Supermarkets in Cartagena

As a foreigner, coming from the Netherlands where everything is close by and only a bike-ride away, I was very curious to know, where and how the supermarkets in Cartagena were.

I was surprised to see the good quality and low price of fresh products. Below is a quick “cheat sheet” of the different stores:

Existing supermarkets in Cartagena include Ara, Mega Tiendas, Jumbo, Exito, Carulla and Olimpica.

 

Jumbo:

Food, electrical equipment, clothes, top quality products, good meat, good prices.

 

Carulla:

Good quality products, expensive compared to other supermarkets.

 

Ara:

Cheap, in some stores you can only pay cash, look for the grilled chicken very nice (9.900 pesos) and the Bianchi (chocolates with caramel).

 

Exito:

Outside of the old walled city, this place is cheap and offers similar products to Jumbo.

 

Mega Tiendas:

Lots of beautiful vegetables & fruit.

 

Olimpica:

Have not been there yet.

 

Enjoy your grocery shopping 🙂

 

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