Departamento del Magdalena Travel Guide

  • Metrocable
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  • Parque Nacional Tayrona
    Parque Nacional Tayrona
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  • Plaza Botero, in front of Hotel Nutibara
    Plaza Botero, in front of Hotel Nutibara
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Santa Marta

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Parque Tayrona

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  • hiking in Tayrona

    Parque Tayrona Sports & Outdoors

    I was exposed to hiking late in life whereas beaches were a big part of my family's vacations from before I can remember. The idea that the two could be combined has always been intriguing but aside from a hike along the Abel Tasman Trail in New Zealand, I hadn't done any. Sure, I'd walked on beaches, for miles in fact but not with any gear. So,...

  • that content again

    Parque Tayrona Favorites

    Sometimes the photos you remember best are the ones you didn't take. I was laying on the beach at Tayrona, much like everyone else but the difference was I rarely did this. True, I'd grown up at the beaches of New Jersey but my time on the beach was always active. I was not one to lay around, beach or no beach. But here I was actually laying...

  • parks fees are high

    Parque Tayrona Local Customs

    Coming from the United States, I have a very high standard when it comes to National Parks. The US might get a lot of things wrong but when it comes to National Parks, it seems to have it down better than any other country. We visited a few National Parks in Colombia and generally speaking, there was very little infrastructure. Now, this does not...



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  • Cartagena to Taganga (by bus)

    Taganga Transportation

    This journey happens in several steps:1. You first need to get to the bus terminal: From Catalina la india (Carrera 11 con Calle 36 where the pocahonta-like statue is), take a bus where it's written on it "Metrocar" (double check with the driver if it goes to the Terminal). Price was 1700 pesos I believe. journey is about 45min so if you take a...

  • Divanga Bed Breakfast

    Taganga Hotels

    We stayed at the Casa Divanga which is one block away from Divanga Bed Breakfast. Believe it is...

  • healthy food and good music!

    Taganga Restaurants

    On the main coastal street Bitacora is a nice bar and restaurant with very good music and good quality food. Sitting on the breezy tables outside you can relax watching passers by while eating your healthy meal or drinking fresh fruit juice. There is a wide choice of fruits. It is very popular with tourists especially in the evening when the bar...



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  • visit nationalpark arvi

    Medellín Things to Do

    Parque Arvi is a new ambitious project just outside of Medellin that will create one of the largest nature reserves in the region. The recent attraction is yet another boost for the city of Medellin that has recently undergone a complete transformation and is now attracting travelers and tourists from all around the globe to see the city of eternal...


    Medellín Hotels

    Calle 4 Sur # 43A 109, El Poblado, Oviedo Area, Medellin, Colombia

    Satisfaction: Excellent

    Good for: Couples

  • Metrocable to the Library

    Medellín Things to Do

    My wife's parents have lived in Medellin for over 10 years, and we've visited numerous times (we actually got married there in a week-long destination wedding). One of my favorite (and one of the easiest) excursions I've done is take the metrocable up to the biblioteca espana, an ultramodern, giant, distinctive black library donated by the King of...


Ciudad Perdida

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  • jungle whites

    Ciudad Perdida Local Customs

    One of the main reasons my wife did not want to do the trek to La Ciudad Perdida (aside from the hammocks and having done a very arduous seven day trek around El Cocuy just a month earlier) was the area's infamous mosquito population that just might be carrying malaria or dengue fever, take you pick. Neither of us is big proponents of oral chemical...

  • keeping things dry

    Ciudad Perdida Local Customs

    One of the biggest problems of the trek to La Ciudad Perdida is keeping your gear dry. Though it must be even worse in the wet season, it was even so during our trek in a very dry “dry” season. We only had one late afternoon/evening rain and it was after we were in camp. My wife and I were never actually in the rain. The problem is your clothes get...

  • Two great treks down, one great wife

    Ciudad Perdida What to Pack

    Camping gear is provided at each camp and set up for you but you need a day pack to carry your clothes and basic gear you will need at camp. Alternatively, you can make your backpack smaller with compression straps. We just brought one backpack for the two of us as we did not have a day pack with us. Long sleeve shirt and pants are good for camp,...



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  • Plaza de Bolivar

    Cartagena Things to Do

    Parque Simon Bolivar. This park is homage to Simon Bolivar who liberated Cartagena. During the day the park is full of people drinking coffee and watching the world go by. Plenty of people selling jewellery, coffee, lottery tickets, just about anything. It's nice to sit in the shade if the sun gets too hot for you. During the early evening and late...

  • Transportation

    Cartagena Transportation

    Cartagena is full of wonderful buses, some are very old and dangerous and some have televisions and air con. Most bus journeys cost 1200 pesos around 50 cent in euros. The air con buses cost 1500 pesos and are probabley much better if you want cold air. However most buses stop for everyone and if you dont get a seat it can be a very uncomfortable...

  • Food Items

    Cartagena Shopping

    If your on a tight budget shop at Exito, which is the main supermarket. They usually have sales on special items, two for the price of one. The security guards will stop you on arrival and your exit to check your bags, in some shops you have to leave your bag in a locker of which you get the key. Normally in supermarkets they check your receipt on...


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