Can you feel that? No worries; not a care in the world. The stress of daily life left behind. Late evenings that dissolve into late mornings, with the most important decision you make being how best to enjoy your well-earned time off. It’s summer, and there are few better places to spend it than Cartagena.
Families, couples and groups of friends – anyone looking for an incredible summer adventure in one of the Caribbean’s most scintillating cities.
Date: 07 Jul, 2019
While it feels like summer all year round, July is a great time to visit Cartagena. A cool sea breeze takes the edge off the Caribbean heat and it’s generally a little quieter than the peak season in December and January.
Whether you’re traveling as a family to make the most of the extended kids holidays, a couple on a lover’s retreat or a group of guys and gals looking for an epic summer party, you’ll find a head-busting range of things to do and see while you’re in town. There's a host of things for families to do in Cartagena during this time of year.
Go on a classy island-hopping yacht adventure, discover the real Cartagena with tailor-made walking tours, spend your days lounging on the tropical beach paradise of the Rosario Islands, or if you’re up for more of a cultural kick, explore the famous colonial epicenter of Old Town or a fascinating trip through the historic, bad-boy turned good neighbourhood of Getsemani.
There are also plenty of activities to keep your little ones busy. Send them on an authentic Caribbean treasure hunt, get them to play Willy Wonka at Cartagena’s favourite chocolate factory or jump into a muddy volcano at El Totumo.
Phew! This is just a small slice of the action, so if it’s all just a little too much to take in, don’t stress – our team of local travel experts are here to help you craft the ultimate summer getaway.
Cartagena's nerve centre serves up breathtaking colonial architecture, the city's top attractions, finest hotels, eateries and drinking dens as well as being the administrative and cultural heart of the city.
Centro has lost none of its importance thanks to the universal lure of its colonial pomp and the concentration of government buildings, hotels, tourist attractions, bars and restaurants in the area.
Cartagena's finest hotels and restaurants have taken over the uber-casas built by slave traders and Spanish plunderers in the 17th century.
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