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Cheap Flights to Cartagena
|Popular in||December||High demand for flights, 8% potential price rise|
|Cheapest in||February||Best time to find cheap flights, 4% potential price drop|
|Average price||£834||Average for round-trip flights in July 2020|
|Round-trip from||£615||From London to Cartagena|
|One-way from||£477||One-way flight from London to Cartagena|
Cheapest prices for Cartagena flights by month
When is the best time to fly to Cartagena?
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LON - CTG
£617 - £1329
31 - 32 °C
0 - 147 mm
When is the best time to book a flight to Cartagena?
Booking 60 days in advance of your planned departure date is, on average, the best time to get cheap flights to Cartagena. The general trend is that the closer you book to the departure date, the more expensive your flight will be.
Which day is cheapest to fly to Cartagena?
The cheapest flights to Cartagena are usually found when departing on a Sunday. The departure day with the highest cost at present is Friday.
What time of day is cheapest to fly to Cartagena?
Cartagena flights can be made cheaper if you choose a flight in the morning. Booking a flight at midday will likely mean higher prices.
With a long and storied history, Cartagena is one of South America’s most intriguing cities. With great weather, historical architecture and world-class beaches, it is one of Colombia’s gems and its most-visited city. Its famous old town is a great example of colonial city planning, complete with forts and walls. Visit the Castillo de San Felipe, which protected the city against pirates, and the nearby La Popa hill, which is home to a 17th century monastery. It is full of wonderful restaurants, bars, clubs, and hotels. Beautiful views can be had from forts above the city as well. The historic legacy makes Cartagena a city with great and varied cuisine. Visitors can find Arabian and African restaurants, along with styles from both the New World and the Old World, with plenty of fusion in between. The city is also home to a number of beautiful churches. The beaches are some of the main attractions, lying on the Caribbean Sea. There are wonderful reefs and white beaches that are begging to be enjoyed. Head a little bit further away from town for more unspoilt and less crowded options. Rent a hammock on the beach and just relax, or browse some of the goods being hawked by locals. Scammers are a problem in Cartagena, so visitors should keep their wits about them when walking around and dealing with vendors. Boat tours are also offered to whisk guests away to nearby islands. Take some Latin dance classes to get into the culture or hop on a Chiva bus, the loud, raucous, and colourful bus that offers a fun atmosphere in which to see the city.
Cartagena’s peak tourist season is during December, when crowds flood in during the holidays – especially around Christmas. Not to worry, though, as the city enjoys a warm climate year-round; the average daily temperature hovers around 28 degrees Celsius. The best time to visit is between March and October, when the crowds are at their lowest. Easter is a particularly nice time to visit as, despite there being some tourists around, the city calms down a bit and the religious events are quite impressive. The cheapest time to visit is probably during October and November, the wettest part of the year.
There are buses from the city to other parts of Colombia available, but travel around the city is easy and best done on foot – Cartagena is a city made for walking. There are many cheap local buses to reach certain forts and beaches. Private and collective taxis are also abundant. For a taste of Cartagena’s history, hire a chariot in the old town and feel what it was like to get around before the automobile took over.