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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!

Club de Pesca Restaurant

Club de Pesca Restaurant

Traditional Elegance in an Amazing Restaurant Setting If you're looking for a bit of traditional elegance in Cartagena, Club de Pesca Restaurant is the place for you. Built in 1956 atop Fort San Sebastian del Pastelillo (itself built in the 1700s), this restaurant takes full advantage of the gorgeous views and amazing open-air ambiance of its location. And, unlike many of the…

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Best Wedding Venues

Best Wedding Receptions

Wedding Reception Ideas Your destination wedding in Cartagena deserves a reception that's every bit as romantic, as grand, and as unforgettable as the ceremony itself. Thankfully, there's a picturesque reception venue on nearly every street corner in the Old Walled City of Cartagena. These locations offer everything you might need to make your guests comfortable (and a little bit envious) while you…

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Weather in Cartagena

Weather in Cartagena

Cartagena Colombia Weather The Cartagena monthly weather makes anytime the best time to visit. The temperature in Cartagena, Colombia rarely changes. Cartagena weather feels like it’s hot—in the high eighties—and mostly sunny all year long with occasional clouds in the bright blue sky. This makes Cartagena the perfect vacation spot for those escaping the cold and snow back home. The weather in…

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Cartagena Sunset Sail Cruises

Romantic Sunset Sailing in Cartagena

Sunset Sailing Evening Cruises in Cartagena Cartagena is a city of romance and passion—the ultimate distillation of the Colombian spirit. By day, the beautiful people flock to the beaches or head for the yachts and charter cruises into the Rosario Islands. By night, the city comes alive with the sound of music, the sway of Spanish dancing, and the scents of food…

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Mangrove Tours

Excursions to the Mangroves

For Thousands of Years the Mangroves have Served as a Natural Protection Not every boat tour in Cartagena involves white sandy beaches and the crystal blue waters of the Caribbean. If you're a nature lover and want to see something truly spectacular, the mangroves are for you. This secluded, shaded forest of lush greenery sprouts right up from the salty ocean water…

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Same-sex Marriages in Cartagena

Same-sex Marriages in Cartagena

Same-sex Marriages in Cartagena Cartagena has long been a wedding destination for straight and Same-sex Marriages. People come not only from all over Colombia but all over the world as well to be married under the Caribbean Sun. Whether those couples come for the ultimate beach wedding or just want their union to be close to a glorious honeymoon destination in this…

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Horse Riding on the Beaches of Cartagena

Horse Riding on the Beaches of Cartagena

Horse Riding on the Beaches of Cartagena Food, music, scenery and more bring thousands of vacationers to Cartagena every year but the one thing that is a true "must-see" are the beaches of Cartagena and the surrounding islands. And while it's true that the beaches of Cartagena bring out the beautiful people, if you're looking to do more than just lounge in…

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Pink Sea in Cartagena

Pink Sea in Cartagena (El Salar de Galerazamba)

Colombia's Pink Sea El Salar de Galerazamba You've heard of the Black Sea, the Red Sea, and maybe even the Dead Sea but have you ever heard of the Pink Sea? Most people haven't. In fact, it's one of the best-kept secrets in Cartagena. Just an hour's ride from the center of the city, there's an amazing spectacle that vacationers (especially those…

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Trip to Palenquera

Trip to Palenque. Experience African culture

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 experience authentic culture from songs and dances to art and even the dying language of the Palenque. This is a must-see for…

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Corona Virus (Covid-19) in Colombia

Corona Virus (COVID-19) Our beloved Cartagena is no exception to the pandemic but thanks to the early measures for its containment, established by President Duque, the President of Colombia, COVID–19 faced a resilient population in Colombia. One of the measures that President Duque took in a timely manner, was to close the airports and the entry of visiting tourists. This swift action…

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Private Boat Charter

Private Boat Charter vs Public Boat Tour

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 outside the historic port city than by getting out on a private boat charter, feeling the spray splash up to cool your…

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La Serrezuela Cartagena

La Serrezuela Cartagena

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 Serrezuela. This multi-function mall is home to upscale retail boutiques, fine dining establishments, and various entertainment venues in addition to a convention…

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Home Massage Service at your Door

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 definitely a must, sometimes you just want to unwind. A personal home massage is a wonderful way to do that. The glorious…

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