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I'm planning on visiting Colombia in February and my trip will finish in Cartagena. I'm thinking of combining it with visiting another country in the region but I'm not sure where. The obvious choice seemed to be Panama given that it's so close to Cartagena, but I've read that flights between the 2 countries aren't necessarily that cheap. Could anyone suggest somewhere I could fly to from Cartagena which is generally a cheap route? I'm thinking either Central America or Mexico, but Ecuador could also be an option I guess.
Dear fellow travellers,
I wanted to share with you my draft 4 week travel plan within Colombia to get feedback and tips/suggestions.
I will be coming from Panama via Puerto Obaldia-> Capurgaba -> finally reaching Turbo (Colombia)
From Turbo I plan to travel for 4 weeks within the following destinations in Colombia:
1. Medellin and spend there a few days visiting the city and surrounding towns such as Guatape and Santa Fe de Antioquia. In total maybe 5 days.
2.Then visit Zona cafetera (Salento , Manizales) - This could be another 2-3 days.
From here I am not sure whether to:
3 stop over in San Gil and Barichara on the way to Cartagena or x
4. Go straight to Cartagena, I would like to spend a few days in Cartagena, Santa Marta, Tayron and then do the 4 days trek of Ciudad Perdida. Then back to cartagena city to relax for a couple of days before heading back to ... more »
I am traveling to Bogota to study spanish and therefore looking for a fully furnished apartment to rent from November 10th until January 10th 2014. The apartment should be a one bedroom or a studio. The price should not be more than
1000 USD. The best would be if the location is only a walking distance from Parque 93.
Anyone who have any information on where I could rent a apartment like that??
I will be making a 3 weeks trip by myself for the first time in Colombia!
Where I will be from:
the 16th of November untill the 20th in Bogota
20th untill 24th in Cali
4th untill 28th in Medellin.
28th untill the 5th of december in Cartagena.
If there is anybody there at that time that is in to do something fun,or you have any recommendations, Please send me private message !
I just booked a ticket to go down to Colombia, I will be landing in Bogota and haven't really planned anything yet, is it possible to find a aparthotels\basic private hotel in Bogota, Medellin and Cali for around 35,000 cop give or take? any resources to find this type of accommodation?
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I'm planning on moving to Cartagena soon and am looking to rent an apartment there. I've looked online, but I've only found holiday rentals and the daily rate is quite expensive.
I'm looking for an unfurnished apartment in the city. Does anyone know any good websites to check out? Or is it best to arrive first, then make my search from there?
Any help would be great, thanks.
I am in Cartagena and would like to go to Taganga/Playa Blanca and the Tayrona Parc. I would like to do my PADI advanced in Taganga (3 days) and I have 5 days total. I think there are boats from Cartagena to Playa Blanca. Can I reach Taganga from Playa Blanca? Instead of taking a bus to Santa Marta and then to Taganga? The boat is 20 min, the bus is about 4-5 hours total.
And then what's the best combination, Cartagena-Blanca-Taganga-Tayrona or Cartagena-Taganga-Tayrona-Blanca? What makes more sense?
I am leaving for Colombia next week. I am looking for a village/small town with beach bungalows (not hostels) in the Caribbean, or anywhere else...I like desolated beaches out of the big towns (Cartagena, etc...) I am looking something similar to like what you get in the islands of Thailand if you know what I mean :) Just want a decent beach in a small town and a bungalow....
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I'm from Germany and currently studying in Bogota. For the upcoming week I will go to El Cocuy to do some hiking, maybe the 6 day trek if possible in 5 days or very short 6 days (have to be back in Bogota by wednesday).
I was wondering I anyone is planning on going on the same days (maybe even from Bogota? I'll take the night bus on Wednesday the 23rd)?
Hi, i am going to live in Colombia from December 13-March 14. I am originally from Germany, 23f, but my mother is Colombian. After i visited my big big family, id prefer to live in Medellin. Has anyone from you experience with work and living situations in Medellin?
I want to go around by car for one day in Bogota. Around the city and to the Salt cathedral.
I have a few questions:
- do you know a reliable and not too expensive driver?
- what are the cost (around??)?
- what are nice places to go to by car.
Thank you in advance!
hoping for your help again. we have around 4 nights for tayrona in december. thing is: taganga honestly sounds kinda dangerous and overrun to me, though we would have a room at casa los cerros there for the first 2 nights. we are flying in from medellin around midday so we don't wanna go to the park directly but stay a night or two somewhere before, preferably where we can come back after 2 nights in the park and stay there again /or coming back to pick up the luggage (with leaving most our luggage there in between:) )
ANY reccomondations? I hear Palomino is great, but i don't know how far it is from the park entrance so if it is worth going back there after the park stay (wrong direction, because we are heading to cartagena next).
we would love to have a double room with aircon and a nice, safe atmosphere. that's all. hostels are perfect, b&bs also ok. I found this p... more »
I'm going to travel in Colombia and Ecuador for 3 months.
I would like to take a good DSLR camera (Canon) with quite a big lense (55-250 mm) and a small laptop with me.
How dangerous do you guys think it is? Can I take them with me in any place, or are there some places (cities / regions) I should avoid?
What is a good solution if I take them with me only occasionally (like leaving everything in the hotel safe...)?
Otherwise, I have a small pocket camera, but would be a pity to use just that...
Thanks a lot for your advice!
How easy is it to sort out all of the red tape to be self employed in Colombia? I know a lot of people don't bother when teaching English.
I know this is a TOTAL stab in the dark, but I am looking for a reputable guide/driver in Cartegena, Columbia. Some recommended a guy names Clarence Bailey - but I am unable to contact him by the phone number I found on a web page (dated 2005 - probably the reason).
As I said, it is unlikely that anyone will know of him but if you do, could you please send me his phone number or (preferably) e-mail address.
Or ... if you know of someone that you could recommend and you have the contact info - that would be great. Thanks ahead of time for any response.
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