Cartagena, it's historical centre being a UNESCO World Heritage site, is a popular destination in Colombia. It was founded by the Spanish conquerors and used for years as one of the main ports to ship goods and people between Europe and South America and the Caribbean.
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This review is from a 28+, female perspective. It was loud (think blaring mariachi band at 3am in the bar below one of the nights), and shabby-ish facilities. Traveled in Colombia for 4 weeks, and saw far, far better hostels. E.g. 'Casa de Philipe' in Taganga and 'Casa Familiar' in Santa Marta. ... more
The rooms were clean and well thought out, with lockers under the bunks. The breakfast is included in the price and consists of cereal, bread and jam with coffee or tea and juice. All in all a nice place to stay, and good value if you have a HI card. The only downside is that it feels a little impersonal. ... more
Travelling from Buenos Aires to Cartagena
Hi there, I am planning on flying into BA at the beginning of April and am hoping to make it to Cartagena by the beginning of May. Is it possible to do this over land, taking in iguazu falls, the salt flats and the inca trail en route?! Any suggestions? Is this at all possible? Would also like to visit ...
Colombia: Tayrona National Park from Cartagena
I'm thinking of doing an organised tour from Bogota to Cartagena, but it doesn't go to Tayrona National park which I'd really like to see. Would it be easy for me to arrange this once I arrive in Cartagena? Are there plenty of local tour operators that go to there? If so any recommendations or tips ...
sailing from Cartagena to panama- advice please
hi, me and two of my friends are looking to travel from Cartagena in columbia to panama by boat... we are on a budget and were wondering if anyone has done this before for a reasonable price, or jumped on a boat for free. if so i would greatly appreciate advice and some tips on where to look or who ...