The full gamut of lodging types exists on Colombianâ€™s Caribbean coast, from mala muerte inns that may double as brothels to five-star hotels. In villages, expect only basic accommodations. Backpacker hostels are opening up in more towns, allowing safe and inexpensive options to budget travelers. Most hotels will have only showers with agua al clima, or room temperature waterâ€”which, in these latitudes is quite warm. Luxury resorts will be the only places to have heated water. Lower cost hostels will only have fan; mid-range accommodations will give you the choice between a room with a fan or with more expensive air conditioning.
In tourist destinations (Cartagena, Barranquilla and Santa Marta) hotels have one price for the low season and a much higher price in the high. At these times, reservations are advisable. During Carnaval, room rates up to quadruple in Barranquilla. Any place along the coast it is worth asking for a discount in the temporada baja, especially if you will be staying for more that a few days.
Other Hotel pages in The Caribbean Coast and Islands that may be of interest: GetsemanĂ Hotels, El Rodadero Hotels, Bocagrande Hotels, Providencia and Santa Catalina Hotels, Valledupar Hotels, San Andres Island Hotels, Taganga Hotels, CoveĂ±as Hotels, El Centro Hotels and San Diego Hotels.