Activities

City bike tour

CITY BIKE TOUR

All groups will have the opportunity to discover the Cartagena’s colonial streets on two wheels. Get ready to cycle around the walls, catch a Caribbean sunset and see Manga’s stunning port, before finishing the day off with a fresh tropical juice back at the school.

This tour in the modern city of Medellin is also a wonderful experience; you will learn more about the best place to go: the famous Parque Lleras, the Poblado Park, the trendy neighbourhood of Provenza, and many other places.

Cultural trips

CULTURAL TRIPS

We actively encourage our students to familiarise themselves with the all aspects of Colombianos life. That’s why we’ll mix daily classes with tropical fruit tastings with Cartagena’s iconic palenqueras, as well as cultural excursions to the Museo de Oro (Gold Museum). We won’t miss the opportunity to visit the typical market food with our guide.

In Medellin we’ll do workshops with university students, we’ll taste all kind of coffes from the region. We will discover the culture of the “paisas”.

Centro Catalina Cinema Club

CENTRO CATALINA CINEMA CLUB

We actively encourage our students to familiarise themselves with the all aspects of Colombianos life. That’s why we’ll mix daily classes with tropical fruit tastings with Cartagena’s iconic palenqueras, as well as cultural excursions to the Museo de Oro (Gold Museum). We won’t miss the opportunity to visit the typical market food with our guide.

In Medellin we’ll do workshops with university students, we’ll taste all kind of coffes from the region. We will discover the culture of the “paisas”.

Dance classes

DANCE CLASSES

We’ll have you dancing like a Latin local in no time! Salsa, merengue, cumbia, vallenato, bachata, champeta, mapalé, reggaetón - take your pick of tropical rhythms, or feel free to try a bit of everything.

Centro Catalina can help you make the most out of your stay with our special tours and excursion program. These activities take place in the afternoons and weekends and are not included as part of the course package. Trips can be arranged directly with the school.

Activity the old town

THE OLD TOWN

Walking tour through the Old Town. A guide walks you through the narrow streets of the historical center, so you can immerse into Cartagena’s colonial past full of monuments, churches, and squares.

Activity water sports

WATER SPORTS

Take advantage of being by the Caribbean coast by learning or practising how to kite surf, dive or windsurf.

Activity Rosario Island

ROSARIO ISLAND

Walking tour through the Old Town. A guide walks you through the narrow streets of the historical center, so you can immerse into Cartagena’s colonial past full of monuments, churches, and squares.

Activity chiva party bus

CHIVA PARTY BUS

You simply can’t leave Cartagena without experiencing a Chiva Rumbera, a traditional party bus that comes with a live band, free flowing rum and lots of fun. The tour ends with a stopover in one of Cartagena’s best clubs.

Activity Tayrona

SANTA MARTA / TAYRONA

From the colonial city of Santa Marta (4 hours by car/bus from Cartagena), you can visit one of the most amazing places of Colombia: the Tayrona Park. This popular national park has over 15.000 hectares of rainforest, bays, beaches, and coral reefs. One can also encounter here more than 100 species of mammals, 200 species of birds, 50 species of reptiles, and some impressive archeological sites built by the Tayrona Indians.

Centro Catalina can help you make the most out of your stay with our special tours and excursion program. These activities take place in the afternoons and weekends and are not included as part of the course package. Trips can be arranged directly with the school.

MIRADOR DE LAS PALMAS

Do you want to have the best memories of Medellín in photographs? The “Mirador de las Palmas” is aperfect place to know Medellín from the height. Situated in the eastern side of Medellín, this place gives us a gorgeous panoramic view of the city as well as the possibility of tasting tradicional food such as the popular “chocolate con queso” or hot chocolate with cheese. Do not miss out on this spectacular place!

BAREFOOT PARK

It is a place for beingtouch with the nature, walking through the Various sources: The Bambooforest, the Zen garden and the sand park.It is between Plaza Mayor and EPM Intelligent Building, in this park there are coffee shops and restaurants. This is a large square that makes it possible to hold concerts and events.

EL CASTILLO MUSEUM

Come and visit the spectacular museum “El Castillo”, a place full of fantastic stories and artworks of Medellín city. It is in El Pobladoneighborhood and has beautiful gardens for doing picnic and a lot of things more. ¡Let ́s go together!

PLAZA DE MERCADO-MINORISTA

It ́s a place of traditional gastronomy. Fruit juices, corn “arepas”, and soups, includingfishsoups are famous, let ́s enjoy the variety of colors and tastes in the Minorista!

AFTERNOON OF FOLKLORICAND LATIN DANCING

Let ́s go to dance and share with other students, knowing different Latin rhythms and the most popular and traditional of Colombia.Learn to move your feet to the beat of the these wonderful and fun rhythms.

Afternoon of Colombian snacks

Let ́s go to share an afternoon cooking and eating traditional Colombian snacks such as “arepa”, “empanada”, “carimañola”, “bollo relleno”, etc.

SCULPTURE PLAZA

It ́s a 7,000 m2 outside park, in this space exists a perfect mix of art, culture and nature in which 23 of Botero’sbronze sculptures are on permanent display and exhibit.Donated by Medellin’s own Fernando Botero years ago and put into place during 2002, they adorn the surrounding area and create an amazing outdoor exhibit.

Solidarity has no borders

Activity volunteering tayrona

VOLUNTEERING

Do you want your stay to become an unforgettable experience? Our language school offers you voluntary activities in Cartagena. Voluntary work is not only a perfect opportunity to get in touch with local people, but also a possibility to help poor children, who will be grateful that you are willing to help them change their destinies.