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Hey we're heading to Colombia but only have a limited time as we have to get to our booked in Inca Trail trek, so was wondering which would people advise to visit, Cartagena of Santa Marta and surrounds?
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    Come to Cartagena. Dont think twice over 6 years ago

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    For pleasure and historic value Cartagena, for natural surroundings Santa Marta over 6 years ago

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    If I were you I'd try to visit both, as they are a must when traveling in Colombia. over 6 years ago

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    Party, historic value, expensive turism go cartagena. Historic value, amazing nature and beaches, great food go santa marta "the true perl of america" over 6 years ago

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    Cartagena has the Historical old world Johnny depp Pirates of the caribbean feel to it the down side is the venders can be a bit aggressive at times. Santa Marta has nice beaches and is cheaper to stay there. But if you rent Jetskis have a local friend do the negotiations so you dont get the gringo price :) over 5 years ago

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    Cartagena..lots to see, on the ocean I and TheOld City...no choice to be made in this instance. over 5 years ago

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    Cartagena wins hands down for this one. I love this city more than Paris and Rome combined. So much colour and vibrancy. This city is alive both day and night.
    Santa Marta really doesn't boast for much as a city alone, but is with out a doubt a fantastic gate way & starting point for the Lost City Trek (Facinating), Parque Tarona (beautiful and tranquil) and scuba diving trips.

    Yet if you have to make the choice- Cartagena, Cartagena, Cartagena, Cartagena. about 5 years ago

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    Cartagena is enchanting....and I don't really like cities!!! I did not enjoy Santa Marta at all but if you are heading towards Tayrona or Palomino or Minca from Santa Marta, that is a different story. If you want to enjoy the outdoors, those are nice places to go. over 4 years ago

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