The week of school recess that takes place in Colombia during the second week of October, is the perfect excuse to come and enjoy the attractions that a tourist city like Cartagena has to offer.
Both children and youngsters, natives or tourists, can make different plans in the city while take a deserved rest from school activities. We share in here a few ideas to have the best time during this week that goes from October the 8th to the 14th.
Whether you go to the beaches bordering the coastline of Cartagena, or visit some islands of crystal waters like Barú, Tierrabomba and Bocachica, in all of them, you will have a great time with the most refreshing sea. It is a plan enjoyed by natives and by national and foreign tourists, who, with total certainty, talk about this place as one of the greatest locations of the magical Caribbean.
Getting the perfect tan, taking a good swim, practice sports, and having a couple of cold beers while enjoying the local gastronomy, are some of the activities you can usually do at these beaches. They are a wonder of nature that we must preserve. Do not forget to learn about the rules and some restrictions that might apply to some beaches depending on the weather.
Visit the Historical Center and Getsemaní
Walking through the dazzling streets of the old and historical neighborhoods in Cartagena is one of the plans most enjoyed by visitors. They contemplate the architecture, that seems to come out of an old movie, while they get amazed with all the beautiful sights these places have to offer. A really recommended experience.
In addition, getting to know amazing places with great historical importance, might help the youngest ones to learn about the history of a diverse city, soaked in different cultures and positioned as the favorite tourist spot in Colombia.
Taking pictures of the graffiti walls, or in the embellished facades of historical houses, is such a great plan. Even more when you add a few refreshing drinks and some delicious street food dishes. You can also go nuts purchasing beautiful handicrafts or taking a ride in a horse drawn carriage. These are some of the best plans you can do on some of the most traditional places of the city.
Explore the theme parks
Outside Cartagena you can find a few theme parks whose main attractions are the exotic and beautiful fauna. The oceanarium, the aviary and the vivarium, are the three places we recommend you visit during this school recess break. Kids and teenagers enjoy the direct contact with animals from different species, while learning about them and their vital role in the ecosystem.
It is really fascinating to be dazzled by the colorful birds of the largest aviary
in Latin America, as well as the strength of the reptiles’ terrifying jaws in the vivarium
, or the grace of acrobat dolphins in the oceanarium
Visiting these places is, without a doubt, a recommended plan for all the family, where learning about the wonders of the world is the funniest part.
A tour by the museums of Cartagena
Without having second thoughts, parents are always interested in having their children learning new things that might contribute to their growth, both personal and professional. Thankfully, Cartagena has a large offer of museums where you can learn while having fun.
Each and every one of the museums are different from one another, but all of them help to build the historical memory of Cartagena. Taking your kids to learn about the historical legacy museums keep, is an excellent choice for you to go during these school recess break.
Pre-Columbian crafts, jewelry, old weapons, books, paintings, and so much more, are a living proof of Cartagena’s historical value. Come on and visit these places with all your family.
Enjoy the cultural agenda
Cartagena is an important epicenter of art and culture. It hosts congresses, art shows, concerts, workshops, fairs, and festivals, among so many other events, mostly with no cost of admission.
It is very important to get in touch with the cultural offer of the city, so you can take advantage of these events and enjoy them in the company of friends and relatives.