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About Cartagena

Cartagena is a beautiful coastal city located in the Caribbean region of Colombia. It is known for its stunning colonial architecture, vibrant culture, and stunning beaches. Visitors can explore the historic walled city, take a boat tour of the nearby islands, or relax on the beach. Cartagena is also known for its delicious seafood, vibrant nightlife, and friendly locals.

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I’m really passionate about pets and marketing. I want to get fluent in english to boost my career. I really enjoy traveling and knowing people around the world.


Hello! I’m Alejandra Abella. I love theater and music. Currently, I am learning programming. I love animals, I have 5 animals at home. My favorite food is sushi. I love talking with a lot of people. I practice swimming. I work as a ICT teacher. Usually I’m really full with all activities. I love with my parents and brother. I would be pleasure to be in touch with you.

Experiences from Cartagena

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November 20, 2022

Solo travel experience

I did 10 days in Cartagena in January. I also spent a few days on Isla Grande and a few days on a gorgeous flower farm near Tayrona Park. It was such a great trip, I loved every second of it. It was super easy to get around for me - in Cartagena I pretty much walked everywhere, ferry to Isla Grande and bus to Tayrona area. I also speak no Spanish and it was very easy still.

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November 12, 2022

Restaurants: Candé Juan del mar El Arabe Alma Seafood cocktails in front of the Caribe hotel. Is a tiny house in a crossroad. Places to go: Islas del rosario (Hotel Gente de Mar) San Felipe castle Getsemani to walk around Old city to stroll, eat, dance

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November 8, 2022

Cartagena has a lot to do. The old city is charming but there is a lot to do outside of there. Go to Santa Marta, isla baru, las Islas del Rosario, parque tayrona is very nice. If you have enough time and want to really enjoy something rural go to la guajira! It’s further away but worth the drive. I want to add get on a chiva and drink and dance.

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November 1, 2022

Wander outside the walled city to the Getsemani neighborhood - Places to eat/drink: Movich (best rooftop bar in Cartagena), Alquimico Bar (cool 4 story bar), La Cevicheria (Anthony Bourdain restaurant), Marzola Parrilla Argentina (great atmosphere and delicious food!)

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August 18, 2022

Cartagena go to la cevicheria. Defenitely explore outside the walled city in Getsamani. Great street art there. If you are there long enough take a bus to Santa Marta and do Tayrona. I did a 4 day hike to La Cuidad Perdida and loved that. Also Taganga is a fun beach party town.

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Get answers to your travel questions

Frequently asked questions

Is Cartagena safe for solo female travellers?

Yes, Cartagena is generally safe for solo female travelers. The city has a low crime rate and is generally considered safe for tourists. However, it is always important to take precautions when traveling alone, such as avoiding walking alone at night, being aware of your surroundings, and not carrying large amounts of cash or valuables.

Is Cartagena good for solo travel?

Yes, Cartagena is a great destination for solo travelers. The city is very safe and welcoming, and there are plenty of activities and attractions to explore. The city is also known for its vibrant nightlife, so there are plenty of opportunities to meet other travelers and locals.

Is Cartagena expensive for solo travellers?

Cartagena can be expensive for solo travelers, depending on the type of accommodation and activities they choose. However, plenty of budget-friendly options are available, such as hostels, budget hotels, and street food. Additionally, there are many free activities to enjoy, such as exploring the city's historic center, visiting the beaches, and taking a stroll along the city's beautiful walls.

What to do in Cartagena solo?

Explore the Walled City

Cartagena’s old town is a UNESCO World Heritage Site and is one of the most beautiful places in Colombia. Take a stroll through the cobblestone streets and admire the colonial architecture.

Visit the Castillo de San Felipe de Barajas

This fortress is one of the most impressive military structures in the Americas. It was built in the 16th century to protect the city from pirates and other invaders.

Take a Boat Tour

Cartagena is surrounded by the Caribbean Sea and there are plenty of boat tours available to explore the nearby islands and beaches.

Visit the Museo del Oro

This museum houses a collection of pre-Columbian gold artifacts from the region.

Shop at the Mercado de Bazurto

This market is a great place to find local handicrafts, souvenirs, and fresh produce.

Relax on the Beach

Cartagena has some of the best beaches in Colombia. Spend a day lounging in the sun and swimming in the warm Caribbean waters.

Take a Cooking Class

Learn how to make traditional Colombian dishes with a cooking class.

Go on a Street Art Tour

Cartagena is home to some amazing street art. Take a tour to explore the city’s vibrant murals.

Visit the San Pedro Claver Church

This church is dedicated to the patron saint of slaves and is a beautiful example of colonial architecture.

Enjoy the Nightlife

Cartagena has a lively nightlife scene with plenty of bars, clubs, and live music venues.

Is Cartagena safe to travel alone?

Yes, Cartagena is generally safe to travel alone. However, it is important to take the same precautions you would take in any other city, such as avoiding walking alone at night, being aware of your surroundings, and not carrying large amounts of cash.

Is Cartagena safe at night?

Cartagena is generally considered safe at night, but as with any city, it is important to take precautions. Avoid walking alone at night, and stick to well-lit, populated areas. Be aware of your surroundings and keep your valuables secure.

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