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!

When Is The Best Time To Go To Cartagena?

When is the Best Time to Go to Cartagena?

  • September 9, 2019

When is the Best Time to Go to Cartagena? Anytime is the best time to go to Cartagena. Really. Some vacation destinations turn rainy and cold during the off months but even in the autumn months of the year during…

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Christmas In Cartagena Colombia

Christmas in Cartagena Colombia

  • August 26, 2019

Looking for the Ultimate Holiday Vacation? Christmas in Cartagena Can’t Be Beat Are you looking for an fun holiday vacation that’s so much more than the typical “festivities” every year back home? Say goodbye to the Christmas goose and come…

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Di Silvio Trattoria

Di Silvio Trattoria

  • August 26, 2019

Good Food in a Hotspot without the Hang-Ups There's something about Italian food when you're enjoying a seaside escape that just can't be matched by any other cuisine. It's almost enough to fool yourself into believing you're vacationing somewhere on…

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Voces Del Jazz Festival 2019

Voces del Jazz Festival 2019

  • August 10, 2019

Cartagena’s Voces del Jazz Festival 2019 When you think of the music of the Caribbean, you probably think of calypso (you know, a lot of steel drum), maybe a little reggae. If you’re from The States, you probably start humming…

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Best Property Rental Rates

Best Property Rental Rates

  • July 17, 2019

Unrivaled rates When you're looking for the absolute best vacation property rental rates in Cartagena, you might be tempted to search the big, well-known booking sites like Airbnb and HomeAway. And while these sites are great, they often don't offer…

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Cartagena New Year

Cartagena New Year

  • July 13, 2019

Ring in the New Year in Historical Cartagena - Colombia’s Best New Year’s Celebration Cartagena over the last few years truly has become the destination of choice for the 'in-the-know' people around the world. Sure NYC celebrates New Year’s Eve…

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Vacation In Cartagena

Vacation in Cartagena

  • July 3, 2019

Why Vacation in Cartagena Colombia? I've been thinking about vacationing somewhere warm, somewhere with cultural importance and history, and somewhere hip and on the cutting edge of everything cool (like world-class music events and amazing food) why not a vacation…

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Demente Tapas & Bar

Demente Tapas & Bar

  • June 17, 2019

Demente: One of the Best Tapas Bars in Cartagena Vacationing in Cartagena is all about the experience and while food should rightly play a big part in your Cartagena vacation, so too should the people that you choose to spend…

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Marea By Rausch Restaurant

Marea by Rausch Restaurant

  • June 3, 2019

Restaurant Marea by Rausch in Cartagena When you're looking for the best restaurants in Cartagena you can compare the menus, the ambiance, the service, and the intangible vibe of just about any place but sometimes it really does come down…

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Peru Fusion Restaurant Cartagena

Peru Fusion Restaurant Cartagena

  • May 27, 2019

Peru Fusion - Peruvian and Japanese cuisine The last place you'd expect to find excellent Japanese cuisine and top-tier sushi would be in the historic Walled City of Cartagena. But that's what Peru Fusion offers. Indeed, this little restaurant may…

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