Frequently asked questions from people traveling to Cartagena

About Our Agency TO CARTAGENA

What payments methods does To Cartagena Accepts ?

  • To cartagena has a payment link which enables all types of payments by debit card, credit card or Colombian national payment methods. We also have the facility to receive payments by PayPal.

About your trip

Do I need a visa to visit Cartagena?

  • Most tourists do not need a visa to visit Colombia for stays of up to 90 days. However, please check with the Colombian consulate or embassy in your country for the most up-to-date information on visa requirements.

  • Visitors to Colombia are typically required to have a valid passport with at least six months validity beyond their planned stay and proof of onward or return travel.

What are the best areas to stay in Cartagena?

  • Cartagena offers a wide range of accommodation options, including hotels, hostels, guesthouses, and vacation rentals. Popular areas to stay include the historic Old Town (Ciudad Amurallada) and the trendy neighborhood of Getsemaní. To travel with greater confidence it is better to look for a reliable agency that has RNT and is legally established.

How do I get from the airport to the city center?

  • The most common way to travel from Rafael Núñez International Airport to the city center is by taxi or shuttle service. Taxis are readily available outside the airport terminal.

What are the transportation options within Cartagena?

  • Within Cartagena, transportation options include taxis, buses, and private transportation services. Walking is also a popular way to explore the compact Old Town area.

Is Cartagena safe for tourists?

  • Cartagena is generally safe for tourists, but like any major city, it's important to take precautions to avoid petty theft and scams.

  • Stick to well-lit and populated areas, especially at night, and avoid displaying expensive items or carrying large amounts of cash.

What is the weather like in Cartagena throughout the year?

  • Cartagena has a tropical climate with hot and humid conditions year-round. Lightweight, breathable clothing is recommended, along with sun protection such as hats and sunscreen.

  • A light jacket or sweater may be needed for cooler evenings, especially during the rainy season (April to June and October to November).

What are the must-visit attractions in Cartagena?

  • Must-visit attractions in Cartagena include the historic walled city, Castillo San Felipe de Barajas, Plaza de Bolívar, and the Rosario Islands.

  • Guided walking tours, boat trips to nearby islands, and cultural performances are popular activities for tourists.

What are some traditional Colombian dishes I should try in Cartagena?

  • Traditional Colombian dishes to try in Cartagena include arepas, empanadas, ceviche, and bandeja paisa.

  • There are numerous restaurants and street food vendors serving Colombian and international cuisine throughout the city, catering to various tastes and budgets.

What is the currency used in Colombia, and where can I exchange money?

  • The official currency of Colombia is the Colombian peso (COP). Currency exchange services are available at the airport, banks, and exchange offices in Cartagena.

  • While major credit cards are accepted at many businesses in Cartagena, it's advisable to carry some cash, especially for smaller purchases and at local markets.

What languages are spoken in Cartagena?

  • The official language of Colombia is Spanish. While some locals may speak English, especially in tourist areas, it's helpful to learn basic Spanish phrases or use a translation app to communicate.

Are there any recommended medical facilities or clinics for tourists in Cartagena?

  • There are several hospitals and medical clinics in Cartagena that cater to tourists. It's advisable to have travel insurance to cover medical expenses during your trip.