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Boca Grande

Boca Grande (Carrera 3ª, 8-49, Cartagena) – this is Cartagena’s urban beach – similar to the ones seen at Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. This beach, first made popular during the 1950s, is regaining in prominence (thanks to the presence of international hotels like the Hyatt Regency, Radisson and the InterContinental).

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Bogota Botanical Garden

Bogota Botanical Garden (Avenida 63 #68-95, Bogotá) – this is Colombia’s largest botanical garden (whose total size is 47 acres – 19 hectares). Some of the plant species found here include Andean forest, oak forest, cloud forest, conifer zone, criptogamium (plants lacking of flowers), herbal (medicinal plants), rose gardens, and a set of greenhouses with […]

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Bogota Half Marathon

Bogota Half Marathon – this event is held annually (late July-early August) in the Colombian capital – with runners from all over the world participating. It’s called the “half maratón” since participants must run a distance of 13 miles (21 km.). The course of the race begins at Bolívar Square, heading north toward Parque Nacional, […]

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Cartagena Film Festival

Cartagena Film Festival (Calle San Juan de Dios, Baluarte San Francisco, Cartagena) – held annually just after the Oscars, the public is invited to take part in this film festival (consisting of free screenings of nearly 300 mostly Latin American films throughout the city). From traditional cinemas in the city’s shopping centers to special one-off […]

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Castillo Grande

Castillo Grande (Calle 5ª, Cartagena) – this is another major beach at Cartagena. The difference between this one (versus Boca Grande), is that Castillo Grande has been an enclave for the city’s wealthier residents. Many have profited from spectacular development in recent years with two-level houses giving way to 50-story condominiums. At the turn of […]

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Cici Aquapark

Cici Aquapark (Carrera 68, #64-00, Bogota) – this is Bogotá only water park – offering over 1,200 cubic centimeters “aqua diversión” – ranging from a wave pool, to 14 children’s slides, 5 high-impact slides, and 2 family slides. The park has a capacity of 2,000 visitors a day. Admission: COL$15,000 per person. Hours: 10:00 am […]

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Club de Golf La Cima

Club de Golf La Cima (Km. 13 via Bogotá, La Calera) – launched in 1990, this is the best public golf course in Colombia. Located just 20 minutes from downtown Bogotá, this course has one of the highest holes in the world (at over 3,000 meters above sea level). This 18-hole course was designed to […]

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Divercity

Divercity (Centro Comercial Santafe, Calle 185 #45-03, Local 201, Bogotá) – located inside Bogotá’s Santafe Mall, this is a fun place for school children. Divercity is actually a mini-city with different rooms that allow kids from to take on the roles of more than 45 different “grown-up” professions, like firefighter, doctor, pilot, radio announcer, chef […]

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Estadio Jaime Morón León

Estadio Jaime Morón León (Av. Pedro de Heredia Nuero 21-74, Cartagena) – this is a multi-use arena in Cartagena (the main sporting activity being football games). This stadium has a capacity of 16,068 spectators, The Real Cartagena football team plays its home games here. See the Real Cartagena website for info on tickets and upcoming […]

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El Laguito

El Laguito (Carrera 1, Cartagena) – this beach in the Cartagena area is popular among college students. The best stretch of beach is maintained by the Hilton Hotel — providing all the comforts expected of an international hotel chain, while surfers cluster where Laguito meets Boca Grande. Aside from that, the bulk of the aging […]