Experience Bazurto market like a local

Cartagena, Colombia

Experience hosted by Maria Isabel

  1. 3 hours
  2. Hosted in English

What you'll do

"This experience got 3 stars of 3 by Frommer's Travel Guide"

Let's meet at Exito Sandiego supermarket at 10 am . We will go then to the public market by bus where I am sure you will be in love with this amazing community . I will introduce you to my wonderful friends in the marketplace who have become more of an extension of my family. This experience changed my life everyday by seeing all the hard work of people to support their families. My hope is that stories your will hear, could change your life too. We will also learn about the local rhythm ( champeta) and dance so please don't be shy and let's have fun. We will eat some delicacies from the world renowned Cecilia's Restaurant. This restaurant was visited by Anthony Bourdain in 2008. We will try the local soda, beer and sample delicious fruits.

You will be able to inmerse in our daily life, to enjoy the hustle and bustle of Bazurto public market and the most important you will have an adventure of how to discover to be a local in Cartagena. I am happy my job is my hobbie, It would be amazing if you can enjoy this hobbie with me.

Other things to note
The public market is a noisy place, where the smell can be strong sometimes, so if that its not something important for you, then join this experience.
I advice to wear comfortable shoes.
For groups bigger that 4 people. Please contact me first.
"This experience got 3 stars of 3 by Frommer's Travel Guide"

Let's meet at Exito Sandiego supermarket at 10 am . We will go then to the public market by bus where I am sure you will be in love with this amazing community . I will introduce you to my wonderful friends in the marketplace who have become more of an extension of my family. This experience changed my life everyday by seeing all the hard work of people to support their…

What's included

  • Food
    Lunch at Antony's Bourdain favorite restaurant in Cartagena
  • Drinks
    Local soda and beer
  • Transportation
    Transportation

Meet your Host, Maria Isabel

Host on Airbnb since 2013
  • 267 Reviews
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Hola

I am María, a local who loves Cartagena. After visiting 10 countries and living in USA for 6 months I realized how wonderful is my culture so I quit my job ( Quality Consultant for healthcare) to design local experiences for visitors to enjoy my city. I have given literally all my heart, love and effort into this project to give the MOST unique experiences you can have here. With the Caribbean culture in my blood, I am a friendly, fun, and outgoing person, willing to share a piece of my culture with each traveler, while helping my community at the same time.
I will be happy to show you MY CARTAGENA, and share a laugh together. You will receive a FREE BIG HUG and by the end of our time together, you will become my new local friend.
Hola

I am María, a local who loves Cartagena. After visiting 10 countries and living in USA for 6 months I realized how wonderful is my culture so I quit my job ( Quality Consultant for healthcare) to design local experiences for visitors to enjoy my city. I have given literally all my heart, love and effort into this project to give the MOST unique experiences you can have here. With the Caribbean culture in my blood, I am a friendly, fun, and outgoing person, willing to share a…
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Where you'll be

Where we'll meet
Supermarket Exito San Diego"
Cartagena
Bazurto Public Market
Donde Cecilia Restaurant

Rated 4.93 out of 5 from 267 reviews.

  • Chao-Yue
    January 2022
    This market experience took me to a local market that I didn’t dare go on my own, and I had a great time having local food and learning dancing salsa and champeta, and eating at a restaurant Anthony Bourdain visited. Very cool experience!
  • Kaitlyn
    December 2021
    This tour takes you into the central market of the city where not many tourists go. It provides a raw look into the lives of Cartagena natives. Overall, an eye-opening experience, but the environment can be a bit overwhelming and at times can feel unsafe.
  • Nick
    December 2021
    Daniella was our guide of this experience, which we learned upon arrival. She was warm, energetic, knowledgeable, and a great guide. Asking questions and conversation was a bit hard at times because of our language barrier, but her English explanations were solid. We walked around, got to taste some fruit and drink, ordered a lunch, and then spent a decent amount of time getting a custom sign made at the market (which was a little strange/unexpected, but nonetheless interesting). Not sure the value is entirely there for what is charged, but we had no regrets about this experience and were certainly glad we did it.
  • Shaina
    December 2021
    All I can say is WOW - this is the one experience I've repeatedly told all of my family and friends about when I describe my trip to Cartagena. Maria made this experience so much fun - storytelling, DANCING, lots of great food, and an awesome group (we were with a lovely Colombian couple who made our experience even more awesome) We loved this experience and highly recommend to anyone visiting Cartagena.
  • Jenny
    December 2021
    Our experience with Maria was amazing. Everything in the description was accurate and on point. Maria was a great host and gave us an amazing tour. I highly recommend this tour.
  • Rachel
    December 2021
    Very fun! Loved the food, dancing, art and my group! This activity was easy to do as a solo traveler. Not sure if it was worth $50, but I also wouldn't recommend navigating to Bazurto alone. Overall, great experience!

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