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!

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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Where Is Cartagena Colombia?

Where is Cartagena Colombia?

  • February 11, 2019

Where is Cartagena, Colombia? If you've never thought of vacationing in Cartagena, you may be asking yourself: where is Cartagena, Colombia? All the tourist information you're seeing is telling you it's a tropical Caribbean escape but it's part of Colombia—a…

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Ice Cream Parlors In Cartagena

Ice Cream Parlors in Cartagena

  • January 28, 2019

Ice Cream Parlors in Cartagena are the City's "Hidden Gems" You might expect that a city like Cartagena (which has become an amazing gastronomic melting pot) would have some sinful temptations for those of us who crave something sweet. And…

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El Baron Cocktail Bar

El Baron Cocktail Bar

  • January 18, 2019

El Baron—Quite Possibly the Best Cocktail Bar in Cartagena There are no shortage of bars and nightclubs in Cartagena. This vibrant international city has retained its historic New World charm (with Old World embellishments) throughout the years but that hasn't…

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How Safe Is It Travel To Cartagena Colombia?

How Safe is it Travel to Cartagena Colombia?

  • January 14, 2019

How Safe is it Travel to Cartagena Colombia? First-time visitors may be a little leery of vacationing in Cartagena. After all, the common preconception is that Colombia is still "The Wild West" of South America with revolutionary groups, drug cartels, and…

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How Much To Rent A Yacht In Cartagena

How much to Rent a Yacht in Cartagena

  • January 4, 2019

How Much does it Cost to Rent a Boat or Yacht in Cartagena? Renting a Yacht in Cartagena is the Perfect Way to Getaway. There's no better way to see Cartagena than from the sea. This historic city has functioned…

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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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