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

A nominally Italian restaurant (there's foccacia in the breadbasket), with refined South American dishes like cevice of corvina - a white-fleshed fish similar to sea bass - prepared with lime, hot peppers, and corn.

Things to do in Cartagena

Housed in a 17th-century monastery, El Coro bar, at Hotel Sofitel Santa Clara, lures locals and guests alike with pitch-perfect mojitos and the prospect of glimpsing writer and occasional barfly Gabriel García Márquez.