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!

Alquimico A Chill Bar

Alquimico a Chill Bar

  • December 11, 2018

Alquimico a Chill Bar with a Unique Vibe Atmosphere in abundance and Cocktails to Back It Up Known for its intriguing atmosphere and innovative cocktails, Alquimico Has earned a place among the "must see" nightlife hotspots in Cartagena. This bar…

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International Film Festival (FICCI) 59

International Film Festival (FICCI) 59

  • November 28, 2018

Cartagena de Indias International Film Festival (FICCI) 59 Planning for the 59th iteration of the Cartagena de Indias International Film Festival (FICCI) 59 is picking up steam. Judges are accepting entrants into the festival until December of this year (2018)…

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Restaurant Carmen, Cartagena

Restaurant Carmen, Cartagena

  • November 14, 2018

Restaurant Carmen, Cartagena Restaurant Carmen fine dining restaurant in Cartagena is one of the best around. Part of family restaurants spread throughout Colombia, Carmen specializes in excellent food paired with top-tier service. Indeed, this is the restaurant that locals and…

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El Coro Lounge Cartagena

El Coro Lounge Cartagena

  • November 4, 2018

El Coro Lounge, Cartagena El Coro has become an institution in Cartagena—no small task considering the sheer number of excellent bars and restaurants in which folks vacationing in Cartagena can experience an authentic night on the town complete with an…

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Alma Restaurant In Cartagena

Alma Restaurant in Cartagena

  • October 25, 2018

Alma Restaurant in Cartagena: Gorgeous Venue, All New Menu, Authentic Flavor It's not hard to find good restaurants in Cartagena. In fact, the number of excellent places to grab a bite to eat makes it a bit overwhelming when trying…

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New Year In Cartagena

New Year in Cartagena

  • October 22, 2018

New Year in Cartagena When you think of New Year's Eve, Times Square in New York City might come to mind. But why spend the holiday freezing in subzero temperatures crammed in like sardines with hundreds of thousands of strangers…

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Sunsets At Café Del Mar

Sunsets at Café Del Mar

  • October 16, 2018

Café Del Mar in Cartagena: Drink in The Sunset! There are a lot of beautiful places in Cartagena to simply sit and enjoy the natural beauty of this exotic vacation getaway but one of the most picturesque spots is Café…

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AJA Company Artisan Crafts Clothing & Furniture

AJA Company Artisan Crafts Clothing & Furniture

  • October 4, 2018

Chic Souvenirs for Discerning Travelers at AJA Company No vacation in Cartagena would be complete without bringing home a few souvenirs to remember this glorious city by. But much of the touristy locations you'll come across sell the same low-quality…

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2019 Cartagena International Music Festival

2019 Cartagena International Music Festival

  • September 20, 2018

The 2019 Cartagena International Music Festival For the twelfth year running Cartagena will once again come alive with the music of hundreds of world-renown artists, performance groups, and students next year. The 2019 Cartagena International Music Festival is scheduled for…

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Ultimate Pub Crawl

Ultimate Pub Crawl

  • September 7, 2018

The Ultimate Pub Crawl in Cartagena Cartagena is a wonderful vacation destination with a little something for everyone. But if you're looking for some of the best beverages in town (at some of the best hotspots) we suggest planning a…

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