Casa Corozo

A Cartagena Mansion That's Both Big & Beautiful

This palatial 13-bedroom mansion a block from the bustling bars and restaurants on San Diego Plaza is one of the largest colonial cribs in Cartagena.

  • This Is What We Love

    • Big, clean and brand-spanking new. The interiors are a plus
    • The layout is perfect for a large group of guys or friends
    • Contemporary decor that encourages you to indulge
    • Perfectly located on the doorstep of the city's best restaurants
    • Being two blocks from the This Is Cartagena office
  • What You Need To Know

    • Casa Corozo is friendly to big groups of guys
    • The house includes staff to make the beds. An in-house cook can be arranged
    • It always books fast during holiday weekends
  • Written By

    Logo aulatrés Rainbow Nelson
    Founder of This Is Cartagena. I've been writing about travel in South America for Wallpaper*, VICE, WSJ Magazine, Jetsetter and the Robb Report for 20 years
  • The Details

    Number Of Bedrooms: 13 Bedrooms

    Optimum Occupancy: 29

    Beds: 15

    Price: $3,300.00/Night

    Price (High Season): $4,000.00/ night (rates) ?

    High season 

    Dec 15- Jan 15

     

    Address: Centro, Calle Tumbamuertos, Cartagena, Colombia

    Neighbourhood: San Diego

    Rating: This is Cartagena

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  • Concierge Services

    While Colombia's reputation has been transformed in recent years, some visitors can still be daunted by the prospect of arriving in Colombia on vacation for the first time. To ensure you and your family or loved ones, feel right at home we’ll send a member of our Cartagena travel team to help you check you in and get you plugged into Cartagena's laid-back Caribbean groove. Your bilingual concierge will be on hand to join up the dots throughout your dream Colombian holiday. If there's anything you need, from table reservations to coordinating the most authentic tours and experiences in Cartagena, you can call on them day or night

  • Quality Assurance

    We’ve slept in every bed in town and have hand-picked a blissful collection of luxury vacation rentals in Cartagena that will make you yawn with yearning. Even some of the most impressive houses to rent in Cartagena require a little intervention to make sure they live up to our lofty standards so we offer complimentary airport transfers and a great breakfast served fresh every day to ensure that all our exclusive colonial mansions, beach villas and private islands are a cut above your average stay in Cartagena.  

  • Insider Intel

    We really do know Cartagena and Colombia better than anyone else. Our talented team of travel advisors has cherry-picked the very best Cartagena has to offer so you can experience this marvelous Caribbean city like a local. We’re on-the-ground, all-year-round so we can share with you all of our favourite Cartagena things to do, places to eat, drink and relax. Don't take our word for it, check out some of our testimonials and customer reviews here


  • THE LOWDOWN

     

    Amenities

    • In-House Cook
    • Air Conditioning
    • Staff Included
    • Guests Allowed
    • Family rooms
    • Swimming Pool
    • Rooftop Terrace
    • Jacuzzi
    • Breakfast Included
    • TV
    • Wi-Fi
    • Coffee Machine
    • Airport Transfer
    • 24-HourMini-bar
    • Safe Deposit Box
  • FULL LISTING

    Blessed with a great location, just one block from the bustling San Diego Plaza, this a great Cartagena hideout for large groups that want to ease into Cartagena's nightlife effortlessly.

    Decked out with crisp, contemporary interiors designed to satisfy overseas visitors, the 3-storey property is one of the largest houses in Cartagena with a capacity to sleep up to 29 people.

    With 14 double beds and 1 single, the property has been built with big groups of friends in mind and there's plenty of in-house entertainment options including a swimming pool that connects with the kitchen for all-day indulgence. 

    There's also a rooftop hot tub area to enjoy Cartagena's resplendent Caribbean sunsets and the rich hues of the terracotta rooftops of the historic old town.

    Your lucky 13 rooms are clean, comfortable and built with ample space for a little privacy. 

    Casa Corozo is a find for big groups of guys or large groups of friends looking to keep costs down and have their own space in the heart of Cartagena's historic old town.

LOCATION

  • San Diego

    A healthy mix of sub-cultures makes San Diego one of the most interesting and varied districts in Cartagena and Colombia, something reflected in its diverse gastronomic offering and the rich cultural output coming out of one of the city's most cultured barrios.

    The University of Bellas Artes, the most creative educational institution in Cartagena, sits in the heart of the barrio, backing onto the women's prison. 

    San Diego is formed by 16 blocks north of Calle de la Universidad de Cartagena and west of Calle San Agustin and Calle de la Moneda and stretches to the Baluarte de Santa Catalina and the walls that once protected Cartagena from raids from pirates. 

    Architecturally the houses are smaller and were built principally for the military, artisans and clergy. There are fewer of the two-or three-storey holiday homes for the ultra-rich that characterize the centre and you will still find traditional families living in some of the more modest houses in this part of town. 

    After Cartagena's moneyed classes swapped the claustrophobic centre for expansive mansions in Manga and later Bocagrande and Castillogrande in the mid-19th century it took the renovation of the former Santa Clara Monastery, converted for the hotel chain Sofitel into the city's pre-eminent hotel in 1995, to put this barrio back on the map. 

    Colombia's farandula, or celebrity set, has since colonized San Diego including John Leguizamo who bought a place here after filming Mike Nichols' Love in the Time of Cholera.

    In recent years landmarks like La Serrezuela, a former bull ring have been converted into luxury shopping mall, which points to the way this typical Cartagena neighborhood is going. 

    There are some great restaurants, including Carmen Cartagena, Moshi and El Boliche clustered around the Parque de Fernandez de Madrid as well as Juan del Mar, Malanga and 1621 close to Plaza San Diego.



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