colombia

    Satisfaction: Excellent

    Good for: Business

  • Hotel Casa Gloria

    San Pedro Martir 10-11, Cartagena, 400, Colombia

    Satisfaction: Excellent

    Good for: Business

  • Casablanca B&B

    Tejadillo Street # 38 _ 71, Cartagena, Colombia

    Satisfaction: Excellent

    Good for: Business

    Hotel Class 3.5 out of 5 stars

Cartagena Restaurants

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    by zinnmann Updated Oct 17, 2005

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    The food at the Decameron Hotel was wholesome and abundant . This hotel is "all inclusive" which means the meals are included in the room price. For the budget traveller the room isn't exactly cheap at 88.00 per day,but the fact that the meals are included takes some of the sting out of the price. It is an especially good idea for visitors who do not speak Spanish and do not want to wrestle with language at every meal. I especially enjoyed the breakfasts which had an abundance of fruit, some of which I had never tried.

    Favorite Dish: I had never tried rice with coconut which I thought was pretty good.

    View from the 20th floor of the Decameron Hotel View from the 20th floor of the Decameron Hotel
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Cartagena Transportation

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    by zinnmann Updated Oct 17, 2005

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    In Cartagena :'"The New City", "The Old City", and the beach area are all contiguous..All of the taxis trips that we took from the New City to the Old City and return were priced at 4000 Pesos or 2 dollars U.S. This is the minimum charge for any trip in a taxi. Of course the trip to the airport is more.

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Cartagena Shopping

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    by crazygal59 Updated Aug 27, 2004

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    What to buy: Watch for beautiful lacework,paintings and carvings. Everything is for sale in this city,including things you shouldn't be caught with. Beware of drug sellers. Don't even go there if you want to make it home.

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Cartagena Warnings and Dangers

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    by crazygal59 Written Aug 27, 2004

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    There is a lot of crime in this city. Purse snatching is one of them. Watch your purse at all times and don't wear expensive jewellery. Also stay together with your group.

    Lovely to look at.

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Cartagena Favorites

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    by kitegypsy Written Oct 30, 2004

    Favorite thing: I have visited Cargagena twice, and my favorite thing to do is wander the streets. The Old Town is a delightful rabbit warren of narrow streets with overhanging bouganvillas spilling from second story balconies. The streets are full of various vendors of coffee (exquisite tiny cups of black colombian coffee), clothes, food and everything imaginable. Shops are interesting, and the architecture is outstanding. The town abounds with jewellery shops selling emeralds, and it is hard to leave without buying something!! My favorite spot is the main square, with its fascinating buildings, and collonated street market where they sell multicoloured candies and sweets.

    Fondest memory: I miss the smells and sounds of this fascinating Carribbean/creole city. I miss the boat trips to the small islands off the coast. I miss the vibrant energy.

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    by crazygal59 Updated Aug 28, 2004

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    Favorite thing: I loved the buildings and churches. This is an amazing city.

    Fondest memory: You just have to remember to use caution while here. Stay with your guide or group and don't wander off on your own. We found we were harassed a lot on the streets to either buy drugs or give money. There were a few tense moments when the police stepped in. We enjoyed our visit , but would like to have seen more of the countryside.

    Old fort  in the city.

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