Perched on the Caribbean Sea, Cartagena is a perfect mix of casual beachside charm, colorful buildings and tropical flavors. The way of life is youthful, lively, and, of course, laid back. It is a fun and fascinating place to explore. “Cartagena de Indias,” or Cartagena of the Indies, is also a UNESCO World Heritage Site where you can soak up the history as well as the sun. The old walled city sits alongside the skyscraper-filled Bocagrande. Cartagena is also home to some of the best restaurants in Colombia. More importantly, it offers a fascinating juxtaposition of ancient and modern. The city is uniquely charming.
The Small List
Hotel Santa Clara – A tropical palace where the interior has retained the historical magic of this 17th Century Colombian building.
Hotel Capellan de Getsemani– A true oasis steps from the Wall and in the heart of Getsemani’s colorful streets. This beautiful Spanish colonial home features French interior design.
Carmen Cartagena – Offering contemporary cuisine, Carmen Cartagena’s menu is inspired by local flavors. It all comes together in modern preparations that highlight a passion for seafood. Dishes are creative and innovative. The setting is unique and the ambience is serene.
La Cevicheria – La Cevicheria serves the freshest fish caught by local fishermen. They also prepare the best ceviches in town. The freshness is in every bite!
San Alberto Cafe – In the fascinating world of specialty coffee, let yourself be guided through a unique coffee tasting. The expert growers, of course, will share their knowledge. San Alberto opened this coffee shop in the beautiful historic center of Cartagena. It is, certainly, the place to savor luxury coffee.
Andres en Casa – Andres en Casa is a gastrobar in the La Serrezuela Shopping Center. They offer delectable grilled meats and seafood. The menu has a Caribbean and Latin flair.
La Serrezuela – This bullring was reborn as the center of culture, gastronomy and exclusive shopping. An iconic place for those seeking unforgettable experiences.