Platinum Port of Florida- Caribbean Cruise Association FCCA.
Cartagena de Indias is a picturesque city which boasts architectural, cultural and historic inheritance as seen in the colonial village and the military fortress, built since the 14th century. The landscape illustrates the dynamics of a modern life through our great commercial, industrial, tourist, and maritime activities. The landscape is adorned with 19 kilometers of beaches, several islands, 21 bulwarks, 7 forts, 15 parks and squares, 14 cloisters, churches and convents, and 473 years of history locked within 13 kilometers of fortress.
This heroic city, where the Spanish constructed the most important engineering building in all Latin America -- San Felipe de Barajas Castle -- is strategically located in the South Caribbean area by the Colombian Caribbean coast, which puts us in a zone free of hurricanes and tropical storms. Our placid bay of calm waters are protected from sudden weather changes by natural heights such as the Sierra Nevada de Santa Marta.
Cartagena de Indias receives direct flights from Panama, Miami and Madrid. Vacationers have easy flight connections with the world through Bogotá and connections to the rest of the country by land.
Follow- up the flight distances between Cartagena de Indias and:
Miami: 2H 30 min.
New York: 4H 30 min.
Madrid: 10H 30 min.
Panamá: 55 min.
Bogotá: 50 min.
Our warm and sunny weather makes this the ideal vacation destination with average temperatures of 28C degrees during the day and 25C degrees at night.
Yearly, we have 2.640 hours of sun, which translates to 73% total daylight hours. Cartagena de Indias has an altitude of 1 meter above sea level and its maximum elevation is the hill of La Popa, which stands 148 meters high.
Cartagena de Indias is the most important commercial and cruise ship destination port in all of Colombia. We have a modern terminal for the exclusive use of cruise ships. Additionally sailboats of all latitudes and nationalities visit our bay. To receive them the city has opened several docks and marinas, supplying all the basic services for this type of visitors.
For the last two decades, we have been the site of important events such as the Sail 2006 (ships simulating the route of the ancient galleons), XVIII Inter – American Development Bank General Assembly (1982), XI Non Aligned Countries Summit Conference (1995), the XX Controamericans and the Caribbean Games (2006) and this year's IV Spanish Language International Congress´, Microsoft Government Leaders Forum 2007´s, TravelMart Latin America's and the XVII World Tourism Organization WTO General Assembly's venue.
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