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I am assuming that I can use US dollars to shop in Cartagena (Leather goods, Jewellry,coffee)??

 

I suppose any change that is returned will be in Colombian Peso's

 

Thanks for any advice....

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I am assuming that I can use US dollars to shop in Cartagena (Leather goods, Jewellry,coffee)??

 

I suppose any change that is returned will be in Colombian Peso's

 

Thanks for any advice....

 

We were there last April. Yes, you can use US dollars almost anywhere.

 

1) Use credit card if possible – no change!

2) Be sure you bring a good collection of small bills - $5, $1, etc., so if you do get change, there won’t be much of it!

3) You mentioned coffee – I hope you’re looking for pre-roasted and ground. We tried pretty hard, both in Santa Marta and Cartagena, to find some un-roasted beans, and struck out completely. I’m sure it was available somewhere, but we couldn’t find any.

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Thanks Idog and edgew for your comments...

 

as far as the coffee is concerned we would want to buy roasted coffee in either beans or ground.

 

We are going to Colombia and Costa Rica and I am not sure which country produces better coffee???? Probably on par with each other.

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