For those who have just a day to visit Cartagena while stopping by on a cruise, there’s plenty to see. With several UNESCO sites and plenty of history, shopping and fine dining, a day in Cartagena fills up fast.
Category: Things to Do
February 4, 2014
The Medellin cable car system is efficient, clean and well maintained, showing the pride that people have in their unique method of transportation.
January 14, 2014
When spending a day in Bogota, head to La Candelaria, where Bogota was born. It can be hard to fit all of the sights to see into just one day, since there are numerous museums to visit, plenty of local foods to taste, and an amazing view of the city.
January 7, 2014
The fourteen UNESCO World Heritage sites and cultural manifestations in Colombia are a great way to explore the country’s heritage and cultures going back 3,000 years. These sites were selected from all around Colombia, from the coast to the mountains to the Amazon jungle. There are places rich with history and culture that give visitors the chance to explore an ancient tomb, admire a small historic town on the Magdalena River, play a marimba, or experience the alegria of carnival time.
December 17, 2013
Art seems to be everywhere in Medellin, and a good way to see it is by visiting the best museums. In addition to collections of national and international art, there are some unusual museums in Medellin. Wander around a cemetery now turned into a center of cultural activity, a French castle that celebrates the past, and a museum recognizing one of Latin America’s most famous living artists.
November 12, 2013
Families staying in Cartagena will find plenty of kid-friendly activities to do, including visiting beaches, islands, forts, and interactive museums.
October 15, 2013
Medellin is undoubtedly one of South America’s most misunderstood cities. The former murder capital of the world has gone through great lengths to clean up its act, and today, it’s a safe, modern and incredibly livable city, and many travelers will tell you it was the highlight of their time in South America. Since this Colombian city is just starting to make strides as a tourist destination, it’s still very affordable. If you’re on a tight budget, here are some free things to do in Medellin.
September 24, 2013
The charming colonial city of Cartagena on the northern coast of Colombia serves as the gateway to the Caribbean — a place where tourists from throughout Colombia and the world come to soak up some sun and swim in turquoise waters. While Colombia’s most beautiful beaches lie further afield, you’ll find several beaches in Cartagena or within a day trip’s distance.
September 17, 2013
One of Colombia’s many appealing features as a travel destination is its many outdoor activity and adventure sports possibilities. One of the most popular, rafting the Rio Negro, gives you a chance to see some of Colombia’s beautiful countryside while enjoying a major adrenaline rush.
August 20, 2013
Bogota, the capital city of Colombia, offers all the attractions, nightlife and sophistication of a major capital at a fraction of the cost. Even though traveling in Colombia is generally cheaper than in other South American destinations, you can save even more of your travel budget by taking advantage of the many free things to do in Bogota.