Everything Cartagena

News, Articles, Photos, and Insider Tips showing the very best of what Cartagena offers

We welcome you to explore all the best that the Cartagena Blog offers. Here you’ll find the information you need to plan the perfect vacation in our beautiful and historic city by the sea. These insider tips will help you make the best of your time away and feature a little bit of everything for everyone. You will find updates about the best times of the year to visit Cartagena, highlighted local hotspots and attractions across the city and islands, upcoming featured events and seasonal celebrations, and even spotlighted rental properties in Cartagena’s old city.

Cartagena has so much to offer: sun and sea; spectacular shopping; world-class eateries; historic forts, cathedrals, ruins, and living history left over from colonial and pirate days. It might be difficult for a first-time traveler to pick and choose. That’s why we’ve created this blog to showcase the best of “The Key to the West Indies.”

Looking for relaxed luxury? An exciting adventure? A trip into the past? Cartagena awaits!

Colombian Rum and Chocolate Tastings

  • December 3, 2019

The Tastes of Cartagena: Colombian Rum and Chocolate Tastings If you've followed your taste buds to Cartagena but haven't yet gone on a rum and chocolate tasting tour, you've done yourself a disservice. Indeed, while Cartagena's culinary creations have become…

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Galería del Arzobispado

The Galería del Arzobispado (Archbishop’s Gallery)

  • November 2, 2019

The Galería del Arzobispado (Archbishop's Gallery) When is an art gallery not really an art gallery? When it's a piece of art in and of itself. While you'll find a host of amazing artwork—especially stunning photos from native Colombian photographers—at…

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Café San Pedro Restaurant

Restaurante Café San Pedro

  • October 11, 2019

Restaurante Café San Pedro an Oasis During Your Cartagena Sightseeing Tour If you need a little break from exploring the Old City during your vacation in Cartagena (or maybe just a few minutes in the sweet, sweet air conditioning) Café…

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La Jugada Club House in Cartagena

La Jugada: Cartagena’s VIP Cocktail Bar

  • September 30, 2019

La Jugada Club La Jugada has everything you need for a glamorous night out. This bar used to be an alternative spot, but it has grown in popularity so much since it opened that it is now a favorite for…

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Cartagena

When is the Best Time to Go to Cartagena?

  • September 9, 2019

When is the Best Time to Go to Cartagena? Anytime is the best time to go to Cartagena. Really. Some vacation destinations turn rainy and cold during the off months but even in the autumn months of the year during…

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Christmas in Cartagena Colombia 2019

Christmas in Cartagena Colombia

  • August 26, 2019

Looking for the Ultimate Holiday Vacation? Christmas in Cartagena Can’t Be Beat Are you looking for an fun holiday vacation that’s so much more than the typical “festivities” every year back home? Say goodbye to the Christmas goose and come…

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Di Silvio Trattoria

Di Silvio Trattoria

  • August 26, 2019

Good Food in a Hotspot without the Hang-Ups There's something about Italian food when you're enjoying a seaside escape that just can't be matched by any other cuisine. It's almost enough to fool yourself into believing you're vacationing somewhere on…

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Voces del Jazz Festival 2019

Voces del Jazz Festival 2019

  • August 10, 2019

Cartagena’s Voces del Jazz Festival 2019 When you think of the music of the Caribbean, you probably think of calypso (you know, a lot of steel drum), maybe a little reggae. If you’re from The States, you probably start humming…

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Best Property Rental Rates

Best Property Rental Rates

  • July 17, 2019

Unrivaled rates When you're looking for the absolute best vacation property rental rates in Cartagena, you might be tempted to search the big, well-known booking sites like Airbnb and HomeAway. And while these sites are great, they often don't offer…

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New Year Cartagena

Cartagena New Year

  • July 13, 2019

Ring in the New Year in Historical Cartagena - Colombia’s Best New Year’s Celebration Cartagena over the last few years truly has become the destination of choice for the 'in-the-know' people around the world. Sure NYC celebrates New Year’s Eve…

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