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1. Posted by Jeanieocampo (First Time Poster 1 posts) 2y

What are the best things to do in Manizales & Cartagena? Best places to stay? Best tours? Must do restaurants?

2. Posted by CheersT (Travel Guru 2455 posts) 2y

Cartagena is by far the most heavily touristed destination in Colombia so it's easy to research.

As for Manizales... it's a pretty cool, laid back town with a bit of a vibe because of all the students there. It would be a nice change after the tourist crunch in Cartagena. I would consider heading south into the coffee region around Salento, there's some beautiful country down there too.

Have fun, it's a fabulous country.

Cheers,
Terry

PS Which guide book are you using?

3. Posted by bex76 (Moderator 3719 posts) 2y

I would also recommend spending some time in the coffee region and staying on a coffee farm if you can - I stayed at one called Hacienda Venecia, not far from Manizales, and it was amazing. The scenery is stunning around there. Salento is definitely worth a stop for a couple of days and from there you can visit the Valle De Cocora which is lovely.

In Cartagena it's nice just to wander the streets and explore - try and get away from the main touristy spots so you can see the little streets without the crowds.

As Terry said, it's a fabulous country. I loved Colombia!

[ Edit: Edited on 17-Oct-2014, at 03:04 by bex76 ]