Try also Grinder (Grindr)
I live in Europe, when I searched for tinder, the results I got was "tinder. ashleymadison.com" & https://www.gotinder.com.
I believe the second one is the correct one, which only works on mobile?
Great report. I hadn't considered Tinder before, but after read your post I will try next time.
This is true. I had two chicas last time that just had arepas. Two other girls I took to nice dinners at Enoteca (Italian place I highly recommend. Great gelato as well) and they both seemed a bit lost with the menu. This one girl I took to the arepas place in Bocagrande was drunk so she started dancing with me and taking photos by the finca display like we lived out on a coffee farm. It was hilarious.
When I meet with prepagos in Medellin its completely different. They already have an expensive restaurant picked and have plans in place on spending my money to be wined and dined. I guess the heat makes people act differently.
I'll happily pay more in Cartagena for experiences like this.
I love you. Golden words indeed.
Outstanding report, by the way. You had a blast: things do not come from the sky just because of good luck. Thumbs up.
First CTG Trip
This is a pretty late post. I went down to Cartagena for the first time in October 2016 with a friend. I mainly use the US site, and thought it would be good to pull some info for my trip from here. I had been to Colombia one time before with my ex GF, so knew a bit about the culture. I am also fluent in Spanish.
First thing I did was go back and read basically every post going back two years. Tons of useful info. Just want to shout out some members with useful posts: OldParr, WorldTraveler, Black Page, You Can, Hilltopper, Hillbilly69. I would suggest anyone take the time and do some research as any questions will have prob been answered already. I also PM some members and got some useful answers.
First thing I did before going down there was signing up for the premium version of Tinder and moving my location down to CTG. As has been mentioned, about 90-95% of the women there are prepagos. Either they say it on their info or it will be brought up by them early on in the conversation. However, there are some normal girls on there who are just looking to have fun (eat dinner, go to the beach, etc). In my experience, no pu$$y has ever been free haha.
I was able to match with 2 girls who were very hot (8-10) and in my conversations never spoke about money. One one from about 2-3 hours inland. She came to CTGmy first weekend there and stayed with me at my apt. Did not pay her anything, but did take her out to eat and to the beach. Had a blast. She left around Monday.
Had matched with a 20 yr old with a killer ass (From Pereira) who came over to my apt one night. Paid here 400 k to stay over at my place. I made sure to tell her she would need to help me out with my laundry the next morning (LOL) and she said it was fine. Just staid in the apt that night having fun, next day she helped me just as she said, and took her out to lunch. So she was basically with me from about 8 PM to 1 PM the next day. I saw this girl again later in the week, and was able to bring her down to 300 k for the same time. Love paisas.
Next I met up with another girl from Tinder, university student, one of the hottest girls I saw down there. Saw her pretty much every night until I left. Never paid her anything, but she did not give it up until 2 night before I left. I did all sorts of things with her during the day (go to the beach, go to el centro, eat dinner, and go out at night). I realize this might no be ideal activity for most members here, but for a girl who was a straight 10, probably would have had no chance with in the US, I had a blast.
During this time I also met up with 2 girls who I had matched with on Tinder. She was a 7-8, and quoted me 150 k, and did not mention time. I said fine, and we would meet in el centro. I asked if she had a girl for my friend and said sure. When we got to el centro and met up with them, my friend wasn't feeling it (girls were kind of sweaty, but what the heck, it was 95 degrees and humid as hell). I knew a quick shower would fix this and took them both back to the apt with me. We showered together, they both gave me a massage, and then went at it for about 1-2 hours. Rested and talked for a bit, I had made sure to stock the fridge with goodies and had beers / alcohol, and then we went at it again. All in all they were in the apartment for about 6 hours, and paid them each 150 k. Again, they were 7-8's, 21-23 years old, but had a great time with both.
I did not go to any casas or strip clubs. I passed by the clock tower and saw some pretty girls, but usually was already with one. I went to Cafe del Mar, Mr Babillas, Tu Candela, Donde Fidel, Bourbon, Clock Pub. I tried to go to Babar one night, but there was a private event and they would not let us in.
I stayed in El Laguito as had been recommended on here, and thought it was a great choice. Centro is way to hot, and has been mentioned, nothing beats being in front of the beach.
In terms of taking out cash, I took out a good chunk at the airport ATM's. I tried to look for the green ATM's as they have a higher limit, but most of them did not work. Took out cash at the BBVA in El Laguito as well. I have since signed up for the Charles Schwab HY Investor Checking account, with comes with an debit card that reimburses your ATM fees, even internationally. I got the idea from a post on here. There was no hard credit check, and as long as you open a brokerage account, there was no minimum amount that needs to be deposited. I am able to transfer money into the account in 2-3 biz days. There are also no foreign transaction fees.
For restaurants, I would recommend.
Fonda Antioquena (hit this place up if you are with a paisa).
La Casa del Pan De Bono (not a rest, but freaking awesome Pan de Bonos).
I would say one of the thing I loved most about being down there, is even though we did go to some more expensive restaurants in el centro, girls who are insanely hot would be just as excited and happy to go get a perro (hot dog) or go to McDonalds. I thought that was awesome.
Always felt safe, I made sure to print the Taxi fares beforehand (get prepared to haggle, as every taxi is intent on overcharging). Went to Playa Blanca several times. Was about 180 k for a taxi to take us. Thought that was expensive, but if you take a boat, you have to return by 4 PM I believe. With a taxi, you can stay until night basically. You can rent a car for 150 k (stick shift) for the day, so will look into that next time.
When I was riding in a taxi, I was stopped about 3 times by the army / police. We just had to get out of the car, ask you some questions, and send you on your way. No issues.
For a SIM Card, I initially went to a Claro store when I got there, but forgot my passport at the apt and they would not sell me one. Went to an Olimpica supermarket to buy some things, and when I as leaving spotted 3 Claro girls by the exit. They sold me a SIM without my passport and I was good to go.
I suggest anyone who is going down brush up on their Spanish, and also Colombian culture in general. Seemed to me girls would like it if you knew a bit about the country. Also, look up some Salsa videos on youtube or take some classes. Salsa = Free Pussy.
If you have any questions, feel free to reply here on send me a message to my inbox. Again, thanks to all the posters who provided such useful info.
2017 Taxi rates
Was just wondering, have they issued new taxi fares / rates for 2017? Was looking online and was not able to find any.
SACSA website still has 2016 PDF up.
Here are a few randomly ordered Cartagena observations:
There are a lot of girls in the Clock Tower square (Torre del Reloj), some by the monument, some standing around in the middle, some on the benches, some standing under the overhangs outside the clubs (VIP, etc). Prices range from 100 K to 200 K (for the very small number of university students). Saturday night can be good for university students since they have the day off, though you'll have to be patient to wait for these. The girls usually start arriving a little before 11:30 pm. Some are still there at 3 am, though the volume is vastly lower, 11:30-12:30 is probably peak. Quality isn't great, though a few diamonds exist.
There's more movement than you'd expect between the clubs and the Clock Tower square. I saw two girls who had been standing in the square for a while walk to DLV and go in. Later I saw two girls walk out of Isis and walk to the square, where they started loitering.
I was in DLV for a while, then in Space for a couple of hours. I was surprised not to see any of the DLV girls in Space.
Very late at night, it can be interesting to loiter near the door to Space, say at 4 am. Girls seem to stop by there, either after coming out or before going in or before deciding not to.
La Isla Girls
Edgar sent me these photos and then some of the current crop of La Isla girls that hang out in Playa Hollywood. I thought I'd share. They're almost always short and young. I fucked two girls from there on my last trip, and they both told me La Isla is usually dead. I fucked them by picking them off the beach. I'll be in Cartagena in a couple of weeks.
EDIT: These girls typically ask for 300k but you can get them for 200k or even less if you convince them its a quick fuck next door in your building. From what I understand things are slow at La Isla so they come out during the day hoping to get a customer.
You are right. I believe all that I wrote, but I went beyond the original question. Maybe it will be useful anyway to someone else (not everyone is considerate, eheh).
Ok thanks for pointing it out politely <g>
Not scolded at all! I wrote that, having in mind not you, but the prototype of tourist I see often, not only there. I wish you will have lots of fun! (more than me for sure, I am stuck in my sex prison)
Don't worry. No problems at all for safety (I assume you will not go out of the Centro looking for cheaper brothels). The only risk could be to not feel comfortable, because dressed different from the average people we like to blend with.
My advice is to avoid shorts at night, but again: go and check yourself. To each his own.
By the way: it's very hot and humid at daytime, but at night the weather is fantastic for me: warm but not warmer than 26°C, often with a nice breeze from the sea.
I was giving BP props for his original response now I feel like I just got scolded in the Principles office!! My original post indicated my research on the MDE dictated that I wear jeans and a collared shirt so as not to stick out / be a target for someone with less than good intentions. CTG is a beach town & is already hot as F**k. I won't wear jeans to the beach & I was just wondering about shorts (not cargo shorts) at night at the clock tower or for just walking around town, taking in the sights during the day. When I get back, I'll give a daily wardrobe report & whether or not I felt threatened or got stares and what I see locals & other gringos wearing.
Thanks to both of you ME & BP!!
Come on BP. The guy was talking about walking around Cartagena in general. He was not asking if it would be okay for him to wear his beach gear to dinner at a swank restaurant or upscale club. I am sure he has more sense than that.
If the number of posts is a qualification, I am in the middle. Then, I tell you: go and check yourself.
The dress code is never mandatory, but it is a matter of how someone wants to feel comfortable in an environment, the kind of environment, the target (that is, what kind of girl you aim at?) and of course his personal *style*. Nobody could teach *style*. It's our personal thing.
We are speaking about Cartagena, not Manila. Cartagena is the most expensive tourist place in Colombia. Now what?
If you will have your dinners at Riquisimo, pizza places, cheap food places, then nobody will bother you wearing baseball hat, short cargo pants and flip flops at night. You could go to Reloy or Calle de La Media Luna, have a beer, talk with girls, and have some good time. No problem for going with her to enjoy at one of the love hotels nearby.
If you want to appreciate what Cartagena offers to a higher end, for example the excellent restaurants, no way you could feel comfortable there dressed for the beach (I assume you have an average sensitivity). I am not even sure if a place like Cuzco, La Vitrola, Santisimo, etc. would even *admit* patrons not appropriately dressed. Moreover, the priceless experience that is possible in Cartagena is not one hour of sex in a basic room with a stunner (just go to a brothel for that), but a whole night partying in clubs with her, followed by a proper treatment in bed. How would you like seeing a beach dude trying to dance bachata with a girl in high heels, in a club where everyone is dressed appropriately?
Don't take me wrong. I am not saying you will not see beach dudes and backpackers roaming around at night in Bocagrande or between Cl. De La Media Luna and Reloy. There's everything. It's all up to how we wish to position ourselves in a market. Just make your choice.
So, in conclusion, it's your call. I suggest you bring not only beachware in your luggage, but also something that will allow you to enjoy better the place. Leave it open, or you might regret it.
CTG Dress Code
So one member with 4 posts sarcastically says 'Wear whatever you want because I'm an American GD! & another who is a Sr. Member with 6300 says there is no dress code. I'll go with the Sr. Members advice. Dress appropriatley. I know it will be hot as can be so shorts it is!
I whole-heartedly agree. You should wear whatever you want. Shorts, flip flops. Whatever floats your boat. Afterall it's better if your dress code screams "By golly, I'm an American goddammit!