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What are the best places to visit in Cartagena?

It can be really nice to just roam the streets in a new place, but sometimes it's sensible to have an agenda. Grab your schedule — we have heaps of fantastic ideas for your impending Cartagena vacation.

You'll find lots of inspiring things to see in Cartagena. Star attractions like San Felipe de Barajas Castle and the Puerta del Reloj ensure this will be a trip that'll stay in your memory forever.

If you'd really like to experience the best of this intriguing city, take a trip to San Pedro Claver Church and Convent. Only a short distance from the downtown area, it's popular with most tourists.

Forgot to wear your watch? Don't worry. Just look up at Clock Tower, an important structure that's been keeping time for generations. Visitors in this destination have an abundance of choice. If you wouldn't mind some spiritual enlightenment on your getaway, visit San Francisco Church. You never know, you might even discover the answers to a few of life's greatest questions! Still have some time on your hands? Are you in the mood for a picturesque afternoon at the seaside? Bring a picnic chair and find a good vantage point to enjoy a brilliant ocean sunset at Marbella Beach.

What are the most popular activities for a Cartagena holiday?

Everyone knows you don't go traveling just to sit in a cramped plane seat and sleep in a different bed. Traveling is all about the exciting adventures you have while you're there!

Your trip to Cartagena is just about to get a lot more exciting. There are loads of activities available, such as:

For more activities, go to our Cartagena things to do page.

What types of accommodation options are available in Cartagena?

There's nothing like winding down after a fun day of activities. There are around 200 accommodations in Cartagena, so finding a comfortable bed for your cheap vacation or luxury getaway will be a breeze.

Valet parking, king-size beds and top-notch furnishings are just some of the things you should find waiting for you at the Mansión Tcherassi (Calle del Sargento Mayor 6-21) and the Sofitel Legend Santa Clara Cartagena (Calle Del Torno, 39 - 29). Book now for a taste of the high life! If you don't fancy coughing up such big bucks, why not spend your evenings somewhere less expensive? Have a look at the Casa Mary (Calle Del Guerrero 29-89 Getsemani) or the Arthur Hostel (Getsemaní Calle San Andrés 30 - 28).

No stay in Cartagena is truly complete without a stop off at San Felipe de Barajas Castle. The Bóvedas de Santa Clara Boutique Hotel and the Bantu Hotel By Faranda Boutique are both worth checking out.

Is there an airport in Cartagena?

Located 3 miles away, Rafael Nunez International Airport (CTG) is the closest terminal to your destination. Buckle up that seat belt and make sure your seat is in the upright position — your exciting trip to Cartagena isn't far off now!




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Best Lodging Options Near Cartagena

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Hotel Almirante Cartagena - Colombia ¥10,841
Reviewed on Mar 14, 2020
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Hotel Almirante Cartagena - Colombia

Hotel Almirante Cartagena - Colombia

Avenue San Martín, Calle 6 Esquina, Bocagrande, Cartagena, Bolivar
     
    4.1 of 5
    4.5 out of 5.0 Stars

    Check in and check out process is extremely slow. Everything is paper. Otherwise great price for a great hotel, and close to all the best restaurants!

    Hyatt Regency Cartagena ¥16,134
    Reviewed on Mar 18, 2020
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    Hyatt Regency Cartagena

    Hyatt Regency Cartagena

    Carrera 1 No 12-118, Cartagena, CO
       
      4.7 of 5
      4.5 out of 5.0 Stars

      We loved our room, the amenities, the staff. Very happy with our stay. Would recommend.

      Bastión Luxury Hotel ¥24,839
      Reviewed on Mar 20, 2020
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      Bastión Luxury Hotel

      Bastión Luxury Hotel

      Calle del Sargento No. 6-87, Cartagena, Bolivar
         
        4.7 of 5
        4.5 out of 5.0 Stars

        Excellent location and great facilities. The staff was outstanding as well!

        Hotel Las Americas Torre del Mar
        Reviewed on Mar 7, 2020
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        Hotel Las Americas Torre del Mar

        Hotel Las Americas Torre del Mar

        Anillo Vial, Sector Cielo Mar, Torre 2, Cartagena, Bolivar
           
          4.3 of 5
          4.5 out of 5.0 Stars

          Nice place , great location , good food and friendly staff

          Conrad Cartagena by Hilton
          Reviewed on Mar 14, 2020
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          Conrad Cartagena by Hilton

          Conrad Cartagena by Hilton

          Anillo Vial, Km 12, between Manzanillo, del Mar and Punta Canoa, Cartagena, Bolívar
             
            4.4 of 5
            5.0 out of 5.0 Stars

            The property is very beautiful. Has pools everywhere and golf

            Movich Hotel Cartagena de Indias
            Reviewed on Mar 1, 2020
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            Movich Hotel Cartagena de Indias

            Movich Hotel Cartagena de Indias

            Calle de Vélez Danies #4-39, Centro Histórico, Cartagena, Bolivar
               
              4.6 of 5
              4.0 out of 5.0 Stars

              Excellent hotel! We stayed only one night but look forward to coming back soon!

              Hampton By Hilton Cartagena ¥7,779
              Reviewed on Feb 21, 2020
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              Hampton By Hilton Cartagena

              Hampton By Hilton Cartagena

              Calle 8 Av San Martin, Cartagena, Bolivar
                 
                4.3 of 5
                3.5 out of 5.0 Stars

                I don't have anything. to add. Everything was very good

                Baluarte Cartagena Hotel Boutique ¥4,809
                Reviewed on Jan 20, 2020
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                Baluarte Cartagena Hotel Boutique

                Baluarte Cartagena Hotel Boutique

                Bocagrande, Carrera 3 No. 4-101, Cartagena, Bolivar
                   
                  4.1 of 5
                  3.5 out of 5.0 Stars

                  I enjoyed the location of this hotel which is located on a street near good Itallian restaurants and a Peruvian restaurant. The breakfast was also good and made omelettes upon request!

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