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!

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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Guayabera Shirts for Evenings in Cartagena

Guayabera Shirts for Evenings in Cartagena

  • May 20, 2019

Guayabera Shirts for Men—a Cartagena Classic These simple, breezy shirts are something of a cultural icon in regions once under the control of the Spanish Empire. Distinguishable by their two closely-sewn rows of pleats (called alforzas) running down the front…

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Best Beaches Near Cartagena

Best Beaches Near Cartagena

  • May 1, 2019

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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Nena Beach Club

Nena Beach Club

  • April 29, 2019

Private Boat Trip to Nena Beach Club When you think of the Caribbean you think of sun-kissed sand beaches and beautiful blue waters. Maybe you also think of lovely tanned bodies glistening in the sun, tropical cocktails, and chill music…

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Andante Allegro Vivace Italian Restaurant

Andante Allegro Vivace Italian Restaurant

  • April 15, 2019

Andante Allegro Vivace: Fine Italian Dining (Without the Fine Pricetag) When it comes to finding Italian food in Cartagena, you have a ton of options. But if you want some of the most delicious food in the city, come to…

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How to Dress in Cartagena Colombia

How to Dress in Cartagena Colombia

  • April 3, 2019

Dress for the Weather in Cartagena With average temperatures hovering in the eighties all year round, you don't want to pack your winter wear for a vacation in Colombia—though if you're traveling inland to Bogota the Capital you just might…

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Restaurante Mistura Cartagena

Restaurante Mistura Cartagena

  • March 22, 2019

Restaurante Mistura Restaurante Mistura was born in Medellin and has quickly franchised their wonderful experience across Colombia to Barranquilla and now Cartagena. That means you can experience the amazing food that has had native Colombians raving in this amazing Caribbean…

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What is a Chiva? (Hint: It’s Not a Goat)

What is a Chiva? (Hint: It’s Not a Goat)

  • March 7, 2019

What is a Chiva? (Hint: It's Not your Father's Goat) What is a chiva? Literally, the word is Spanish and refers to a female goat but those folks sashaying down the sidewalk with big smiles on their faces aren't talking…

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Lobo De Mar Restaurant

Lobo De Mar Restaurant

  • February 22, 2019

The Best Restaurant in Colombia? Lobo De Mar It's no secret that Cartagena has quickly become a haven for foodies. The number of spectacular restaurants and tiny bistros in the city has multiplied to where the city itself has become…

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