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Activities in Cartagena, Colombia
Hero The heroic ’, as Cartagena is known, adds to the charms of its colonial, republican and modern architecture, the attractions of an intense nightlife, cultural festivals and lush landscapes. The beaches of Cartagena invite you to enjoy hours of fun and rest with its refreshing breeze and the warm waters of the Caribbean Sea. The tourist attractions of Cartagena go beyond historical beaches and streets. The city has an excellent gastronomic offer and an important hotel and tourist infrastructure.
Best Things to do in Cartagena
Visit the San Felipe Castle: The castle of San Felipe de Barajas is a fortress located on the hill San Lorenzo, a place that encloses much of Colombian history. Touring this place transports you to a completely different time, if you travel in search of discovering different stories, this fort has a lot to tell you.
Enjoy the Rosario Islands: It is an archipelago formed by 43 small islands that give you the best scenery of fauna and flora worthy of being part of the Caribbean Coast, in this place you can take advantage of all those small beaches and explore countless corals and More than 1000 marine species.
Get to know Isla Barú: If you have arrived in Cartagena, by law visiting Playa Blanca on Isla Barú is absolutely mandatory; You cannot go undiscovered this beautiful coast of turquoise waters and white sand, - not for nothing is one of the best beaches in all of Colombia.
Nightlife in Cartagena: The nightlife in Cartagena looks too good any day of the week and the best places to go are in the Bocagrande area, where you can explore some discos depending on your taste, however, I could also recommend Eivissa, a renowned disco that is located right in front of the Clock Tower.
The Cerro de la Popa: To see the Caribbean Sea from the top, the island of Tierra Bomba, Bocagrande and the Walled Center, you will only have to go to the highest geographical accident in the city, located just 10 minutes from the historic center of Cartagena In addition, here you can meet a beautiful church and one of the most beautiful colonial convents in the city, the Convent of the Popa.
Take a picture at the Monument to the old shoes: Very close to the Castillo de San Felipe, this one of the most representative monuments of Cartagena. Two huge boots made in bronze in honor of the poet Cartagenero, Luis Carlos López, author of a famous composition.
Take a tour of its mangroves and go to a virgin beach: There are many tours and tours offered by the locals of Cartagena and this is a different plan. Special for nature lovers, in which they will take you on a tour aboard a canoe, while you enter the mangrove forest and the Juan Polo Swamp.
Walk the streets of the walled city: One of the reasons why it is the most visited city in Colombia, is not only for its beaches but for its architecture that hides in every corner all kinds of stories.
Stroll along the Pegasus Pier: Located in the Getsemaní neighborhood, near the convention center and the centennial park and from where you can observe the clock tower diagonally.
Enjoy the Colombian cuisine: Nothing like getting to a new place on the map and tasting the foods of this and Cartagena is no exception. Well, the Cartagena cuisine is a mixture of flavors that will leave you enchanted, among them I highlight these unmissable dishes in the Caribbean rice with chipi chipi, fish stew, coconut rice, seafood casserole, fried catfish, mote of coastal cheese, seafood rice , cocadas, egg arepa, carimañolas, butifarra.