Discover Cartagena de Indias, a jewel of world heritage
The ‘Heroic City’, as Cartagena is known, adds to the charms of its colonial architecture, the attractions of an intense nightlife, cultural festivals and exuberant landscapes. The city’s beaches invite you to sightsee, relax and have fun with the refreshing breeze and warm waters of the Caribbean Sea.
In addition, Cartagena has an excellent gastronomic offer and an important hotel and tourist infrastructure.
This fantastic destination keeps the secrets of history in its walls, its balconies and 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 should get to know the architectural and cultural heritage of the city by visiting its historical center, which is surrounded by long kilometers of ancient walls. The beauty and importance of this landscape led to Cartagena being declared a World Heritage Site by UNESCO in 1984.
In Cartagena, besides feeling hundreds of years of history in cobbled streets, you can explore the impressive Castle of San Felipe de Barajas, which dates back to the 17th century.
You will also be amazed by a tour of the ancient churches and famous monuments of Cartagena de Indias such as those dedicated to the Catalina Indian, the Old Shoes and the Pegasus.
On these walks, you will be able to appreciate the local rhythms that sound in the streets and the crafts that adorn the shops.
At nightfall, the charm of the colonial area is perfect for you to tour the city in a horse-drawn carriage. It is an experience that will transport you in time.
HISTORY AND RELAXATION
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San Felipe Castle
Activities you can't miss
Cartagena, Colombia is a vibrant city, with a number of perfect plans for all types of tourism. A sample of this is the varied gastronomy that the city offers, ranging from restaurants with international cuisine to traditional places where you can try Cartagena’s delicacies, 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 for rest and fun in a climate that is always pleasant. The beaches are perfect for enjoying a cocktail or a local dish, sunbathing, resting or also venturing to practice all kinds of water sports. The best beaches in the Cartagena area are located in the Rosario, Baru and San Bernardo Islands.
Also, if you want to have contact with the most touristic sector of the city, you can go to Bocagrande, which has wide beaches, hotels, restaurants, shopping centers and discos. Finally, bear in mind that Cartagena is a dream destination for weddings and honeymoons. In fact, the city hosts numerous cruise ships that travel the Caribbean.
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4 Adventures at Sea
Choose your favorite boat and sail in luxury and comfort to paradise islands. Cartagena has many options for you to have an unforgettable experience at sea.
The best beaches
In the Cartagena area they are located in the Rosario, Baru and San Bernardo Islands.
In addition, if you want to have contact with the most touristic sector of the city, you can go to Bocagrande, which has wide beaches, hotels, restaurants, shopping centers and discos.
Finally, bear in mind that Cartagena is a dream destination for weddings and honeymoons. In fact, the city hosts numerous cruise ships that travel the Caribbean
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In Cartagena there is a wide range of yachts and boats to visit the Rosario and Baru Islands, with professional crew and plans that include onboard catering, bilingual guides, snorkeling equipment and plans designed to your liking to sail as you have always dreamed.
For hours near the bay, towards Bocachica or Playa Blanca, or for days to the islands of San Bernando and San Blas (Panama), the pleasure of sailing and moving in harmony with the sea has no limits. There are also sailing courses.
Seeing the romantic sunset as the waves roll by and with a 360-degree view is priceless. In addition, these luxury boats have all the services and spaces you need for an unforgettable event, with good music and fine spirits.
The port of Cartagena is of great importance because from there dazzling ships set sail mostly to the Antilles, visiting Aruba, Curaçao and Panama. Enjoy an unforgettable vacation in the Caribbean with all the fun included.
With these simple recommendations, you can dedicate yourself to making the most of your stay in the wonderful ‘Heroic City’, where you will feel all the rhythm of the Colombian Caribbean.
It’s an experience you can’t miss!