Top Places to Meet Girls in Cartagena, Colombia

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By Victor Sala
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Unlock the secrets to dating irresistible Cartagena women! Our expert guide reveals must-visit locations, savvy tips, and romantic ideas. Begin your adventure now!

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Do you plan to visit Cartagena in Columbia when things start to open up? If so, you’re in for a treat, both in terms of its Spanish-inspired architecture and the beautiful Columbian gals who live in the city.

But who am I to speak?

Well, I paid a week-long visit to Cartagena during my last adventure to Columbia. Having spent some time here, it’s safe to say that I know a few things regarding where you can find attractive girls in town.

Here are the best places to meet girls in Cartagena.

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Bars and clubs to meet women:Eivissa, Tu Candela, Getsemani district
Places to meet girls during the day:San Fernando Mall, Castillo de San Felipe de Barajas
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How to win their heart:Be assertive but not aggressive; Be confident when approaching girls

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Date Cartagena girls during the day


Cartagena is the fifth-largest city in Columbia, with a population of over one million.

This overlooked metropolis is historically notable because it was the first city that Spain established in the Americas. It’s also a beach city as it’s located right along the Caribbean Sea.

The numerous beaches in Cartagena arguably provide your best chance for meeting women naturally during the day.

But which beach is the best?

My pick is Bocagrande. It is one of the most popular beaches with the locals and tourists, so it’s easy to find and meet beautiful girls from all over the world here.

Beyond the illustrious sand and the ocean, Bocagrande also offers a boardwalk and numerous cafes, shops, and restaurants. You can spend an entire day here and never get bored.

When you venture into the interior of the city itself, my advice is to head to what’s called ‘Old Town’ or ‘Old City.’

Old Town is a tourist-friendly neighborhood downtown, and like Bocagrande, the opportunities are truly ripe for meeting girls from all over the world here.

Go into a few of the shopping malls, and you’ll see dozens of women everywhere you look going about their day who you can approach. The best malls are:

  • San Fernando Mall
  • Mail Plaza El Castillo
  • Caribe Plaza Mall

Last but not least, there are also a few landmarks worth checking out in Cartagena, including:

  • Palace of Inquisition
  • Museau del Cacao
  • Castillo de San Felipe de Barajas

Lots of tourists also venture to these landmarks daily, so you can go for no other reason than to meet people if you want to.

Cartagena is a place of history, culture, and of course, extraordinary Cartagena girls. But the adventure to meet incredible women doesn’t stop here. If you’re ready to keep exploring, head to Barranquilla, where you’ll find lively and lovely Barranquilla women. Or, set your sights on Bucaramanga and get to know the warm and welcoming Bucaramanga women. Every city offers a new experience and new people to meet!

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Where to meet Cartegena girls at night


There are more than enough opportunities for meeting Columbian girls in Cartagena during the day. But the action starts to get spicy after the sun goes down.

Again, Old Town is the best place to be when it comes to nightlife. First of all, it’s easily the safest part of town at night, which is especially important if you’re coming to this city alone.

Secondly, as noted before, it’s very tourist friendly. Besides Columbian girls, you’ll find girls from all over the world here at bars and clubs.

Within Old Town, go to Getsemani. It’s a small part of the town that has several of the most popular tourist bars here. Believe me when I say your chances to experience a one-night stand are pretty decent if you spend a night here.

A few of the best bars and clubs include:

  • Elvissa
  • Pley Club
  • Mister Babilla
  • Bazurto Social Club
  • Cafe del Mar
  • Elektra Club
  • La Movia
  • Green Moon Isco
  • Bonche Bar

Outside of Old Town, I’d again recommend Bocagrande for the nightlife. There are many bars along the boardwalk here, even though there may not be quite as many people as in Old Town.

If anything, you may want to visit Old Town on Friday night and then head over to Bocagrande come Saturday.

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An ideal situation would be to meet girls to date before you even arrive in Cartagena, right? If you agree, I suggest, as it the best Colombian online dating website.

One of the best things about this site is that many women here are interested in longer-term relationships with visiting Western men. In other words, the women here are a bit more serious about what they’re looking for,

A decent backup option is always Tinder. The girls here are usually a bit flakier, so expect to get maybe one or two days for every three to four that you set up.

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Once you begin dating a girl a bit more seriously, you’ll have a multitude of places to take her throughout Cartagena. Seriously, there aren’t any shortage of things to do here, so you can never have a boring day once you venture out of your hostel or hotel.

As I discovered quickly, this city comes packed with restaurants and cocktail bars for truly romantic dates, either during the day or in the evening:

Besides restaurants, you can also go to any of the various street parties that occur over weekends, relax on the beach while sipping margaritas, or go to the Castillo San Felipe fort, the largest Colonial fortress South America and quite impressive.

Final tips for picking up a Cartagena woman

Here are my final tips for picking up a Columbian girl in Cartagena:

Be Assertive, But Not Aggressive

Columbian girls are used to guys approaching them. It’s not uncommon for a Columbian gal to be approached by several men in a single day.

Just because you’re a Western gringo does not automatically mean that Latin girls will fall for you just because you’re more exotic in their country.

Stand upright and speak with assertiveness in your voice; if you’re slouching or trembling in your voice, she may act polite, but she won’t view you as her best choice for a potential partner.

Just don’t be too aggressive. Don’t start touching or trying to make things sexual right away. Doing so is a big turn-off and can end up having essentially the same effect as not practicing true confidence.

Take Care of Yourself

Practice good personal hygiene, comb your hair, and dress well (just not the classic tourist look, if you know what I mean). Looks do matter, and girls can tell the difference between a guy who takes care of himself and a guy who does not.

Don’t Try To Be Someone You’re Not

Finally, just be yourself. If you’re not naturally cocky or socially outgoing but try hard to be because you think it will impress the ladies, they’ll sense it, and it’s a major turn-off.

Yes, you should dress well, practice good hygiene, and practice confidence when you approach.

But also, don’t forget your authentic self. Remember that your true personality is also what’s wholly original about you. Some girls dig it, and others won’t…but the girls who do dig it are the ones you’ll form the fondest memories with.

Victor Sala

Hey, salsa lovers! I'm Victor, your Latin dating expert from Cali, Colombia. With a specific focus on Latin dating, my dual role as a coach and author allows me to offer practical, effective advice for overcoming shyness and social anxiety. My approach has successfully guided many single men to find their ideal partners in Latin America.

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2 thoughts on “Top Places to Meet Girls in Cartagena, Colombia”

  1. Hello Victor.

    I’m from Alaska originally but now live in northern Panamá. I have a house, property and a charter fishing business. I’m not a rich guy but do ok with the fishing.
    I’m older 67 but don’t feel it. I’m looking for a middle aged women that likes to cook. Most of the women on dating sites are kids, I’m looking for 30’s and 40’s. Can you help me.
    I planning to come to Cartegena to look for a boat mechanic. Do you have any ideas of places I could some ladies during the day. It’s difficult for me to go to bars and try to talk with the music and traffic.
    Where do you live? I’d love to meet you for lunch if you were there when I came. I’m pretty serious about finding a good smart women. I am considering opening a little restaurant in my village and would like to have my women be the manager.
    So if there’s anyway you can help me I would greatly appreciate it. Also could you suggest a hotel there near the water if possible.
    Thanks Tio Neil.

  2. Hey Tio Neil,

    Thanks for reaching out! Your life in northern Panamá sounds adventurous, and a charter fishing business? That’s pretty awesome! 🎣

    Firstly, I understand the age bracket you’re interested in. There are mature Latin women out there who are also looking for something serious and love to cook. Have you considered local cooking classes or food festivals in Cartagena? These could be great places to meet someone without the noise of bars.

    If you’re in Cartagena, a good hotel near the water could be Hotel Caribe. It’s located by the beach and the atmosphere is pretty laid-back, which should be up your alley.

    Unfortunately, I won’t be in Cartagena anytime soon, but I’d love to meet up for lunch if our paths ever cross! Until then, feel free to hit me up for more advice anytime.

    Good luck on your quest for love and maybe that future restaurant manager! 🍽️🌹

    Best wishes,

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