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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!

La Movida Club Cartagena

The Hippest Dance Club in Cartagena Cartagena's nightlife is one of the most popular attractions in Colombia. The city is home to more than 400 restaurants, bars, and dance clubs, as well as many museums and other cultural attractions. One of the most popular nightclubs in Cartagena is La Movida. The club has two floors with different music playing on each floor,…

Blue Apple Cartagena

Blue Apple Beach Club in Tierra Bomba

A Culturally-Inclusive Ibiza-Style Beach Club with an Ecological Conscience Imagine a dream location, surrounded by cool breezes, beautiful water and lots of people having fun. Now imagine this place being within reach; it's where the Blue Apple Beach Club Tierra Bomba is located. This terrific beach club, near Cartagena offers the ultimate luxury of relaxation combined with endless entertainment that you can…

Makani Beach

Makani Beach Club

A Relaxing Polynesian Escape Just Minutes from Cartagena A truly Tahitian-style beach resort located just 15 minutes from the heart of Cartagena’s Old Walled City, Makani Beach Club is a one-of-a-kind day trip for vacationers along Colombia's Caribbean coastline. Built around an exclusive portion of one of the gorgeous beaches along the coast of Tierra Bomba Island, Makani Beach Club in Cartagena…

Restaurante La Única

Restaurante La Única in Cartagena

An Upscale Mexican Experience with Modern Aesthetics and Elegant Dishes 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…

ATV Tours

Guided ATV Tours in Cartagena

ATV Tours - Explore the Wilder Side of Cartagena on a Quad Bike There's a lot to do and see right in the heart of the city when you are vacationing in Cartagena, but sometimes you want to cut loose, get a little wild, get a little dirty. There's no better way to scratch that itch than on the back of an…

Fenix Beach Isla de Tierra Bomba

Fenix Beach Isla de Tierra Bomba

Fenix Beach Private Daytrip Excursions from Cartagena Located along the Colombian Caribbean coast, Cartagena has access to crystal blue waters, pristine white beaches, and gorgeous people worldwide! There is any number of private beach getaways in and around Cartagena. However, those secluded beaches can range from a few well-worn sun loungers on a small strip of sand to high-end establishments that host…

Best Beaches Near Cartagena

Best Beaches Near Cartagena

75 Miles of Beaches What would a trip to a Caribbean Paradise be without a day (or more) at the beach? Sun, sand, surf, and maybe even a few tropical drinks thrown in for good measure—it’s the perfect way to “waste” a day while vacationing in Cartagena. And with nearly 75 miles of beaches within easy travelling distance of the urban heart…

Best Restaurants in Cartagena Colombia

Best Restaurants in Cartagena Old City

Top Restaurants in Cartagena that are a must Looking for the best restaurants in Cartagena? With a myriad of restaurants in Cartagena, this historic city has become truly modern when it comes to the cuisine on offer. Indeed, Cartagena has become something of a destination for foodies and restaurateurs with interesting and exciting visions of what authentic food should really be. The…

Celele by Proyecto chefs Jaime Rodríguez and Sebastián Pinzón

Celele by Proyecto Caribe Lab – Restaurant

Award-Winning Experimental Cuisine Based on Centuries of Tradition Cartagena has become a haven for chefs with something to prove. The gustatory scene in this tiny Caribbean hideaway is unlike anything you'll find anywhere else in the World, and it's evolving every day with new additions, unique fusions, and experimental offerings to tempt even the pickiest tastebuds. As a foodie’s paradise, Cartagena is…

Andrés Cartagena

Andrés Carne de Res opens as “Andrés Cartagena”

Andrés Carne de Res Opened Location in Cartagena and is calling it “Andrés Cartagena” Partiers and foodies alike have something to rejoice about when they are planning their next vacation or long weekend trip to Cartagena—Andrés has just opened a new location here! This Gastro-bar recently opened in Cartagena in the El Centro Comercial La Serrezuela Mall in the Old City and…

Group Travel to Cartagena

Groups Traveling to Cartagena

Family, Friends and Groups Traveling to Cartagena: Why Renting a Home is the Way to Go Cartagena is a wonderfully romantic city by the sea that offers a little something for everyone. Cartagena is a cultural nexus. You'll find fantastic nightlife. A fascinating blend of musical entertainment, a vibrant restaurant scene with local and world influences, and a thriving art scene that…

Tips When Visiting the Old City of Cartagena

Tips: Old City of Cartagena

Don't Skip the Street Vendors in Cartagena You might be tempted to spend all your travel money in the glitzy shops you'll find lining high-trafficked streets, or at those cutesy little boutiques, you'll discover peeking out of the most peculiar places. While some of the stuff you'll spot is mass-produced elsewhere, you'll also find some beautiful textiles, metal, and stone jewelry, and…

Is a vacation in Cartagena expensive?

Luxurious Caribbean Vacations It can be challenging to come to terms with its financial aspect when it comes to justifying a luxurious Caribbean vacation, especially when you consider all of your day-to-day expenses. And while we expect to spend a significant chunk of change on a vacation getaway, nobody likes being taken advantage of, and most of us enjoy finding a good…

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