Holidays to Cartagena

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

£1055 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


Based on a typical 1 week holiday - adding together the cost of flights and accommodation - January 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.

Things to see and do in Cartagena

Jorge Lascar | FlickrCastillo San Felipe de Barajas
Castillo San Felipe de Barajas
Marcelo Faria | Trip by SkyscannerCafe del Mar
Cafe del Mar
Koren Leslie Cohen | Trip by SkyscannerPlaza de Santo Domingo
Plaza de Santo Domingo
sovichjl | FlickrWalled City of Cartagena
Walled City of Cartagena
Koren Leslie Cohen | Trip by SkyscannerPlaza de San Diego
Plaza de San Diego
chilangoco | FlickrPalace of Inquisition
Palace of Inquisition
enmaxcarado | FlickrCafe Havana
Cafe Havana
Erick Redcloud | Trip by SkyscannerCerro de La Popa
Cerro de La Popa
Steve Hunter | Trip by SkyscannerBairro Getsemani
Bairro Getsemani
David Holt London | FlickrVolcano de Lodo el Totumo
Volcano de Lodo el Totumo

Reviews of Cartagena

Joc Coutee
Joc Coutee

Tour to Palenque w/@palenqueourroots @nelsonmartineofficial for all other tour needs

Najla Tucker
Najla Tucker

I loved being here. Definitely talk up the locals. They'll let you know the best places to go and where to eat. The food was amazing and I loved the coffee. I can't wait to go back!

Brad  Myrick
Brad Myrick

Beautiful city with a vibrant atmosphere. Not family friendly in the old city

Diedre  Rose
Diedre Rose

I'd recommend going to the castle, getsemani, the national aviary, the local beach playa blanca!

Nearby destinations


Santa Marta