Get ready to visit these new places and live the best experiences, in the most chic Caribbean city.
1968 Salsa Show, Cartagena’s new salsa ambassadors
This artistic experience pays homage to Cali and its culture. The name, 1968, is a reference to the year in which a DJ first used the term ‘salsa’ to refer to this genre of music. Each dance show includes eight salsa dancers from Cali, five-time world champions, accompanied by 10 incredible local musicians to endow you with an unrivalled night of culture and enjoyment. You can also sample a fantastic culinary offering from Colombia’s Pacific coast. This venue is ideal for those looking for a local, authentic and unique night out – be sure to enquire about the salsa classes.
Getsemaní, Calle Media Luna No. 9 – 81
+57 302 4398158
Colette, a new French bistro
Opening its doors in the Plaza de San Pedro Claver just one month ago, this classic French bistro serves up traditional dishes using French cooking techniques. Its stunning setting is complemented by an incredible bar, offering the best in classic cocktails and an elegant, carefully-selected wine menu. There is also a set lunch menu, with a two-course meal costing $28,000 pesos, and three-courses costing $36,000 pesos. We highly recommend the artisanal fish in meunière sauce, the rabbit sausages and the beef ribs in bordelaise sauce. Of course, you can’t leave without enjoying a cocktail on the soon-to-open terrace.
Pescador de Colores returns with the best in tropical chic
Barú island’s first upscale sea lounge and restaurant reopened its doors at the end of last year, once again inviting visitors to bask in the tropical chic concept, inspired by the unique charms of the Mediterranean and Latin America, with a look and feel inspired by the Côte d’Azur’s beach clubs. Enjoy the mouthwatering mix of authentic Cartagena flavors with a Mediterranean touch. Its location on the shores of the Caribbean Sea and next to the Magdalena River means that guests are sure to come in contact with a huge variety of bird and fish species. Spend the day lounging around at your own pace in the sun beds and enjoy the setting. You can get here by boat from the Pegasos Pier (muelle Pegasos) or by car.
Bazurto Social Club celebrates 10 years of pure Cartagena flavor
Founded in 2009 by Jorge Escandón and Fadia de La Rosa in order to provide a special place to bring out the best of Cartagena’s essence through local music, dancing, food and cocktails, this restaurant, bar and champeta club celebrates a decade of popular culture, joy, charisma and spontaneity; traits that go hand in hand with the city’s people. As well as a traditional culinary offering and a selection of exotic cocktails, the venue oozes a Caribbean charm, with local music providing a party atmosphere of live music and plenty of dancing. This year they are set to surprise visitors with new experiences, all to celebrate their first decade of pure Caribbean flavor.
Getsemaní, Avenida del Centenario, Carrera 9 No. 30-42
+57 317 648 1183
Bona Vida Catamaranes
This novel ethical and responsible nautical tourism project is set to offer travelers a unique experience on Colombia’s Caribbean coast. Once on board these catamarans, get set to enjoy the stunning Rosario Islands and the city’s magnificent skyline. Bona Vida offers two sailing trips for your enjoyment: the first is a seven and a half hour journey to the islands, while the shorter two hour trip takes you around the bay. The islands experience offers you lunch, snorkel and non-alcoholic beverages; the Sunset cruise offers you a glass of wine and snack. These trips are perfect for families, couples or groups of friends who want to explore what Cartagena and the islands truly have to offer.