Cartagena, a stunning port city that exports much of the coffee produced in northern Colombia, will play host to Let’s Talk Coffee® 2018. 

VENUE AND HOTEL RESERVATIONS

Let’s Talk Coffee® will take place at the Intercontinental Cartagena, a 5-star luxury waterfront hotel in Cartagena’s upscale Bocagrande neighborhood. While lodging is not included in the Let’s Talk Coffee® registration price, attendees can book their rooms at the Intercontinental hotel at the following preferred rates:

  • $66 per night for a double room shared with one other Let’s Talk Coffee® attendee
  • $131 per night for a single, private room

To book your room at the Intercontinental Cartagena, please fill out this form and email it to the indicated address.

Please note that if you register for Let’s Talk Cofffee® and book your hotel at the Intercontinental, all your meals during the event will be covered. Breakfast is included in your hotel reservation and lunch and dinner are included in your Let’s Talk Coffee® registration for the duration of the event.

A beach-front hotel in a world-renown tourist destination

Cartagena is Colombia’s fifth largest city and features world-class cuisine, must-see sites from the colonial era, white sand beaches, and museums filled with historic artifacts. The Intercontinental Cartagena Hotel is situated right on the beach and offers a roof-top pool, delicious food, modern rooms, and an ideal location just a short walk away from tourist sites and 15 minutes from the airport. Families are welcome to accompany Let’s Talk Coffee® attendees to Cartagena to enjoy the all the attractions it has to offer.

TRAVEL DATES

Let’s Talk Coffee® attendees should fly into Cartagena Rafael Núñez International Airport (CTG) on Wednesday, September 19.  Departure times and airports vary depending on field trip participation. Please pay special attention to the time of day you may depart from the Huila field trip to ensure you do not miss your flight home.

Here is a travel guide for each itinerary:

Attending the main event in Cartagena and no field trip:

  • Arrive at Cartagena Rafael Núñez International Airport (CTG) on Wednesday, September 19, 2018
  • Depart Cartagena Rafael Núñez International Airport (CTG) on Sunday, September 23, 2018

Attending the main event in Cartagena and the Huila field trip:

  • Arrive at Cartagena Rafael Núñez International Airport (CTG) on Wednesday, September 19, 2018
  • Depart Bogotá El Dorado International Airport (BOG) after 5 p.m. on Wednesday, September 26, 2018

Attending the main event in Cartagena and the Santa Marta field trip:

  • Arrive at Cartagena Rafael Núñez International Airport (CTG) on Wednesday, September 19, 2018
  • Depart Cartagena Rafael Núñez International Airport (CTG) on Wednesday, September 26, 2018

To travel from the airport to the hotel and vice-versa, we recommend taking a taxi. It will cost about 25,000 pesos ($9.00 USD).

Colombia Travel Information

General information about Colombia

Voltage

Colombia uses the same 110-volt, 60HZ plugs as the United States and Canada, so no electrical adapter is necessary. However, because many electrical outlets in Colombia are two-prong, an adapter for three-prong appliances is recommended.

Currency

The currency in Colombia is the Colombian peso. The exchange rate with the U.S. dollar will vary but should be between 2,700 and 2,900 pesos to $1 U.S.

Weather

The October weather in Cartagena should be warm—likely in the high 70s and 80s Fahrenheit—but with a strong chance of rain.

Time zone

Cartagena will be on Central Daylight Time in September.