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ABOUT THE DECAMERON CARTAGENA

 

 

Description & Location:  

Decameron Cartagena is strategically located In Cartagena de Indias, South America's heroic city and the historic heritage of mankind. Only 10 minutes away from Cartagena International Airport, between the modern city and the walled colonial city, facing the lovely Bocagrande beach.

The Cartagena Decameron stands out from the rest. Inside of the walled city you can visit the San Pedro Claver, Inquisition Palace and the Navy museum.

Rooms:

All of the 280 tastefully appointed guest rooms feature 2 single beds, 1 double bed or 1 King size bed, private bath room with shower, air conditioning, TV and a refreshing sea view.

Facilities:

5 restaurants: Ciacco's, Bocaccio, Galeoto, Alibech's, Terraza Rimini; BBQ, Pizzeria and snacks; swimming pool, 3 bars: Biondellos, La Playa, Jungla Piano Bar; discotheque with open bar until 2 a.m. Travel agency, jewelry store and gift shop, Meeting room for 200 people.

About the meals:

 

Breakfast (Buffet) at:
Ciacco´s - adjacent Pool area From 7:00 am to 10:30 am

Lunch (Buffet)
Ciacco´s - adjacent Pool area
From 12:00 noon to 2.30 pm

Dinner at:
Alibech's, Bocaccio, Galeotto and San Pedro Cafe 

 

Snacks
Pool area
Daily From 12:00 to 5:00 pm and in the evening
from 11:00 pm to 02:00 am 

 

Bars

Biondellos: 11:00 am to 11:00 pm(pool area)
Beach Bar: 10:00 am to 5:00 pm
Jungle Lobby Bar: 6:00 pm to 06:00 am
Discotheque: 11:00 pm to 02:00 am

 

Services & Activities:

 

All-inclusive system with unlimited consumption; taxes and tips included. Daily activities program for adults and children. Sports. Scuba diving clinics. Towels and chairs for the pool and beach. Nightly entertainment. Shows. Other services at additional cost: laundry, massage, deep-sea diving, ,medical assistance, transportation to Rosario Island and tour of the old city and other sites of historic and tourist interest.

Only the Decameron Cartagena offers its guests, at no extra cost, the San Pedro Café Restaurant in the heart of the old city, the only restaurant that offers the exclusive fusion cousine in the Heroic City with specialties of Mexico, Italy, Thailand, Japan and casual American food; an exquisite culinary pleasure accompanied by wines, liquors and soft drinks at lunch times, or enjoy a romantic dinner at the most famous and frequented Plaza of Historic Cartagena.

 

 

OPTIONAL TOURS FROM CARTAGENA:

Cartagena - City Tour

Fascinating tour through the Old and Modern city of Cartagena. We
will visit the most representative monuments, such as the Convent of the Popa (highest point in the city). There, one can appreciate a spectacular view, a museum full of legends, a monastery which is now a dwelling, and beautiful church of the colonial era.
Then we will go to the Castillo de San Felipe, an immense fort filled with history and mysteries hidden in its stone-walled tunnels. Right after that, we will visit the monument to Zapatos Viejos the “Old Shoes”. You might feel a little dwarfed inside of them and have the opportunity to take some amusing photos.

You will take a short walk through the Downtown Historical Center of the City, where you will find churches, museums, plazas, restaurants, shops and jewelry stores. In this historical center one finds everything so you will never forget this wonderful destiny: Cartagena de Indias. During the trip you will be accompanied by a specialized English speaking tour guide who will offer you complete information about the history of each of the sites you will visit.

Level of difficulty: I

Includes: ground transport, professional English speaking tour guide, entry fees to the Convent of the Popa and Castillo de San Felipe de Barajas. Optional: entrance to Santo Domingo Temple. Recommendations: sun block, hat or cap, lightweight clothing and comfortable shoes.

Departure: 2:30 p.m. Return: 6:00 p.m.


Panoramic City Tour

Panoramic visit to get acquainted with the history of the most representative monuments of the city of Cartagena. This is an interesting tour of recognition and orientation to our “Corralito de Piedra”.

Then you will enjoy an exclusive walk through the Downtown Historical Center of Cartagena de Indias, which includes churches, museums, plazas, monuments, exclusive shops, jewelry stores, besides having the opportunity to learn the legends which frame the charm of its narrow streets, accompanied by a specialized English speaking tour guide who will offer you complete information about the history of each of the sites.

NOTE: This tour is offered to groups with a minimum of 12 people.

Includes: ground transport, professional English speaking tour guide, tour of the different historical sites (entry fees not included).

Recommendations: sun block, hat or cap, lightweight clothing and comfortable shoes.

Departure: 2:30 p.m. Return: 5:30 p.m.


Rumba en Chiva ( The Party Bus)

Get on board one of our colorful, typical chiva buses and enjoy the charming and bewitching atmosphere of a fascinating nighttime tour of the city of Cartagena, accompanied by a Vallenato live band which will delight you all evening long, tasting our traditional Antaño Rum. Included in this trip is a stop to try the exquisite typical fried Cartagena snacks with the authentic coastal flavor and a folklore show offered by an excellent regional group. The tour finalizes at one of the most popular discotheques of the city.

Includes: Transportation on board typical chivas, recreations guide, live typical musical band, open bar with rum and sodas, typical snacks, presentation by folklore group.

Recommendations: Comfortable casual clothing.

Departure:8:00 p.m. Return: 11:45 p.m.

 

Horse-drawn Carriages & "La Vitrola" Restaurant

Let yourself be carried away by the incredible and majestic tour of the Old City where you will discover the enchantment of the Cartagena nights.
Live it up and let yourself get engulfed in the mysticism of its narrow old streets and plazas full of thousands of stories and discover the meaning of each of their names, thanks to the orientation of a professional English speaking tour guide who will accompany you on your tour. Don’t hesitate to participate and enjoy this walk as the best alternative to discover even more of the charm of our “Corralito de Piedra”.

Includes: ground transport, professional English speaking tour guide and refreshments.

Recommendations: lightweight clothing and comfortable shoes.

Departure: 8:00 p.m. Return: 10:30 p.m.

 

Santa Marta City Tour

Go through the different coastal cities of the Bolivar, Atlantico and Magdalena departments, until you reach the oldest city of South America, Santa Marta. Visit the last dwelling place of Liberator Simon Bolivar, the Quinta de San Pedro Alejandrino, The Cathedral, The Pibe´s Valderrama monument and a panoramic tour of the bay of the “Pearl of America” and its exotic boardwalk, from which you can appreciate the Caribbean Sea.

You will arrive at the Decameron Galeon Hotel in Santa Marta, located at the foothills of the Sierra Nevada, where you may take an ocean dip at our ample private beach, swim placidly in our semi-olympic pool and enjoy a succulent buffet-style lunch accompanied by our incomparable open bar.

Back to Cartagena, with a panoramic tour of the city of Barranquilla, “Golden Door of Colombia,” and a stop at the best Shopping Mall in the city to make purchases of famous brand clothing, jewelry, etc., accompanied by a professional English speaking tour guide who will offer you complete information on the history of each of the sites you will visit.

Includes: ground transport, professional English speaking tour guide, entry fees to the Quinta de San Pedro Alejandrino, buffet lunch, open bar and use of the installations of the Hotel Decameron Galeon. Recommendations: sun block, lightweight clothing, bathing suit, beach towel, tennis shoes or wet shoes.

Departure: 6:00 a.m. Return: 7:30 p.m

 

Mi Granja – Animal Park

Fascinating tour inside a theme Park where learning and playing in 130 hectares of park and open sky are the main attraction. Children, teenagers and adults will enjoy a unique experience of direct contact with nature, and interacting with the animals of Mi Granja such as, goats, sheep and pigs. Adventure and sports activities such as Canopy, go-Karts, and many more are available for adults and children alike. These activities are conducted by professionals whose essential objective is to offer quality service to all visitors.

NOTE: no food or beverages allowed in the park.

Activities for Children: fish feeding, goat feeding, pig feeding, pony ride, horse-drawn cart ride.

Activities for Adults: horseback riding, horse-drawn cart ride.

INCLUDED: ground transport, English speaking tour guide, entrance, refreshment and lunch. Ice cream is served to all children visiting the Park.

RECCOMENDATIONS: Sun block, lightweight clothing, tennis shoes, cap and or hat.

 

Ecological Route – Totumo Volcano and Mangrove Forest

On our ecological route you will discover that Cartagena is not just walls full of history. The city also provides a great versatile ecosystem full of color and adventure with the same magic and charm that surround our city, where we offer the wonderful combination of the Totumo Volcano and the Mangrove Forest.

This is a unique opportunity to visit the only mud volcano in the zone, located just outside the city, and allow yourself a therapeutic bath with curative properties. We can cleanse ourselves besides a delicious, refreshing dip in a freshwater lagoon. After a 45 minute drive, we will arrive to the mangrove forest. After that we head to the area of the mangroves where we visit the Ciénaga de Juan Polo and roam the natural tunnels of the mangroves in canoes while we listen to a pleasant lecture about its ecosystem and the environment. At the end of this trip we arrive in a fishing-village “Punta Icacos” where we enjoy an exquisite typical lunch of the region, relaxation and beach activities.

Level of difficulty: I

Includes: ground transport, river transport in typical canoes, specialized tour guide, welcome cocktail, typical lunch and drink. Recommendations: sun block, lightweight clothing, bathing suit, beach towel, sunglasses, hat, tennis shoes or wet shoes and insect repellent.

Departure: 9:00 a.m. Return: 5:00 p.m.


Scuba Diving

Cartagena, located on the shores of the Caribbean Sea, has the privilege of having a wonderful sea full of coral reefs where one finds multicolored fish and different marine species waiting to be discovered. The diving excursions are made daily to special sites such as the islands of Barú and Rosario (approx. 45 – 60 minutes away) with different options of two or three dives. Warm waters (28ºC. / 86ºF. average) and a very varied submarine environment provide spectacular diving activity as much for beginning divers as for the advanced. Cartagena offers its visitors multiple exceptional submarine experiences, and equally a quantity of out-of-the-water activities to assure an unforgettable stay. It is the ideal site for your vacation with diving of excellent quality, tropical islands, paradisiacal sites and white sand beaches.

Certified Divers – two dives

Outings for diving with two tanks depart around 8:30 a.m., including a dive in the morning of 60 to 70 feet (16 to 22 meters) in depth, break for lunch and rest on a beautiful beach; in the afternoon a second dive of 30 to 50 feet (12 to 16 meters) in depth.

Duration: 8 hours

Note: Every diver must present their professional diving certificate.

Includes: Full equipment, Dive Master, refreshments, ground and maritime transport, 2 dives, dock fees and local taxes.

Recommendations: Comfortable clothing, bathing suit, beach towel, logbook and sun block.

Departure:8:30 a.m. Return: 3:30 p.m.


Mini Diving Course

Classes will be given in the pool area of the hotel. Once training is completed, a reservation to carry out this magnificent experience will be confirmed in our offices. Your experience as a diver will start at approximately 8:30 a.m. The trip to the first dive site will be appox. 40 minutes. Once the first dive is made, we will have our rest and snacks at the Portonaíto Beach Club on Barú Island, with a delicious BBQ and enjoyable activities. The afternoon dive will be made at a totally different site from the first dive.

Includes: Full equipment, Dive Master, refreshments, ground and maritime transport, 2 dives, dock fees and local taxes.

Duration: 6 hours.

Recommendations: Comfortable clothing, bathing suit, beach towel, logbook and sun block.

Departure: 8:30 a.m. Return: 3:30 p.m.

 

Islas del Rosario - Rosario Islands

We offer four island alternatives to enjoy the beauty of our beaches, a magnificent excursion to a spectacular coral reef, turquoise sea and many marvels of nature. To reach any of these three lovely islands one starts with a 45-minute trip by speedboat. We count on the assistance of a professional guide who will provide you with very valuable historical information about the bay, the outlying villages and the only maritime entry / exit for the city of Cartagena: el canal del dique.

Upon arrival at the selected island, you may appreciate the imposing beauty of the place and its ecological environment. A series of optional activities are offered, such as snorkeling, a panoramic tour of some of the 27 islands, transfer to the oceanarium to enjoy dolphin and shark shows and different marine species (additional cost). Later on the island you will have an exquisite typical lunch (fried fish, patacones, salad) and a few hours rest at the site installations.

Island options to visit: Isla del Sol (Island of the Sun), Isla del Pirata (Pirate’s Island), Isla del Encanto

Includes: ground and maritime transport, guide, typical lunch and drink. Note: Does not include dock fees. This payment is made individually at the dock upon departure of the launch. Recommendations: sun block, bathing suit, comfortable beach clothing, beach towel, wet shoes, sunglasses and hat.

Departure: 8:00 a.m. Return: 4:30 p.m.


Rosario Islands Barú Portonaito Beach Club

On Barú Island you will enjoy a day of sun, white-sand beach and crystalline waters only 90 minutes from the city. On board the Lola yacht, with capacity for 200 passengers, you will enjoy yourself to the maximum with our activities during this trip. Upon arrival, enjoy the different non-motorized nautical sports, beach volleyball, aerobics, and directed activities included. Also enjoy the exquisite unlimited snacks (hamburgers, hot dogs, fish and seafood kabobs, typical fried snacks) and open bar with domestic alcoholic and non alcoholic beverages.

Includes: ground transport from the Decameron Hotel and maritime transport from La Bodeguita dock, activities staff, open bar, snacks, non-motorized nautical sports, recreational activities.

Note: Does not include dock fees. This payment is made individually at the dock upon departure of the boat. Recommendations: sun block, bathing suit, comfortable beach clothing, beach towel, wet shoes, sunglasses, hat.

Departure: 8:00 a.m. Return: 5:00 p.m.


 

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