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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!

Majagua Beach Restaurant

Majagua Restaurant in the Islands

Visit Majagua Restaurant Majagua Restaurant is a laid-back restaurant with bar service right on the beach of the beautiful Playa Sol on Isla Grande in the Rosario Islands. Built in a kitschy Caribbean style with a palm frond thatched roof and access straight into the sand surrounded by a tropical forest, you wouldn't expect this restaurant to be one of the best…

Pirate Ship Sunset Cruise Cartagena Colombia

Pirate Ship Sunset Boat Tours

Pirate Ship Sunset Cruise from Cartagena Harbor If you’ve been planning your vacation in Cartagena for any time now, it should be no surprise that this city is full of adventure and the kind of history they make movies about. Cartagena was once the center of the Spanish Empire in the South American Caribbean and the hub of the gold and emerald…

La Santa Guadalupe Gourmet Mexican Restaurant

La Santa Guadalupe

La Santa Guadalupe Gourmet Mexican Restaurant in Cartagena Cartagena is a unique Spanish Colonial city that's bathed in history. However, most authentic local cuisine has heavy Colombian and Caribbean influences that often overpower the Spanish dishes' roots. That doesn't mean you can't find other cuisines when vacationing in Cartagena. This city has one of the most ethnically diverse gastronomy scenes in South…

Namaste Beach Club

Namaste Beach Club

Namaste Beach Club in Tierra Bomba—Closest to the Heart of Cartagena! The beaches and the sea around Cartagena, Colombia, are some of the area's best assets, but as tourism grows, it's a struggle to maintain that pristine beauty that draws so many people here. Namaste Beach Club offers the best of both worlds—a private beach club getaway for people vacationing in Cartagena…

Buena Vida Marisqueria Rooftop Restaurant in Cartagena

Buena Vida Marisqueria Rooftop

Rooftop Restaurant and Lounge in a Hip Latin Setting It's not often that a restaurant in Cartagena can go above and beyond others in the city. The Old City of Cartagena has solidly placed itself among the top with a wide array of cuisines on offer and an ever-growing number of eateries, gastro pubs, and fine dining establishments populating the Walled City…

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…

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