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

Travelers in the know are once again flocking to Cartagena for its architecture, beaches, and white-hot nightlife.

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

The quietist of Cartagena's four quarters, it's also where to find the best arepas in town. Most visitors tour the neighborhood in one of the horse-drawn carriages that clop-clop past the bright colored walls and overgrown balconies.