Things to do

St Dom Boutique

St Dom Boutique

If you’re on the hunt for truly Colombian wares, clothing, etc., this is where you need to go. St Dom’s is the retail centre of Colombian fashion, art and design.  One of the trendiest stores in the city, St Dom’s offers elegant garments and accessories from over fifty top local designers.

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Playa Blanca

Luscious white sand and crystal blue water so clear you can see your toes both await you at Playa Blanca, easily the best public beach in the Cartagena region and possibly even across Colombia. An hour south of the city, on the Barú peninsula, Playa Blanca is somewhat difficult to reach, only accessible by boat …

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Boquilla Beach

La Boquilla

Playa La Boquilla takes its name from a working fishing village, located some distance further up the coast. In contrast, the actual beach area is fronted by hundreds of high-end condominiums and is one of the most popular vacation spots among the young, wealthy crowd from as far away as Medellin, Bogota and Cali. Situated …

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Castillogrande

Looking out onto Tierrabomba, the largest island in the bay of Cartagena, Playa Castillogrande is substantially less populated than Playa Bocagrande. Another retreat of oil barons from the 1950s, Castillogrande is laid back, and is tightly lined with private clubs and resorts. As a result, there are far less hustlers, making for a much more …

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Bocagrande

Bocagrande

The most commonly known beach in Cartagena, Bocagrande became the place to be as far back as the 1950’s when American oil barons and their families used it exclusively. Nowadays, it’s a public beach, overflowing with activity. Located on the peninsula just south of the old city and facing out to the Carribean, Bocagrande can …

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Mall Plaza

Mall Plaza

With over 120 upscale stores, Mall Plaza El Castillo is a popular destination for shoppers looking to find the latest fashions and also people just interested in getting into some cool AC.  Located just outside Cartagena’s historic walls between the India Catalina and the San Felipe Castle, Mall Plaza is just a short five-minute taxi ride …

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