Founded on June 1, 1533 by Spanish commander Pedro de Heredia, and named after the town in Spain where most of his sailors had resided, Cartagena has a rich history as one of the most famous port towns ever. Most well-known of all are the 11 kilometers of walls surrounding the city, built across 200 years during the 17th Century by European engineers to protect against inevitable attacks by pirates and corsairs.

Check out some of the most popular historical attractions below and if you’re interested, give our city concierge a call and we’ll setup a tour for you.

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Parasailing Cartagena Flying From a Boat Parasailing is just about one of the coolest activities...

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Street Food Tour We hope you're hungry, because boy, are you in for a treat!...

Cartagena boasts a complex and diverse coastline, which is for sure one of its most...

Segway Cartagena Have you tried riding a Segway or Scooter yet ? If not, why...

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Bar Services Hi Cartagena's brings to your doorstep a service like never before. Perosnal bar...

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Cartagena Horse Riding Escape the bustle of Cartagena for a horseback riding tour on the...

Chocolate Master Class Cartagena has a "chocolate factory" where they create all kind of cacao-based...

Spanish Classes Cartagena Hi Cartagena offers Spanish classes for you. We have two kind of...

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Skydive Colombia The ultimate adrenalin rush Parachuting - Skydive in Cartagena. Enjoy the feeling of...

Cartagena Sunset Sailing Experience the Cartagena sunset on a luxurious cruise This Cartagena sunset sailing...

Palenque Tour Come with us on a culture journey to Palenque, a well known village...

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Yoga Teacher Training Enjoy a class of Yoga out in the open air or at...

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Family Island Tour Best Islands for Family Vacations Thinking of planning a perfect day plan...

Emerald Tour - Create your own jewelry! Enjoy a day full of learning and having...

Catamaran Rosario Islands Sailing Vacation Enjoy a unforgettable day trip sailing to Rosario islands on...

Enjoy a relaxing day at Blue Apple Beach, one of Cartagenas best resort far away from…

Private Tours by Local GuidesHeli Tour Cartagena Have you ever fancied seeing your favourite places...

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Sport Fishing Cartagena We started the weekend in the best possible way as we took...

The Perfect Smile with Hi Cartagena What is one thing that all holiday photos have...

Cartagena Coffee Tasting at your place Take a trip through the birth of the coffee,…

Have you ever dreamed of sailing into the sunset with your love by your side? Gazing...

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The weather is perfect this time of year, so come join Hi Cartagena for the...

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Not only has Cartagena, Colombia become a popular destination for foreign travelers, but the city...

Wedding Destination Cartagena City located in the exotic Caribbean sea Cartagena, a city located in...

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Are you an adrenaline junkie? Well this is the perfect tour for you! Water rafting...

Sitting high above Medellin prepare for take off with Hi Medellin and our experts as...

With Hi Medellin you can live a truly unique experience visiting the slums of the...

Experience one of Pablo Escobar’s most precious properties in Colombia at the Hacienda Napoles. Located...

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Colombia, and more specifically Medellin, has recently become one of the best places in the...

If you've ever had that strange feeling that you were born in the wrong country,...

Have you ever fancied seeing the city from a bird’s eye view? Hi Medellin has...

Lose yourself (and then find yourself again) wandering amongst the bright colors of the exotic...

Hi Medellin encourages you to join along and experience an adrenaline like you never have...

Experience the rural and elegant hillsides of Medellin on your own personal ATV with Hi...

Hi Medellin has access to a coffee plantation tour unlike any other in the region,...

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Want to experience the charming nature of Medellin? Hi Medellin takes daily trips to the...

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Hay Festival..what do literature, visual arts, cinema, music, geopolitics, journalism and the environment have in…

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Already broken your New Years Resolutions? Thank God for that, because the annual Festival del...

“Life´s a beach” they say, at least when you go for the Playa Blanca day...

The costumes and the dances are seen around the world. The music is so rhythmic...

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Nothing says summer quite like a pool party. Day drinking always feels like you’re breaking...

Maybe you’re a seasoned golf pro or probably just someone looking to have a lazy...

Café del Mar is the perfect place for you to appreciate some fantastic fireworks that...

Perfect setting for a family or a group of friends looking forward to a spectacular...

Perfect setting for a family or a group of friends, to unwind and delve into...

The alchemist of drinks brings to you a mix of killer cocktails and and a...

Enjoy the New Year Eve at the Sofitel Legend Santa Clara Hotel. Guests will be...

Walking through urban, metropolitan Medellin, it is easy to forget that this was an old...

Here at Hi Medellin, we like to cater to every type of traveller. We have...

Dust off that tuxedo; spruce up that cocktail dress - Casino Royale has come to...

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You know the name. You know the face. You've heard the legends. Now you can...

Walk through the quaint cobbled streets and discover Medellin's hidden artistic gems accompanied by a...

As one of the most rapidly developing cities in Latin America, Medellin has become a...

The full day tour of Medellin gives you an extensive and complete overview of our...

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TABLE SERVICE CARTAGENA It's quite a task to get a table in one of the...

RESTAURANT HOPPING TOUR CARTAGENA Restaurant hopping Cartagena is a must to do tour. With a...

The largest collection of Colomban rum in the world The specialized Colombian rum and chocolate...

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Bachelor Yacht Party Tom reached Cartagena to bid-adieu the last days of his singledom. He...

Walk through the quaint cobbled streets and discover Medellin's hidden artistic gems accompanied by a...

Guatapé and Peñol Day Tour Here at Hi Medellin, we like to cater to every...

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Our professional chef Jose has been busy giving a cooking class in Cartagena for our friends...

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We were delighted to host the yearly outing for the wonderful team from Clearbit San...

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Hi Cartagena invites you to wander in the wilderness amongst exotic birds and lush green...

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Thanks so much to our new friends from San Francisco for visiting us here in...

Private Car Rental In Cartagena As one of the most popular tourist destinations in Colombia,...

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Cartagena is one of the worlds top New Year's Eve destinations. With a great temperature allowing...

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For over 4000 years emeralds have been amongst the most valuable of all the jewels...

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Paragliding Cartagena is the latest experience to reach this magical city and it is undoubtedly…

No fitness buff can come to Cartagena and not experience a class of latin-inspired Zumba!…

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We've all been there, a few days on holiday living it up. Lot's of eating...

Hi Cartagena recently played host to 38 students from NYC on a break from their studies to come and live it up Caribbean style…

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Hi Cartagena were asked by our good friends at Hotel Casa La Fe to help them organise their staff do. Something a little more exciting than hanging round the office with a few bits…

CHOLON ISLAND PARTY  The definitive Cartagena experience, it’s time to hit the Cholon party Cartagena. Not…

Peace was in the air in Cartagena on Monday as delegates and diplomats from all over the world visited to oversee..

Casa Mia is a magnificent 5 bedroom house in Cartagena located on the beautiful Calle...

Hi Cartagena Bachelor Parties was thrilled to welcome two groups itching to have the most all out, no holds barred, parties in town. In the blue corner…

Colombian born Matt was brought back to the land of his birth by his best friends for the ultimate bachelor party experience. There was no doubt that Cartagena was the..

Unsure of what to do in Cartagena today? Well why not get yourself down to one of Cartagena’s great sports bars to watch Colombia’s World Cup…

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La Diva is a super chic pizzeria which sure knows how to flirt with your…

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We are proud to have hosted our Italian Ralph Lauren Senior Director client Marco Di Biasso and friends Leon, Arturo and Luana during their 10-day holiday in Cartagena. We got to act..

From: $ 80 usd/night Details: Bedrooms: 1 room Capacity: 2 Amenities: TV, WiFi, Air Conditioning….

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Our latest clients travelled to Cartagena from San Antonio, Texas for a boys getaway. The…

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This family owned and operated restaurant situated in San Diego is the only 100% vegetarian…

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THE BEST PLACES TO DRINK: CARTAGENA DRINKING GUIDE Cartagena is a city that really comes…

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El Arsenal: The Rum Box, conveniently located on Calle del Arsenal in Getsemani in front…

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La Teibol This hip and trendy spot is new to Cartagena’s dining scene and is…

FRIDAY Arrival time – Settle In After checking-in and getting all settled-in to your weekend…

Hi Cartagena Catamaran Black and White Dress Party Come get lit with us this Sunday,…

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Palo Santo has been a favourite of many locals and regular visitors to Cartagena for…

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La Vitrola has been a staple for visitors fleeting to Cartagena ever since it opened….

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Oh Lá Lá Bistrot located on Calle Large in Getsemani offers traditional french food with…

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The irresistible flavours of Italy are transcended to Cartagena through a menu that exceeds more…

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Candé aims to deliver its guests an unforgettable experience with a chance to enjoy Cartagena…

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La Perla offers a cool and pleasant space located in Cartagena’s old town near Plaza…

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Local food celebrity, Chef Juan Felipe Camacho and his equally talented designer wife, Maria have…

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Collage is located just around the corner from the Clock Tower entrance to Cartagena’s old…

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Restaurant owner, Ravi Sivaravam has managed to bring a taste of Indian to Cartagena’s historic…

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Located in the quaint Plaza San Diego, La Cevicheria serves some of the best seafood…

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This cute little spot is located in Getsemani on the restaurant filled street, Calle Tripita…

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It’s no doubt that Carmen has been dubbed Cartagena’s best restaurant over and over again…

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Located on the 10th floor of the Hotel Las Americas Torre del Mar, Erre de…

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El Santismo originally opened it’s doors back in 1998 on Calle el Santismo, where it…

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The Allure Chocolate Hotel has proven they know a little more than just chocolate with…

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El Gobernador By Rausch has been named one of Colombia’s best fine dining restaurants offering…

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La Jugada Club is a super new, super hot bar bringing a whole new element…

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Peruvian cuisine in the world came to Cartagena to Cuzco , a restaurant that allows…

Sporty design and the latest technological features the Pershing 56 Yacht has 3 cabins with...

Your own 48-ft SeaRay Cruiser and crew to explore the Rosario Islands What's Included: *...

our own 33-ft Mini Yacht and crew to explore the Rosario Islands What's Included: *...

Your own 31-ft Speedboat and crew to explore the Rosario Islands What's Included: * Your...

Your own 28-ft Speedboat and crew to explore the Rosario Islands What's Included: * Your...

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Gokela brands itself as a healthy fast-food option offering dynamic and fast food. Here you…

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Located in the Plaza de San Pedro Claver in Cartagena El Baron is enchanted by…

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If you’ve ever been to Cartagena you’ve probably noticed the bright, colourfully painted buses blaring…

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Similar to the Cholon Parties, Regatta Reggaeton is much bigger and much more epic as it only happens once a year,

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Cafe Mila Spoil your senses with a leisurely breakfast or afternoon coffee break at the…

Your Birthday Party Cartagena Tailored packages to suit any budget Cartagena is the perfect place...

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La Movida Cartagenero owner Juan Pablo Borge, has acquired years of experience working in leading bars…

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Caffe Lunatico has held it’s spot as one of the highest rated affordable restaurants on…

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El Kilo is fairly new to the culinary world of Cartagena but is already one…

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If you’re looking for a spot to kick back and relax, watch some sports, have…

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Tabetai is a small, trendy spot located in the old town of Cartagena offering world…

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Marea by Rausch is located in the Convention Centre, with a romantic view of the…

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El Bar del Sur, aka The Bar of the South is cool, I mean damn…

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Enoteca restaurant, wine shop and delicatessen has been located in the heart of Cartagena de…

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Take your tastebuds on a colourful trip to the Mediterranean while dining in Cartagena at…

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Restaurant Club de Pesca is a symbol of identity that characterizes the city of Cartagena...

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Located in what used to be a two-story mansion constructed in 1910, Cartagena’s newest and…

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Concierge in Cartagena. One of our most solicited services and part of our standard, gold...

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Bacco is a trattoria dedicated to exceptional Italian food and wine enjoyment located in Barrio San…

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Located just 20 minutes away from the hustle and bustle of the Historic Walled City…

This experience is designed for the dance lovers at heart and those who want to…

Ever wish you could recreate all the wonderful dishes you try abroad, at home in…

99 Things We Love About Cartagena: Watching the sunset with a cold beer from the…

Vegetarian restaurants, let alone vegetarian options are not so easy to come by here in…

Every weekend the beautiful island of Cholon plays host to a massive party on the…

Cartagena is full of many great bars and restaurants making it hard to choose the…

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Named after and decorated by Maria, the celebrity chef owner’s wife, this colorful restaurant gives…

What’s Hot? …more like what’s cool? Cartagena’s hot, hot heat will have you craving something…

What’s Hot? Getsemaní, The Hippest ‘Hood to Hang Around This week’s “What’s Hot” can be…

1 Erre de ramon freixa  On the 10th floor of the Hotel Las Americas Torre…

ALLURE CHOCOLAT HOTEL  The city’s historical quarter is a 3-minute walk from the Allure Chocolat…

Barranquilla ‘s carnival is the most important folk festival of Colombia , a celebration full…

Get the celebrity treatment with world-class service at Hotel Caribe This luxurious hotel on the...

This is our most popular tour. Over about 2 hours, the historical bicycling tour will…

Your Dream Wedding In The Pearl of The Caribbean.   Couples come to Cartagena on Colombia’s...

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If you’re on the hunt for truly Colombian wares, clothing, etc., this is where you…

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Delicious food, great ambiance, super friendly staff.. these are the hallmarks of excellence. Certainly you’ll…

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Cartagena has a great reputation for having some of the world’s best emeralds. JC’s is…

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Located steps from Cartagena’s historic wall overlooking the sea, Nohra Haime Gallery offers tasteful works…

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Conveniently hidden in the heart of Getsemani, Ciudad Movil (Mobile City) is an eclectic, vibrant jewel of…

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Casa Museo La Presentacion is a world-class heritage center where patrons can immerse themselves in…

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Constructed on the ruins of Iglesia Merced in 1625, Teatro Adolfo Mejia was built to…

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Comfort ,Convenience, Flexibility Breeze thru the airport within a few minutes of departure, board the...

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Well known in Cartagena for excellent prices without skimping on quality, El Bistro also has…

Pico Cristóbal Colón is the highest mountain in Colombia, with an estimated height of 5775...

Located less than an hour outside of Tayrona National Park, Palomino, at least for now,...

Minca Perched 600m high up in the Sierra Nevada above Santa Marta, Minca is a...

A UNESCO World Heritage Site, the stark and forbidding Malpelo Island is located 235 miles...

The beginning of the occupation of Ciudad Perdida - or Teyuna, in the Indian language...

Cabo de la Vela Spanish explorer Juan de la Cosa discovered the cape in 1499...

Imagine the exhilaration, freedom and excitement of being part of the crew of a 40ft sailboat as...

The theme of fort bicycle tour  revolves around the system of fortifications which defended the…

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Bay Bicycle Tour The longest of the four tours, the bay bicycle tour begins in…

In this night bicycle tour, we’ll take you to visit all the most popular night…

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Windsurfers are the kings of the waves.. mastering the surf and the wind to stay…

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Top Cartagena Surfing is one of those things you always wanted to try but were…

Snorkeling in Cartagena ? If you’ve never seen beneath the waves, you haven’t lived –…

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If you already know how to master the kite and the board, give us a…

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Let’s go jet skiing. What else can we say?  If you haven’t already experienced the…

Flyboarding Ever dreamt about flying through the water like a dolphin or maybe even rising...

Cartagena has one of the best diving sites in the Caribbean, a well-protected coral reef…

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The biggest Ibiza-style rave in Colombia, Storyland Dance Festival attracts thousands of ravers each year….

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Cartagena, known as “la ciudad amurrallada”, received its independence from Spain in 1933 and every…

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The Cartagena International Music Festival is a week-long festival consisting of chamber music performances selected…

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If you consider yourself a bit of a film buff, the FICCI Festival (International Film...

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With one year under its wing, the International Biennial of Contemporary Art of Cartagena has…

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Billed as the only mall in Cartagena with valet parking and boldly offering more than…

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With over 120 upscale stores, Mall Plaza El Castillo is a popular destination for shoppers…

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Traditional. That’s the word that best describes this small, casual, and lovely restaurant with lots…

If you’re addicted to excellent meats and fantastic wines, you need to be at Gaucha...

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Exquisite flavors and tantalizing aromas are a hallmark of Roberta Scacco Matto, one of the...

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For cold, tasty beer and great salsa beats, the place to be is Donde Fidel….

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Small and intimate, Babar Lounge is also upscale and trendy. Typical of the latest Miami…

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The Cathedral of Cartagena, (officially named Catedral Basa­lica Metropolitana de Santa Catalina de Alejandra) is located…

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The Cathedral of San Pedro Claver was first built in 1575, destroyed by Sir Francis…

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El Portal de los Dulces..Known as Plaza del Juez or Plaza de la Yerba, the...

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One of the most popular squares in the old city, Plaza Santo Domingo is regularly…

Frequented by locals, travelers, hippies, families and everyone in between, Plaza de la Trinidad is…

Worth visiting for the elegant, colorful architecture, Plaza de la Aduana is one of the…

An oasis during the day, Plaza Bolivar is one of the few plazas that is…

Around the time of its founding in 1533, Cartagena was the principal port from which…

The Palace of the Inquisition is certainly one of the most imposing buildings in the…

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In 1601, possibly the most famous landmark in Colombia, “La Torre de Reloj” was built…

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For one of the best vantage points in the old city, head to Castillo San…

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With forty-seven arches and twenty-three domes, Las Bóvedas (The Vaults) is easily one of the…

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Find the best Private Massage Cartagena, Colombia Easily one of the best things you can...

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So Spa in the Sofitel Hotel, offers an experience in relaxation, unmatched in quality.  With...

Are you looking for the best yacht party in Cartagena and a different than normal…

Imagine owning a private island in the Caribbean!  What would you do?  How crazy would…

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Organizing a summer party doesn’t need to be daunting. Hi-Cartagena has everything you need to…

Pool Party Cartagena Nothing says summer quite like a pool party. Day drinking always feels like...

Do you consider yourself a cigar aficionado? Can you tell your Romeo y Julietas from…

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Maybe you’re a seasoned golf pro or probably just someone looking to have a lazy…

Have you ever imagined it what it would be like to have a top chef…

On this full day beach trip, you and your group will be picked up at…

Bizarre Caribbean Food Tour If you are a lover of all things weird and wonderful...

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How great would it be to arrive to a completely new city, and instantly be…

Cartagena sunset sailing for your romantic trip.Forget about lineups and noisy crowds jammed into tourist…

If you’ve got a green streak and you’d like to try something focused on nature,…

A mud volcano is essentially hot spring water combined with volcanic ash which has been…

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Cartagena has a rich cultural scene with indigenous, European, African and Indian influences all of…

16th  CENTURY HORSE CARRIAGE TOUR A wonderful way to experience the beauty of old Cartagena,…

Considered to be one of the top locations for swimming and snorkeling in Cartagena, Paradise…

Come with us on an historical, three hour walking tour of the Walled city of…

Know the city like a foreign dignitary in your private air conditioned car and a…

For centuries, everyone from Blackbeard to Ernest Hemingway and adventurers have sailed the renowned, pristine…

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Live like royalty - on a 4 million dollar yacht!   With four bedrooms and five...

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Twenty minutes from the centre of town and 7 km from La Boquilla, Manzanillo del…

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Luscious white sand and crystal blue water so clear you can see your toes both…

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Playa La Boquilla takes its name from a working fishing village, located some distance further…

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Looking out onto Tierrabomba, the largest island in the bay of Cartagena, Playa Castillogrande is…

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What appears to be a direct transplant from New Orleans, this French Quarter-inspired saloon has…

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Whether you want to dance with your friends or sit back, relax and watch everyone…

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The most commonly known beach in Cartagena, Bocagrande became the place to be as far…

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Since early 1991, revellers have enjoyed the after-hours sensation of Tu Candela, located in front…

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At midnight head on over to Mister Babilla to join the bus loads of chicas…

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With three separate dacefloors pumping different genres of music, Fragma is always aflame – whether…

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Situated atop the Baluarte Santo Domingo, the westernmost point of Cartagena’s 17th century fortifications, this…

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Widely considered one of the best spots in Cartagena, Bazurto Social Club is famous for…

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Located in the walled city on Plaza de San Pedro Claver, next to a church…