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Hey dude. Thanks for the informative analysis. That being said, I am booked for a Sunday, Monday and Tuesday. How should I strategize? Is there any fun partying going on in the city these days? Note: This Cartagena nightlife guide was written by my friend Sam who lived for several years in Colombia. I invite you to read his other guides Bogota Nightlife and Medellin nightlife. Cartagena is a coastal Caribbean city, probably one of the most popular with foreigners in Colombia. You have a lot of backpackers, retirees, American cruise ship passengers, as well as local tourists.
The main attractions are the old town, with Cartagena colombia red light district Spanish colonial architecture, the beaches, and what will interest us here: the nightlife. Nightlife in Cartagena has a fantastic Caribbean vibe, but there are Cartagena colombia red light district few things to pay attention to. Ripping off tourists is an art form in this city and all the unsavory characters come out at night here. After spending 3 months in Cartagena, I know where to go and when.
I hope my recommendations will help you enjoy some great parties in the city! Please don't hesitate to ask me questions in the comment section if something is not clear. What to Expect at Night in Cartagena. Dark jeans and a button-down shirt is all you need. Not Cheap : This is a touristic city. Prices are going to be inflated. In fact, the prices were higher than almost anywhere else in Colombia. When to Party : Sunday, Monday, Tuesday are usually dead.
Things get better on Wednesday and Thursday. Friday and Saturday are the busiest. Don't visit clubs before 1AM, unless you want to get in for free usually before midnight. My favorite bars and clubs where always hit and miss. Is it safe to party in Cartagena? The Old Town, Getsemani and Bocagrande are generally safe to walk around - even when stumbling drunk late at night. Meeting Cartagena colombia red light district Girls. Finally, Tinder is another option, but based on my experience, it only works if you are young, handsome and living in Cartagena.
Best Hotels Near Cartagena Nightlife. As it turns out, this is also the best location for exploring the city's colonial district. Best Bars and Clubs in Cartagena. Alquimico Bar. Fun atmosphere, it is usually crowded from Thursday to Saturday starting 11PM.
Tourist and expat crowd. Good for meeting normal girls at the bar on the 1st floor. Music can be Latin or more electronic. If you like this kind of places, you may also want to check the restaurant-bar El Baronwhich is just a few minutes away, walking distance.
It is a smaller venue, perfect for cocktails before starting your night out. Mister Babilla.
Another famous club in Getsamani, Mister Babilla is housed in an old colonial building. The atmosphere gets very festive, kind of carnivalesque, with a mix of tourists and locals. Some prostitutes work there. Along the beachfront street Calle 24 in Getsemani, next to Mr. Babilla, there are many other nightclubs lined up one after the other. They are usually less touristy and cheaper than elsewhere. Cafe Havana. Located in the Getsemani neighborhood, it is a famous and touristy salsa club with a typically Latin atmosphere.
Bill and Hillary Clinton went there a few years ago on a trip to Cartagena.
Crowded inside so book a table ahead if possible. Cuban music mostly covers from a live band starts after 11PM. Rather upmarket, so try to dress up a bit. Small dancefloor, usually packed. On the same street as Havana, there are two more authentic salsa bars that you can try: Vueltabajero and Casa Quiebra Canto. La Movida Gastro Bar. Dress up if you want to visit as it is not rare to be refused entry unfortunately, blacks seems to have a harder time getting inside. Good for meeting girls. No prostitutes.
Open from Wednesday to Saturday from 9PM. Latin house music. Serves Tapas. Nearby, you can also visit Babarwhich is similarly high end for Cartagena standards. La Jugada Clubhouse. A high-end club owned by the same guy behind La Movida.
The concept is similar: It is a multi-storied club with a rooftop and a central bar on the first floor. Different music on every level, from reggaeton to EDM. Chic crowd, mostly Colombian. Do not come wearing sandals or shorts. This multi-storied rooftop bar is a large venue, filled with mostly tourists, both locals and foreigners. Nice views on the Torre del Reloj from there. On weekend nights, it can get annoyingly packed.
Service was unfriendly. The music Cartagena colombia red light district different on both floors Reggaeton in one, EDM in the other. It is more upmarket, perfect for having a few drinks before partying:. Barzuto Social Club. Cafe del Mar. Amazing views and Caribbean views in the Old Town.
This is a great spot to have a few drinks to start the night off right. The food is decent, too. Not for partying, but more of a pregame place. Natez February 16, at PM. Subscribe to: Post Comments Atom.Cartagena colombia red light district
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