How to Plan the Perfect Proposal in Cartagena

As a port city where Spanish colonial architecture meets colorful Caribbean flare, Cartagena is filled with romance, excitement and intrigue—making it an ideal place to pop the question. And what could be more romantic than getting down on one knee while on vacation in paradise? 

Proposals deserve to be as memorable as the wedding day itself, so no detail should be spared or overlooked. Not sure where to start planning your perfect Cartagena proposal? We’ve got a few tips for you. 

Choose Your Accommodations Wisely

Whether you decide to pop the question on your first day of vacation or on your last, start setting the mood for the romance ahead by booking the perfect accommodations. Cartagena is known for its picturesque colonial homes with high-vaulted ceilings, wood detailing and balconies overflowing with bright flowers. These places practically scream romance, but Cartagena also has plenty of beautiful apartments and cozy hotels that’ll put you and your significant other in a particularly loving mood. Hi Cartagena has relationships with the cream of the crop hotels in town and also has access to the most beautiful vacation home rentals. Check out your options here

Pick the Perfect Location

The place where you propose will be forever burned into your memory, so make sure it’s as special as possible. In Cartagena, there’s no shortage of options: the beach, a romantic restaurant, a rooftop terrace, or somewhere along the city’s colonial walls are all great choices. Another option we love is proposing during a private sunset sailing around the city. That’s something we can arrange, of course, complete with champagne to toast to your next chapter in life. If you’d like to make reservations at any restaurant or rooftop terrace to ensure you get placed at a more private table, we can also arrange that. 

Add Special Details

Need a bouquet of flowers for your sweetheart? Want to find champagne and strawberries in your room? Or how about ending the evening with fireworks? Rose petals on the beach placed exactly where you want to propose? Musicians on standby to set the perfect mood? The possibilities are endless, and with Hi Cartagena’s weddings/proposal team at your disposal, all you have to do is give us your vision, and we’ll make it happen.

Hire a Photographer

This detail is so important and so often overlooked that it’s worthy of its own bullet point. You’ll have a photographer at your wedding so why not have one to capture the surprise and joy of the moment that you propose?! After the big moment, your photographer can even take a few engagement style photos to really seal the deal and leave you with the perfect souvenir of this special occasion. Luckily, Hi Cartagena also has a production team that specializes in proposals and weddings. 

Work with Hi Cartagena’s Proposal Team!

If you can’t already tell, we LOVE all things that have to do with proposals and weddings. We have an entire team dedicated to making sure couples can live out their most romantic fairy tales here in Cartagena. Contact us at, and we’d be happy to help you plan every last detail of your perfect proposal. While we’re at it, we can plan your entire romantic getaway, too! 

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