GHEP - ISFG

Spanish and Portuguese-speaking Working Group of the International Society for Forensic Genetics

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General Information

GENERAL INFORMATION ON CARTAGENA DE INDIAS

Cartagena is a port city located on the Colombian Caribbean coast, founded in 1533, a magnificently preserved historical city of beauty surrounded by 13 km of colonial stone walls. The old town of Cartagena was selected as a World Heritage Site by UNESCO. The city is famous for its castles, culture, history and colorful buildings, Cartagena de Indias is the jewel in the crown of the Caribbean.

Weather

The weather in Cartagena during July is somewhat hot, where the lower temperatures are around 26 °C and the highest around 33 °C. Rain may occur. It is recommended to wear light clothing, sunscreen and stay hydrated.

Currency

The currency is the Colombian peso. There are several exchange houses in the city center that accept euros and dollars.

Local time

Local colombiana time: GMT-5.

Flight information to Cartagena

Rafael Núñez International Airport (Cartagena) is located in the Crespo neighborhood, 4 km from the old town. A wide range of flights from various airlines is available. Direct flights from the United States include: American Airlines, Spirit and Delta; and from Europe: KLM. Other companies connect Cartagena through Bogotá (1:20 hour flight) such as: Air France, Iberia, Avianca and Copa Airlines from Panama. The airport offers several means of transportation, public and private. Fares are USD$5-10 from the airport to the old town.

Visa

Citizens of countries such as: Spain, Portugal, Germany, Austria, Norway, Denmark, the United States, Central America and South America, do not need a visa to enter Colombia as a tourist for up to 90 days.

Language

The official language is Spanish. The GHEP sessions will be held in Spanish and the workshops in Spanish and English, with Spanish and Portuguese-speaking moderators.

Hotels and Accommodations

-      HOTEL CASA LA FE

Historical Centre | Cartagena de Indias

hotelcasalafe@gmail.com

https://bespokecolombia.com/es/hotel-casa-la-fe/

 

-      POSADA LA FE

Getsemaní | Cartagena de Indias

posadalafe@gmail.com

https://bespokecolombia.com/es/posada-la-fe/

 

For both, the promotional code applies: GHEP. People who enter the web pages of these hotels and place the promotional code will be able to continue with their reservation enjoying the special rate and the same flexible conditions, with free cancellation up to 5 days before the arrival date. The reservation is 100% confirmed immediately and you will have direct assistance from our team. In case of doubts about the reservation process or to check availability, you can contact our team at the emails listed above or by phone/WhatsApp +57 3154486426.

 

-      HOTEL SOFITEL LEGEND SANTA CLARA SB1

Historical Centre | Cartagena de Indias

Cra 8 N° 39-29, Calle del Torno, Barrio San Diego

adaluz.ramirez@sofitel.comadaluz.ramirez@sofitel.com.co

In order to have a special group rate, a prior contract for at least 10 rooms and a deposit of 10% of the total number of rooms is necessary.

 

-      HOTEL SANTA CATALINA CARTAGENA

Santa Catalina Hotel

reservassantacatalina@oxohotel.com

(57 5) 6517099 |

Cra. 6 # 32 - 62 Calle del Candilejo  

Cartagena de Indias | Colombia

 

-      LES LEZARDS B&B 

Bookings M + 57 312 682-3786 M + 1 786 224-1982 

Reception M +57 321 362-1786

www.leslezardsbb.com

People who enter the page of this B&B must place the promotional code UNICTGB233 and they will get a 20% discount.

 

-      CASA TABLADA:

Centro Histórico, Barrio San Diego, Calle dela tablada 7-57. casadelatabladahotel@gmail.com

Tel: +57 56641075

 

-      HOTEL BOUTIQUE BÓVEDAS

Carrera 8 N° 39-114 San Diego, Centro Histórico, Cartagena de Indias.

info@bovedasdesantaclara.com 

 

Recommended cafés and restaurants in the old town 

-      Eraseuncafe. erase-un-cafe.cluvi.co

-      Buena Vida Marisquería. www.gela.co/buenavidamarisqueria/menu/marisqueria/main/

-      Zona de comidas Plaza de la Serrezuela. www.plazalaserrezuela.com/

-      Montesacro Resto Bar. www.montesacrorestobar.com

-      Restaurante el Santísimo.

-      Restaurante da Pietro. www.restaurantedapietro.com/

-    Restaurante San Valentin. www.sanvalentinrestaurantebar.com