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Cartagena or Puerto Rico

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Cartagena or Puerto Rico

Planning on taking a quick 4 night trip from Florida but can't decide between Cartagena and San Juan, PR. Suggestions? Pros & cons?

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Cartagena, Colombia
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1. Re: Cartagena or Puerto Rico

Ive been to Puerto Rico, but... I prefer Cartagena!!!

Medellin, Colombia
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2. Re: Cartagena or Puerto Rico

Having been to both, I too enjoy Cartagena more, but did like San Juan, found Cartagena a little more historic, a little cheaper, SJ does have some very nice beaches and El Yunque rainforest close by.

Of course SJ is very Americanized vs Cartagena

Los Angeles...
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3. Re: Cartagena or Puerto Rico

Ditto the above responses to your post.

Syracuse, New York...
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4. Re: Cartagena or Puerto Rico

What about safety? My husband and I are also trying to decide between those two destinations...and I'm only concerned about safety in Cartagena...

London, Canada
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5. Re: Cartagena or Puerto Rico

Cartagena is a wonderful city. You won't regret making it your destination choice. It is safe as long as you use the same common sense that you use in any large city. I travel there alone as a single woman and have never felt unsafe there. Just as there are areas that you avoid in other cities, the same applies in Cartagena but the old city and the main areas that you would visit are no problem.

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