At the northern tip of South America, Colombia is a country of lush rainforest, towering mountains and coffee plantations. Officially the Republic of Colombia, is a rich bio-diverse country with coastlines on both the Pacific and Atlantic Oceans. This country boasts territories located in a myriad of climates including dry desert terrain, cool tropical mountain highlands, hot and humid Amazon basin, cold and snowy high mountain peaks, wide open plains as well as lush deep forest areas that are largely unexplored.
Mystified in legends and beautiful colonial era antiquity, this city captivates visitors and travellers with its cobbled alleys, enormous balconies draped in bougainvillea and horse-drawn carriages. Cartagena has a long history of fairy-tale mystique. Cartagena’s calendar is packed with festivals including the biggest bash, the Carnaval de Cartagena, which culminates with the Miss Colombia beauty pageant. The town is painted with beautiful colonial restored homes among exotic, highly attractive and dynamic plazas, waterfronts and other public spaces.
In the heart of the old city.
Direct flight from Bogota (the capital of Colombia) to Rafael Nuñez International Airport (approx. 1.5 hrs). Followed by a 10 mins drive to the hotel.
3 – 4 nights
Best time to visit
Cartagena’s climate is typically Caribbean; its average annual temperature of 28°c hardly varies. Although the days are hot, evenings are a pleasant time to stroll around the city. Recommended time to travel is March – October.