Colonial architecture and ancient ruins, romantic plazas and golden beaches: Colombia’s Caribbean coastline offers relaxation and adventure in equal measure. Dive right in with Moon Cartagena & Colombia’s Caribbean Coast.
Easy-to-use itineraries, with week-long trip suggestions tailored for adventurers, nature-lovers, beach bums, history buffs, and more
Honest advice from local expat Andrew Dier on his adopted home country
Activities and unique ideas for every traveler: Take a tour of Cartagena’s historic central district and admire the vivid bougainvillea cascading from the balconies of colonial mansions. Dance to the sounds of salsa and champeta, or walk along the Old City’s fortifications at sunset. Hike lush, forested mountains and watch for flashes of colorful feathers. Climb over a thousand stone steps through the cloud forest to an ancient lost city. Visit organic coffee and cocoa farms or relax in a beachside cabaña at an ecofriendly hotel.
Recommendations on outdoor recreation, including the best beaches for diving, snorkeling, and kitesurfing
Suggestions for social impact tourism, from staying in a community guesthouse to visiting wildlife preserves
Strategic tips for making the multiday trek to Ciudad Perdida, the ruins of the ancient Tayrona civilization
Full-color photos and detailed maps and directions for exploring on your own
Background information on the landscape, history, government, and culture, including a handy Spanish phrasebook
Essential insight for travelers on health and safety, recreation, transportation, and accommodations, packaged in a book light enough to fit in your beach bag
With Moon Cartagena & Colombia’s Caribbean Coast’s practical tips, myriad activities, and local insight, you can plan your trip your way.
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