Cartagena

Cartagena Travel Guide

Articles about Cartagena

By Adam McCulloch
By Mimi Lombardo
Monique Péan, Jewelry Designer Destination: Cartagena, Colombia Local Color: “I was struck by all the vibrantly painted Spanish-colonial buildings along Cartagena’s winding streets. It is an enchanting city.” Travel Ethos: “My father worked wit...
By Oliver Schwaner-Albright
By Travel + Leisure Staff

Hotels in Cartagena

Top among the city’s many new downtown properties is the 24-suite Anandá Hotel Boutique, a quiet retreat in a restored Spanish-colonial building with carved-wood balconies and three breezy roof terraces.

Restaurants in Cartagena

Traditional Caribbean cazuelas - spicy seafood stews - are served without fuss at a restaurant that deserves its reputation for having the most authentic food in town.

Things to do in Cartagena

The busy Centro district revolves around the Plaza de Bolívar, an overgrown public square where teenage couples kiss and palenqueras - women who sell fruit from enameled tubs balanced on their heads - amble past old men playing chess on rickety card tables.