The districts and regions of Cartagena de Indias
The city of Cartagena de Indias is a really vast region and is
divided in numerous quarters classified with a life quality
indicator from 1 to 6. The “stratos” allows separating the costs
of services offered to residents because of the financial and
social situation. Therefore, a strato 1 is a place where life
conditions are really difficult so these residents have favours
concerning the essential services received in order to ease
their survival. Evidently, a poor quarter is place not
recommended for a visitor because certain problematic situations
could be lived.
For mercy, take conscience that it’s not just dangerous quarters, but the people living there, so don’t merchandize with the ambulant sellers that are in the nice quarters, because they come from the poor quarters. What counts is to inform people and not hide information in order for them choosing with clarity and liberty.
The maps of Cartagena de Indias
How do you move in Cartagena de Indias?
Many transportation ways exist in
Cartagena and the most secure is still the taxi. However, we
strongly recommend you to call a taxi station operating with a
frequency radio in order to avoid disarrangements. Often, taxis
increase their fees when they see a visitor and also don’t give
the service if you go farther then the centro or Bocagrande.
Avoid using the bus, and motor bike taxis as well as bicycle
We always use the taxi station 255 with the phone number 677-0100 because we always had a nice and secure service. We use this service between 15 and 20 times a week.