What to do in Cartagena
Cartagena, is a colonial style city located in the center of the Caribbean coast to the northeastern limit of Colombia. Easily accessible by air, land or sea, is the most important tourist city of Colombia and has become in recent years the perfect place to rest or work.
This charming city has a diverse variety of tourist activities. Its official currency is the Colombian peso, its average temperature is 30 degrees Celsius, and the water of its beaches stays warm throughout the year, Cartagena is an excellent tourist destination at any time of the year.
Our hotel will offer you information about the events of the moment and tourist sites that you can visit.
In Cartagena you can see the beautiful places that surround the walled city, among the most outstanding are:
- Castle of San Felipe de Barajas
- San Pedro Claver Convento
- Convent of La Popa
- Getsemaní Town
- Museum of Modern Art
- Clock door
- Monument of India Catalina
- Historical Museum and Palace of the Inquisition
Most important events in Cartagena
Hay Festival: Hay Festival: Held every year, the next version will be held between January 31 and February 3, 2019. More information about the festival in: www.hayfestival.com
International Film Festival: Created in 1960, the Cartagena de Indias International Film Festival (FICCI) is the oldest film event in Latin America and is celebrated between February and March of each year. Since its foundation, the FICCI has welcomed and celebrated the risk and renewal of views in the cinematography of Latin America and the world, with special attention to the development of Colombian cinema and its international dissemination. The FICCI promotes meeting scenarios between sector professionals and audiences, who share an artistic and cultural festival every year. www.ficcifestival.com
National Beauty Contest: The Contest is a contest held in the city since 1934; the winner receives the title of Miss Colombia and is the representative of Colombia in Miss Universe. It is celebrated in November of each year.
Playa Blanca - Isla Barú: white sand beach, free access, economic gastronomy and a geographical position, which allows access, by a bridge, from the urban center of historic Cartagena. Also, it offers the opportunity to camp and to do babysitting in its calm waters.
Rosario Islands: Archipelago formed by small islands with beaches of crystalline waters. The most important: Grande, Del Tesoro, Coconut Smooth, Half Orange, Charm.
Bocagrande:La playa de arena dorada más conocida en Cartagena de Indias es la de Bocagrande que se sitúa sobre la península al sur del centro histórico, el barrio de Bocagrande está repleto de restaurantes y bares con una avenida muy transitada, la avenida San Martin.
El CastilloAt the bottom of Bocagrande is El Laguito, which starts from the famous Caribe Hotel and ends at a point of land towards the bay known as Castillogrande, which meets its end at the fort of Santa Cruz, which today is in ruins. Right next to the bay, people can use a path that borders the beach and is often used for walks.
Volcán del Totumo: Swimming and floating in a small sea of mud is what tourists want to get to Galerazamba, 40 km from Cartagena. There the visitors climb about 20 m by a wooden staircase that leads to the mouth of the Volcán del Totumo. Once there, the tourists descend to the crater to get in contact with a gray and dense liquid, in a space where about 10 people can fit.
Manglares de la Boquilla: Exotic canoe tour through the mangroves of the La Virgen swamp, rescuing the ancient Spanish route of the seventeenth century, through channels and natural tunnels.
Botanical Garden: Just 30 minutes from Cartagena is one of the most important ecological attractions in the region, with a living collection of over 300 species of plants from the Colombian Caribbean and one of the few virgin native forests in the region. The Botanical Garden Guillermos Piñeres has several special collections and about 2 km of trails. In the forest springs a very special water spring that runs throughout the year. It is an ideal place to learn about and learn about the fauna and flora of the Colombian Caribbean.
CitySightseeing – Touristic bus
In this Cartagena Tour you will enjoy a specialized touristic circuit aboard our double-decker buses. In this tour, you will have the opportunity to appreciate and listen to the history of the most emblematic places of Cartagena. Also, buying in combo, you can enjoy a lovely day in Isla del Sol. The Tour includes:
- Up and down as many times as you want
- Multilingual system: English, Spanish, German, French and Italian.
- Ticket valid for two days.
- Hours: from 9:00 a.m. at 7:30 p.m.
- It includes a walk through the Historical Center with a bilingual guide. Start at 3:19 p.m. in front of the Clock Tower and lasts 90 minutes.
- Each person will receive a set of earphones, a map of the route, description of schedules, and stops.