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The Cartagena, Colombia Travel Guide

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Gorgeous and colorful architecture, fabulous shopping, vivacious music, delicious food, warm weather, large beaches and charming soul have made Cartagena a popular destination in recent years. The ancient walled city was built in the 16th century and was named a UNESCO site in the 90’s. It is beautifully kept and full of infectious energy. Our co-founder, recently visited for a long weekend with her friends. Tag along as she maps out her favorite spots below.

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WHERE TO STAY

Casa San Agustin (on the left)

A boutique spa hotel, Casa San Agustín is a colonial-style building that consists of three houses in the old historic center of Cartagena de Indias. It is super charming and has a fabulous restaurant for lunch or dinner, Alma.

Sofitel Santa Clara (on the right)

The Santa Clara Sofitel is a grand hotel that was once a convent in the 17th century. Glamorous yet charming, this hotel has gorgeous amenities and is a must-see, even if just for cocktails.

WHERE TO EAT

Alma

Enjoy al fresco dining in a chic atmosphere and be sure to order the lobster empanadas, fried shrimp wrap and the seafood chowder.

El Boliche

Amazing ceviche, fresh seafood and lite bites, El Boliche is a great spot to grab a relaxing lunch.

Demente

Demente is a romantic restaurant off of a main plaza with white lights and a cool urban vibe. Indulge in pizza from the wood-fire oven and other local fares.

Carmen

Considered one of the best restaurants in Cartagena, Carmen features Colombian flavors and is perfect for a celebratory evening.

WHAT TO DO

Café Havana

Go dancing at Café Havana or La Movida after dinner.

Boat Tour Of The Rosario Islands

Tour the Rosario Islands in a private boat and stop at a local beach for a Coco Loco or lunch at Blue Apple Beach House.

Sunset On The Ancient Wall

Watch the sunset from Ancient Wall at Café del Mar.

Tour The Walled City

By foot or a horse drawn carriage, take in the Spanish Colonial architecture of Old Cartagena. Venture to the Castillo de San Felipe de Barajas, an ancient fortress.

WHERE TO SHOP

St. Dom

Amazing mix of small designers and well-known brands, this was Jocelyn's favorite store.

Agua De León

Agua de León is a multi-brand boutique with amazing accessories, bags, bathing suits and everything in between.

Sylvia Therassi

Beautiful high-end store of gorgeous dresses and accessories.

Casa Chiqui House Boutique

Casa Chiqui features an eclectic mix of home decor and unique accessories.

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