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!

Trip to Palenquera

Trip to Palenque. Experience African culture

  • May 25, 2020

Trip to Palenque to Experience Authentic Colombian Culture If you're looking for a once-in-a-lifetime excursion during your vacation in Cartagena, consider taking a day trip to visit Palenque. This historic village holds on to its roots and here you can…

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Corona Virus (Covid-19) in Colombia

  • May 14, 2020

Corona Virus (COVID-19) The travel and tourism industry throughout the World has suffered immensely, COVID-19 is creating a paralysis of vacation rentals, hotels, and tourism in general. Our beloved Cartagena is no exception to the pandemic but thanks to the…

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Private Boat Charter

Private Boat Charter vs Public Boat Tour

  • February 26, 2020

Private Boat Charter vs Public Boat Tour When you're vacationing in Cartagena, you simply have to make time to see a little of the coastline (and the amazing islands nearby) by sea. There's no better way to truly experience life…

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La Serrezuela Cartagena

La Serrezuela Cartagena

  • February 13, 2020

La Serrezuela Mall Cartagena: Upscale Shopping, Dining, and Entertainment In July of 2019, one of the most ambitious building projects to take place in Cartagena in the past thirty years culminated with the opening of a world-class entertainment venue: La…

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Home Massage Service at your Door

  • February 1, 2020

Home Massage The Best Spa is the One that Comes to You When you're on vacation in Cartagena, relaxing should be your number one priority. And while seeing all the sights that this beautiful Caribbean oasis has to offer is…

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Baruco By Cuzco

  • January 17, 2020

Baruco by Cuzco in Old City Cartagena Baruco by Cuzco is a newer upscale bar that offers classic cocktails (and a few signature drinks) paired exceptionally well with exquisitely crafted small plates. This chill little secret sits right in the…

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Skydiving Cartagena

  • December 24, 2019

Skydiving Cartagena—an Amazing Vacation Experience You'll Never Forget Cartagena isn't just an excellent vacation spot for people who like to walk in the shade of historic forts and lounge on the beach. Cartagena is a hotspot for thrill seekers as…

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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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