Hello all! After a 10 day Honeymoon in Italy in 2016 we decided to take a “Gap Year” and go on a Megamoon! We started in Cartagena, Colombia with a one way flight from Miami for just $96. Upon arrival we dropped our bags at our AirBNB in the Getsemaní district (great for backpackers) and joined the Free City Walking tour (tips are encouraged). We loved learning about the city’s rich culture & trying local foods along the way. Over the next few days we did some beach trips to the “Islas Del Rosario”, including our favorite, Bora Bora. Make sure NOT to book online as you can negotiate with the street vendors and save up to 30%. On our 4th day we took a local bus called a Chiva by the locals. This is a perfect combination of party, tourism & transportation. Oh, how efficient those Colombians can be! On days 5-7 we had some family meet us in town and they were staying at the Tcherassi Hotel, a beautiful hotel with a rooftop pool that oversees the city as well as the Caribbean. With that said, we spent a few days lounging around the pool & escaping the heat with cold beers and some nice pool water. Cartagena was the first stop of our 1 year megamoon and it was everything we expected. Beautiful people, rich culture, and an unforgettable romanticism to it. Perfect stay here is 3 nights, 4 days.
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Beautiful beach, with tranquil waters. Many people selling things on the beach so beware. Most can help you in the case of food, beer or even lounge chairs. Rent a Jet Ski to get a look at the beach from the ocean & a little adventure!