- This fabulous destination holds the secrets of history within its walled city, on its balconies, and in the narrow stone walkways. Framed by its stunning bay, Cartagena de Indias is one of the Americas’ most beautiful, well-preserved cities.
- Every street feels like a postcard, with gorgeous bright-colored buildings, beautiful flowers hanging off every window frame, old wooden balconies, and artistic graffiti. Plus, each neighborhood in Cartagena has its own distinct personality that you will definately want to explore.
- The nightlife in Cartagena is always energetic and joyous. During the evenings, the squares of Old Town fill up with people. There are food vendors and street performers interacting with everyone and a perfect way to take in the culture.
Cartagena is busting with delicious stuff to eat, from dishes that reflect the city’s 16th-century Spanish influence to the ideal local meal which includes fresh seafood. There are many seafood huts of freshly caught seafood. The restaurants will always serve up delightful recipes of all your favorites.
The colorful artisan shops and galleries are filled with rainbow-hued beaded jewelry, leather goods, papier-mâché masks and miniature versions of local scenes.
The Chivas are city buses have been given new life as tour buses. These colorful open-air buses drive your around to showcase some of Cartagena’s best attractions. At night, the wilder versions of buses come out filled with partiers and decorated with pulsing lights, tweeting horns and cumbia dance beats blaring from loudspeakers.
- Joie de vivre must be the unofficial motto of the people in Cartagena. The locals inherently know how to relax and enjoy life to the max. Every evening, the streets and plazas are filled with people enjoying the city and each other. Music is the bloodlife of this place so you can’t help but want to dance, or learn to dance salsa whilst in Cartagena.