Reasons to love Cartagena

A trip to La Heroica is a once-in-a-lifetime experience. Admire its stunning colonial architecture which tells the tale of this beautiful city, and seamlessly merges with modernity, luxury and comfort aplenty. There’s elegant hotels – from big chains to the quaintest boutiques – as well as unmissable tourism opportunities in the city center, Getsemaní, Pie de la Popa, Manga, Bocagrande, El Laguito, Castillogrande, Zona Norte and the nearby islands, and exquisite cuisine. And that’s just for starters. You’re bound to fall in love with the city and will almost certainly want to return to keep on discovering more of its beauty and create memories that will stay with you forever.

Cartagena is leisure at its finest. Visit its monuments, iconic squares and attractions, or take advantage of the exclusive local bars for a few sundowners at the end of the day. You can join friends or family to get into the rhythm that only the Caribbean can offer and get ready for a night on the town. Immerse yourself in its idyllic beaches, and admire the crystal-clear sea and marine life during a trip to Rosario Islands, Barú or Tierra Bomba on a catamaran. Sample a taste of the Caribbean – with its African, Arabic, indigenous and European influences – and other corners of the world in a whole host of restaurants, cafés and bars that make the city the ideal place to fuse flavors. And get up close and personal with the city’s artistic expressions, which come to life through paintings, music, theater, dance and literature, with echoes of Nobel Prize winner Gabriel García Márquez’s work reverberating around the city. Plus, there’s also the flora and fauna that have been inspiring local fashion and handicrafts for decades.

The diverse mix of people who have settled in the city have two traits in common: their warmth and kindness. That’s why their smiles will always welcome you to La Heroica and invite you to come back time and again – and maybe even make the city your favorite destination.