Another advantage possessed by Cartago in Colombia is that it lies very close to another well-known city Pereira. As a matter of fact, it only takes about 20 minutes to drive from Pereira to Cartago. Cartago at Colombia also ranks fourth amongst the cities, which fall under the department of Valle. The three other cities that lie above it are Palmira, Tulua and Cali.
It was speculated that the population of Cartago at Colombia had touched the mark of 132,000 residents in the year 2003. The climate that prevails in Cartago is however quite warm. Temperatures measured on any random day can reach up to 27 degree Centigrade. This Colombian city is bequeathed with many spectacular features. Some of them include huge groups of multiple farmhouses, many invigorating recreational sites, discos and condos. The majority of tourists, who visit these spots, come from the neighboring city of Pereira.
The Colombian city Cartago is also home to a branch of the highly esteemed university known as 'Universidad del Valle'. The main campus of this university is, however, based at Cali. There are many street outlets that sell locally manufactured handicraft products called "Artesanias".
The Matecana International Airport provides transportation from this Colombian city and the famous singer Billy Pontoni is also from this city.