CARTAGENA is the most enthralling and righteously preserved colonial destinations in Colombia. A trip to Cartagena is the ultimate antidote to the been-there-done-that Caribbean vacation.
– SANTA CLARA
A blend of colonial architecture and modern comforts in what was the first hotel in the centre of Cartagena.
– CASA PESTAGUA
A boutique hotel in the majestic spaces of a colonial palace. known as “the most beautiful house in Cartagena”, belonged to the 18th Century Count of Pestagua, a rich and powerful aristocrat who gave his name to this mansion with its impressive colonial architecture.
– HOTEL CASA SAN AGUSTIN
A luxurious small hotel lovingly restored and reimagined for a new generation of travelers, exquisite Casa San Agustín echoes Cartagena’s fresh contemporary style and colorful Caribbean sensibility. Refined yet relaxed, its trio of colonial era white-washed buildings exudes the warmth of a magnificently appointed private residence.
– JUAN DEL MAR
Serving sea food in its inside patio and italian food in the tables located outside, Juan del Mar is one of the “fun” places to go and have a delicious dinner before going dancing.
– LA VITROLA
Fine Cuban cuisine and live Cuban son music in the heart of Cartagena. One of the most romantics in town.
– CLUB DE PESCA
Since 1956, Club de Pesca is one of the most elite and traditional restaurants in an ancient fortress overlooking the city.
– HARRY SASON
Harry Sasson and his collection of restaurants have been ranked within the 50 best restaurants in latin america within the Republican patio of the Charleston Santa Teresa hotel.
– LA MOVIDA
The best disco in town with two different ambience: salsa area and dance music area.
– DONDE FIDEL
A typical bar where everyone goes to listen the best salsa.
– QUIEBRA CANTO
The place to go to dance salsa and to see real “Cartageneros” dancing as crazy.
– WALK AROUND THE CITY CENTER, the FORTRESSES AND THE CASTILLO DE SAN JORGE
– VISIT “LAS ISLAS DEL ROSARIO”
Rent a boat tour the islands. Visit the Oceanario a private sea zoo where you can swim with dolphins. Have lunch at El Cholón a try a delish daily catch lobster.
– Paletas: ice-creams of all flavors…The best at La Paletteria
– Sancocho: typical Colombian dish
– Kola Roman: the Colombian response to Coca-Cola, delicious
– Ron Tres Esquinas: with everything
– Green Mango with Salt, sold almost everywhere by Colombian ladies
– Raspao: a sort of ice-cream made of ice with toffee
– Cocadas: Coconut sweets with flavors. The best are from Mila Vargas´s Pastry in the city centre.
Cartagena is all about who you know and where to go. To get organized by the best concierge in the city write to the fabulous Roque Maldonado, amazingly connected: firstname.lastname@example.org