The graffiti art of the old city is a window into Cartagena’s social history. Experts guide us through this tapestry of colour and culture.
Known as the ‘City of Colours’, Cartagena is a charming port city on Colombia’s Caribbean coast. It is most famous for its mix of old and new; along with beautiful sandy beaches, mouth-watering cuisine, and vibrant nightlife.
Cartagena’s Old Town is a UNESCO World Heritage Site. It is a maze of colonial buildings, cobbled streets and balconies covered in bougainvillea. Centuries-old churches cast long shadows across the leafy plazas and bustling local markets juxtapose with chic boutiques and restaurants.
The bright Caribbean sunshine has permeated the buildings as much as the people, making it a destination that truly captures the heart and soul of its visitors.
WHY WE LOVE IT
Food, culture and vibrance! Nowhere is life celebrated so much through its food, art and dance. This wonderful city boasts the best of Colombian culture and we provide safe, insider access into the city’s wonderful heart.
The Hotel Sofitel Santa Clara is the epitome of relaxed luxury. Located in the heart of the old city, it is imbued with centuries old charm and grace. It is an elegant sanctuary away from the bustling cityscape beyond.
We sail to Club de Pesca which is near an ancient Spanish fort for an incredible Caribbean dining experience. Then, a night of rum, chocolate and Salsa music!
Cartagena’s top chefs will teach you the secrets of preparing ceviche and delicious Caribbean dishes.