How Much it Cost to Travel to Cartagena: Detailed Prices

Last Updated: Jan 2024

Cartagena has become an extremely trendy destination in recent years, partly because the whole country had been considered a no-go zone due to security issues in the decades prior. Now things have changed, and budget travelers in particular are flocking to Colombia in general and Cartagena in particular.

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Travel Costs to Cartagena

Population 900,000
Area 1,250,000
Timezone UTC-5
Currency Colombian peso
BACKPACKER INDEX: US$36.46
1 USD = 4,026.7500 COP
133 World cities ranked cheapest to most expensive: Backpacker Index for 2024

What is the Average Price of a Hotel in Cartagena?

Cartagena Hotel Seasons

Cartagena Hotel Prices

Rating Price(USD)
starstarstarstarstar7.45 - 19.87
starstarstarstarstar16.30 - 32.31
starstarstarstarstar19.89 - 75.25
starstarstarstarstar34.28 - 75.75
starstarstarstarstar89.81 - 131.83

Cartagena Hostels Prices

Type Price(USD)
Hostel Bed5.15 - 6.09

How much does it cost to visit top attractions in Cartagena?

Location Description Type Price(USD)
Palace of Inquisition MuseumIn this lovely building you can learn about some of Colombia's early invaders. Mixed reviews on the displays.
adults
child
4.97
4.22
San Felipe de Barajas CastleThis historic fortress dates back to 1657 and is quite popular.
adults
4.97

What’s the average price of food and drink in Cartagena?

Food Type Description Price(USD)
Budget breakfastIf your hotel doesn't include breakfast then you can by cheap street food and juices nearby.2.24 - 3.48
Budget lunchAvoid the hotels and touristy places for meals like chicken, rice, plantains, and salad for a cheap and filling lunch.2.98 - 4.97
Budget dinnerYou can dine with locals at the low end, but even many touristy places offer good value sit-down meals.4.72 - 7.45
Beer (.33l bottle)Local lagers like Aguila Light and Club Colombia can are available from street vendors for cheap.0.99 - 1.74

What are the costs of transportation in Cartagena?

Type Price(USD)
Taxi from airport to Old City2.98 - 4.47
Taxi from airport to Bocagrande3.73 - 4.97
Cartagena1.99 - 2.98
Bus ride in Cartagena0.57
Public bus from airport to Cartagena0.42
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When to visit Cartagena

Temperature and rainfall

Month High F Low F Precip (inches)
January85750.2
February85760.0
March86770.1
April86781.0
May87793.8
June87794.2
July87793.4
August87794.7
September87785.2
October86788.8
November86785.3
December86761.3

Cartagena Weather advice

Sunrise and sunset

21 Mar6:06am6:13pm
21 Jun5:42am6:26pm
21 Sep5:51am5:59pm
21 Dec6:15am5:46pm

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