There’s plenty of beautiful hotels in the city and nearby islands and many of them offer day passes, which are one of the best ways to enjoy Cartagena. Each one has something different to entice you, whether it’s their style, restaurant, bar, swimming pool or private beach.
For a day off near the walled city, Hotel Hilton Cartagena provides you with a private beach and swimming pool, ideal for the whole family. And just 17 km from the city is the Hotel Las Américas Cartagena de Indias, with its extensive stretch of Caribbean beach, swimming pool and delicious lunches.
For a spot of relaxation and lunch as you stare out to sea, Bocagrande’s luxurious Hotel Hyatt Regency Cartagena is the place to be. After a massage in the spa, tingle your taste buds at the restaurant, Amacagua. There’s also the exclusive Conrad Cartagena in Zona Norte, where you can swim in one of five pools, lunch in its two restaurants and enjoy its quality amenities.
If you prefer a quiet, romantic bar, with a pool and stunning views of the city, head to the Getsemaní neighborhood’s elegant Allure Chocolat where you can sip on cocktails by the pool on the rooftop terrace.
ISLAS DEL ROSARIO, TIERRA BOMBA Y BARÚ
The hotels on the islands offer a fantastic opportunity to spend a day by the sea where you can rest or enjoy some water sports. All of the options offer transport by boat from the city as well as lunch.
On the Rosario Islands, Hotel San Pedro de Majagua is waiting to delight you with its beach and famed lobster, while a relaxing afternoon on luxurious beach beds awaits you at Bora Bora Beach Club and Eco Hotel Islabela.
Blue Apple Beach House on Tierra Bomba offers a beach day bouncing with good music, as well as cocktails by the pool to help you and your friends relax during the weekends.
Barú’s Aura Hotel stands out for its choice of water sports (kayaking and snorkeling) and the tour to Agua Azul. Hotel Agua Azul Beach Resort in Cholón offers plenty of privacy, snorkeling and a trip around the Rosario Islands.