At a Glance
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Electricity in Colombia runs at 110 volts, so transformers are not necessary for tourists from the U.S. If you are planning to use anything with a three-prong plug, bring an adapter, as some establishments only have two-prong outlets.
In Cartagena, the wet season is overcast, the dry season is windy and partly cloudy, and it is hot and oppressive year round. Over the course of the year, the temperature typically varies from 76°F to 88°F and is rarely below 73°F or above 91°F.
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Car Seat Laws
The law states that everyone in a moving car in Colombia must wear a seat belt.
If you are a tourist visiting Colombia without a visa you can use your valid driver’s license from your home country with your passport to drive in Colombia.
Taxis are the preferred method of transportation for visitors to Cartagena. For a cheaper method of transportation, Transcaribe is available which is the local bus system. For more transportation information, visit this link.
Other Things To Know
A more fancy or luxury restaurant may already include a 15% service charge. Therefore, always be sure to double check your bill before you pay. Bartenders in Colombia only expect a tip of $0.5 – $2 USD per drink.
Like anywhere else in the world, there are areas that are fine and areas that aren’t. But overall, Cartagena is a traveler-friendly destination and very safe for visitors. Find out why below, along with all the info you’ll need to have a safe trip.
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