Flights from Quito
Mariscal Sucre International Airport
The Mariscal Sucre International Airport serves Quito and the surrounding area, and it is the busiest airport in the region. It is located approximately three miles from downtown on E Iturralde. Thirteen airlines at the airport provide flights from Quito, including United Airlines, LAN, Delta and American Airlines. It can often be difficult to locate the best deals on flights from Quito. Orbitz.com can assist travelers by searching several airlines at a time.
Parking at the Airport
The airport provides parking places for both long-term and short-term parking. It is best to call the airport ahead of time to reserve a space. Parking spaces are charged by the hour or by the day, and all are within walking distance to the main terminal.
Transportation to the Airport
Many hotels in the region provide shuttles to and from the airport at no charge for their guests. The Trolebus and Servicio Escovia both have lines running from various locations in the city to the airport at flat rates. Travel from downtown Quito takes approximately 15 minutes. Taxis provide transportation to the airport at metered rates
Restaurants at the Airport
There are several restaurants and cafes located throughout the airport, which offer sandwiches, pastries and coffee. For those who prefer a sit-down breakfast menu, El Cafecito is located in downtown Quito and has a selection of breakfast items, gourmet coffees and bakery items. Orbitz.com can help travelers plan their trip by providing assistance in locating low-cost flights from Quito.
Flights to Cartagena
Rafael Núñez International Airport
Cartagena is a large Caribbean beach resort located in Columbia. It is a hub of economic activity and one of the most popular tourist destinations in the area. Orbitz.com can assist travelers in locating flights to Cartagena. The Rafael Núñez International Airport is located four miles from the city center. Thirteen airlines serve the airport, including Air Italy, CanJet, Sprint Airlines and Viva Columbia.
Transportation From the Airport
The easiest method of traveling in Cartagena is to rent a car with a local rental service. Orbitz.com can help travelers locate budget car rentals in the city. The cheapest way to get from the airport to local hotels is with airport shuttle vans. This method is preferred over taxi services. A private-ride van is useful for large families or groups. Limos are available for rent and can hold large groups.
Weather in Cartagena
Cartagena has a very temperate climate with annual year-round temperatures of about 88º F. Nighttime weather can be windy and chilly, so it might be a good idea to have a jacket available.
Things to Do in Cartagena
Cartagena is a city that is always alive with activity and things to see. The San Felipe de Barajas Castle is one of the oldest buildings in Columbia. It is located four miles from the city center and offers a walking tour with beautiful views of Cartagena. Enjoy a meal, or enjoy one of the wandering musicians at the Plaza Santo Domingo. The Plaza is located in the historic district of Cartagena and comes alive at night with activity. For visitors who enjoy the water, the Islas Del Rosario is a beach location that offers cocktails on the beach, boating and fishing. Orbitz.com can help travelers plan their vacation and book flights to Cartagena.
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