Cartagena, Colombia Travel Guide Last Updated: Dec 2021

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.

Why Visit Cartagena

Cartagena Facts

Population 900,000
Area 1,250,000
Timezone UTC-5
Currency Colombian peso

WHERE TO EAT AND DRINK IN Cartagena

Budget breakfastIf your hotel doesn't include breakfast then you can by cheap street food and juices nearby.$2.04 - $3.44
Budget lunchAvoid the hotels and touristy places for meals like chicken, rice, plantains, and salad for a cheap and filling lunch.$3.06 - $4.84
Budget dinnerYou can dine with locals at the low end, but even many touristy places offer good value sit-down meals.$4.59 - $7.39
Beer (.33l bottle)Local lagers like Aguila Light and Club Colombia can are available from street vendors for cheap.$1.02 - $1.78
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WHEN TO VISIT Cartagena

TEMPERATURE AND RAINFALL

Month High F Low F Precipitations(INCH)
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

Where to stay in Cartagena

Cartagena Hotel Seasons

Cartagena Hotel Prices

Rating Price(USD)
starstarstarstarstar7.65 - 20.40
starstarstarstarstar16.73 - 33.17
starstarstarstarstar20.42 - 77.25
starstarstarstarstar35.19 - 77.76
starstarstarstarstar92.19 - 135.34
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Cartagena Hostel Prices

Type Price(USD)
Hostel Bed5.29 - 6.25

WHERE TO GO BEFORE AND AFTER