Let’s Compare: Cartagena Vs. Medellin in Colombia

Let’s Compare: Cartagena Vs. Medellin in Colombia

Are you not sure of where you want to travel in Colombia? We recommend Cartagena and Medellin; however, we are here to help you decide which one is a better fit. Also, who is to say you can’t visit both? Cartagena is a colorful city in Colombia located along the Caribbean Sea, and Medellin is along the Andes mountains. Both cities are unique in their own way. Without further ado, let’s compare: Cartagena VS. Medellin in Colombia!

Cartagena, Colombia

Cartagena is one of the most beautiful cities in the world. The city is home to pastel colonial buildings and cobblestone streets along the Caribbean Sea! Below are the top 5 things to do in Cartagena.

1- Explore the Old City-

Strolling through the Old City is like walking through history! The best spots to visit are Plaza Santo Domingo, Plaza Aduana, and Plaza Bolivar. You will find street performers and historical monuments and statues. 

2- Caribbean Cruise-

You MUST go on a Caribbean Cruise to Islas del Rosario. Islas del Rosario has 27 islands! The tour will take you island hopping, and it will be the time of your life! You might stop at Playa Blanca, depending on which tour you book! You might even get to go snorkeling or Scuba Diving too.

3- Visit a Mud Volcano-

El Totumo is a small volcano that you can bathe in! The mud is said to soothe your skin!

4- Watch the Sunset and Enjoy Cocktails at Cafe Del Mar-

Did you know? Cafe Del Mar is the best location to watch the sunset overlooking the Caribbean Sea, all while you enjoy a delicious meal!

5- Salsa Bar-

Cafe Havana is known for its live Cuban Music! 

Medellin, Colombia

Medellin has completely transformed itself and is now a safe city to visit in Colombia. The weather is pleasant year-round and is along the Andes Mountains. People call it the city of spring! 

1- Guatape-

We recommend a day trip from Medellin to visit Guatape, a colorful lake town. You will find one of the best attractions in Colombia called El Penol. You can climb 740 steps up the giant rock to get an incredible view below.

2- Museums-

The best museums to visit in Medellin are Casa de la Memoria, Parque Explora, and Museo de Antioquia. The Museo de Antioquia is right next to Plaza Botero. 

3- Take a Metrocable Up to Parque Arvi-

A metro ticket will get you a view of the incredible city!

4- The Botanical Gardens-

Entry is free to visit the Botanical Gardens. You will find a butterfly garden, a cactus garden, and orchids. Another spot to enjoy gardens and a french castle is El Castillo Museo y Jardines. 

5- Plazas-

The best plazas to visit are Parque Berrio and Plaza Botero. You will find street musicians, a public market, and beautiful gardens.

Have you ever been to any of these places in Colombia? Please comment down below about your experience!

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