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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!

Best Bars In Cartagena

Best Bars in Cartagena

  • March 7, 2018

The Best Bars in Cartagena, Colombia Whether you're in search of the perfect cocktail to put the end to a perfect day of exploring the cultural and historic landmarks in Cartagena's Old City or feel the need to put your…

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Day Trip To The Islands

Day Trip to the Islands

  • February 18, 2018

Day Trip to the Islands off Cartagena Colombia Most people come to Cartagena because of the history, the charm, and the food but there are some folks for whom no vacation is complete without a day (or two) on a…

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Rent A Bike In Cartagena

Rent a Bike in Cartagena

  • February 7, 2018

The Best Way to See Cartagena Up Close and Personal? Rent a Bike in Cartagena Cartagena is a beautiful and historic city teeming with quaint little scenes from secluded cafes and restaurants to bustling squares throughout the old city. But…

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2018 Hay Festival In Cartagena

2018 Hay Festival in Cartagena

  • January 13, 2018

The 2018 Hay Festival in Cartagena This celebration of culture, art, and social responsibility is set to launch its 2018 Hay Festival in Cartagena. Between January 25th and the 28th, this romantic city by the Caribbean sea will be transformed…

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Best Wedding Venues In Cartagena

Best Wedding Venues in Cartagena

  • January 2, 2018

Getting married in Cartagena Every bride has a picture in her mind of that perfect wedding: warm breezes and sun-kissed skin, wedding venues with Old World charm and romantic appeal, scenery every bit as breathtaking as she is in her…

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El Boliche Cebichería – Ceviche Experience

El Boliche Cebichería – Ceviche Experience

  • December 6, 2017

El Boliche Cebichería – a “Near Religious” Ceviche Experience El Boliche Cebichería has been one of Cartagena’s most well-guarded culinary secrets but word about how exceptional this traditional Colombian Cebichería is thanks to the positive reviews and international food critiques…

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2018 Cartagena International Music Festival

2018 Cartagena International Music Festival

  • November 11, 2017

2018 Cartagena International Music Festival The annual Cartagena International Music Festival is gearing up once again for yet another unforgettable 11 days of celebration, toasting classical music in all its forms! The festival opens this January 5th (2018) with the…

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Best Beaches Near Cartagena

Best Beaches Near Cartagena

  • October 16, 2017

The Best Beaches Near Cartagena 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…

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Pope Francis’s Historic Visit To Cartagena

Pope Francis’s Historic Visit to Cartagena

  • September 29, 2017

Pope Francis’s Historic Visit to Cartagena Pope Francis recently completed his historic visit to Cartagena and his message of peace and tolerance was well-received by the faithful who flocked to this Caribbean hotspot and center for Catholicism in Colombia. This…

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Requirements Getting Married In Cartagena

Requirements getting Married in Cartagena

  • September 15, 2017

Getting married in Cartagena Cartagena, Colombia is one of the most romantic destination wedding locations in the entire Caribbean: historic churches, gorgeous vistas, and honeymoon getaways around every corner! But there are a few marriage requirements in Cartagena that many…

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