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Visit Cartagena

Explore Cartagena: its history, monuments, beaches, and more!

Discover the historic area of Cartagena—amazing beaches, gourmet restaurants, and top sights from Puerta del Reloj to San Pedro Claver Church and Convent.

Where to stay in Cartagena

Cartagena Walled City, Cartagena, Colombia

Cartagena Walled City

4.5/5Wonderful!(1,021 reviews)

Cartagena Walled City is popular for its abundant dining options, and if you're looking for more to see and do, you might think about a trip to Puerta del Reloj or San Pedro Claver Church and Convent.

Cartagena Walled City
I had the chance to spend a night in one of the top-floor apartments overlooking this wide beach. The view was terrific
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Bocagrande

4.5/5Wonderful!(795 reviews)

A noteworthy feature of Bocagrande is its stunning beaches. While you're in town, be sure to stop and check out Bocagrande Beach and Rio Cartagena Casino.

Bocagrande
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El Laguito

4/5Very Good!(80 reviews)

The pristine beaches and ample dining options are top of the list for many visitors to El Laguito. A stop by Castillo Grande Beach or Bocagrande Beach might round out your trip.

El Laguito
Centro, Cartagena, Colombia

Centro

Unique features of Centro include the museums and historic sites. Make a stop by San Pedro Claver Church and Convent or Cartagena Cathedral while you're exploring the area.

Centro
Beach Club at Conrad Cartagena

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Zona Norte

4/5Very Good!(41 reviews)

While visiting Zona Norte, you might make a stop by sights like Playa Manzanillo and La Boquilla Beach.

Zona Norte
Walkin through the old town in cartagena
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San Pedro

3/5(1 review)

While San Pedro isn't home to many top sights, Jaime Moron Stadium and Promenade of La Castellana are some notable places to visit nearby.

San Pedro

Top Hotels in Cartagena

Estimated price for 1 night / 2 adults
Hyatt Regency Cartagena
Hyatt Regency Cartagena
4.5 out of 5
Carrera 1 No 12-118, Cartagena, CO
¥13,981
per night
Jan 11 - Jan 12

Located in Bocagrande, this luxury hotel is steps from Plaza Bocagrande Commercial Center and Bocagrande Beach. Puerta del Reloj and San Pedro Claver Church ...

4.7/5Exceptional! (961 reviews)

"Property and staff were first class in all respects."…"

Reviewed on Dec 12, 2019

Hyatt Regency Cartagena
Intercontinental Cartagena De Indias
Intercontinental Cartagena De Indias
4.5 out of 5
Bocagrande Carrera 1 No. 5-01, Cartagena, Bolivar
¥13,580
per night
Jan 11 - Jan 12

Located in Bocagrande, this beachfront hotel is connected to a shopping center, just steps from Rio Cartagena Casino and Bocagrande Beach. Puerta del Reloj and ...

4.3/5Excellent! (798 reviews)

"Very clean hotel, good stuff, great breakfast, great"…"

Reviewed on Dec 9, 2019

Intercontinental Cartagena De Indias
Estelar Cartagena de Indias Hotel
Estelar Cartagena de Indias Hotel
4 out of 5
Carrera 1 con Calle 12 Esquina, Cartagena, Bolivar
¥12,212
per night
Jan 12 - Jan 13

Located in Bocagrande, this beach hotel is steps from Plaza Bocagrande Commercial Center and Bocagrande Beach. Puerta del Reloj and San Pedro Claver Church and ...

4.5/5Wonderful! (623 reviews)

"My third time staying here... it was awesome as usual! Staff very friendly and courteous. Breakfast was a little lacking but there are many options in the mall across the street. Wonderful views from the balcony and the 51 club. I recommend this place highly!"…"

Reviewed on Dec 11, 2019

Estelar Cartagena de Indias Hotel

Popular things to do in Cartagena

San Felipe de Barajas Castle
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San Felipe de Barajas Castle

4.5/5(544 reviews)

Learn more about the local history when you visit San Felipe de Barajas Castle, a well-known historical site in Pie del Cerro. Stroll along the area's beautiful beaches, or simply savor its top-notch restaurants.

Isla Grande Beach
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Isla Grande Beach

4.5/5(271 reviews)

Nothing says vacation like spending a lazy day at Isla Grande Beach, a popular beach in Rosario Islands. You can seek out the snorkeling spots in this relaxing area.

Clock Tower
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Clock Tower

4.5/5(720 reviews)

Learn more about the local history when you visit Clock Tower, a well-known historical site in La Matuna. Amble around the area's beautiful beaches or seek out the local tours.

Bocagrande Beach
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Bocagrande Beach

4/5(491 reviews)

Nothing says vacation like spending a lazy day at Bocagrande Beach, a popular beach in Cartagena. Discover the area's top-notch restaurants or seek out the local tours.

Blanca Beach
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Blanca Beach

4/5(184 reviews)

Nothing says vacation like spending a lazy day at Blanca Beach, a popular beach in Cartagena. Discover the area's top-notch restaurants or seek out the local tours.

Walled City of Cartagena
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Walled City of Cartagena

4.5/5(909 reviews)

Learn more about the local history when you visit Walled City of Cartagena, a well-known historical site in Cartagena. Stroll along the beautiful beaches or seek out the local tours.

Top activities in Cartagena

Islas del Rosario Bora Bora Beach Club Trip from Cartagena
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Islas del Rosario Bora Bora Beach Club Trip from Cartagena

¥7,807

Venture into the Caribbean and cruise out to the Bora Bora Beach Club on Islas del Rosario for a day of relaxation and fun in the sun. Thanks to world-class beachside service, lively music, and delicious food and drink options, a visit to Rosario Island is a great way to find paradise—and it’s only an hour from Cartagena.

Full-Day Volcano of Totumo
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Full-Day Volcano of Totumo

¥3,175

Our visit starts at 8:40 am Approximately. from the hotel area of Bocagrande by air-conditioned bus on a route through the sea to the Volcano del Totumo where you will enjoy a mud bath very popular with locals and tourists due to its medicinal properties thanks to its different mineral substances and then you can take a bath in the Ciénaga that bears the same name.

Rumba in Chiva Party Bus
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Rumba in Chiva Party Bus

¥2,190

Unleash your inner party animal on a wild and boozy night aboard a traditional chiva bus. Drink unlimited alcohol, listen to traditional music, and eat authentic snacks during this distinctly Colombian affair. Meet your group at a central location and board the colorful bus.

Full-Day Isla del Sol
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Full-Day Isla del Sol

¥9,415

Enjoy this spectacular full day to the islands of the Rosario where you have the option of knowing the san martin aquarium of pajarales and see its wonderful marine species including a dolphin show or snorkel while enjoying the warm waters of the sea

Full-day White Beach Baru by Boat
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Full-day White Beach Baru by Boat

¥3,128

Do not stop living this fantastic experience! It is the best beach alternative that the city offers, you will enjoy a panoramic tour through the Islas del Rosario Archipelago, stopping at San Martin de Pajarales Island where you will find the aquarium or oceanarium, which you can enter if you wish (ticket not included) to enjoy the show of dolphins, sharks and different marine species or you can perform other activities such as snorkeling (ticket not included).

Half Day Scuba Diving Experience
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Half Day Scuba Diving Experience

¥29,561

Itinerary This experience starts very early morning; we’ll pick you up at your location at 7:00 am to bring you straight to the Marine where the boat crew and full equipment will be ready to depart.

Reviews of Cartagena

4.6

Top Destination

5 - Excellent
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4 - Good
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3 - Okay
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3 - Okay 5.487411233053583%
2 - Disappointing
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4/5 - Good

Raul

Dec 12, 2019

Cartagena is a very nice place, nevertheless the lack of control in the traffic of the city is terrible.

4/5 - Good

Verified traveler

Dec 12, 2019

Agressive vendors

4/5 - Good

Frank

Dec 12, 2019

It's such a beautiful place. Many restaurants and shops. The closest beaches aren't the best. Bocagrande has too many beach vendors that are disturbing a relaxing day.

5/5 - Excellent

Verified traveler

Dec 10, 2019

Cartagena is a beautiful city, the perfect spot to enjoy some great Caribbean vibes, try delicious food in very affordable typical restaurants and the perfect base to visit the incredible Rosario's islands

5/5 - Excellent

J

Dec 7, 2019

Cartagena is a fun place to visit and I go all the time.

3/5 - Okay

Verified traveler

Dec 6, 2019

There is too many street vendor bothering you to buy stuff Playa blanca should be avoid Many Poor people trueing to sell you stuff or trick you to get/Stole your money Many prostitute Like 100 at night at the main Clock Plaza by the tourist area

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