Creative Cartagena

Create an Inspirational Weekend in Cartagena

From the studios of heavyweight artists and underground street art maestros to rhythmic salsa slayers and contemporary dance collectives, Cartagena, easily positions itself as a majestic muse to Colombia’s creative movers and shakers.

Get your creative juices flowing with one of This is Cartagena’s in-the-know art insiders on hand and embark on a five-day feast for the senses that will leave you truly inspired.

  • The Lowdown

    Creative Cartagena

    Meet the Masters

    Kick start your arty weekender in style with pick up from the airport to a villa with serious artistic pedigree in the heart of Cartagena’s historic center. Freshen up before heading out for a cocktail reception at the Sofitel Santa Clara where you can admire work by Colombian heavyweights: Olga de Amaral, Mecedes Hoyos and, of course, Latin America’s most expensive living artist, Fernando Botero.

    Culture Vulture Tour

    Soak up the architectural treasures of the old town, discover the socio-economic thrust behind Getsemani’s fascinating street art and the role that artists played in the city’s transformation. Meet the artists steering the city’s more contemporary art scene and marvel at the masterpieces exhibited in Cartagena’s top galleries. You’ll have an art insider on hand to help choose something to take home with you.

    A Day in Paradise

    Spend a day painting, or simply relaxing in, the most picturesque of island scenes. Soak up the sun and sea with the ultimate chill-out session. Let Cartagena's brilliant Caribbean archipelago be your world class oyster with a day trip to an inspirational beach resort that will more than live up to your Caribbean fantasies of platinum sands and crystalline waters.

    Culinary Creativity

    Along the way, we’ll sate hunger pangs with daily culinary voyages to innovative restaurants, mix things up with a sizzling salsa session and finish things off with a cultural shopping trip, where you can pick up some seriously special souvenirs and Colombian cultural tokens.

    Cultural Loot

    Leave with a complimentary goodie bag filled with special treats, including a colourful handmade mochilla by the Wayuu indians, souvenirs, organic chocolate and coffee and some luxurious beauty products by famous Colombian brand Loto del Sur.

  • WHY THIS IS CARTAGENA

    • With Us, Colombia's Yours

      After putting Cartagena on the map we've embarked on our next act to connect our…

      Go Bespoke

      Our talented team of travel advisors thrives on left-field requests and strives …

      Quality Assurance

      All the tours and tailor-made trips that make it into our list have been hand-pi…

      Insider Intel

      Our team of talented travel advisors are here on-the-ground 24/7, all-year-round…

    • Go Bespoke

      Our talented team of travel advisors thrives on left-field requests and strives to make your Cartagena travel dreams a reality. Aside from being fully certified, our team of bilingual guides, concierges and hosts aim to go above and beyond to ensure you have the best Cartagena vacation imaginable. We're here to help good people do great things, which means creating meaningful connections and transformations through travel. Your concierge will make sure you meet the people that will elevate your trip beyond your expectations

    • Quality Assurance

      All the tours and tailor-made trips that make it into our list have been hand-picked or created by our team of talented travel experts. This Is Cartagena champion's regenerative and sustainable tourism that's good for the visitor and good for the destination. We celebrate what makes a destination unique by collaborating with local, independent providers, the personalities that make Cartagena and Colombia so incredible and work with them to ensure the very highest service levels to guarantee a better vacay in every way

    • Insider Intel

      Our team of talented travel advisors are here on-the-ground 24/7, all-year-round and really do know Cartagena and Colombia better than anyone else. We know everyone and everything there is to know in town and love to introduce visitors to the types of personalities that will make your trip to Colombia extra special. We're storytellers at heart and enjoy creating unforgettable travel tales with good people that want to do great things. We've got the lowdown on what's happening in the city and know all of those off-the-beaten path places that will allow you to leave the tourist trail to everyone else 



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