The road traffic in Cartagena de Indias

If you live in the touristic zone of Bocagrande or close to the sea, there’s a lot of chance that road traffic doesn’t affect you. However, if you go further than the historic center, then you’ll see in every colour! One of the biggest causes of traffic is certainly the number of buses that are driven by unsafe drivers that try to anticipate the other bus in front of him to try taking people or customers.

Since the beginning of the 90s, the apparition of motor bikes came complicating the road security in an alarming way and increasing the problems in many categories of life. Each day or almost, restrictions are imposed to try balancing the situation, but the applications of these conditions aren’t really respected by the responsibility of authorities.




Cartagena touristic dealsThe most important street is the Pedro de Heredia avenue that cuts the city in two and passes close from the la Popa Convent and gets to the highway linking Cartagena with Barranquilla and continues to Turbaco.

During the high touristic season from the end of December to the end of January, it’s even difficult to enter Bocagrande due to the important number of cars and taxis.

We suggest you not to use the buses for a security matter.