As you wander through its spectacular gardens and past its fountains and monuments, keep your eyes peeled for monkeys, iguanas, squirrels, parrots and sloths in the trees, and be sure to pass by the pond, home to a variety of colorful fish.
Stumble upon stunning boutique hotels for a luxurious stay. Spend some time in stylish hostels like Media Luna and Selina, which go one step further than just offering you a bed; or book an Airbnb to enjoy the home comforts away from home.
This is the beating heart of Getsemaní, a vibrant melting pot where visitors and locals get together to eat and drink, listen to music and dance in the open air, surrounded by all the charming houses and their balconies.
BEFORE THE PARTY
Spend a while atop Solar’s terrace, sipping on cocktails and specialty beers or sampling snacks from the food bar. Café Havana offers visitors live salsa and Cuban son music and, of course, delicious mojitos.
Beeline for Bazurto Social Club, a bar-restaurant inspired by the city’s main marketplace. The kitchen pays homage to the richness and creativity of the local culture, offering typical dishes and local ingredients, all bathed in the sound of Caribbean music.
Shining in the glow of Cartagena’s glorious sun are a number of murals and impressive graffiti. The urban art of this emblematic neighborhood brings to light the history and characters of the city’s colorful African heritage.