Tuesday, December 1, 2009

Top 7 Things to Do and See in Cartagena, Colombia

Top 7 Things to Do and See in Cartagena, Colombia

Plan to spend several days in Cartagena, also known as Cartagena de Indias, Colombia's fascinating Caribbean resort and most popular attraction. History and nightlife, beaches and churches, a walled city and colonial architecture make it a living museum, perfect for honeymoons, family vacations and adult adventures.

1. Centro Amurallado - Old Town

This is the heart of Cartagena, the old walled city protected by the fortress intended to protect the city from pirates and storms. Within the walls, there are colonial buildings, plazas, churches and convents. Accommodations and restaurants within this area, called El Centro, highlight their colonial origins. Also within the walled area, the section of Getsemani is less expensive, but worth a daytime stroll..

Decameron Cartagena
I pass my honeymoon in this wonderful resort.
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2. Castillo de San Felipe de Barajas

This is the huge fortress dominating the town. Begun in 1533, the strategic location called for a fortress, and the Castillo de San Felipe de Barajas was started in 1639. Visitors now can walk the battlements, stroll through underground passages and wonder at the labor that slaves and natives made to protect the city .

3. Bocagrande and El Laguito

These two areas are located on an L-shaped peninsula facing the Caribbean. Here, upscale restaurants, hotels, clubs and bars offer just about everything the visitor can wish for..

4. Playa Blanca

"Playa Blanca,definitely is the best beach close to Cartagena - you can reach it overland or by boat.With its white sand & crystal water Playa Blanca is probably one of the best “playas” in Colombia! It is definitly worth to stay there for some days. There are several places where you can rent hammocks, get food & drinks."

5. Nightlife

Plenty of choices in Bocagrande, in the center of town, El Centro, and Getsemani for tabernas, discos and bars. Use caution in Getsamani, but all the nightlife is lively, with Caribbean and Colombian music. Take a nap before you go nightclubbing

6. Islas del Rosario.

White sand, bleu water, surfing, accuarium, bird idland, beautiful tropical houses soubrounded by nature and more much more then you can expected.

7. La Popa

Agustinian Monastery in the high hill in from of the San Felipe Castle, you can see the panoramic of the city including the old and new Cartagena. Inside the walls you will find a refinated Capell, wich altar made in wood is plaqued in gold by artisans coming in during the colony time from Pasto.

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