Best Salsa Clubs in Cartagena

Nightlife – Best Salsa Clubs in Cartagena

Salsa music is the heart and soul of Cartagena – you’ll hear it on nearly every street corner. If you want to know where to dance salsa in Cartagena, look no further.  Here we recommend the best places to dance salsa in the city. 

Cafe Havana

Cafe Havana is a very famous salsa club in Getsemani.  It’s the perfect place to hear live big-band salsa music and the most popular salsa tunes every weekend.  You’ll find smart locals and tourists in a small space, enjoying every song.

Address: Carrera 10 (Getsemani)

1968 Salsa Show

The newest salsa show in town and one of the most impressive. If you’re not ready to dance, don’t worry – there’s a fantastic show every night, where you’ll see some of the best dancers performing, inspired by the Cali style of salsa (it’s fast!)

Address: Calle Media Luna (Getsemani)

Crazy Salsa

Crazy Salsa is home to a younger crowd dancing into the early hours, especially at the weekend. Dance away with a friendly crowd and a live band until 3am. It’s free to enter if you get there before 11pm. They also run dance classes in the daytime.

Address: Calle de Las Carretas (Centro Historico)


For a really traditional style salsa club, visit Quiebra-Canto – the first salsa club to open in Cartagena. With an incredible selection of music from the DJ plus a live band twice a week, you can enjoy old school salsa with locals who’ve been dancing here over 20 years. And, there’s a great view of the old town from the balcony.  

Address: Camellon de Los Martires Carrera (Getsemani)

Donde Fidel

Set just off the main square near the clock tower, is Donde Fidel. You’ll hear the place before you see it. Step inside to dance with the locals or take a seat outside for excellent people watching, but go early – this place closes by midnight.

Address: Plaza de los Coches, (Centro historico)

We can help you if you’d like to book some salsa classes before you strut your stuff in Cartagena.  Simply get in touch and we’ll connect you to the best teachers in town.

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