While Cartagena is known for beautiful weather and sunshine, you can't always trust Mother Nature to cooperate and you may find yourself caught in the rain. Luckily, there are lots of great activities that you can do even if the weather is a bit soggier than you anticipated.

Fun activities for rainy weather in Cartagena

 

 

While Cartagena is known for beautiful weather and sunshine, you can’t always trust Mother Nature to cooperate and you may find yourself caught in the rain. Luckily, there are lots of great activities that you can do even if the weather is a bit soggier than you anticipated.

 

  • Visit some of Cartagena’s museums – History buffs will love the Palace of the Inquisition while art lovers will adore the Gold Museum and the Museum of Modern Art. Families will enjoy the Naval Museum where there are interactive displays and history exhibits.
  • Hit the shops – Cartagena is full of little boutiques where you can get high quality clothes and accessories by Colombian designers. Find our recommendations for the best places to shop here.
  • Take a class – Cartagena has long welcome creatives so why not take the opportunity to try out an art class, coffee tasting, cooking class or even a yoga class? You can even try dance classes to prepare for your next night out at the club.
  • Hit the bars – Cartagena is known for its party scene and nightlife but that doesn’t mean that you need to wait for nighttime to hit the bars and pubs. Who knows an afternoon relaxing with a beer in a cozy bar may be just the thing you need.  The great thing about going to a bar in the afternoon is that you can always get a seat and since the music isn’t very loud, you can spend quality time chatting with friends.

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  • Curl up in a coffee shop – Colombia is known for its amazing coffee and you can find great little cafes scattered around the city. It is the perfect to catch up on writing in your journal, planning the next step of your vacation, or catching up with friends and family from home. We highly recommend Libertairo Coffee Roasters.  The coffee is excellent, the service is friendly and the wifi is fast.
  • Visit Cartagena’s churches – Going to church may not sound like an exciting activity for your vacation, Cartagena’s churches have played an important role in the city’s history and act as living museums.  Catholicism still plays a very important role in Colombian culture and churches are a great way to see this in action.
  • Grab an umbrella and explore the walled city – While most people prefer to explore the walled city in the sunshine, there are advantages to going out in the rain. The streets are quieter and you can get some great “reflection” shots.

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