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Embark on a journey through Cartagena’s rich history, vibrant culture, and exciting nightlife with our curated blog posts. Uncover the city’s secrets from its colonial past to its gastronomical delights and plan your perfect vacation with insider tips on the best attractions and times to visit. Dive into our blogs to discover all that Cartagena has to offer.

Catedral de Cartagena

Cathedral of Cartagena (La Catedral de Cartagena)

Cathedral of St. Catherine of Alexandria in Cartagena de Indias Officially designated as Metropolitan Cathedral Basilica of St. Catherine of Alexandria, this outstanding 16th-century cathedral is more commonly referred to as the Cathedral of Cartagena (la Catedral de Cartagena). In a city crowded with beautiful buildings, this one stands out with brilliant yellow walls and a domed tower that stretches high into…

Hidden Breakfast Gems in Cartagena: A Morning Delight Tour

Introduction to Cartagena's Culinary Mornings As dawn breaks over Cartagena, the city awakens to the rich aromas of coffee and fresh pastries. Beyond the well-trodden paths lie hidden culinary treasures, offering delightful breakfast experiences in settings that blend local charm with gastronomic excellence. Join us as we unveil three of Cartagena’s most enchanting breakfast spots, where the decor is as enticing as…

Exploring Salon Tropical: A Culinary Gem in Cartagena’s Getsemani

Welcome to Salon Tropical: A Culinary Journey in the Heart of Getsemani Nestled in the heart of the lively Getsemani district, the Salon Tropical restaurant stands as a beacon of culinary excellence, offering a fusion of traditional Colombian flavors with modern gastronomic techniques. This restaurant provides not only a meal but an immersive experience that reflects the vibrant culture and history of…

Getting Married in Cartagena

Marriage Laws and Procedures

Legal Requirements for Getting Married Cartagena, Colombia is one of the most romantic destination wedding locations in the entire Caribbean: historic churches, gorgeous vistas, and honeymoon getaways around every corner! Its historic churches and breathtaking views offer a perfect backdrop for saying "I do." However, it's crucial for couples, especially those from abroad, to be aware of the specific legalities involved in…

NIKU Restaurant: A Culinary Jewel in the Historic Heart of Cartagena

NIKU Cartagena: A Fusion of Flavors in a Historic Setting Nestled in the vibrant streets of Cartagena's historic center, NIKU restaurant stands as a beacon of culinary excellence, offering a unique blend of traditional Colombian cuisine with an international and Asian twist. Housed within a charming colonial building at Calle San Juan De Dios 13 #3 -39, Niku Cartagena is more than…

Escape to Mangata Ocean Club

Mangata Ocean Club: An Idyllic Retreat Near Cartagena Nestled on the picturesque Isla del Rosario, just off the coast of Cartagena, the Mangata Ocean Club offers an exclusive slice of paradise. This luxurious beach club is a haven for those seeking a blend of serenity and tropical beauty. The journey to Mangata is as mesmerizing as the destination itself—a swift, scenic private…

Best Wedding Venues

Cartagena’s Finest: Luxurious Wedding Reception Ideas for 2024

Enchanting Wedding Reception Venues in Cartagena Discover the most enchanting wedding reception venues in Cartagena, updated for 2024. From the historic charm of El Baluarte San Francisco Javier to the luxurious elegance of the Sofitel Legend Santa Clara Hotel, explore venues that combine colonial beauty with modern amenities. Learn about the unique features and services each venue offers to make your special…

Restaurante La Única

Restaurante La Única: A Fusion of Elegance and Authentic Mexican Flavors in Cartagena

Discover the Unparalleled Charm of Restaurante La Única in Cartagena When someone says “Mexican restaurant” to you, you might immediately think of dark spaces with worn wooden tables, knobby glassware, trendy art with Mexican motifs on the walls, tequila on tap, and margaritas by the bucket. But Restaurante La Única in Cartagena proves that not all restaurants fall into the same comfortable…

Easter in Cartagena: A Celebration of Culture and Tranquility

The Cultural Tapestry of Easter in Cartagena Cartagena, a jewel of Colombia, glows even brighter during Easter, known as Semana Santa. This period is not just a reflection of religious fervor but a tapestry of culture, history, and communal harmony. Cartagena's Easter, celebrated this year from Sun, Mar 24, 2024 – Sat, Mar 30, 2024, offers a unique glimpse into the soul…

Rediscovering Elegance at Baruco by Cuzco

Rediscovering Elegance at Baruco by Cuzco: A Hidden Gem in Old City Cartagena Nestled within the enchanting walls of Cartagena's historic heart, Baruco by Cuzco emerges as a hidden gem, radiating a charm that's both understated and luxurious. This upscale bar, adds to Cartagena's vibrant nightlife, offering an experience that transcends the typical cocktail hour. An Oasis of Sophistication Stepping into Baruco…

How to Dress in Cartagena Colombia

Dress for the Weather in Cartagena: 2023 Edition

Dress for the Weather in Cartagena: 2023 Edition Embracing the warm and vibrant Cartagena climate requires smart packing, especially with the city's average temperatures consistently in the eighties throughout the year. 2023 brings new trends and considerations, whether you're planning a laid-back beach holiday or an adventurous exploration of Cartagena's charming streets and beyond. Let's dive into updated tips to ensure your…

Mar Y Zielo Gastro

Mar Y Zielo Gastro Bar

Discover Cartagena's Culinary Jewel: Mar Y Zielo Gastro – Bar Nestled within the enchanting cobblestone streets of Cartagena, the Mar Y Zielo Gastro – Bar emerges as a beacon of culinary excellence, inviting both discerning gourmands and casual diners to indulge in an exceptional journey of flavors. As this beloved city continues to charm travelers with its colonial character and warm, azure…

Trip to Palenquera

Trip to Palenque. Experience African culture

Dive Deep into the Heart of Colombian Culture: A Day Trip to Palenque Are you craving an extraordinary adventure during your stay in Cartagena? We invite you to take a soul-stirring day trip to Palenque, a historic village that fiercely preserves its African heritage. Here, you’ll immerse yourself in a world of vibrant traditions, from captivating songs and dances to exquisite art,…

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