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7 days in Cartagena? What would you do?

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7 days in Cartagena? What would you do?

Hello TA,

I'm going to Cartagena for 7 days next week! A lot of rain on the forecast but i still plan to have the best time possible, I have my own loose itinerary and ideas of what to do, but wanted to ask the forums, what would be an ideal 7 day itinerary for you?

Going with my buddy, we are both late 20's guys in good shape, like physical stuff surfing swimming, etc as well as bars, cultural, and historic stuff.

As always, thanks so much to anyone who responds! Tripadvisor saves me so much time and money!

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1. Re: 7 days in Cartagena? What would you do?

www.casaviena.com is the happenin place

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you will have fun rain or shine..

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2. Re: 7 days in Cartagena? What would you do?


You should split your week in two. Spend 3 days in Cartagena, enjoy the old city, go for a drink in cafe del mar on top of the city wall before heading to the clubs and go diving in San Bernardo del Viento Islands which are about 1.5 hour boat ride from Cartagena. Rosario islands are not that great anymore.

And, the second half go to Taganga and Tayrona National park which are about 3 to 4 hours away from Cartagena. There you can also dive, go trekking or just relax by the beach and have a few beera with the best views of the world!



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3. Re: 7 days in Cartagena? What would you do?

See the historic sites in Cartagena and wander the back streets of the old city. City walls at sunset, old mansions in Manga neighborhood (not a far walk from the old city), nice bars in Getsemani neighborhood (facing the old city) including Club Havana. I enjoyed the small modern art museum which is often overlooked but has nice collection from major local artists. You can see my reviews of some restaurants there. I did take an overnight trip to Santa Marta, Cienaga & Aracataca to see some Gabriel Garcia Marquez sites.. recommended if you are a fan (take a bus up the coast).

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