KLM Travel Guide


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Discover the ‘Pearl of the Caribbean’

Looking for a city trip with beautiful white beaches? Book a flight to Cartagena and discover a tropical port city brimming with culture. Stroll through the old fortress city, parade along the modern promenade near Bocagrande or tale a boat to the Rosario islands. Parque Nacional Natural Tayrona with its pristine tropical beaches and rainforest is a must for nature lovers.

The old city walls

The most beautiful spots in Cartagena are found inside the old city walls, built to protect the harbour town from pirates. The historic city centre is a charming collection of brightly coloured houses, shaded courtyards and lively squares. Walk through the city gate with its clock tower to the central Plaza Bolivar square. Here you will find the old cathedral, the gold museum and the infamous Palace of the Inquisition with its monumental façade. Pause for lunch or grab a coffee at the picturesque Plaza Santa Domingo and don't forget to give a friendly pat to the voluptuous statue of La Gorda Gertrudis: the Cartageneros believe it brings good luck. Cartagena is not only the ideal destination for a city trip, but also as the starting point for a longer vacation in Colombia. Treat yourself: book a flight to Cartagena now!

Snorkelling at Playa Blanca

Cartagena sits right on the Caribbean Sea. Visit the Barú peninsula and enjoy the laidback Caribbean vibe at Playa Blanca beach. Go snorkelling and admire the stunning underwater world with colourful coral and tropical fish. Then unwind with a cocktail on the white sand beach and watch a spectacular sunset.

Flights to Cartagena for a unique holiday

With our favourable flight times, comfortable seats and attentive personal service you will reach your destination with ease. KLM is working hard to achieve increasingly sustainable aviation. Would you like to help? Read more about the actions you can take to reduce the impact of your flight.

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When to go

Dec sunny 29°C
Jan sunny 28°C
Feb sunny 29°C
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Apr sunny 29°C
May light rain showers 29°C
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Aug heavy rain 29°C
Sept heavy rain 29°C
Oct heavy rain 28°C
Nov light rain showers 28°C