Cartagena de Indias, a destination full of nature and monuments
Cartagena de Indias is found on the shore of the Colombian Caribbean, in addition to relaxing at its beaches with warm water, you can also enjoy the wealth of monuments in a city that is a World Heritage Site.
Cartagena de Indias has a rich historical and cultural legacy that is represented in its beautiful San Pedro Claver Cathedral, its Gold Museum, containing pieces from the Zenú tribe, the Watchtower, the Palace of the Inquisition, the Fort of San Fernando and the Vaults. In the upper part of the city you can find the imposing San Felipe de Barajas Castle. If you wander around the La Popa district and its numerous plazas such as Aduana, Plaza de los Coches, and Santo Domingo, home to a church of the same name, you will be immersed in the colonial period. When night falls, you can dance to the sound of merengue, cumbia and salsa in several seaside bars and restaurants.
This privileged area will seduce you with its exoticism and diversity. There are the pretty beaches of Bocagrande and Manzanillo and Rosario Islands are home to an impressive underwater array of coral reefs. Barú Island, Blanca Beach and the Islands of Tintipán and Múcura are also beautiful natural spots where you can relax at any time of the year thanks to the tropical climate.
The cooking, involving Spanish and African influence influences, includes traditional dishes such as Posta Cartagenera, made with braised beef. You can also try egg-stuffed arepa, rice with chipi chipi (fresh clams), seafood dishes made from fried catfish and fish stew, or carimañola, cassava filled with meat and coastal cheese. For dessert, there is nothing better than the delicious cocadas (macaroon-like coconut sweets).
You can fly directly from Bogotá to Cartagena and experience an exciting adventure in this magical and vibrant city.