Unlike other beach destinations, Cartagena has such a wide variety of things to do that a trip any time of the year is sure to be a memorable experience.
The temperature in Cartagena always hovers around 80 degrees but the amount of rain changes dramatically based on the season.
December – March is the dry season when you can expect oodles of sunshine. It is the best time to lounge around on the beaches and explore the city. The ocean breeze makes for cool evenings which can feel like absolute heaven on sunburnt skin. The city is bustling and the nightlife scene is buzzing.
However, this is always the busiest time of the year. Cartagena is extremely popular amongst Colombians and international travelers alike so you may feel like you are fighting off throngs of other tourists. And remember, this is a destination well-known for nightlife. Things can get VERY loud and rowdy. If you are a light sleeper, traveling as a family or just someone who values peace and quiet, this is NOT the time to come.