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This Cartagena practical information guide will help you with details concerning currency and entry requirements that will make your trip go more smoothly. Cartagena is located on Colombia's northern coast and is considered to be the center of the country's economic activity as well as a popular shopping destination due to its many shopping complexes and open markets. So, an understanding of currency and money exchange will come in handy.
The Colombian Peso
The money that is valued in Cartagena is the Colombian Peso which has an abbreviation of COL$. The Colombian Peso has a defaced value which means that for every 1 U.S. dollar trades at about 1,960 Colombian Pesos. While the price tags on goods seems to be high, the favorable exchange rate the price tags of the many goods including food in Colombia, you will think that they are very expensive as their prices reach as high as a few thousands of dollars but, in reality, you only need about $20 to $50 to live comfortably for a day in Cartagena.
Entry Requirements in Cartagena
Nationals from South American, European and North American countries are not required to get a visa as long as their stay does not exceed 90 days. A passport is all you will need to enter Cartagena freely. However, if you will be staying longer in Cartagena, you need to get a visa and this will cost you around $40 and will only be valid up to 3 months.