Guide to the Best Areas to Stay in Cartagena Deciding where to stay can be tough, especially in a city you haven’t visited before. I’ve lived in Cartagena since 2011. In this insider’s guide to […]
With its imposing city walls and massive Castillo San Felipe Fortress, it’s obvious the Spanish wanted to protect Cartagena. However, these were the last lines of defense. The first line of defense was a series […]
Perhaps there’s nothing more symbolic of Cartagena than its city walls, among the best preserved in the world. The dominating Castillo San Felipe and other fortifications around the city’s bay speak to its importance in […]
Wondering what should you I pack for Cartagena, Colombia? Here I’m going to give you a comprehensive run down of everything you should pack on a trip to Cartagena. I’ll also give you some possible […]
Nuquí, Colombia, a small town in Chocó province, is one of the top destinations to see whales in Colombia. Humpback whales come to breed and give birth every year along Colombia’s Pacific coast. The nearly […]
Wondering what to do in Cartagena? Here are the 11 top can’t miss things to see along with a handful of honorable mentions. Check it out so you don’t miss out on any of the top things to do in Cartagena.
San Pedro Claver Church is possibly Cartagena’s neatest example of colonial architecture. It and its accompanying museum can be visited, and it is one of the can’t miss things in Cartagena. Here I’ll be giving […]
Located on the road between Tayrona National Park and Palomino, Playa Costeño, aka Costeño Beach, Colombia is a great place to spend some time chilling out by the beach on a tour of Colombia’s Caribbean […]
Saturday morning with bottomless drinks, all you can eat food, music, and a great view? Sign me up! If you’re looking for a great way to spend a lazy Saturday morning in Cartagena, why not […]
Donde Quedar en Cartagena – Guía a Las Mejoras Zonas Para Alojarse en Cartagena Decidir dónde quedarse puede ser difícil, especialmente en una ciudad que no has ido antes. Yo he vivido en Cartagena desde […]
In 1586, Sir Francis Drake succeeded in capturing Cartagena, leaving only after a hefty ransom was paid. Learn about the history of Drake’s attack on Cartagena here.
Cabo de la Vela is a small indigenous village in the desert of La Gaujira Peninsula in the far northern part of Colombia. It is also the main jumping off point for a visit to […]
Punta Gallinas lies at the end of desert at the northern most point of Colombia and all of South America. The area offers stunning views of a largely untouched landscape with the desert and hills […]
Taganga is a small town located in a picturesque bay just over the hills from Santa Marta. While probably not on a must see list for Colombia, the view of the bay’s flanking hills running […]
No Limits to Their Sway: Cartagena’s Privateers and the Masterless Caribbean in the Age of Revolutions by Edgardo Pérez Morales is one of the best and most interesting books I have read about Cartagena’s history. With […]