这一次，我们决定以不同的方式撰写同性恋旅行杂志。我们没有将所有的城市、地方、活动和亮点放在一篇长文章中，而是将我们在哥伦比亚访问的不同地方分别放在几份期刊上，从卡塔赫纳开始，然后是 Bogotá 还有Medellín。我们认为这对读者来说是一种更好的方法，可以获得关于你所需要的南美国家的更精确、更详细的同性恋旅行信息。 但是，让我们向您展示我们在 同性恋友好的哥伦比亚 通过一个 几个男人&rsquo；s的眼睛。
&恩达斯； 与哥伦比亚旅游局（Tourism Colombia）和哥伦比亚旅游局（Outing Colombia）以及恩达斯（ndash）合作；
Journal of our Gay-friendly trip to Cartagena
We landed in Cartagena Airport CTG after an 11-hour flight to Bogotá and a short 45-minutes connecting flight to Cartagena. It just had stopped raining, and the sun created a welcoming rainbow over the countryside. It took a while until we could get to our luggage although the passport control (no visa needed for Germany and Netherlands) went really smooth. It was hot and humid in Cartagena but with this special summer and vacation flair. During the short drive to our hotel about 15 minutes outside of Cartagena, we saw uncountable scooters crossing our car’s way. The first steps outside our hotel towards the Caribbean Sea said just one thing: Have a great vacation in 哥伦比亚!
We found some great flight offers from Europe via Amsterdam with KLM Royal Dutch Airlines! Deals starting from 688 Euro* return to Cartagena, from 618 Euro* return to Medellín, and from 548 Euro* return to Bogotá. Click here for Europe via Amsterdam to Colombia and back > *subject to availability / last check: October 2019
Part 1: Cartagena – Luxurious beach days
For the first 3 days of our trip, we stayed at the Melia Cartagena Karmairi, luxurious hotel on the Caribbean coast. It lays behind the adults-only The Level but still very close to the beach. That makes it perfect for a romantic sunset in the pool. The Melia Cartagena Karmairi has a more modern feel and is located directly behind The Level. With our all-inclusive wristband and not much else around, it was the perfect place to get a little color while enjoying beach time and swimming in the warm Caribbean Sea.
The best way to get over our jet lag was to treat ourselves to a Spa day including a sauna, whirlpool, and a message. For the second evening, we got an invitation to get on board a Katamaran for a Saturday sunset tour around Cartagena’s harbor organized by María del Puerto. Together with a group of lovely locals, we danced into the night with Colombian, Caribbean, and Latin songs (check our Instagram Story highlight Colombia for the dance!).
Gay-friendly Hotel: Melia Cartagena Karmairi
Tipp: Gay-friendly Restaurants: Dinner included at Hotel
OutInColombia is a socially responsible LGBT travel and tourism agency. Sam and his team believe that travel can open hearts, minds and heal our planet. They create life-changing and memorable tourism experiences promoting cross-cultural exchanges, improve the quality of life of Colombians, and preserve Colombia’s biodiversity.
Mud Volcano – Getting dirty in Colombia
Fitting to Halloween, we did a day trip to Santa Catalina north of Cartagena to visit the 托图莫泥火山 which is, according to local lore, the devil’s work. After a priest sprinkled holy water on the fire of the active volcano, the lava turned into mud. This muddy highlight not far from Cartagena turned into a tourist highlight attracting many LGBTQ+ travelers as well. Our day started with a bus trip to the volcano where we had to get naked. Dressed only in a speedo, we climbed up the slippery stairs to the top of the volcano and jumped into the gray and warm mud.
Don’t forget to bring: 水、一些零食（能量棒）、泳衣、拖鞋和毛巾
Don’t forget to bring: Mosquito repellent (!!!), water, a cash tip
The only gay nightlife tour in Colombia, and we tested it in Bogotá with an open bar, free shots, and VIP entrances (even to Theatron)! From the trendy to the underground: the handsome guides took us to places of the city’s gay scene, that we couldn’t have found on our own. Get 5% off with the COUPLEOFMEN5 discount code during booking!
Part 2: Cartagena – Colonial City Center Life
We had a blast during our first days in 哥伦比亚! The Caribbean atmosphere, the great food with fresh fruits and local ingredients, the Mud volcano, the mangrove boat tour, and the colorful houses of the walled old town of Cartagena. And it’s not only the Caribbean but also a gay-friendly part of Colombia with a gay bar and many welcoming LGBTQ+ Colombians. We even had the chance to wave our rainbow flag over the city wall of Cartagena while riding a historical Spanish canon. After our beach days, we stayed in the heart of the old town in short walking distance to the city’s highlights. Delicious food, a rooftop pool with a view, dinner under the stars with live music – Welcome to Colombian paradise.
This Colombia guide should give you an overview and orientation of what you can explore during a first 13 days trip to South America. We will add new blog articles to our Gay Travel Guide Colombia with additional information in the next months. But now, plan your trip to Cartagena, to Medellín, and to Bogotá with a 几个男人.
一起，我们可以达成一切！嗯，几乎所有的东西。但不幸的是，我们没有；在卡塔赫纳美丽的安戈斯托大街上，我没能抓住一把著名的雨伞。这座加勒比海城市就在海边，每个角落都美丽如画。在哥伦比亚的第一个目的地的最后三天，我们花了很多时间探索殖民地的老城 卡塔赫纳 它被历史悠久的城墙所包围。尤其是那些五颜六色的房子、非凡的街头艺术和可爱的哥伦比亚人创造了一种恰到好处的快乐感。
Don’t forget to bring: 防晒霜，一把小伞，现金
We were super excited to see all the birds we had read so much about. Our highlight birds: The Hairy Eagle (the largest and most powerful raptor found in the rainforest) and, of course, the super noisy Flamingos! Probably the loudest but definitely on the most beautiful creatures of the Aviario Nacional de Colombia. Don’t forget to bring sun lotion, mosquito repellent, and drinking water. It was super hot there but the birds are worth every drop of sweat. And maybe you are lucky enough to find some beautiful and special feathers along your way!
Don’t forget to bring: Water (only beverage allowed), sun lotion, sun hat, mosquito repellent
Gay Cartagena Travel: Just the beginning of our South America adventures
It has been a wonderful time in Cartagena, and we learned a lot about the surrounding nature. Since we got this question a lot: Yes, it really felt safe for us being in 哥伦比亚 as an openly gay couple traveling together. We are especially happy about our choice to travel with Sam from Out in Colombia who took care of everything including being our translator in a few situations. (No we don’t speak Spanish. Yet. But like so much, it’s on the list)! Please don’t hesitate to ask us any questions about your trip to Cartagena, and we will give our best to find the answer, or at least, to point you in the right direction. But now we are off to our second destination: Colombia’s capital city Bogotá!
Do you want to know and see more of us gay couple travel bloggers? Stay tuned on Instagram, Twitter, YouTube, and Facebook! See you around in Colombia, South America, and on one of our next gay pride trips around the world!
Karl & Daan.
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Please note: This gay-friendly trip to Colombia was made possible in close collaboration with KLM Royal Dutch Airlines, 在哥伦比亚, and the Tourism board 哥伦比亚。此外，我们感谢来自世界各地和哥伦比亚的优秀读者、追随者、新老朋友提供的所有提示和帮助。尽管如此，我们的观点、照片、视频和作品都是我们自己的，一如往常。