Colombia Tourist Traps

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Colombia Tourist Traps

  • a country devoid of traditional tourist...

    One good thing about Colombia being shunned for so long by mass tourism is that it is blissfully devoid of any real tourist traps. Sure, some places can get very crowded during high season but generally speaking the crowds are largely Colombian. While the Gringo Trail is making strong inroads in the country and Taganga in particular is very much...

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  • Alcatraz tour torture

    My son and I went on the boat Alcatraz to go to Playa Blanca. It was horrible. It was slow and hot and it took us about 4 hours to get to the beach. When we got to the beach it was crowded and full of painful coral rocks. Try a more direct route if you want to see the beach or go to another island. The locals were quite happy and thought they had...

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  • Alcatraz tour torture

    My son and I went on the boat Alcatraz to go to Playa Blanca. It was horrible. It was slow and hot and it took us about 4 hours to get to the beach. When we got to the beach it was crowded and full of painful coral rocks. Try a more direct route if you want to see the beach or go to another island. The locals were quite happy and thought they had...

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  • beach vendors

    beaches of Cartagena,endless vendors selling everyting from beads,massages,beach chairs cold drinks and even girls ! ,and the i believe the beaches stay empty because of this,its non stop as soon as you setfoot outside the sanctuary of the hotel, even if you have bought 1 of everything the vendors sell and wear it strolling along the beaches you...

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  • Emeralds... Everybody asks if...

    Emeralds... Everybody asks if you want it. I am not very interested so I dont know wheres the best place to buy them. But they are supposed to be of good quality, but like anywhere else, be careful of all the hustlers. 'Everybody's' got a cousin on the factory down there.

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  • In Cartagena de Indias:The...

    In Cartagena de Indias:The hostel Casa Vienna makes a lot of noise on the Net but is located in a filthy back street of a not so nice suburb of Cartagena. If you can spend above of US$50 a night, avoid that place! As for Internet access, there are quite a few Internet Cafes everywhere in Cartagena, for instance in Boca Grande not so far from the...

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  • Ok...more an advice than a...

    Ok...more an advice than a trap.While flying within Colombia take absolutely nothing with you in your hand luggage that might be used for a kidnapping. Even small paper-scissors. You'll have to pack them in your check-in luggage or throw them away... and mostly they control it at pre-boarding...so that you have no chance to pack something in your...

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  • Cartagena de Indias: I never...

    Cartagena de Indias: I never knew I had so many friends in Cartagena until I visited it for the first time last week (June 2001.) We couldn't leave our hotel without three or four (or more) vendors shouting to us, 'Hola, amigo . . .!!!' Beware: They are all selling overpriced tours, trinkets, massages, sunglasses, hats and tips that you are not...

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  • My friend and I enjoyed San...

    My friend and I enjoyed San Agustin (known for its archeological findings), but it is definitely no place to get a feel for Colombia culture. As the town seems to have no other source of income than tourism, hotel owners and tour guides tend to be uncomfortably aggressive.

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Colombia Hotels

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  • 101 Park House

    I recommend two hotels. If you like little nice hotel with 5-star services look for '101 Park...

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  • SOFITEL SANTA CLARA

    This is a beautiful hotel but not worth the money to stay here...especially not worth having your...

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  • La Casa Medellin

    Full service hotel with 10 suites, big pool, free internet and a lot more Free buffet breakfast,...

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  • InterContinental Hotel Cali

    This is the best place to stay in Cali. Although it's the only place I have stayed in Cali, I have...

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  • Zuana Beach

    Cr 2 No. 6-80, Santa Marta, 5009, Colombia

    Satisfaction: Very Good

    Good for: Solo

    Hotel Class 4 out of 5 stars

  • Hostel Tralala

    Carrera 7 No 6 - 45, Salento, Colombia

    Satisfaction: Excellent

    Good for: Business

  • Finca El Cielo

    beautiful location out in nature with beautiful views, not far from the city of san agustin several...

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  • Divanga Bed Breakfast

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

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  • NOVELTY SUITES HOTEL

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

    Satisfaction: Excellent

    Good for: Couples

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