​Ursula Hosting, 2019

New Years in Cartagena

Dec 31 to Jan 3 

Hello again,

This is the initial proposal for you and your crew.  Please take a look and let me know what you think about accommodations and activities.  We can tailor this to your liking. 

Please note, we would want to confirm accommodation first to secure the place, and then we can work on schedule if necessary

Cartagena -  Dec 31st to Jan 3rd

Accommodation

  • This apartment is located within El Centro, which is the colonial and historic part of the city. Therefore the most touristic area. You would be walking distance from pretty much anywhere you would want to go during your visit. 

Option One - Apartment in Luxurious Complex inside El Centro.  

  • Spacious and modern apartment in one of the best complex inside El Centro.  

  • Two bedrooms, 

    • Master bedroom: double bed

    • Second room: two single beds

  • A lot of lounging areas throughout the complex. A couple of pools, rooftop with ocean views, small gym, sauna, sundeck, gardens.

  • This condo complex is located in quiet street. Away from the noise, but close to restaurants, and the famous wall. 

Option Two - Apartment in Old Town (no pool)

  • Two bedroom, three bath apartment.  Located inside El Centro.

  • Two bedrooms

    • One rooms with a double bed

    • One room with two single beds

  • Comfortable and practical.  Multiple levels. Located in a great part of town, near the wall, shops, and the San Diego, plaza.  

Option Three - Apartment in Old Town

  • Two bedrooms and a cove. Three bath.  Two bedrooms with double bed, and the cove has a day bed.  Cove and second bedroom are connected and share space. Therefore there isn't much privacy from one to the other.  Large living room, and even a hammock help make this ​a very comfortable space. 

  • Located in one of the busiest plazas of old town, Santo Domingo. With stores, restaurants,  galleries, and bars just outside the building.  The apartment has a balcony facing the street so although it can be noisy at times, it is also great for people watching, and views of the city and the plaza.  There is also a rooftop in the building from where you can enjoy higher views of the walled city. 

  • There is also a small pool in the building guests can enjoy. Small but enjoyable 

Schedule​

Monday, Dec 31st  

  • Arrival. You are arriving in the National flights section.  Driver will be ready to pick you up with a sign. 

  • Check-in. Host will be ready to welcome you.  

  • Suggestions for NYE will be part of the services included in package

 

Tuesday, Jan 1st

  • 04:00 PM - History Bike Tour. Meet your guide at Torre del Reloj.  You will enjoy of a beautiful afternoon exploring the entire old town area while learning about its history.  Our guide will adjust to your pace, so you can enjoy this beautiful ride; perfect after a fun night welcoming the new year.   

Wednesday,  Jan 2nd

 

  • 10:00 AM (Recommendation) Island Hopping.  This is the best way to experience the beautiful Rosario Islands and Baru. For the 4 of you, we would have a 28ft fast boat with a captain and his assistant. You get to decide where to stop, and how long you stay. The crew would be at your service.  I would provide information on possible stops and route so you can choose.  You can stop to swim and snorkel, as well as at private beaches where you can get drinks and food while enjoying the white sand and picturesque surroundings.  There is also a 'party" beach, where private yachts gather to party together. 

    • We would have for you a cooler with some waters, beer, and fresh made juices. Feel free to bring wine, and the alcohol of your choice to make cocktails.

    • We would also invite you to home made ceviche, you can enjoy during the trip. You would simply love it! 

  • Usually, and depending on weather conditions, the return to Cartagena starts around 5PM.   

Thursday, Jan 3rd  

  • Departure.  Driver will be ready to pick you up 3 hours before your flight.

 

Summary

For your trip to Cartagena, we are able to offer you the following: 

  • Accommodation

    • Cartagena ​- 3 nights, 4 people. 

  • Activities as follows

    • Private Bike Tour

    • Private Island Hopping Experience

  • Concierge services before and during your trip.  I provide tips, recommendations and help with reservations at restaurants, shows, and other things you decide to do. I can also help arranging transportation as needed. During your trip, you are more than welcome to contact me directly if you need anything. I will be in Cartagena as well. 

  • Total cost for the package as detailed would be:

    • Option One $2290

    • Option Two - $2000

    • Option Three - $2410

    • Option Four (Apartments in newer part of town) - See bellow  

THANK YOU 

Other Options

Apartments in Bocagrande/Laguito (2bdr - 3bdr) $2000 to $2300  

I wanted to show you the type of accommodation we could get outside the colonial area. Full of apartment buildings and new hotels, this is about a 5-10 min cab ride from the El Centro. It is technically right outside, but walking could take about 15-30 minutes. There is shopping and restaurants near by, as well as the local beach, but most of the touristic attractions are inside the walled city (El Centro).  I don't usually send guests here given the location, but given the price we are trying to stay within, and the desire for a pool; this could could be an option. 

  • Buildings are newer, large pool areas, ocean and sunset views, doorman, all amenities. 

  • Two bedrooms

  • Only a cab ride from el Centro, modern part of town, only steps from local beach.