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

The sophisticated Caribbean fare draws a chic crowd. The best tables are upstairs and the mero comes with crema agria, something like a spice crème fraîche.

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.