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Activities, Places to Visit, Things to Do and See, Points of Interest in Cartagena Colombia

  • Cartagena - Convento de la Popa

    Founded in 1607 by Augustinian monks, la Popa sits upon the tallest hill in the city and offers beautiful views of the city and Caribbean.

  • Cartagena - Bike Rentals

    There are two spots we've found which offer by-the-hour bike rentals for a remarkable alternative in experiencing Cartagena's beautiful shoreline and historic city center.

  • Cartagena - Castillo de San Felipe

    This massive 16th Century Spanish Fortress offers beautiful views of Cartagena and the chance to learn more of the colonial history that makes Cartagena unique.

  • Cartagena - Cafe Havana

    There is some dispute whether salsa originated in Cuba or Colombia. Cafe Havana offers the best of both worlds, with great music and salsa dancing for only a 7.000 COP door cover.

  • Cartagena - Vallenato Night Bus Tour

    Bus tour starts at 8PM each evening from Av San Martín between calle 4 and 5 in BocaGrande. The tour runs 3 -4 hours before dropping everyone off at a discotheque.

  • Cartagena - El Tuturno Volcán (Mud Volcano)

    What can only be described as a "weird but fun" experience, the mud volcano, 50km northeast of Cartagena, offers travelers the opportunity to unwind in a 2000m deep mudvent.

  • Cartagena - Boat Tour to Playa Blanca

    Each morning, boats leave at 7:30 a.m. from the port in BocaGrande on day tours to Playa Blanca for 40.000 - 60.000 COP, lunch included. Tours return around 5:30 in the afternoon.

  • Cartagena - Learn Spanish and Dive

    Combine scuba diving amidst Cartagena's beautiful coral reefs with learning the local language in Cartagena's old city. Located 5 minutes from the Old City entrance. For information contact

  • Cartagena - Fiesta de Nuestra Señora

    February 2 each year, horse riders come to Cartagena from neighboring areas and parade through the streets in celebration of La Fiesta de Nuestra Señora de Candelaria. The parade passes through Boca Grande, the historic district and concludes at La Popa.