How much does travelling cost?

Cartagena

Transport

  • Flights from Bogota to Cartagena = $40 (checkvivacolombia)
  • Bus from Bogota to Cartagena = $45
  • Bus from Medellin to Cartagena = $40
  • Bus from Santa Marta to Cartagena = $10
  • Bus to Baranquilla = $5
  • Ferry Xpress from Colon, Panama = $110 per seat
  • Boats from Panama go to Cartagena via the SanBlas Islands = $500+
  • Bus from airport to centre = $1
  •  Taxi from airport to centre = $4
  • Taxis within centre e.g to Bocagrande = $3
  • Moto taxis about a third of the price of a taxi

Accommodation

  • Double room in Mamallena with aircon =   $35
  • Average dorm bed = $12
  • Media luna hostel (really funky) = $15

Food and drink

  • Local plate = $3 – $6
  • Western food = $8
  • Pizza = $11 for a huge one!
  • Chicken pieces = $4
  • Pizza slice = $1.50

Street food

  • Meat skewers = $1.50
  • Hot dogs = $2
  • Beer = $1.50
  • Water = $1
  • Empanadilla = $1

Activites

  • Chiva bus = $18
  • Catamaran party tours, open bar = $35pp
  • Bocagrande beach- Castillo Grande best one =Taxi = $3
  • Isla del Rosario tour = $25
  • Playa blanca on the cheap = Bus from La India toPasacaballos = $2, Moto taxi to the beach $3 (Hammocks available on the beachto rent for $10 for the night) Oysters on Playa Blanca = $0.20 for 1