How to Spend 5 Days in Cartagena, Colombia
Cartagena is a beautiful city along the Caribbean in Colombia. A few highlights of visiting Cartagena are walking or strolling along the cobblestone streets, trying out the local food in the colonial buildings, and taking an island tour to Islas del Rosario. It is totally up to you how you want to spend your trip. You can explore Cartagena without waking up early and having a strict schedule or booking tours; however, we recommend it to get the most out of your trip since you are on a time limit. Below is how to spend five days in Cartagena.
-WEATHER? It is HOT! The weather in February is 88 degrees Fahrenheit!
-CHARGER? A United States charger is perfect.
-TIP? Most restaurants include the tip in the bill in Cartagena.
-TRANSPORTATION? Yellow taxis are the easiest way to get around Cartagena.
-MONEY? Locals use the Colombian Peso.
-PACKING? Download our beach trip packing list and travel planner!
-Where to Stay? View the 10 Best Hotels on TripAdvisor!
Day 1: Arrive in Cartagena-
Relax, unwind, and have a pina colada at your hotel! We recommend taking as much time as you would like to settle in before heading out to watch the sunset at Café Del Mar. This restaurant is the best location to watch the sun go down overlooking the Caribbean Sea, all while you enjoy a delicious meal!
Day 2: Islas del Rosario
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!
This tour will take you snorkeling to both Isla Grande and Isla Bela.
Day 3: Explore Cartagena –
Cartagena is beautiful in that there are old colonial buildings and cobblestone streets. 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. This tour will stop at major sites to see Colombia and provide local insight about the food, culture, and more.
Day 4: Mud Volcano
El Totumo is a small volcano that you can bathe in! The mud is said to soothe your skin!
Day 5: Fly Home
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