By Laura Posada Marulanda, Lina GĂłmez Lara and Erin Florio Donâ€™t limit your escapades to the confines of the city walls. Cartagenaâ€™s coastal location makes it an excellent base for different day trips. Maybe a sun soaked stay on the Rosario Islands is what you fancy? Or perhaps youâ€™d like to explore other cities nearby? 130 kilometers north of […]
Cartagena A – Z
By Laura Posada Marulanda, Lina Gomez, and Erin Florio Abanico. Fans will be your constant companion in fighting the Caribbean heat. Balcones. These colonial details provide a top spot for view ...
Sundays in the City
By Laura Posada Marulanda, Lina GĂłmez Lara Perfecting the art of a Lazy Sunday seems to just come naturally to the Cartageneros. Sleep in. Enjoy a leisurely brunch in the historical center and follow ...
72 HOURS IN CARTAGENA
By Laura Posada Marulanda, Lina GĂłmez Lara, Erin Florio Only three days in Cartagena? Not a problem. By following our tips below, you will depart from your short sojourn having tasted, seen, heard an ...
A pioneer in the Centro when it opened 15 years ago, Donde Olano (Olanoâ€™s Place) quickly became a local favorite for its casual, welcoming atmosphere and delicious, unfussy food. Colombian owner Fra ...
Escape to Cartagena’s Surrounding Cities
By Laura Posada Marulanda, Lina GĂłmez Lara and Erin Florio The golden rule to any successful holiday â€“ make sure you spend enough time resting so as to not burn out before the trip is over. Fortunately, Cartagena has no shortage of world-class spas sprinkled throughout all sections of the city. But be assured, whether itâ€™s a full […]
New Years in Cartagena
By Laura Posada Marulanda, Lina GĂłmez Lara and Erin Florio Two tips to a successful Cartagena New Yearâ€™s: book your hotel well in advance (spots fill up around six months out) and splurge on a outfit you probably canâ€™t afford but that makes you look stunning (the locals pull out all the stops on this night). Every December 31, city […]
Nightlife: Where to go out in Cartagena
By Laura Posada Marulanda, Lina GĂłmez Lara, Erin Florio TUESDAY WEDNESDAY THURSDAY FRIDAY SATURDAY 5:30 p.m. CafĂ© del Mar: It early in the week, so take it easy. Relax on a lounger bed at CafĂ© del Mar and watch as the sun seemingly slips away into the Caribbean (Centro, Baluarte de Santo Domingo). 7:30 p.m. Bazurto Social Club: Dinner at […]
Rumba: Experience Cartagena’s nightlife
By Laura Posada Marulanda, Lina GĂłmez Lara and Erin Florio As the sun goes down, a new energy fills the city streets. Start with a cuba libre atop the cityâ€™s breezy bulwarks and then hit the dining scene at one of the cityâ€™s many plazas, opting for trendy sushi or perhaps a traditional plate of posta negra. Make sure you […]
By Laura Posada Marulanda and Lina GĂłmez Lara This tour will have you tasting your way through some of the cityâ€™s most representative dishes. With something for just about everyone â€“ from vegetarians to carnivores â€“ itâ€™s one of the best ways to savor Cartagenaâ€™s diverse culinary scene. TARTA TATIN A provocative Oh! LĂˇ LĂˇ twist on this classic French […]
Cuanto te Quiero
Walk into this boutique filled with brilliant jewelry and accessories made from 100% Colombian talent and demonstrate just how â€śmuch I love youâ€ť. Contemporary designs made from 950 silver and 24 karat gold mix emeralds, amethysts, turquoise, onyx and other stones that reveal the creativity of the some of the countryâ€™s most talented artists. Other distinctive materials like resin and […]
This European-style boutique ice creamery has redefined gelato in Cartagena. Trained by legendary Buenos Aires gelato maestro Emilio Scannapieco, the staff churns out creamy batches of 100% natural ice cream daily. Fresh local fruits like corozo and zapote fill the display with vibrant colors and limonada de coco and hibiscus flower varieties are the top picks. Accompany these natural pleasures […]