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Last minute flights to Cartagena

Departure Tue, 19 Nov Return Tue, 26 Nov
LHR London
CTG Cartagena
return from £715
Departure Wed, 27 Nov Return Sun, 01 Dec
BOG Bogota
CTG Cartagena
return from £88
Departure Thu, 14 Nov Return Thu, 21 Nov
ASU Asunción
CTG Cartagena
return from £479
Departure Sat, 07 Dec Return Sat, 14 Dec
HAV Havana
CTG Cartagena
return from £393
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Travelling to Cartagena

Cartagena Attractions

The port city of Cartagena is an absolute delight with its historic buildings, narrow alleys and pristine beaches. It is arguably the most colourful town on the Caribbean coast known for its colonial architecture and white sandy beaches. Cartagena's history dates back to the Pre-Columbian era in 4000 BC. After this period, more developed conglomerations appeared that primarily settled along the coast. Much of Cartagena's documented history is deeply rooted in the Spanish colonisation from the time it was founded 1533 by Pedro de Heredia to its independence in 1811. Today, the city still retains its colonial charm and at the same time, has evolved into a modern urban centre.

Things to do in Cartagena

Guests aboard flights to Cartagena will love the contrast of the old and the new. The city is divided into two parts: the Old Town and the modern barrio of Getsemani. Wander along narrow alleys, gaze at lovely buildings, enjoy the sea breeze or visit museums. At night, mingle with the locals and have your favourite drinks at a bar or café. Later on, dance to intoxicating salsa music or just savour a leisurely dinner with friends. Cartagena is ridiculously charming. It is no surprise that Gabriel Garcia Marquez's birthplace will lure you back for another visit.

When visiting Cartagena, be sure to:

  • Saunter around the walled Old Town and stroll at a leisurely pace to enjoy its beauty and glory
  • Visit the Palacio de la Inquisición (Palace of Inquisition) converted into a museum to showcase historical artefacts
  • Drive up to Castillo San Felipe de Barajas, a castle and fortress located on the hill of San Lazaro
  • Enjoy fantastic views of the city from the Convento de la Popa, a beautiful cloister on top of a hill
  • Explore the Convento and Iglesia de San Pedro Claver and its museum filled with pre-Columbian art pieces
  • Pay your respects at the oldest church in the Cartagena, the Iglesia de Santo Domingo
  • Marvel at the well-preserved structure and interior of Cartagena's cathedral
  • Join the locals and browse at Mercado Bazurto with its endless fruit, vegetable, fish and meat stands
  • Head to Casa de Rafael Nunez, a charming mansion that was home to the former Colombian president
  • Kick-start your day or night with a cup of the famous Colombian coffee on the street or in cafes
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Cartagena Airports

The primary airport in Cartagena is the Rafael Nunez International Airport. It is the biggest in the northern Caribbean region with a capacity to handle 4 million passengers in a year. The airport has 7 national and 4 international destinations. It offers several amenities and services including restaurants, ATM stations, car rental and lounges.

  • Rafael Nunez International Airport

    Top Carriers

    The major carriers at the airport are the following: Avianca, Copa Airlines and JetBlue Airways.

    Location

    The airport is located 3 km from the Old Town of Cartagena.

    Transportation

    The fastest way to reach the airport or the city centre is by taking a taxi. If you wish to take public transportation, there are many colectivos (mini-vans) in the city and along the airport road that you can flag. There are also air-conditioned buses or shuttles called Metrocars that will take you from the airport to the city and back.

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