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A woman exploring the walled city of Cartagena, Colombia

Cartagena, Colombia is one of the most beautiful cities to visit in South America. Known as the capital of the Bolívar departamento in Northern Colombia, Cartagena has an old walled section that will bring you back in time with its colorful buildings, vibrant culture, incredible eateries and historical sites. This stunning port city is also on the Caribbean coast and features beautiful islands and white-sand beaches. In this travel blog, discover the best things to do in Cartagena de Indias, Colombia.

The city of Cartagena was founded in 1533. It became famous for its gold and other products for ships heading back to Spain. Cartagena then became a center for the inquisition and a big slave market. The province of Cartagena, Colombia gained independence from Spain in 1811 and became the country’s leading port. Overall, the main religion practiced in Colombia is Roman Catholicism, it is popular for its coffee, sugar, tobacco products, textiles and leather goods. Cartagena is one of the most popular cities in Colombia for tourism.

A woman walking the beautiful streets of Cartagena, Colombia

During March 2022, I did a wonderful Central and South America trip. I started my trip solo in Guatemala where I spent two nights in Antigua, one night hiking Volcan Acatenango and the remaining two nights on Lake Atitlan. I then flew to Colombia where I met Caitlin of My Darling Passport. We spent two nights on Isla Barú, which is an island off the famous city of Cartagena and concluded our trip in the city.

In this article, discover the best things to do in Cartagena in this 4-day itinerary.

**Please note that this blog post uses affiliate links meaning that if you make a purchase via my affiliate link, I receive a small commission at no additional cost to you. I only promote and talk about products and services that I have used and like. During my time in Cartagena, Ermita Hotel hosted me for two nights.


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Things to do Cartagena Itinerary

Is Cartagena Safe?

A beautiful building in Cartagena

During the Colombia part of my trip, I was no longer solo traveling; I was with Caitlin. I would say that even though the media covers a lot of bad things that happen in the world, there are both safe areas as well as neighborhoods you shouldn’t venture to during your time in Colombia.

From New York City to Bangkok and Cape Town to Athens, I’ve been lucky during my travels and thankfully, have always remained safe and nothing deemed “bad” has ever happened to me until I was in Cartagena. I was walking on a sidewalk on the Avenida Santander on Bocagrande, near the entrance to the walled city and, unfortunately, someone on a motor bike snatched my phone out of my hand suddenly. (I had my phone to my side and was using it as a map.)

It all happened so fast, and I filed a police report right away. Even though a situation like this can happen anywhere in the world, I’m grateful nothing bad happened to Caitlin and me. A phone is replaceable and you’re not, so it’s best to not fight the robbers off. I’m not sharing this to scare you in any way or turn you off to traveling to Colombia, but I want to remind all my readers to always be careful of your surroundings and watch your valuables no matter where you are. Even though I showcase the beauty and culture of destinations around the world, it is also my responsibility to share the not-so-glamorized moments as well.

Best things to do in Cartagena

I felt safe within Cartagena’s walled city and at both hotels I stayed in. Some other great safety tips for your domestic and international travels are to not put yourself in sketchy situations; watch your alcohol intake (margaritas are delicious, but too many could be dangerous); DON’T DO DRUGS EVER; do your research and book a hotel/Airbnb/hostel in a safe area (I like to stay in accommodations close to the heart of the city or popular attractions); negotiate the price of a cab before you hop in (Colombia has Uber, so I recommend using that to get around); learn how to say NO; don’t walk around by yourself late at night; share your itinerary and accommodations with loved ones back home and don’t be afraid to ask a staff member from your hotel to assist you somewhere.

(I want to thank Caitlin for helping me get content for this article when I didn’t have a phone.)

Traveling to Colombia’s Cartagena de Indias:

The colorful Colombian neighborhood of Getsemani

It is easy to travel to Colombia from the United States. One thing to note is that it isn’t as easy to travel within Central and South America. Since I started my trip in Guatemala, I needed to fly from Guatemala City to Cartagena. When I was doing my research, I was finding a lot of expensive flights that were a 22-hour trip, consisting of two or more layovers.

Obviously, I didn’t want to do that for a destination that wasn’t too far from where I was. One thing I learned from this experience is that you need to keep an eye out for flights on specific days and be flexible with your itinerary. I was able to find decently affordable prices for flights that weren’t too long, on specific days, through Copa Airlines. It is, however, easy to travel within Colombia if you want to add Bogotá, Medellin and Santa Marta to your itinerary.

Even though I had to adjust my schedule a bit so that I was able to fly to Cartagena from Guatemala at an affordable price and convenient time, it ended up being an easy journey. I flew from La Aurora International Airport in Guatemala City to Rafael Núñez International Airport in Cartagena with a layover in Panama City, Panama. You can always find affordable flights through Skyscanner!

A woman enjoying the beaches of Isla Baru - top things to do in Cartagena, Colombia

Since I first started my Cartagena trip on Isla Barú, the resort I stayed at organized a private transfer from the airport to the hotel. The most cost effective and convenient ways to get around Colombia are by bus or Uber. If you are looking to travel around Colombia and visit some National Parks, like Tayrona near Santa Marta, it is easiest to rent a car or do a private tour.

The buses you can take around the country are Expreso Bolívariano, Expreso Brasilia, Expreso Palmira, Berlinas, Copetran and Flota Magdalena. Please note that long distance bus routes will sometimes stop at military checkpoints. If they do, soldiers will sometimes make passengers get off the bus, show their IDs and search everyone’s belongings.

Where to Stay in Cartagena during a 4-Day Itinerary:

A woman staying at Ermita Hotel in Cartagena

During our 4 days in Cartagena, Caitlin and I split our time between Isla Barú and the actual city. Since our Cartagena itinerary started on the island, we stayed at Sofitel Baru Calablanca. It is a luxury 5-star resort that is situated right on the Caribbean coast.

While we were in the city of Cartagena, Caitlin and I stayed at Ermita Cartagena, which is part of Marriott Bonvoy’s Tribute Portfolio Collection. All Tribute Portfolio hotels are considered Marriott’s selection of boutique properties. A cool fact about Ermita Hotel in Cartagena is that it is the only Marriott property in the city.

A woman enjoying a drink during sunset at Ermita Cartagena's rooftop

Ermita Cartagena is the best spot in the city because it is located on Bocagrande, across from the beach and only steps away from the walled city. The hotel has a plethora of different ocean-view rooms and spacious suites that are designed to give you a special feel of belonging. I also loved how there was a rooftop pool and bar, a courtyard to relax at and eat, an on-site restaurant, coffee house and more.

The Rooms at Ermita Cartagena:
A double room at Ermita Hotel

For our 2 nights in Cartagena, Caitlin and I stayed in the Deluxe Twin Room at Ermita Hotel. It included two full beds, an en-suite bathroom, mini fridge, living/sitting area, high-speed Wi-Fi and hypoallergenic bedding and towels.

The other rooms at Ermita Hotel that you can choose to stay in during your Cartagena itinerary are the King Room, Deluxe Queen Room, Deluxe King Room, Premium City View room, Junior Suite and Premium Ocean View room.

Dining at Ermita Hotel:
Fresh tropical fruit for breakfast at Ermita Cartagena

When it comes to dining at Ermita Hotel in Cartagena, Colombia, there are two restaurants and two bars. One of the top reasons why Ermita is one of the best places to stay in Cartagena is because there is a free breakfast every morning in the Salón de Mecedores, which allows guests to mingle in the hotel’s courtyard. (There is also an indoor area in case it is too hot or rains.)

Pancakes for breakfast

The breakfast at Ermita Hotel is a continental buffet style where you can enjoy different pastries and breads with jams and chocolate; traditional American foods like eggs, bacon, pancakes and hash browns along with Colombian breakfast foods like arepas de huevo (corn cakes filled with egg), almojâbanas (Colombian cheese bread) and pan de Yuca (Colombian Yuca bread).

Colombian palenqueras
Please note that this photo wasn’t taken by me. This is a stock image from Unsplash.

I also loved how Ermita had one of the famous palenqueras serving fresh tropical fruit during breakfast. As you make your way around Cartagena, you will see these cheerful fruit ladies in colorful dresses, sometimes balancing bowls of fruit on their heads. These beautiful and iconic women are now a national symbol for Colombia!

Fresh fruit sold on the streets in Colombia

The history of the palenqueras dates back from San Basilio de Palenque, which is a small Colombian village that is ruled by runaway African slaves. To earn an income, the women of San Basilio de Palenque decided to sell what they had around them, which was fruit! They would then make their way to the bustling city of Cartagena by foot with their woven baskets of fresh fruit. Nowadays, they make most of their money through posing for photographs.

A restaurant at Ermita Hotel

In addition to Salón de Mecedores, Ermita has a lovely Middle Eastern restaurant called Senora Ayda, which is situated in a beautiful and quiet room. You can also enjoy warm beverages and get work done at La Biblioteca Bar, which is a quaint coffee house located right in the hotel.

Cocktails from Ermita Cartagena's rooftop

The Oasis Pool Bar is a fun spot to enjoy cocktails in the sun with a nice view of both the beach and city. During your time in Colombia, enjoying Ermita Hotel’s bars and restaurants should be on your itinerary of things to do in Cartagena.

Amenities at Ermita Cartagena:
The pool at Ermita by Marriott

Not only is Ermita Hotel in Cartagena across from the public beach, Sol y Playa, there is also a rooftop pool for you to relax at. I loved how some of the lounge chairs were in the water!

Ermita also has a 24-hour gym as well as a massage center to enjoy!

Where to Eat during a Cartagena, Colombia Itinerary:

Tropical drinks at Isla Baru, Colombia

La Cevicheria:

Enjoying ceviche from La Cevicheria in Cartagena - best things to do

One of the most iconic restaurants that you can’t miss out on during your Cartagena itinerary is La Cevichería in the walled city.

Seafood paella from La Cevicheria in Cartagena

I loved visiting this amazing seafood restaurant in Cartagena for dinner because in the evening, you can sit outside and enjoy talented street performances and take in all of the liveliness!

During our evening at La Cevicheria, Caitlin had a local white wine and I had a margarita. We both shared the ceviche as an appetizer, which was made with a catch of the day. For our main meals, we had the seafood paella. Everything was delicious!

Alma Restaurant:

Another one the best things to do in Cartagena is to treat yourself to a nice lunch or dinner at Alma Restaurant, located in the luxury hotel – Casa San Augustin. Alma combines the flavors of Colombia and the Caribbean to create an incredible culinary experience.

Lunch at Alma Restaurant from Casa San Augustin in Cartagena

Caitlin and I enjoyed lunch at Alma one afternoon. We snacked on plantain chips with guacamole and for our main meals, I had the fried catch of the day with coconut rice and Caitlin had the ceviche with coconut rice. We both enjoyed a glass of rosé.

Everything was delicious and I loved how beautiful and peaceful Casa San Augustin is. (It reminded me of a Moroccan riad.)

El Gobernador Restaurant:

In addition to Alma, another great restaurant, that is in one of Cartagena’s luxury hotels, is El Gobernador Restaurant. Located in Bastión Hotel, this lovely spot features dishes that go in accordance to Colombia’s history and local ingredients.

Delicious Ceviche

During our evening at El Gobernador Restaurant, it was our last night in Cartagena, so I had to get the ceviche again with the catch of the day. Caitlin had the catch of the day with coconut rice. Everything was once again, delicious!

Carmen:

Spicy margaritas from Carmen

A renowned restaurant in Cartagena that cannot be missed during a trip to Colombia is Carmen Restaurant in the walled city. Situated in an elegant, colonial house, Carmen features local Caribbean ingredients, delicious seafood and an award-winning wine and craft cocktail list.

Carmen is one of the most popular restaurants in Cartagena and it is recommended that you make reservations to eat there way in advance. Unfortunately, Caitlin and I couldn’t get reservations last minute and were unable to have dinner here during our Colombia trip. It gives me a reason to go back to Cartagena!

Verona Pizzería Gourmet:

Margherita pizza

In case you’re wondering, yes, Cartagena has good Italian food. Just like in the United States, a lot of countries in South America have a large population with Italian heritage.

After arriving in Cartagena from Guatemala, I was craving pizza. While I waited for the boat to come to bring us to Isla Barú, I enjoyed a nice lunch at Verona Pizzería. I savored a Margherita pie and it was delicious!

Take a Cooking Class in Colombia:

If you love taking authentic cooking classes, there are a variety of options available throughout Colombia’s major cities – Bogotá, Medellin and Cartagena. Discover where to take an authentic cooking class in Cartagena!

Top things to do in Cartagena, Colombia – An Itinerary for 4 Days

Two women exploring the colorful streets of the Getsemani neighborhood - best things to do in Cartagena

There are so many incredible things to do in Cartagena from relaxing at the beach to exploring the food scene and taking a salsa class to doing free walking tours. If you’re wondering how many days in Cartagena you need to fully experience the city, I recommend following this 4-day itinerary.

Day 1: Arrive in Cartagena and Head to Isla Barú

A woman enjoying sunset at Isla Baru in Colombia

After arriving at Rafael Núñez International Airport, a representative from Sofitel Baru Calablanca picked me up and took me to the dock where I met Caitlin. (Due to the flight schedule, I arrived in Colombia a day after Caitlin. For her first night, she stayed at Casa San Augustin.) From the dock, we took the resort’s private boat over to Isla Barú.

Boat from Cartagena to Isla Baru

It takes around 90 minutes to get from the city of Cartagena to Isla Barú by boat and about an hour by car. It’s best to take a boat because traffic can be rough going in and out of the city. Isla Barú also makes for one of the best day trips from Cartagena.

A welcoming from Sofitel Baru Calablanca

Once we arrived at Isla Barú and checked into Sofitel Baru Calablanca, we were greeted with a delicious coffee-flavored cocktail, macarons and beautiful straw hats that were painted by local artists. I also loved how beautiful our room was. (Sofitel upgraded us to one of their incredible suites that overlooks the resort pools and aqua blue sea.)

Squid ink lobster bao bun from Humo Restaurant at Sofitel Baru
Spicy coconut ramen from Humo Restaurant on Isla Baru

We mainly relaxed at the beach, watched a nice sunset and then enjoyed dinner at Humo Restaurant, which is an Asian fusion and Peruvian eatery! You can enjoy refreshing cocktails, renowned wines and delicious dishes.

During our evening at Humo Restaurant, I had a squid ink bao bun with lobster meat and kimchi as an appetizer and spicy coconut ramen for my main meal. Caitlin had the sushi.

Day 2: Enjoy a Relaxing Beach Day at Isla Barú

The beach at Sofitel Baru Calablanca on Isla Baru

Since we were staying at Sofitel Baru Calablanca during our time on Isla Barú, we were able to enjoy their incredible breakfast in the mornings at their Calablanca Restaurant, which overlooks the sea.

There was everything from fresh fruits to charcuterie meats and cheeses as well as different types of tortilla de Espana to traditional breakfast items like pancakes, sausages, potatoes, etc. I also loved their fresh coffee and pastries!

Visit the Rosario Islands – Best Day Trips from Cartagena
A woman enjoying the beach at Isla Baru - best day trip from Cartagena

On your second day on Isla Baru, there are quite a few things to do around Cartagena’s beautiful islands and beaches. One of the most exciting things to do during your Colombia Caribbean itinerary is to do a tour around the Rosario Islands.

Islas del Rosario is an archipelago on the Caribbean coast of Colombia, near Cartagena. They are 28 small islands that are part of the Rosario and San Bernardo Corals National Natural Park, which are one of Colombia’s most important National Parks! (The largest island is Isla Grande.) With that being said, the Rosario Islands are great for snorkeling and Scuba diving adventures!

Enjoying the beaches of Cartagena - best things to do

Overall, Islas del Rosario feature stunning, white-sand Caribbean beaches, crystal blue waters, great eateries and fun adventures! There are also a lot of great hotels, hostels and Vrbo options to choose from on these set of islands.

If you’re doing a day trip from Cartagena or Isla Barú, it is best to visit the Rosario Islands with a tour group. Each tour company follows a standard route where you’ll visit different swimming holes, beaches and restaurants. For those who plan to do a day trip to Islas del Rosario, it is best to book your tour in advance.

Relax at Sofitel Baru Calablanca on Isla Barú:
A woman enjoying a drink and sunbathing at Sofitel Baru Calablanca in Colombia

If you’re looking for the ultimate beach resort experience, then it is best to stay at Sofitel Resort on Isla Barú. You can enjoy everything from the pools to the beach along with the hotel’s restaurants and spa to the activities that are offered.

I loved all the pools, lounge seating, bars and the beach at Sofitel Baru Calablanca. Caitlin and I enjoyed their margaritas and piña coladas while we relaxed. The sunsets on the beach at Sofitel were dreamy as well!

The fun outdoor activities in Cartagena that you can enjoy at Sofitel Baru Calablanca are bike tours, plankton tours, food tours and more!

A seafood dinner from Bahia Restaurant on Isla Baru

For dinner on your second night, I suggest eating at Bahía Restaurant, which offers a unique, slow-cooking Caribbean grill that serves fresh surf and turf along with great cocktails! For dinner, I savored salmon with coconut rice and roasted mushrooms. Caitlin had the catch of the day with coconut rice.

Day 3: Explore Cartagena, Colombia’s Tourist Attractions

A plaza in Cartagena, Colombia

Caitlin and I arrived in Cartagena later in the morning and quickly checked into Ermita Hotel. One of the best things to do in Cartagena, when you first arrive in the city, is to either grab food or do a historical walking tour.

Enjoy lunch at Época Espresso Bar:
A woman enjoying a match from Epoca Espresso Bar in Cartagena - best things to do

A charming spot to grab a quick lunch and coffee in Cartagena is at Época Espresso Bar. I love how quaint the interior is and that you can also sit outside and enjoy the stunning architecture all around.

During our time at Época, I had a butterfly pea matcha with an açai bowl and it hit the spot. Caitlin got an iced oat milk latte with avocado toast.

What to do in Cartagena – Learn about Colombia’s History:
Old Town Cartagena

During a walking tour of the city, not only will you get the opportunity to admire Cartagena’s stunning architecture, you will also learn about the history of Cartagena de Indias.

Cartagena is recognized as a UNESCO World Heritage Site for its Port, Fortresses and Monuments, including the walled city, which is also considered the historic Old Town. The city was founded by the Spanish in the 16th Century and in the 17th Century, the King of Spain ordered Cartagena to become a slave trade hub.

In 1741, Cartagena was at the center of a war between Britain and Spain. After the intense and bloody battle, Cartagena became fortified and was recognized as the most protected port in South America. In the 19th Century, Cartagena gained independence from Spain and became an important trade port.

The tunnels for Castillo de San Felipe de Barajas in Cartagena

Your Cartagena itinerary for 4 days must include visiting Castillo de San Felipe de Barajas. It is a castle that was built in 1536 and is situated on the Hill of San Lázaro. The fortress also includes a system of tunnels that were constructed so that any level of noise was possible to hear. It was important for knowing if an enemy was nearby and to easy communicate internally.

Another one of the best things to do in Cartagena, as you explore the city’s past, is visit the Catedral de Santa Catalina de Alejandría. The Cathedral of Cartagena is one of the most beautiful Catholic churches in the city and is one of the oldest episcopal sees in the Americas. The Romanesque architecture is stunning!

Treat Yourself to Colombian Souvenirs:
Top things to do in Cartagena - shop through a market

If you’re wondering what to do in Cartagena as you make your way throughout the city, you’ll see that there are a lot of stunning clothing boutiques to check out. Some of the most iconic stores and markets to visit are below:

Watch the Sunset at Café del Mar:
Enjoying sunset at Cafe del Mar in Cartagena

One of the best and most popular spots to watch the sunset with great drinks and seaside views is at Café del Mar, which is situated on the city walls of Cartagena. In fact, this should not be excluded from your Cartagena itinerary!

Since Café del Mar is one of the most popular spots to grab drinks in the walled city, Caitlin and I had to wait in a line to get in. The line went fast, so we didn’t mind, but if you want to ensure that you’ll get a seat before the sun goes down, it is best to get there over an hour before it is expected to set.

Cocktails from Cafe del Mar in Cartagena - fun things to do at night

We were lucky that we got seats right by the wall, so we enjoyed our drinks with stunning views of the water and Bocagrande skyline. I had the mezcalita and Caitlin enjoyed the passion margarita. You can also get food at Café del Mar as well. The pub offers ceviche dishes, steak and seafood plates as well as salads.

Savor Delicious Ceviche at La Cevicheria:

One of the best places to eat in Cartagena is at La Cevicheria. As I mention above, it is an iconic spot in the city and Anthony Bourdain also visited in June 2018. It is known for its ceviche dishes, paella and other seafood meals. You must include this eatery in your Cartagena itinerary!

Day 4: Discover What to See in Cartagena

Two women enjoying a trip to Cartagena, Colombia

On our fourth day in Cartagena, which was also our final full day in the city, Caitlin and I enjoyed a nice breakfast at Ermita Hotel before heading back into the walled city!

Stroll through the Colorful Getsemani Neighborhood of Cartagena:
A woman exploring Getsemani - free things to do in Cartagena

One of the best free things to do in Cartagena is to wake up early and head to the colorful Getsemani neighborhood to take photos and enjoy these beautiful streets without crowds.

Getsemani in Cartagena is known as the “artsy” or “hip” neighborhood of the city. It’s a place where people gather to enjoy good drinks, listen to local musicians play, salsa dance and savor delicious street food. A Cartagena itinerary is not complete without exploring this area!

Have Coffee in a Bookstore:
A woman enjoying a coffee and treat at Abaco Libros y Cafe in Cartagena

One of the best Cartagena attractions and a unique spot to visit in the city is Ábaco Libros y Café. It is fun coffee shop that is situated inside of a dreamy bookstore.

In fact, Ábaco Libros y Café is the perfect place to take a coffee break while you explore the city. Just select a book, get a sweet treat and listen to local music.

Eat in a Luxury Oasis at Alma:

A lovely place to enjoy lunch hidden in a luxury Cartagena oasis is at Alma Restaurant. As mentioned above, this upscale restaurant is situated in Casa San Augustin. You can enjoy everything at this lovely spot from ceviche to fresh fish and spring rolls to empanadas.

Relax at Ermita Cartagena:
A woman enjoying the rooftop pool at Ermita Hotel

In the afternoon on our last full day in Cartagena, Caitlin and I enjoyed some rejuvenating time in the sun by relaxing at the rooftop pool at Ermita. I suggest you do the same!

I loved how peaceful the pool area was and it was nice to relax and read a book. The pool was also refreshing since it was a warmer day in the city.

Two women enjoying sunset cocktails at Ermita - a Tribute Portfolio Hotel

During the evening, we enjoyed the dreamy Oasis Pool Par. It had stringed lights and gorgeous views of the sea. The rooftop bar was also a perfect spot to watch one last Cartagena sunset!

In addition, the drinks at Oasis Pool Bar were amazing! I had the Aperol spritz and Caitlin enjoyed a margarita.

Experience the Top Things to do in Cartagena at Night:
A woman dancing her way through the colorful streets of Cartagena

There are a lot of fun things to do in Cartagena, Colombia at night and one of those activities is to go salsa dancing at Café Havana in the Getsemani neighborhood. This famous salsa club has the biggest parties every weekend and it’s an awesome place for both locals and tourists to gather and enjoy a fun evening!

Two great restaurants to go to during your last evening in Cartagena are Carmen and El Gobernador Restaurant.

Day 5: Depart Cartagena

Our flight leaving out of Cartagena was in the afternoon, so Caitlin and I enjoyed one last breakfast at Ermita Hotel and relaxed by the pool before heading to the airport. We took an Uber from Ermita to the airport since it was in a close distance.

I then flew home from Rafael Núñez International Airport in Cartagena to LaGuardia Airport in New York City, with a layover in Miami.


A woman enjoying the best things to do in Cartagena, Colombia

I hope you all enjoyed discovering the best things to do in Cartagena, Colombia in this 4-day itinerary and reading about my experience staying at Ermita. If you have any questions, please email me at [email protected]

Basic Facts of Colombia:

Currency: Colombian Peso, Capital: Bogotá, Time Zone: Colombia does not follow Daylight Savings. During the summer months, Colombia is on Central Standard Time and then it is on Eastern Standard Time during the winter months.

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2 Comments

  1. Kim Deer on April 14, 2022 at 10:02 pm

    What a beautiful, colorful city! Love all the quaint streets and stunning architecture! Looks like the ocean was so beautiful there. The color of the water was amazing. Love that Columbia has so much to do and see! Definitely on my bucket list. Loved learning about Columbia and what they are known for! Thanks for sharing this beautiful country! Loved reading this blog. Love you, mom 👩🏻 xoxo ♥️

    • Taylor Deer on April 22, 2022 at 5:50 pm

      It really is so stunning! The beaches were also beautiful too. 🙂

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A woman exploring the walled city of Cartagena, Colombia

Cartagena, Colombia is one of the most beautiful cities to visit in South America. Known as the capital of the Bolívar departamento in Northern Colombia, Cartagena has an old walled section that will bring you back in time with its colorful buildings, vibrant culture, incredible eateries and historical sites. This stunning port city is also on the Caribbean coast and features beautiful islands and white-sand beaches. In this travel blog, discover the best things to do in Cartagena de Indias, Colombia.

The city of Cartagena was founded in 1533. It became famous for its gold and other products for ships heading back to Spain. Cartagena then became a center for the inquisition and a big slave market. The province of Cartagena, Colombia gained independence from Spain in 1811 and became the country’s leading port. Overall, the main religion practiced in Colombia is Roman Catholicism, it is popular for its coffee, sugar, tobacco products, textiles and leather goods. Cartagena is one of the most popular cities in Colombia for tourism.

A woman walking the beautiful streets of Cartagena, Colombia

During March 2022, I did a wonderful Central and South America trip. I started my trip solo in Guatemala where I spent two nights in Antigua, one night hiking Volcan Acatenango and the remaining two nights on Lake Atitlan. I then flew to Colombia where I met Caitlin of My Darling Passport. We spent two nights on Isla Barú, which is an island off the famous city of Cartagena and concluded our trip in the city.

In this article, discover the best things to do in Cartagena in this 4-day itinerary.

**Please note that this blog post uses affiliate links meaning that if you make a purchase via my affiliate link, I receive a small commission at no additional cost to you. I only promote and talk about products and services that I have used and like. During my time in Cartagena, Ermita Hotel hosted me for two nights.


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Things to do Cartagena Itinerary

Is Cartagena Safe?

A beautiful building in Cartagena

During the Colombia part of my trip, I was no longer solo traveling; I was with Caitlin. I would say that even though the media covers a lot of bad things that happen in the world, there are both safe areas as well as neighborhoods you shouldn’t venture to during your time in Colombia.

From New York City to Bangkok and Cape Town to Athens, I’ve been lucky during my travels and thankfully, have always remained safe and nothing deemed “bad” has ever happened to me until I was in Cartagena. I was walking on a sidewalk on the Avenida Santander on Bocagrande, near the entrance to the walled city and, unfortunately, someone on a motor bike snatched my phone out of my hand suddenly. (I had my phone to my side and was using it as a map.)

It all happened so fast, and I filed a police report right away. Even though a situation like this can happen anywhere in the world, I’m grateful nothing bad happened to Caitlin and me. A phone is replaceable and you’re not, so it’s best to not fight the robbers off. I’m not sharing this to scare you in any way or turn you off to traveling to Colombia, but I want to remind all my readers to always be careful of your surroundings and watch your valuables no matter where you are. Even though I showcase the beauty and culture of destinations around the world, it is also my responsibility to share the not-so-glamorized moments as well.

Best things to do in Cartagena

I felt safe within Cartagena’s walled city and at both hotels I stayed in. Some other great safety tips for your domestic and international travels are to not put yourself in sketchy situations; watch your alcohol intake (margaritas are delicious, but too many could be dangerous); DON’T DO DRUGS EVER; do your research and book a hotel/Airbnb/hostel in a safe area (I like to stay in accommodations close to the heart of the city or popular attractions); negotiate the price of a cab before you hop in (Colombia has Uber, so I recommend using that to get around); learn how to say NO; don’t walk around by yourself late at night; share your itinerary and accommodations with loved ones back home and don’t be afraid to ask a staff member from your hotel to assist you somewhere.

(I want to thank Caitlin for helping me get content for this article when I didn’t have a phone.)

Traveling to Colombia’s Cartagena de Indias:

The colorful Colombian neighborhood of Getsemani

It is easy to travel to Colombia from the United States. One thing to note is that it isn’t as easy to travel within Central and South America. Since I started my trip in Guatemala, I needed to fly from Guatemala City to Cartagena. When I was doing my research, I was finding a lot of expensive flights that were a 22-hour trip, consisting of two or more layovers.

Obviously, I didn’t want to do that for a destination that wasn’t too far from where I was. One thing I learned from this experience is that you need to keep an eye out for flights on specific days and be flexible with your itinerary. I was able to find decently affordable prices for flights that weren’t too long, on specific days, through Copa Airlines. It is, however, easy to travel within Colombia if you want to add Bogotá, Medellin and Santa Marta to your itinerary.

Even though I had to adjust my schedule a bit so that I was able to fly to Cartagena from Guatemala at an affordable price and convenient time, it ended up being an easy journey. I flew from La Aurora International Airport in Guatemala City to Rafael Núñez International Airport in Cartagena with a layover in Panama City, Panama. You can always find affordable flights through Skyscanner!

A woman enjoying the beaches of Isla Baru - top things to do in Cartagena, Colombia

Since I first started my Cartagena trip on Isla Barú, the resort I stayed at organized a private transfer from the airport to the hotel. The most cost effective and convenient ways to get around Colombia are by bus or Uber. If you are looking to travel around Colombia and visit some National Parks, like Tayrona near Santa Marta, it is easiest to rent a car or do a private tour.

The buses you can take around the country are Expreso Bolívariano, Expreso Brasilia, Expreso Palmira, Berlinas, Copetran and Flota Magdalena. Please note that long distance bus routes will sometimes stop at military checkpoints. If they do, soldiers will sometimes make passengers get off the bus, show their IDs and search everyone’s belongings.

Where to Stay in Cartagena during a 4-Day Itinerary:

A woman staying at Ermita Hotel in Cartagena

During our 4 days in Cartagena, Caitlin and I split our time between Isla Barú and the actual city. Since our Cartagena itinerary started on the island, we stayed at Sofitel Baru Calablanca. It is a luxury 5-star resort that is situated right on the Caribbean coast.

While we were in the city of Cartagena, Caitlin and I stayed at Ermita Cartagena, which is part of Marriott Bonvoy’s Tribute Portfolio Collection. All Tribute Portfolio hotels are considered Marriott’s selection of boutique properties. A cool fact about Ermita Hotel in Cartagena is that it is the only Marriott property in the city.

A woman enjoying a drink during sunset at Ermita Cartagena's rooftop

Ermita Cartagena is the best spot in the city because it is located on Bocagrande, across from the beach and only steps away from the walled city. The hotel has a plethora of different ocean-view rooms and spacious suites that are designed to give you a special feel of belonging. I also loved how there was a rooftop pool and bar, a courtyard to relax at and eat, an on-site restaurant, coffee house and more.

The Rooms at Ermita Cartagena:
A double room at Ermita Hotel

For our 2 nights in Cartagena, Caitlin and I stayed in the Deluxe Twin Room at Ermita Hotel. It included two full beds, an en-suite bathroom, mini fridge, living/sitting area, high-speed Wi-Fi and hypoallergenic bedding and towels.

The other rooms at Ermita Hotel that you can choose to stay in during your Cartagena itinerary are the King Room, Deluxe Queen Room, Deluxe King Room, Premium City View room, Junior Suite and Premium Ocean View room.

Dining at Ermita Hotel:
Fresh tropical fruit for breakfast at Ermita Cartagena

When it comes to dining at Ermita Hotel in Cartagena, Colombia, there are two restaurants and two bars. One of the top reasons why Ermita is one of the best places to stay in Cartagena is because there is a free breakfast every morning in the Salón de Mecedores, which allows guests to mingle in the hotel’s courtyard. (There is also an indoor area in case it is too hot or rains.)

Pancakes for breakfast

The breakfast at Ermita Hotel is a continental buffet style where you can enjoy different pastries and breads with jams and chocolate; traditional American foods like eggs, bacon, pancakes and hash browns along with Colombian breakfast foods like arepas de huevo (corn cakes filled with egg), almojâbanas (Colombian cheese bread) and pan de Yuca (Colombian Yuca bread).

Colombian palenqueras
Please note that this photo wasn’t taken by me. This is a stock image from Unsplash.

I also loved how Ermita had one of the famous palenqueras serving fresh tropical fruit during breakfast. As you make your way around Cartagena, you will see these cheerful fruit ladies in colorful dresses, sometimes balancing bowls of fruit on their heads. These beautiful and iconic women are now a national symbol for Colombia!

Fresh fruit sold on the streets in Colombia

The history of the palenqueras dates back from San Basilio de Palenque, which is a small Colombian village that is ruled by runaway African slaves. To earn an income, the women of San Basilio de Palenque decided to sell what they had around them, which was fruit! They would then make their way to the bustling city of Cartagena by foot with their woven baskets of fresh fruit. Nowadays, they make most of their money through posing for photographs.

A restaurant at Ermita Hotel

In addition to Salón de Mecedores, Ermita has a lovely Middle Eastern restaurant called Senora Ayda, which is situated in a beautiful and quiet room. You can also enjoy warm beverages and get work done at La Biblioteca Bar, which is a quaint coffee house located right in the hotel.

Cocktails from Ermita Cartagena's rooftop

The Oasis Pool Bar is a fun spot to enjoy cocktails in the sun with a nice view of both the beach and city. During your time in Colombia, enjoying Ermita Hotel’s bars and restaurants should be on your itinerary of things to do in Cartagena.

Amenities at Ermita Cartagena:
The pool at Ermita by Marriott

Not only is Ermita Hotel in Cartagena across from the public beach, Sol y Playa, there is also a rooftop pool for you to relax at. I loved how some of the lounge chairs were in the water!

Ermita also has a 24-hour gym as well as a massage center to enjoy!

Where to Eat during a Cartagena, Colombia Itinerary:

Tropical drinks at Isla Baru, Colombia

La Cevicheria:

Enjoying ceviche from La Cevicheria in Cartagena - best things to do

One of the most iconic restaurants that you can’t miss out on during your Cartagena itinerary is La Cevichería in the walled city.

Seafood paella from La Cevicheria in Cartagena

I loved visiting this amazing seafood restaurant in Cartagena for dinner because in the evening, you can sit outside and enjoy talented street performances and take in all of the liveliness!

During our evening at La Cevicheria, Caitlin had a local white wine and I had a margarita. We both shared the ceviche as an appetizer, which was made with a catch of the day. For our main meals, we had the seafood paella. Everything was delicious!

Alma Restaurant:

Another one the best things to do in Cartagena is to treat yourself to a nice lunch or dinner at Alma Restaurant, located in the luxury hotel – Casa San Augustin. Alma combines the flavors of Colombia and the Caribbean to create an incredible culinary experience.

Lunch at Alma Restaurant from Casa San Augustin in Cartagena

Caitlin and I enjoyed lunch at Alma one afternoon. We snacked on plantain chips with guacamole and for our main meals, I had the fried catch of the day with coconut rice and Caitlin had the ceviche with coconut rice. We both enjoyed a glass of rosé.

Everything was delicious and I loved how beautiful and peaceful Casa San Augustin is. (It reminded me of a Moroccan riad.)

El Gobernador Restaurant:

In addition to Alma, another great restaurant, that is in one of Cartagena’s luxury hotels, is El Gobernador Restaurant. Located in Bastión Hotel, this lovely spot features dishes that go in accordance to Colombia’s history and local ingredients.

Delicious Ceviche

During our evening at El Gobernador Restaurant, it was our last night in Cartagena, so I had to get the ceviche again with the catch of the day. Caitlin had the catch of the day with coconut rice. Everything was once again, delicious!

Carmen:

Spicy margaritas from Carmen

A renowned restaurant in Cartagena that cannot be missed during a trip to Colombia is Carmen Restaurant in the walled city. Situated in an elegant, colonial house, Carmen features local Caribbean ingredients, delicious seafood and an award-winning wine and craft cocktail list.

Carmen is one of the most popular restaurants in Cartagena and it is recommended that you make reservations to eat there way in advance. Unfortunately, Caitlin and I couldn’t get reservations last minute and were unable to have dinner here during our Colombia trip. It gives me a reason to go back to Cartagena!

Verona Pizzería Gourmet:

Margherita pizza

In case you’re wondering, yes, Cartagena has good Italian food. Just like in the United States, a lot of countries in South America have a large population with Italian heritage.

After arriving in Cartagena from Guatemala, I was craving pizza. While I waited for the boat to come to bring us to Isla Barú, I enjoyed a nice lunch at Verona Pizzería. I savored a Margherita pie and it was delicious!

Take a Cooking Class in Colombia:

If you love taking authentic cooking classes, there are a variety of options available throughout Colombia’s major cities – Bogotá, Medellin and Cartagena. Discover where to take an authentic cooking class in Cartagena!

Top things to do in Cartagena, Colombia – An Itinerary for 4 Days

Two women exploring the colorful streets of the Getsemani neighborhood - best things to do in Cartagena

There are so many incredible things to do in Cartagena from relaxing at the beach to exploring the food scene and taking a salsa class to doing free walking tours. If you’re wondering how many days in Cartagena you need to fully experience the city, I recommend following this 4-day itinerary.

Day 1: Arrive in Cartagena and Head to Isla Barú

A woman enjoying sunset at Isla Baru in Colombia

After arriving at Rafael Núñez International Airport, a representative from Sofitel Baru Calablanca picked me up and took me to the dock where I met Caitlin. (Due to the flight schedule, I arrived in Colombia a day after Caitlin. For her first night, she stayed at Casa San Augustin.) From the dock, we took the resort’s private boat over to Isla Barú.

Boat from Cartagena to Isla Baru

It takes around 90 minutes to get from the city of Cartagena to Isla Barú by boat and about an hour by car. It’s best to take a boat because traffic can be rough going in and out of the city. Isla Barú also makes for one of the best day trips from Cartagena.

A welcoming from Sofitel Baru Calablanca

Once we arrived at Isla Barú and checked into Sofitel Baru Calablanca, we were greeted with a delicious coffee-flavored cocktail, macarons and beautiful straw hats that were painted by local artists. I also loved how beautiful our room was. (Sofitel upgraded us to one of their incredible suites that overlooks the resort pools and aqua blue sea.)

Squid ink lobster bao bun from Humo Restaurant at Sofitel Baru
Spicy coconut ramen from Humo Restaurant on Isla Baru

We mainly relaxed at the beach, watched a nice sunset and then enjoyed dinner at Humo Restaurant, which is an Asian fusion and Peruvian eatery! You can enjoy refreshing cocktails, renowned wines and delicious dishes.

During our evening at Humo Restaurant, I had a squid ink bao bun with lobster meat and kimchi as an appetizer and spicy coconut ramen for my main meal. Caitlin had the sushi.

Day 2: Enjoy a Relaxing Beach Day at Isla Barú

The beach at Sofitel Baru Calablanca on Isla Baru

Since we were staying at Sofitel Baru Calablanca during our time on Isla Barú, we were able to enjoy their incredible breakfast in the mornings at their Calablanca Restaurant, which overlooks the sea.

There was everything from fresh fruits to charcuterie meats and cheeses as well as different types of tortilla de Espana to traditional breakfast items like pancakes, sausages, potatoes, etc. I also loved their fresh coffee and pastries!

Visit the Rosario Islands – Best Day Trips from Cartagena
A woman enjoying the beach at Isla Baru - best day trip from Cartagena

On your second day on Isla Baru, there are quite a few things to do around Cartagena’s beautiful islands and beaches. One of the most exciting things to do during your Colombia Caribbean itinerary is to do a tour around the Rosario Islands.

Islas del Rosario is an archipelago on the Caribbean coast of Colombia, near Cartagena. They are 28 small islands that are part of the Rosario and San Bernardo Corals National Natural Park, which are one of Colombia’s most important National Parks! (The largest island is Isla Grande.) With that being said, the Rosario Islands are great for snorkeling and Scuba diving adventures!

Enjoying the beaches of Cartagena - best things to do

Overall, Islas del Rosario feature stunning, white-sand Caribbean beaches, crystal blue waters, great eateries and fun adventures! There are also a lot of great hotels, hostels and Vrbo options to choose from on these set of islands.

If you’re doing a day trip from Cartagena or Isla Barú, it is best to visit the Rosario Islands with a tour group. Each tour company follows a standard route where you’ll visit different swimming holes, beaches and restaurants. For those who plan to do a day trip to Islas del Rosario, it is best to book your tour in advance.

Relax at Sofitel Baru Calablanca on Isla Barú:
A woman enjoying a drink and sunbathing at Sofitel Baru Calablanca in Colombia

If you’re looking for the ultimate beach resort experience, then it is best to stay at Sofitel Resort on Isla Barú. You can enjoy everything from the pools to the beach along with the hotel’s restaurants and spa to the activities that are offered.

I loved all the pools, lounge seating, bars and the beach at Sofitel Baru Calablanca. Caitlin and I enjoyed their margaritas and piña coladas while we relaxed. The sunsets on the beach at Sofitel were dreamy as well!

The fun outdoor activities in Cartagena that you can enjoy at Sofitel Baru Calablanca are bike tours, plankton tours, food tours and more!

A seafood dinner from Bahia Restaurant on Isla Baru

For dinner on your second night, I suggest eating at Bahía Restaurant, which offers a unique, slow-cooking Caribbean grill that serves fresh surf and turf along with great cocktails! For dinner, I savored salmon with coconut rice and roasted mushrooms. Caitlin had the catch of the day with coconut rice.

Day 3: Explore Cartagena, Colombia’s Tourist Attractions

A plaza in Cartagena, Colombia

Caitlin and I arrived in Cartagena later in the morning and quickly checked into Ermita Hotel. One of the best things to do in Cartagena, when you first arrive in the city, is to either grab food or do a historical walking tour.

Enjoy lunch at Época Espresso Bar:
A woman enjoying a match from Epoca Espresso Bar in Cartagena - best things to do

A charming spot to grab a quick lunch and coffee in Cartagena is at Época Espresso Bar. I love how quaint the interior is and that you can also sit outside and enjoy the stunning architecture all around.

During our time at Época, I had a butterfly pea matcha with an açai bowl and it hit the spot. Caitlin got an iced oat milk latte with avocado toast.

What to do in Cartagena – Learn about Colombia’s History:
Old Town Cartagena

During a walking tour of the city, not only will you get the opportunity to admire Cartagena’s stunning architecture, you will also learn about the history of Cartagena de Indias.

Cartagena is recognized as a UNESCO World Heritage Site for its Port, Fortresses and Monuments, including the walled city, which is also considered the historic Old Town. The city was founded by the Spanish in the 16th Century and in the 17th Century, the King of Spain ordered Cartagena to become a slave trade hub.

In 1741, Cartagena was at the center of a war between Britain and Spain. After the intense and bloody battle, Cartagena became fortified and was recognized as the most protected port in South America. In the 19th Century, Cartagena gained independence from Spain and became an important trade port.

The tunnels for Castillo de San Felipe de Barajas in Cartagena

Your Cartagena itinerary for 4 days must include visiting Castillo de San Felipe de Barajas. It is a castle that was built in 1536 and is situated on the Hill of San Lázaro. The fortress also includes a system of tunnels that were constructed so that any level of noise was possible to hear. It was important for knowing if an enemy was nearby and to easy communicate internally.

Another one of the best things to do in Cartagena, as you explore the city’s past, is visit the Catedral de Santa Catalina de Alejandría. The Cathedral of Cartagena is one of the most beautiful Catholic churches in the city and is one of the oldest episcopal sees in the Americas. The Romanesque architecture is stunning!

Treat Yourself to Colombian Souvenirs:
Top things to do in Cartagena - shop through a market

If you’re wondering what to do in Cartagena as you make your way throughout the city, you’ll see that there are a lot of stunning clothing boutiques to check out. Some of the most iconic stores and markets to visit are below:

Watch the Sunset at Café del Mar:
Enjoying sunset at Cafe del Mar in Cartagena

One of the best and most popular spots to watch the sunset with great drinks and seaside views is at Café del Mar, which is situated on the city walls of Cartagena. In fact, this should not be excluded from your Cartagena itinerary!

Since Café del Mar is one of the most popular spots to grab drinks in the walled city, Caitlin and I had to wait in a line to get in. The line went fast, so we didn’t mind, but if you want to ensure that you’ll get a seat before the sun goes down, it is best to get there over an hour before it is expected to set.

Cocktails from Cafe del Mar in Cartagena - fun things to do at night

We were lucky that we got seats right by the wall, so we enjoyed our drinks with stunning views of the water and Bocagrande skyline. I had the mezcalita and Caitlin enjoyed the passion margarita. You can also get food at Café del Mar as well. The pub offers ceviche dishes, steak and seafood plates as well as salads.

Savor Delicious Ceviche at La Cevicheria:

One of the best places to eat in Cartagena is at La Cevicheria. As I mention above, it is an iconic spot in the city and Anthony Bourdain also visited in June 2018. It is known for its ceviche dishes, paella and other seafood meals. You must include this eatery in your Cartagena itinerary!

Day 4: Discover What to See in Cartagena

Two women enjoying a trip to Cartagena, Colombia

On our fourth day in Cartagena, which was also our final full day in the city, Caitlin and I enjoyed a nice breakfast at Ermita Hotel before heading back into the walled city!

Stroll through the Colorful Getsemani Neighborhood of Cartagena:
A woman exploring Getsemani - free things to do in Cartagena

One of the best free things to do in Cartagena is to wake up early and head to the colorful Getsemani neighborhood to take photos and enjoy these beautiful streets without crowds.

Getsemani in Cartagena is known as the “artsy” or “hip” neighborhood of the city. It’s a place where people gather to enjoy good drinks, listen to local musicians play, salsa dance and savor delicious street food. A Cartagena itinerary is not complete without exploring this area!

Have Coffee in a Bookstore:
A woman enjoying a coffee and treat at Abaco Libros y Cafe in Cartagena

One of the best Cartagena attractions and a unique spot to visit in the city is Ábaco Libros y Café. It is fun coffee shop that is situated inside of a dreamy bookstore.

In fact, Ábaco Libros y Café is the perfect place to take a coffee break while you explore the city. Just select a book, get a sweet treat and listen to local music.

Eat in a Luxury Oasis at Alma:

A lovely place to enjoy lunch hidden in a luxury Cartagena oasis is at Alma Restaurant. As mentioned above, this upscale restaurant is situated in Casa San Augustin. You can enjoy everything at this lovely spot from ceviche to fresh fish and spring rolls to empanadas.

Relax at Ermita Cartagena:
A woman enjoying the rooftop pool at Ermita Hotel

In the afternoon on our last full day in Cartagena, Caitlin and I enjoyed some rejuvenating time in the sun by relaxing at the rooftop pool at Ermita. I suggest you do the same!

I loved how peaceful the pool area was and it was nice to relax and read a book. The pool was also refreshing since it was a warmer day in the city.

Two women enjoying sunset cocktails at Ermita - a Tribute Portfolio Hotel

During the evening, we enjoyed the dreamy Oasis Pool Par. It had stringed lights and gorgeous views of the sea. The rooftop bar was also a perfect spot to watch one last Cartagena sunset!

In addition, the drinks at Oasis Pool Bar were amazing! I had the Aperol spritz and Caitlin enjoyed a margarita.

Experience the Top Things to do in Cartagena at Night:
A woman dancing her way through the colorful streets of Cartagena

There are a lot of fun things to do in Cartagena, Colombia at night and one of those activities is to go salsa dancing at Café Havana in the Getsemani neighborhood. This famous salsa club has the biggest parties every weekend and it’s an awesome place for both locals and tourists to gather and enjoy a fun evening!

Two great restaurants to go to during your last evening in Cartagena are Carmen and El Gobernador Restaurant.

Day 5: Depart Cartagena

Our flight leaving out of Cartagena was in the afternoon, so Caitlin and I enjoyed one last breakfast at Ermita Hotel and relaxed by the pool before heading to the airport. We took an Uber from Ermita to the airport since it was in a close distance.

I then flew home from Rafael Núñez International Airport in Cartagena to LaGuardia Airport in New York City, with a layover in Miami.


A woman enjoying the best things to do in Cartagena, Colombia

I hope you all enjoyed discovering the best things to do in Cartagena, Colombia in this 4-day itinerary and reading about my experience staying at Ermita. If you have any questions, please email me at [email protected]

Basic Facts of Colombia:

Currency: Colombian Peso, Capital: Bogotá, Time Zone: Colombia does not follow Daylight Savings. During the summer months, Colombia is on Central Standard Time and then it is on Eastern Standard Time during the winter months.

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2 Comments

  1. Kim Deer on April 14, 2022 at 10:02 pm

    What a beautiful, colorful city! Love all the quaint streets and stunning architecture! Looks like the ocean was so beautiful there. The color of the water was amazing. Love that Columbia has so much to do and see! Definitely on my bucket list. Loved learning about Columbia and what they are known for! Thanks for sharing this beautiful country! Loved reading this blog. Love you, mom 👩🏻 xoxo ♥️

    • Taylor Deer on April 22, 2022 at 5:50 pm

      It really is so stunning! The beaches were also beautiful too. 🙂

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