Scams and Ripoffs

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Cartagena, Colombia

Scams and Ripoffs Cartagena Reviews

RainyDayToast RainyDay…
31 reviews
Sep 23, 2007
Cigars: Don´t buy from street vendors. They are fakes. Ask at your hostel for a genuine store ad buy from here only.

Money Changers: They will approach you, but never, ever change money with these people. Not only will they give you a very poor rate, but there are a lot of fakes out there and it isn´t worth it.

Vendors: There are a lot of annoying vendors who will come up to you trying to sell trips. Try to buy through your hostel or hotel first. Also, there are people that come up to you trying to shake your hand and saying ¨Hello my friend!¨ beware of these people and just ignore them. More than likely they are trying to sell you drugs.


Cartagena is Colombia´s top tourist destination so expect prices to be higher here than anywhere else.

Sunday´s mean little is open whatsoever (even for the city with over 1 million people)! Book a tour instead if you find yourself here on a Sunday otherwise chill at the beach for the day.
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anna_k says:
Awesome info, thanks :)
Posted on: Oct 01, 2011
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