Cartagena is located next to the sea on the Caribbean coast; it is the capital of Bolívar Department.
Founded in 1533 by Pedro de Heredia, Cartagena is the 5th largest city in Colombia. It is surrounded by a great wall that used to protect it from pirates and invasions.
Its architecture includes beautiful colonial houses and picturesque streets, full of life, a delicious sea breeze and numerous tropical fruits, all forming part of the charm of this famous city.
It is considered the most beautiful colonial city in South America.
The nights in Cartagena are illuminated by colors that contrast with its colonial history, making it the ideal destination for romantics.
The city is divided into two parts, the walled old town or “ciudad amurallada” and a more modern area full of skyscrapers, “Boca Grande “. Surrounded by beaches, you will mainly find hotels and shopping centers there.