CARTAGENA DE INDIAS IS A GEM OF THE CARIBBEAN COAST, A FAIRY-TALE CITY OF ROMANCE, PRESERVED HISTORIC BEAUTY, CLEAR BEACHES, AND DECADENT FOOD. I TRAVELED TO THIS BEAUTIFUL CITY FOR 4-DAY TRIP. CARTAGENA'S OLD TOWN IS A MAZE OF COBBLED ALLEYS, BALCONIES COVERED IN BOUGAINVILLEA, AND MASSIVE CHURCHES THAT CAST THEIR SHADOWS ACROSS LEAFY PLAZAS.
100% suggest renting a boat for the day and exploring the Rosario Islands and Baru. Head to Blue Apple Beach Club for lunch and Cholon for a local pull-up with your boats party vibe.
We walked around the Old Town every day – there are AMAZING street vendors selling hand-made pieces and shops to walk into. Bargain everywhere you go and make sure you try the mango off the street!
WHERE TO EAT:
Vera: upscale for lunch or dinner
Alma: romantic and late-night for dinner
Cuzco: great music / food for dinner
Chachara: cool artsy vibes for casual dinner
La Cevicheria: Ceviche lovers must-go-to for lunch
WHERE TO GO OUT:
Alquímico: coolest 3-story bar, with rooftop
Demte: Hip bar in Gestemani
La Movida: club for dancing *would only do this one night
La Jugada: club for dancing (less intense than La Movida)
Where to shop:
St. Dom – upscale amazing Colombian designers
Agua De Leon – also local designers / amazing accessories
Casa Chiqui – home decor and accessories