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Enjoy leisurely strolls along the cobblestone streets in the El Centro and San Diego
districts of the old city, and marvel at colonial buildings, castles, ancient monasteries,
churches and the battlements that remain as a testament to the Cartagena's compelling
past. Stop at a quaint outdoor café and sample some freshly brewed Colombian coffee
and rich pastries while enjoying unending sea views.
When the sun goes down in Cartagena, the nightlife heats up, and it's easy to be
swept away by the rhythm that pulses through the city. With a fantastic array of
nightclubs blasting everything from Latin beats to top 40 hits, stake out your spot
on the dance floor and salsa or rumba the night away. Have two left feet? Not to
worry –there are many dance schools in Cartagena that will have you two-stepping
in no time.
When you've had your fill of the hustle and bustle, take advantage of Cartagena's
quick and easy access to some of Colombia`s best beaches. Found on the nearby islands
of Rosario, Barú and San Bernardo, you'll be enchanted by the powdery soft sand,
aqua blue waters and warm Caribbean breezes blowing through these island oases.
A favourite pick among travellers is Playa Blanca Beach, a 3 km stretch of white
sand coastline found on Barú, about a 35 minute boat ride from the mainland.
The coastline off Cartagena is also home to a dazzling array of vibrant coral reefs,
making it a popular pick for dive and snorkel enthusiasts. With more than 28 dive
sites of varying depths available, take the plunge and see everything from shrimp
and sea turtles to seahorse and groupers.
Another alluring draw for eco-tourists is the El Totumo Mud Volcano, about an hour
away from the city, but well worth the trip. Climb the 50-foot summit (accessible
by staircase) and sink into the warm and gooey volcanic mud, believed by many of
the locals to hold ancient healing powers.
Weather in Cartagena is typically Caribbean, with an average temperate of 31 degrees
Celsius (88 degrees Fahrenheit), so there really is never a bad time to visit this
historic city. With something new to discover every day, book your vacation in Cartagena
and escape to this beautiful destination today!