​Ursula Hosting, 2019

Celebrating in Cartagena 

Feb/Mar 2020

(4 nights) 10 guests

Hello Beautiful,  

 

I wanted to share with you an initial high-level plan for your fabulous party in Cartagena next year.  I hope this helps continuing the discussion and planning!  

Please take a look and tell me all questions and comments you might have

SUMMARY:

  • 10 guests in Cartagena

  • One house located in the old colonial part of town

    • Maid/cook service 

    • Drinks/mixers/Snacks for the house

  • Breakfast

  • Recommended activities:

    • History Bike Tour

      • Bikes, private guide​

    • Sunset drinks / catamaran 

      • sail around the bay, with welcome and cocktail drinks ​

      • Not private

    • Walking tour of the colonial town

      • Guided walk

      • Round of drinks

      • Street food tasting

    • Island Hopping

      • Private boat with crew, some drinks and tropical snacks

    • Planning  for group meals in restaurants (Cost not included)

  • Host and Concierge Services

    • Me as a the host and guide for some of experiences

    • Concierge service before and during the trip (reservations, planning for additional activities, etc) 

  • Airport shuttles in Cartagena 

    • Estimate includes up to 4 separate shuttles (Max 4 people each)​

ACCOMMODATIONS 

 

I recommend staying in the colonial part of the city. This is where the charm and beauty of Cartagena is located.  Colonial vacation homes are the way to go.  Once we have specific dates, number of guests, and number of nights, I will run again options for availability and prices. 

 

LOCATION: For now I have found 4 options in my two favorite areas, El Centro and Getsemani.

El Centro - More classic and traditional. More developed into tourism, bigger houses, more plazas and restaurants, most of the main landmarks are located here.  On the other hand, most of the shops and vendors are here as well, so it can feel a bit more crowded and touristic.  It is also a bit more expensive :

  • Option 2 (5 bedrooms/5.5 bath) - One of my favorite. Spacious, large pool area and rooms. Great staff and service.

  • Option 3 (6 bedrooms/ 6.5 bath) - More rooms, and great unique pool. 

  • Option 4 (8 bedrooms/9.5 bath) - This house is really big, large rooms. It is a bit more eccentric. Some rooms might feel like a museum.   I have been to this one. Pool is good size, but the space around it is not the largest.  A lot of floors and rooms.  Unique for sure. 

 

Getsemani - It has become the trendier part of town, more and more boutique hotels, cafes, and restaurants are  popping up. It is right next to El Centro and it is becoming more popular. Younger crowds:

  • Option 1 (6 bedrooms/6.5 bath) - I have stayed here. good service. Cute design. Good size rooms.

Option ONE - $11,900
Option Two- $12,200
Option Three - $12,900
Option Four- $12,600

POSSIBLE ITINERARY  

Thursday - Arrivals

  • Welcome drinks at the house

  • Sunset Catamaran Drinks (Not private) 

  • Salsa dancing!! at one of the hottest clubs in town, Havana (How appropriate) - Entrance included, some drinks. 

 

Friday 

  • Explore town - Pool time.

  • History Bike Tour (Afternoon - Around Sunset) 

  • Dinner reservation / Bottle service at club (not included in price yet)

Saturday 

  • Explore town - Pool time.

  • Street food tasting/bar-rooftop hopping  (Mid Afternoon- Sunset)​

  • Dinner Reservation / Club

Sunday 

  • ISLAND HOPPING! around the Rosario Islands. We will stop to swim, snorkel (if we want), and check out beautiful beaches a long the way where we can relax, drink, eat, and party.   We will also have drinks and ceviche made just for us! 

    • We will have lunch at one of the islands

Monday - Departures

  • Private transportation to the airport. 

Other options for activities

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  • Market tour - Get a guided tour of the local "Mercado". Bazurto is a local market, raw, large, and full of local folklore and flavor. Definitely an experience.  This activity would be in the morning.

  • Mud Volcano - Like 45 min from the city there is a "mud volcano", where you can bath. It is suppose to be good for your skin. It is not for everyone, but also an unique and fun experience.  This can be morning, or early afternoon. 

  • Cooking Class

  • Salsa Dancing Class 

  • Rum Tasting

  • Horse back riding  

  • Party bus

  • Coffee Roasting Workshop and tasting - Learn about coffee, roast your own, and taste some of the best.  This is near the house. 

  • Anything else in mind? Let me know. I will make it happen. 

  • Check out our Cartagena guide for additional information 

ESTIMATED COST 

I have listed the estimate cost by each property.  The differences are not large but substancial enough to differentiate. 

Please remember this is still an estimate. Final cost would depend on many factors, like total number of people, and how soon we can secure things before they change price, etc. Nevertheless, this a close estimate and gives a good idea of what the trip would cost. 

NEXT STEPS 

I know this might be a lot of information. Take some time going through it and let me know what you . think. What you love and don't, if there is something else you would like to see, etc. We can add, remove, combine, create, you get the idea.  I will tailor this until you are 100% satisfied. 

THANK YOU