Cartagena is a fascinating city, nearly surrounded by lagoons, bays and the Caribbean Sea. Almost all excursions include a stop at the mall for jewelry shopping (the city is famous for emeralds). For those not interested in expensive jewelry, bargaining is expected at Las Bovedas, where coffee beans and handicrafts are good buys.
Language: Spanish Currency: Colombian peso (COP), US dollar (US$)
Driving Directions and Parking Information
Manga Terminal Maritimo
Secured Parking is available across the terminal at $12.00 a day (subject to change).
Leaving the Airport, make a left on Santander Av. Go straight on Santander Avenue until Parque de la Marina which is a roundabout. The Park and the wall of the Old City will be on your left all the time- approx. 10 min. At the Park roundabout, turn to your left entering Blas de Lezo Av. At the traffic light turn to your right, and on your right you'll see the Convention Centre. At the next traffic light turn to the right again and take Arsenal Street. Continue up to Puente Roman Bridge - cross the bridge. Continue on to Calle Real de Manga, turn left until you get to Avenida La Asamblea. Go straight three blocks until you reach Tercera Av. also called Calle 28. Drive two blocks and turn left on Carrera 30 - there is a roundabout here and you need to take your first right - you are now within the port area and will see containers on your right side. Continue along this road until you see the cruise terminal and main gate.