Whether you go for a weekend getaway or spend your entire vacation in Cartagena, you will feel right at home while you explore new horizons on these 16th century cobblestone streets. Jump right into the daily life by learning about this port city’s colonial history, gastronomy, white-sand beaches, and the cool Caribbean way of life.
Welcome to the Colombian Caribbean where it’s warm and sunny all year round! June and July see the hottest temperatures between 90º – 70º and the rest of the year ranges from 88º – 72º. October is the rainy month in this sizzling destination.
Cartagena is tropical fruit heaven! Enjoy fresh fish and seafood right from the ocean and traditional dishes like coconut rice and ceviche.
How To Get There
Cartagena is a 3 hour direct flight from Fort Lauderdale, 4 hours from Atlanta, 4 hours and 55 minutes from NYC and 5 hours and 25 minutes from Montreal. Cartagena is the perfect jumping off point, with direct flights to Colombian destinations including Bogotá, Medellín, San Andres Islands and Pereira in the Coffee Region.
Historic City Tour
The walled city of Cartagena is a secret garden waiting to be discovered. Start with a city tour to get historically oriented and begin to understand this colonial 16th-century city. Kids will love our pirate – themed scavenger hunt that will lead them (and you!) to explore the hidden treasures of the city!
Bazurto Market Experience
Any major foodie will tell you the market must be the first place to visit in any new place. Explore Bazurto with a gastro-insider and discover the fresh produce, exotic fruits, mouthwatering spices, and cauldrons of local delicacies.
White-sand beaches, palm trees, and crystal blue waters, Isla Baru is the definition of paradise. Island adventures include boating, yachting, swimming, snorkeling, and diving. The best part of all? When the fisherman stops by with the freshest local catch of the day, and hands it over to your own personal chef to cook a delicious feast of fish, seafood and coconut rice. Ideal for a truly special getaway.
Fishing in the Caribbean Sea
Offshore trolling, wreck bottom fishing, deep drop & catching your own lobster dinner are just a few of the fishing opportunities in Cartagena! Head out with a great captain + crew with friends or family for an unforgettable experience on the water.
Wander through three ecosystems (rainforest, coast and desert), which doubles as the natural habitat for 138 bird species. First one to spot the Harpy Eagle, the toucan Caribbean, the Pink Flamingos or Crane Corona wins!
Santa Marta & Parque Tayrona
Explore historic Santa Marta on the way to discover idyllic Parque Tayrona and the Sierra Nevada. Head up to Minca and this sacred sanctuary will transport you to never-never land while providing a cool break from Caribbean coastal heat.
Salsa + Champeta Nights
Experience Cartagena’s soulful nightlife through live music, dance classes, salsa clubs, rooftop bars and spontaneous street dancing. Whether you like to boogie or just want to watch, you’ll love this unique local scene.
Scuba Diving Los Islas del Rosario
Go scuba diving just one hour off the shores of historic Cartagena! In these blue waters you’ll find various species of hard and soft corals (brain, black, plumes, fan, elkhorn, fire, mustard, and more) providing shelter for hundreds of species of fish such as queen and french angel fish, snapper, creole wrasse, blue tang, pinfish, spadefish and cowfish.
Shop til’ you drop! Tell us what you want to buy and our shopping experts will take you right to the source. And bargain for you! It’s customary to barter, so if you love to negotiate go ahead, if not, we got your back.