This tour is for adventurous souls that want to take a peek into the lives of the real inhabitants of Cartagena. Bazurto Market is definitively one of Cartagena’s hidden gems; not a very common touristic destination, and much more than a common fruit and vegetables Colombian Market. This place has everything you could ever need; from vegetables, fish, meat, fruit, clothing, and even an art market.
Your first stop will at a Pikó Builder's place, a Pikó is the Sound System of a music genre called Champeta, which transforms African 70's Highlife music into contemporary Caribbean party music. Here, you will enjoy a beer while you learn about Champeta straight from an expert who will give you a proper introduction with his Pikó and his enormous CD collection. After choosing your favorite subgenre and CD souvenir, you will move on to try local fruits and juices. Some will be totally unknown for you so you will be served a small bite of each fruit to try and a juice made out of your preferred one.
Continuing through commercial passages you'll see clothes, backpacks, and pretty much anything you can imagine. Then, we'll stop at a Calligraphy/Lettering workshop where you will meet 'El Runner', a local graphic artist and expert recognized for making Champeta concert flyers, business signs, and pretty much anything related to letters and vibrant colors. He'll show you how he makes his letters while he makes a custom sign for the group. Next, we'll stop at a Herbsman's stand where you'll get to see a wide range of magical potions used for any problem or desire. You'll learn about and see some interesting examples before choosing one to try yourself. Finally, you'll have lunch at the plaza and will try some of the local tasty recipes served.