Cartagena HolidaysColombia
Located on the northern coast of Colombia, Cartagena is easily its home country's highest drawing tourist city. This former sanctuary for escaped African-American slaves is popular year-round, thanks to its beautiful beaches and lively attitude. December is an especially busy time in Cartagena, as religious festivals close schools, prompting a …

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How to get to Cartagena

Here's what you need to know about getting to Cartagena. You can see the cheapest month to fly and a snapshot of flight prices for the following month. Also, don't forget to factor in your travelling time - the typical flight from London Heathrow to Cartagena takes 12 hours, 25 minutes.

When to go to Cartagena

Typical Holiday Price

£987 per person

The average price of hotels and apartments in Cartagena varies according to the time of year. To help you plan when to go, we've looked at the hotels available on our site, then worked out the average price per night for the quietest and the busiest months.

Cheapest Month to Visit

August

Based on a typical 1 week holiday - adding together the cost of flights and accommodation - August is the cheapest month to go to Cartagena.

Where to stay in Cartagena

Whatever your travelling style, we can help find you the perfect place to stay. From luxurious hotels to practical apartments, these are our most popular places in Cartagena, according to other travellers.

Reviews of Cartagena

Colleen Holbrook
Colleen HolbrookVancouver
26/05/2018

Cartagena is a romantic city beautiful stone streets in the historic center and within the “walled city.” Outside the walls you will find beaches and some more modern buildings, especially around “laguito” which will make you feel like you are in Miami.

Brooklyn Bass
Brooklyn BassPagosa Springs
15/11/2017

One of my favorite places I've traveled. The weather is amazing in the mountains, people are very nice. Its a great place to travel. Could definitely live ether in the mountains or on the beach.

Keane
KeaneSan Francisco
28/11/2016

Fascinating place. From the slums to the Old Walled City, there's so much going on here. I loved the historic town center. It had so much energy and color. Perhaps it was the coming storm, but it felt like being in a film. Wonderful.

Briana
BrianaNew York City
14/11/2016

Intoxicating, alluring...Cartagena is one romantic city behind its famed fortified walls. Settled by the Spaniards in 1533, Cartagena was the crown jewel of the Caribbean, used as a base to hide treasures pillaged from South America. While the gold and jewels may be long gone, there is still plenty to discover, from the gorgeous plazas to the massive churches. It's best not to stay focused on a map or a strict guide for your time in Cartagena; just let its seductive powers take you on a journey.

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