Both mountainous and spotted with the rainforest, the temperature varies very little year round, it’s scorching hot, since it’s so close to the equator. Equator=SPF 40+!!
Cartagena Columbia Map Photo Gallery
Entry Requirements :
U.S. Passport must be valid 3 months beyond intended stay, tickets and Documents for return or onward travel. No visa is required for your stay up to three months. Departure tax is $23.
For business travel, you need to get a visa and contact the embassy. (www.traveldocs.com/co/embassy.htm)
U.S. visa requirements (http://usembassy.state.gov/colombia/) or Colombian visa information that is available through any of the Colombian consulates around the US and the world.
Colombia’s national airline is Avianca (AV). British Airways and Avianca each operate flights, Monday to Saturday, to Bogota. During the summer season, British Airways only operate flights Wednesday, Friday and Sunday. Other airlines flying to Colombia include American Airlines, Air France, Continental Airlines and Iberia. However, as with Avianca, some may not fly direct there but with other airlines as part of a Code Share agreement. Most visitors fly to Colombia’s major international airport in Bogota; the other international airports include Cartagena and San Andres. Approximate flight times: From London to Bogota is 11 hours 45 minutes, from Los Angeles is 10 hours 30 minutes, from New York is 6 hours 30 minutes. Cartagena (Crespo) (CTG) is 2km (1 mile) from the city.
All air tickets purchased in Colombia for destinations outside the country are liable to a total tax of 15 per cent on one-way tickets and 7.5 per cent on return tickets.
Recommended Restaurants :
Restaurante la Olla Cartagena
AV. San Martin no. 5-100 Bocagrande #Tel 6653861
A great seafood platter for 35K P, consisting of shrimp, fish, lobster, clams and calamari. Located across from the casino.