A Comparison Of Medellin Vs Cartagena.. Beach or mountain?

Medellín Vs. Cartagena: Comparing Colombia’s Best Cities

Medellín Versus Cartagena: Colombia’s Two Top Destinations
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Medellín vs Cartagena… which is the better Colombian city for living and investing? I hear this question a lot, so today we’re going to take an in-depth look at their strengths and weaknesses.

Cartagena is an historical resort city located on the Caribbean coast. Medellín is located in a valley in the Andes Mountains, and some expats consider it the most livable city in Colombia.

Both cities have their fans.

I have lived in Medellín for over six years but I have traveled to Cartagena over 20 times for both business and pleasure. In fact, Cartagena was the first city I discovered in Colombia back in 2006.

Let’s take a look at how they compare, in 14 different categories. Continue reading

Cartagena Property Investment

Cartagena Property Investment Earning 8% With Only $25,000 Down

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Aug. 18, 2015
Medellín, Colombia

The property in this report is priced in U.S. dollars.

Dear Overseas Property Alert Reader,

Cartagena is the most popular destination in Colombia. People who know nothing about Colombia will have heard of this famous walled city… one of the oldest in the Americas.

And if anyone hadn’t heard of Cartagena before, they’ll remember it from the 2012 secret service sex scandal. I wrote about Cartagena a few months ago… if you didn’t see it, you can read the background on Cartagena here.

Tourism is king in Cartagena, where visitors each year are increasing at rates much higher than the already impressive 14% Colombia-wide increase. This, in turn, has sparked a construction boom as hotel operators scramble to increase capacity.

Meanwhile the property market continues to flourish.

I once closed a special report with a prediction that 2007 is the year to take action in Cartagena” and I implied that by 2008 you’d miss out.

I was partially right, 2007 was indeed a boom year… but I was also wrong, in that Continue reading

Atardecer en Cartagena de Indias desde La Popa.

Cartagena: A World Heritage Site Now On The Currency Bargain List

Plus: Seeking A Beach Property In Mazatlán

June 16, 2015
Medellín, Colombia

US$1=2,534 Colombian pesos

Dear Overseas Property Alert Reader,

Cartagena is Colombia’s most popular tourist destination. Located on Colombia’s Caribbean coast, it’s one of the world’s few remaining walled cities. It’s a unique Spanish-colonial environment, unlike any other in the Americas.

Potential expats, however, rarely think of Cartagena as an expat destination, and individual property investors often overlook its investment potential.

In both cases, they are misinformed… or uninformed.

Cartagena is in fact a very popular expat destination and has been for a long time.

It’s also been quite generous to investors over the years. And, with foreign investment dollars continuing to pour into Cartagena’s hotel, development, and tourism infrastructures, its prospects are as bright as ever.

What’s more, Cartagena is currently a bargain. This UNESCO World Heritage Site had gotten quite expensive over the years, but today it’s one of many markets that have become far more affordable thanks to the U.S. dollar’s current strength against the local currency.

Founded by the Spanish in 1533, Cartagena rapidly became a thriving seaport. In fact, it was Continue reading