In addition to the beautiful boutique stores, numerous restaurants, and colorful street vendors in Cartagena, there are many treasures to see around town and just outside the city walls.
Category: Things to Do
April 1, 2014
There are so many delicious dishes in Colombia it’s hard to choose just a few, but here are 12 favorite foods to try when visiting.
March 18, 2014
Some of the best beaches in Colombia are found along Santa Marta’s coastline, with white sand, turquoise water and plenty of diving and snorkeling opportunities. From convenient beaches close to the city to more secluded spots, there’s plenty to discover in Santa Marta.
February 18, 2014
One of the many surprises for visitors to Medellin is that tango is alive and well. Tango is considered part of the cultural patrimony of the city and generations of tango lovers have kept the art alive. In fact, outside of Argentina, Medellin is one of the top cities to take in some tango.
February 11, 2014
For those who have just a day to visit Cartagena while stopping by on a cruise, there’s plenty to see. With several UNESCO sites and plenty of history, shopping and fine dining, a day in Cartagena fills up fast.
February 4, 2014
The Medellin cable car system is efficient, clean and well maintained, showing the pride that people have in their unique method of transportation.
January 14, 2014
When spending a day in Bogota, head to La Candelaria, where Bogota was born. It can be hard to fit all of the sights to see into just one day, since there are numerous museums to visit, plenty of local foods to taste, and an amazing view of the city.
January 7, 2014
The fourteen UNESCO World Heritage sites and cultural manifestations in Colombia are a great way to explore the country’s heritage and cultures going back 3,000 years. These sites were selected from all around Colombia, from the coast to the mountains to the Amazon jungle. There are places rich with history and culture that give visitors the chance to explore an ancient tomb, admire a small historic town on the Magdalena River, play a marimba, or experience the alegria of carnival time.
December 17, 2013
Art seems to be everywhere in Medellin, and a good way to see it is by visiting the best museums. In addition to collections of national and international art, there are some unusual museums in Medellin. Wander around a cemetery now turned into a center of cultural activity, a French castle that celebrates the past, and a museum recognizing one of Latin America’s most famous living artists.
November 12, 2013
Families staying in Cartagena will find plenty of kid-friendly activities to do, including visiting beaches, islands, forts, and interactive museums.