Cartagena VacationsColombia
Located on the northern coast of Colombia, Cartagena is easily its home country's highest drawing tourist city. This former sanctuary for escaped African-American slaves is popular year-round, thanks to its beautiful beaches and lively attitude. December is an especially busy time in Cartagena, as religious festivals close schools, prompting a …

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Reviews of Cartagena

Colleen Holbrook
Colleen HolbrookWA
26/05/2018

Cartagena is a romantic city beautiful stone streets in the historic center and within the “walled city.” Outside the walls you will find beaches and some more modern buildings, especially around “laguito” which will make you feel like you are in Miami.

Brooklyn Bass
Brooklyn BassPagosa Springs, Colorado, USA
15/11/2017

One of my favorite places I've traveled. The weather is amazing in the mountains, people are very nice. Its a great place to travel. Could definitely live ether in the mountains or on the beach.

Keane
KeaneSan Francisco, California, USA
28/11/2016

Fascinating place. From the slums to the Old Walled City, there's so much going on here. I loved the historic town center. It had so much energy and color. Perhaps it was the coming storm, but it felt like being in a film. Wonderful.

Briana
BrianaNew York City, New York State, USA
14/11/2016

Intoxicating, alluring...Cartagena is one romantic city behind its famed fortified walls. Settled by the Spaniards in 1533, Cartagena was the crown jewel of the Caribbean, used as a base to hide treasures pillaged from South America. While the gold and jewels may be long gone, there is still plenty to discover, from the gorgeous plazas to the massive churches. It's best not to stay focused on a map or a strict guide for your time in Cartagena; just let its seductive powers take you on a journey.

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