Cartagena

Discover Cartagena de Indias, a jewel of the universal heritage

‘The Heroic City’, is known as Cartagena, adds to the charm of its colonial architecture, the attractions of a vibrant nightlife, cultural festivals and lush landscapes. The city beaches invite you to sightsee, relax and have fun in the refreshing breeze and the warm waters of the Caribbean Sea.
In addition, Cartagena has an excellent gastronomic offer and an advanced hotel and tourist infrastructure.
This fantastic destination keeps histories secrets within in its walls, on its balconies and in its narrow stone paths that inspired Gabriel García Márquez, winner of the Nobel Prize for Literature in 1982.
Framed by a beautiful bay, Cartagena de Indias is one of the most beautiful and best preserved cities in America; a treasure that, today, is one of the most visited tourist destinations in Colombia.

 

 

What to do in Cartagena de Indias?

Undoubtedly, you must get to know the architectural and cultural heritage of the city visiting its historic center, which is surrounded by ancient walls that span kilometers long. The beauty and importance of its landscape has given Cartagena the title of Historical Heritage Site by Unesco in 1984.

In Cartagena, in addition to feeling hundreds of years of history on cobbled streets, you can explore the impressive Castillo de San Felipe de Barajas, which dates back to the 17th century.

You can also be amazed by a tour of the ancient churches and famous monuments of Cartagena de Indias such as those dedicated to Catalina India, the Old Shoes and the Pegasus.

In these walks, you’ll appreciate the local rhythms that sound in the streets and crafts that adorn the shops.
At nightfall, the charm of the colonial zone is perfect for you to tour the city on a horse-drawn carriage. It is an experience that will transport you in time.

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HISTORY

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Unique experiences

Cartagena is not only history, because the city is the scene of a vibrant presence that manifests itself in important world-class events.

 

 

The best experience in

Castillo San Felipe

 

Activities you can’t miss

Cartagena, Colombia is a vibrant city, with countless plans perfect for all different kinds of tourism.

A sample of this is the varied cuisine that the city offers that spans from restaurants of international cuisine, to traditional places where you can try Cartagena’s delights, such as rice with chipi chipi, pork loin in tamarind sauce and cream of prawns.

In addition, the city has the Caribbean Sea, which allows you rest and have fun with an a constant pleasant climate. The beaches are perfect to enjoy a cocktail or a local dish, sunbathe, rest or also venture into the excitement of all the different water sports.

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SEA

4 Adventures at sea …

ChChoose your favorite boat and sail with luxury and comfort to paradisiacal islands. Cartagena has many options for you to have an unforgettable experience at sea.

 

 

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The best beaches…

in the Cartagena area are found in Rosario, Barú and San Bernardo Islands.

In addition, if you want to surround yourself with the a vibrant tourist sector of the city, you can go to Bocagrande, which has wide beaches, hotels, restaurants, shopping centers and discos.

Finally, Cartagena is a dream destination to celebrate weddings and pass honeymoons, the city also receives numerous cruises that travel through the Caribbean.

 

 

The best experience in

YACHTS

In Cartagena there is a wide range of yachts and boats to visit the Rosario and Barú Islands, with professional crew and plans that include on-board catering, bilingual guides, snorkeling equipment and plans designed to your liking to navigate as you have always dreamed

 

 

 

The best experience in

SAILBOAT

For hours near the bay, towards Bocachica or Playa Blanca, or for days to the San Bernando and San Blas Islands (Panama), the pleasure of sailing and moving in harmony with the sea has no limits. There are also sailboat sailing courses.

 

 

 

The best experience in

CATAMARAN

See the romantic sunset on the sway of the waves and with a 360 degree panorama. These luxury boats have all the services and spaces for you to have an unforgettable event, with good music and fine liquors.

 

 

 

The best experience in

CRUISE SHIPS

The port of Cartagena is of great importance because dazzling ships depart from there to the Antilles, and visit Aruba, Curacao and Panama. Enjoy an unforgettable Caribbean vacation with all the fun included.

Recommendations

  • The weather in Cartagena de Indias is enviable. The city is warm and hot almost year-round. The temperature generally ranges between 73 and 80º F.
  • It is true that throughout the year you can enjoy a very good weather in Cartagena, but the best time to visit the city is between the end of November and the end of April, since it hardly rains in that season.
  • Getting around is very simple, especially by taxi, since distances in tourist areas are not very long. However, we recommend that you check the taxi prices beforehand so that you avoid inconvenience due to cost overruns.
  • The accommodation options are diverse and include everything from cheap hostels, to traditional colonial hotels, to exclusive boutique hotels.
  • Finally, in case of any doubt, go to the many information points that you will find in the tourist areas of the city.

With these simple recommendations, you will be able to fully enjoy your stay in the wonderful ‘Heroic City’, where you will feel all the rhythm of the Colombian Caribbean. It is an experience you cannot miss!

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