CartagenaColombia

4.6/5Top Destination

Explore Cartagena: its history, monuments, beaches, and more!

Discover the historic area of Cartagena—amazing beaches, gourmet restaurants, and top sights from Puerta del Reloj to San Pedro Claver Church and Convent.

Known for

Cafes, Live Music and Historical Buildings

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Where to stay in Cartagena

Cartagena Walled City
Cartagena Walled City, Cartagena, Colombia

Cartagena Walled City

Known for Cafes, Dancing, Museums

4.5/5(916 reviews)

Cartagena Walled City is popular for its abundant dining options, and if you're looking for more to see and do, you might think about a trip to Puerta del Reloj or San Pedro Claver Church and Convent.

Bocagrande
I had the chance to spend a night in one of the top-floor apartments overlooking this wide beach. The view was terrific
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Bocagrande

Known for Beaches, Dancing, Cafes

4.5/5(707 reviews)

A noteworthy feature of Bocagrande is its stunning beaches. While you're in town, be sure to stop and check out Bocagrande Beach and Rio Cartagena Casino.

Centro
Centro, Cartagena, Colombia

Centro

Known for Monuments, Museums, Historical Buildings

Unique features of Centro include the museums and historic sites. Make a stop by San Pedro Claver Church and Convent or Cartagena Cathedral while you're exploring the area.

El Laguito
Cartagena
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El Laguito

Known for Beaches, Dining, Live Music

4/5(70 reviews)

The pristine beaches and ample dining options are top of the list for many visitors to El Laguito. A stop by Castillo Grande Beach or Bocagrande Beach might round out your trip.

Zona Norte
Beach Club at Conrad Cartagena

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Zona Norte

Known for

4/5(30 reviews)

While visiting Zona Norte, you might make a stop by sights like Playa Manzanillo and La Boquilla Beach.

San Pedro
Walkin through the old town in cartagena
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San Pedro

Known for

3/5(1 review)

While San Pedro isn't home to many top sights, Jaime Moron Stadium and Promenade of La Castellana are some notable places to visit nearby.

Top Hotels in Cartagena

Estimated price for 1 night / 2 adults
Hyatt Regency Cartagena
Hyatt Regency Cartagena
4.5 out of 5
Carrera 1 No 12-118, Cartagena, CO
$129
per night
Nov 3 - Nov 4
4.7/5Exceptional! (861 reviews)

"The food was delicious and the pools are beautiful."…"

Reviewed on Oct 12, 2019

Hyatt Regency Cartagena
Estelar Cartagena de Indias Hotel
Estelar Cartagena de Indias Hotel
4 out of 5
Carrera 1 con Calle 12 Esquina, Cartagena, Bolivar
$114
per night
Oct 27 - Oct 28
4.5/5Wonderful! (576 reviews)

"It’s good hotel to stay , especially staff, cleanness"…"

Reviewed on Oct 4, 2019

Estelar Cartagena de Indias Hotel
Intercontinental Cartagena De Indias
Intercontinental Cartagena De Indias
4.5 out of 5
Bocagrande Carrera 1 No. 5-01, Cartagena, Bolivar
$115
per night
Oct 26 - Oct 27
4.3/5Excellent! (722 reviews)

"Great location staff very helpful our server William make our vacation so much better . The only thing was outside the hotel with all the vendors and the massages ladies They bothered us too much, specially at the beach they followed us, I wish some body on the hotel tells the guest the situation ..."…"

Reviewed on Oct 12, 2019

Intercontinental Cartagena De Indias

Popular things to do in Cartagena

Clock Tower
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Clock Tower

4.5/5(671 reviews)

Learn more about the local history when you visit Clock Tower, a well-known historical site in La Matuna. Amble around the area's beautiful beaches or seek out the local tours.

Top activities in Cartagena

Full-Day Volcano of Totumo
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Full-Day Volcano of Totumo

$29

Our visit starts at 8:40 am Approximately. from the hotel area of Bocagrande by air-conditioned bus on a route through the sea to the Volcano del Totumo where you will enjoy a mud bath very popular with locals and tourists due to its medicinal properties thanks to its different mineral substances and then you can take a bath in the Ciénaga that bears the same name.

Rumba in Chiva Party Bus
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Rumba in Chiva Party Bus

$20

Unleash your inner party animal on a wild and boozy night aboard a traditional chiva bus. Drink unlimited alcohol, listen to traditional music, and eat authentic snacks during this distinctly Colombian affair. Meet your group at a central location and board the colorful bus.

Hop On - Hop Off Official City Tour. Cartagena, Colombia.
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Hop On - Hop Off Official City Tour. Cartagena, Colombia.

$14

Cartagena—a city stretched along the northern coast of Colombia—manages to combine stunning beach scenery with an urban center rich in modernity and history. Arguably so, the finest means of feasting your eyes on this gem comes via double-decker bus, and a hop-on hop-off, flexible itinerary.

Full-Day Santa Marta
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Full-Day Santa Marta

$71

In a spectacular tour we will visit this important city of the Colombian coast, near Cartagena. First we will arrive at the beautiful city of Barranquilla, where the famous Carnival takes place that takes its name and that is already well known worldwide.

Full-Day Isla del Sol
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Full-Day Isla del Sol

$86

Enjoy this spectacular full day to the islands of the Rosario where you have the option of knowing the san martin aquarium of pajarales and see its wonderful marine species including a dolphin show or snorkel while enjoying the warm waters of the sea

Half Day Scuba Diving Experience
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Half Day Scuba Diving Experience

$270

Itinerary This experience starts very early morning; we’ll pick you up at your location at 7:00 am to bring you straight to the Marine where the boat crew and full equipment will be ready to depart.

Reviews of Cartagena

4.6

Top Destination

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4 - Good 28.289473684210527%
3 - Okay
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3 - Okay 5.043859649122807%
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5/5 - Excellent

Verified traveler

Oct 12, 2019

Beautiful city

5/5 - Excellent

StephenG

Oct 9, 2019

Amazing, fun, relaxed and packed with things to do.

5/5 - Excellent

Verified traveler

Oct 9, 2019

Loved it!!! Can’t wait to go back!! Food was the most amazing part!!

5/5 - Excellent

Verified traveler

Oct 8, 2019

really humid.

4/5 - Good

Verified traveler

Oct 7, 2019

Good city nice people

4/5 - Good

Manny

Sep 29, 2019

Very hot at all times...tons on vendors and people looking to cut deals..area has a beach/island feel but look out for scammers on the streets

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