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Trip time! Discover the history, monuments, and beaches in Cartagena.

Amazing beaches, gourmet restaurants, and top sights from Isla Grande Beach to Clock Tower—discover Cartagena, a destination also famous for its historic sites.

Where to stay in Cartagena

Cartagena Walled City, Cartagena, Colombia

Cartagena Walled City

4.5/5Wonderful!(1,125 area reviews)

Cartagena Walled City is known for its ample dining options, and you can make a stop by Clock Tower and Cartagena Cathedral while in the area.

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!(893 area reviews)

Bocagrande is known for its stunning beaches, and with sights like Bocagrande Beach and Rio Cartagena Casino, you won't get bored spending a day wandering around this part of Cartagena.

Bocagrande
Cartagena
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El Laguito

4/5Very Good!(97 area reviews)

The beaches and abundant 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

Centro is noteworthy for its museums, and you can make a stop at top attractions like Cartagena Cathedral and Plaza Santo Domingo.

Centro
Beach Club at Conrad Cartagena

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Zona Norte

4/5Very Good!(51 area 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 area review)

While there might not be top attractions in San Pedro, you can explore the larger area and discover places like Promenade of La Castellana and Port of Cartagena.

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
$120
per night
Mar 24 - Mar 25

Located in Bocagrande, this luxury hotel is steps from Plaza Bocagrande Commercial Center and Bocagrande Beach. Clock Tower and Cartagena de Indias Convention ...

4.7/5Exceptional! (1,061 reviews)

"Beautiful setting. A bit too windy where the pools were (14th fl.) but very nice views on both sides. Nice gym too."…"

Reviewed on Feb 17, 2020

Hyatt Regency Cartagena
Decameron Baru - All inclusive
Decameron Baru - All inclusive
3.5 out of 5
Baru Kilometro 7 sector Portonaito, Pasacaballos Portonao, Cartagena, Bolivar

Nestled on the beach, this Cartagena property is 7.6 mi (12.2 km) from National Aviary of Colombia and 8.6 mi (13.9 km) from Blanca Beach. Corales del Rosario ...

4/5Very Good! (287 reviews)

"Everything was excellent . Friendly staff. Wonderful food and drinks. Lots of activities. And the iguanas were beautiful to see."…"

Reviewed on Aug 19, 2019

Decameron Baru - All inclusive
Intercontinental Cartagena De Indias
Intercontinental Cartagena De Indias
4.5 out of 5
Bocagrande Carrera 1 No. 5-01, Cartagena, Bolivar
$126
per night
Mar 23 - Mar 24

This family-friendly Cartagena hotel is located on the waterfront, just steps from Rio Cartagena Casino and Bocagrande Beach. Castillo Grande Beach and Clock ...

4.3/5Excellent! (856 reviews)

"Great staff /pool. Very close to beach. Rooms large and perfect"…"

Reviewed on Feb 20, 2020

Intercontinental Cartagena De Indias

Popular things to do in Cartagena

Isla Grande Beach
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Isla Grande Beach

4.5/5(285 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(766 reviews)

Learn about the history of Clock Tower, a well-known monument 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(518 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(202 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(979 reviews)

Find out about the history of Walled City of Cartagena, a well-known monument in Cartagena. Amble around the area's beautiful beaches or seek out the local tours.

Las Bovedas
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Las Bovedas

4/5(253 reviews)

You can find the perfect gifts to bring home at Las Bovedas during your visit to San Diego. Stroll along the area's beautiful beaches, or simply savor its top-notch restaurants.

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

86% of travellers recommend
$78
Per adult
Full-Day Volcano of Totumo
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Full-Day Volcano of Totumo

80% of travellers recommend
$30
Per adult
Rumba in Chiva Party Bus
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Rumba in Chiva Party Bus

$19
Per adult
Full-Day Isla del Sol
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Full-Day Isla del Sol

78% of travellers recommend
$86
Per adult
City Tour en el Bus Turístico de 2 pisos de Cartagena .
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City Tour en el Bus Turístico de 2 pisos de Cartagena .

78% of travellers recommend
$15
Per adult
Half Day Scuba Diving Experience
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Half Day Scuba Diving Experience

$324
Per adult

Reviews of Cartagena

4.6

Top Destination

5 - Excellent
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4 - Good
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4 - Good 28.313953488372093%
3 - Okay
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3 - Okay 5.523255813953488%
2 - Disappointing
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2 - Disappointing 0.813953488372093%
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5/5 - Excellent

Ola

Feb 21, 2020

wonderful old town but unimpressive beaches

5/5 - Excellent

Verified traveler

Feb 20, 2020

Love the old City . Many things to do .

4/5 - Good

Verified traveler

Feb 20, 2020

Cartagena history is rich on history.

4/5 - Good

Marco

Feb 20, 2020

It is a pretty city but everybody charge you to much

5/5 - Excellent

Verified traveler

Feb 18, 2020

Beautiful and interesting city. Very hot.

4/5 - Good

Dellison

Feb 18, 2020

I have been to Colombia before and always heard about Cartagena. It is truly romantic, pleasant, the historical center is beautiful, prices are not too exorbitant, there is limited English but people try to accommodate you with the phrases they know.

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