Once the territory of low-budget adventurers, Getsemaní has become one of the hippest and popular places to stay in Cartagena. Get lost amid the Spanish colonial architecture, dance halls, graffiti art, boutique hotels, food vendors, public plazas, and poets in one of Cartagena’s most authentic, best-kept secrets. The neighborhood’s narrow streets are packed with small hotels, hostels, restaurants and bars and the rumba goes well into the morning. Getsemaní has some of the city’s best nightlife options, including Bazurto Social Club and the always-popular Café Havana. If dancing isn’t quite your thing, indulge in one of Getsemani’s renowned restaurants for an authentic Colombian lunch or fresh ceviche, or head down Calle de la Media Luna to the charming plaza, where families and friends gather at night to eat, gossip and enjoy the break from the heat.