Fly into Rafael Núñes International Airport (CTG) and it’s about a 20 minute drive from the airport to the city center. The easiest way to get to into the city is taking an official taxi. Head to the taxi stand where you will get a voucher and your ride shouldn’t be more than around $20,000 COP (less than $5.50 USD). There is also a colectivo you can catch from outside the airport but a taxi is so cheap in my opinion you’re not saving enough to be worth the ease you’re giving up. Especially depending on the size of your luggage.
If you’re coming by land you’re most likely coming from Santa Marta and Barranquilla. This guide is in reverse but it walks you through choosing a bus and what to expect along the journey. It’s an easy and comfortable trip and the best way to get here if you’re already in the Caribbean.
Girasoles is a veg restaurant that has excellent cheap menu del días and both veg and carnivores alike will enjoy the food and the price
Maharaja Indian Restaurant if you’re looking for a change of pace from Colombia food look no further! This place has delicious food with great service and a really nice owner.
Anywhere from 3-5 days depending on how much beach bumming you want to do.
Many take a boat trip to Panama beautiful the beautiful Panamanian San Blas islands.
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