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Cartagena dating guide advises how to pick up Colombian girls and how to hookup with local women in Cartagena. Travel, enjoy and have fun with hot single girls and you might even meet the love of your life. Read more on how to date Colombian women, where to find sex and how to get laid in Cartagena, Colombia.

Skyline of Cartagena de Indias

A World Heritage Site, the colonial architecture of its 400-year-old houses, the temptation of its vibrant nightlife, beautiful beaches and outstanding gastronomic makes Cartagena de Indias one of the most popular destinations in Colombia.

Cartagena Top 10 Overview:

Chance of picking up girls: 3.5 / 5

Picking up at daytime: 4 / 5

Picking up at nighttime: 3 / 5

Looks of girls: 4 / 5

Attitude of girls: 3 / 5

Nightlife in general: 4 / 5

Locals' English level: 4 / 5

Moving around the city: 4 / 5

Budget per day: US$40 - $300

Accommodation: US$20 - $200

Girls in Cartagena

RatingLooks Looks of girls: 4.2 / 5

Women in Cartagena are mostly brown and black skin. They have dark and long hair; they are very sexual. In general they have great bodies and are probably the best dancers in Colombia. For the most part they are friendly and responsive to conversation. They are known as Costeña girls (because they are from the Caribbean Coast).

RatingAttitude Attitude of girls: 3.5 / 5

The women are very friendly but it is often hard to tell who is and who is not a prostitute. It's slightly more difficult to meet girls in Cartagena than other Colombian cities because of your exotic factor is lower due to the amount of tourists,and other colombian girls which are visting town are accompanied by her parents.

How to Pick Up Girls

RatingPickup Chance of picking up: 3.5 / 5

Picking up girls in Cartagena is not as easy as in other cities in Colombia, as it is a really crowded turistic place, you won't be exotic or wanted by local girls because the city is full of tourists. Thus you have to do more effort to approach the costeña girls.

Tips for Daytime

RatingDaytime Chance of picking up at daytime: 4 / 5

The best place to meet girls while in Cartagena is the old town there are a lot of foot trafic, and you can find hot girls walking around.

Another good place for daytime game is the beach, the main touristy beach is Bocagrande but you also can go to to nearby islands like Baru, Rosario, or Tierra Bomba. You will find plenty of hot gals walking around the sand or in the cafes or shops in the area.

Also you can meet single girls in the shopping areas. Here are some recommendations:

  • Castellana Mall
  • Bocagrande Square Mall
  • San Fernando Mall
  • Caribe Plaza Mall
  • Mall Plaza El Castillo

Tips for Nighttime

The best area to approach girls during the night is the Old Town this is where both tourists and locals will go at night as it is a safe part of town with everything you need nearby.

Another good area for paty is Getsemani where you can find two of the most popular tourist bars, Cafe Havana and Mister Babilla.It is important to note that there are going to be quite a few prostitutes at bars in Cartagena.

As well close to the Castellana Mall you can find some good nightlife nearby where many bangable local girls go to party. two good places for party are Green Moon and Vueltabajero.

RatingNighttime Chance of hooking up at nighttime: 3.7 / 5

Best Nightclubs to Meet Girls

RatingLooks Nightlife in general: 4 / 5

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Online Dating

Cartagena is an interesting city for a single guy, costeña women are gorgeous and you will find beautiful women from all around the country and tourists visiting.

  • ColombianCupid: works well in town and it will be better if you use it prior your arrival it will give yourself a much better chance of getting laid while in town.

Online dating is not the best option to picking up costeña women as there are many prostitutes in Tinder or Badoo who won't be hooking up with unless you are ready to pay them. But you might be able to pull a girl from another city who is also enjoying a vacation here and get laid but that isn’t a guarantee by any means.

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Gold Diggers and Sugar Babies

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Swinger Clubs and Naturism

Costs of Living

The city is one of the most expensive in the country.

CostsDay Single traveler’s budget per day: US$40 - $300
CostsAccommodation Accommodation per night: US$20 - $200
CostsBeerBottle Beer in a grocery shop: US$1 - $3
CostsBeerBar Beer in a bar or restaurant: US$3 - $6
CostsMeal Meal in a restaurant: US$4 - $20


The best option if you want to bring girls over your place is Airbnb as you will have your own place and normally owners won't bother you. Prices starts at $20 USD per night and depends in the area and the kind of place you are looking for it will increase the price, but it will be absolutely worth it. The best neighborhoods are Getsemaní which is really close to the walled city and Bocagrande where you can find the fewest gringos around so you will have more chances to find local girls.

The walled city is full of fancy hotels and boutiques, if you are into this kind of places, we highly recommend you to stay at Santa Clara Hotel or at the Tcherassi Hotel both are trendy places notoriously visited by beautiful Colombian high class girls. Prices starts at $150 USD per night.

If you are travelling on a budget there are really cool hostels in Getsemaní area, the best ones are Selina hostel, mamallena hostel and mi llave hostels, mostly visited by foreigners looking for fun while in town.

How to Get There and Move Around

By air: Cartagena's Aeropuerto Internacional Rafael Núñez is 3km from the city, in a small town called Crespo. There are direct flights from Bogotá, Cali, Medellín and many other major cities with Avianca, Latam and the low cost airline Viva Colombia. If you are coming from outside Colombia, Copa connects from Panama City and American Airlines from Miami. From the airport to the city you take a taxi and expect to pay between $4 and $6 USD.

By bus: If you want to go around by bus you can take transcaribe or regular buses which can be identified by their bright colors and the guys called sparrings that hang out the door shouting out the route trying to get passengers. Each bus has the name of the neighborhood where the route begins and a list of some of the neighborhoods it passes through on the windshield, there are no designated stops and they can be hailed down or passengers can call for stops anywhere along their routes. If you are not entirely sure if a bus goes past your destination or when you should get off, ask the bus driver, usually they are happy to help you. Use this kind of transportation cost less than $1 USD.

By car: While you are in town is easily to move around using Uber, Cabify, Beat or regular taxis. if you are using the last option talk to your driver about the price in advance as sometimes they take advantage of you if you allow them.

By boat: Sailboat is a great way to get to Cartagena from San Blas Islands in Panama. Various boats leave Panama for Cartagena via the San Blas Archipelago. The schedule is set a few months ahead and has boats departing almost every day in both directions.

Visas: Normally, you don't need a visa to visit Colombia but some citizens from few countries need to pay a fee as soon as you arrive to the country. Please check Colombian Foreign Affairs websites to double check if you need it.

Digital Nomads and Remote Work

Internet and Mobile Operators

Gambling and Casinos

Weed and Drugs

Drugs are not legal in Colombia, but you won't have to look really hard to find them, because drug dealers will offer you in the streets even without asking for it, normally they offer you white gold as cocaine is known.

If you are looking for weed and want to get good quality try to ask at the place where you are staying often they know someone who sell it.

Health, Fitness, Gyms and Massage

STDs and HIV

Prostitution is rampant here please always use condom in order to avoid STDs even if you don't think your girl is a prostitute, pharmacies and big stores as Exito or Olimpica sell condoms for around $3 USD.

If you had sex without protection please go to get a HIV test in a hospital or a private doctor, your health is not a game, and you have to be aware of the risks you can have lying with a girl you met the night before.

Stay Safe

The touristed old town is not more dangerous than a city in the first world, but going off the beaten path to the periphery of the city there is a real risk of getting robbed. Be very careful when walking at night specially around lonely parts of the city. Locals are in general helpful and kind. The street vendors can be very annoying, but a simple "No quiero nada" in Spanish will keep them away.

Getsemani where a lot of the budget hotels are located is safe during the day but it does become very seedy at night, with a lot of aggressive beggars as well as lowlife individuals who make a living by talking to all tourists and selling drugs or asking for tips for minor things, such as walking with you to the store, when you didn't even ask him to do so. These people are very aggressive and will follow you around, do not support them by giving them money.

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