What to see and what to do in Cartagena

Cartagena is a unique city in Columbia, boasting a tropical environment, colorful street art, colonial buildings, diverse cuisines, and lusciously beautiful beaches with powdered-like sand and turquoise waters. Although you can explore plenty of places and do numerous things, we recommend the following in Cartagena.

Experience the Picturesque Isla Baru

Isla Baru, also known as Baru Island, is one of the best places to sea off the coast of Cartagena. While Baru Island does not boast as much luxury as Rosario Islands, it attracts tourists, including families and friends, to relish a lively atmosphere.

We recommend visiting this place at any time of the week, especially on weekends, to swim in blue waters, relax on the pleasant sandy beaches, and find a secluded spot for a more tranquil experience.

Rent a Private Boat or Yacht

You can’t complete your trip to Cartagena without renting a private yacht or boat. It is an excellent choice for tourists, particularly those traveling in a group, to explore the picturesque beauty of the Caribbean sea.

You will start in the morning by hopping on the board and traveling to scenic Rosario Islands to soothe your heart and mind. Whether the Baru Island or Playa Blanca, you can personalize the tour based on your needs.

In addition, you can travel to a private beach via a speed boat to have more privacy and enjoy water activities like swimming, diving, snorkeling, paddleboarding, etc. Renting a yacht is also great for a private bachelorette party.

Visit the National Aviary of Colombia

The National Aviary of Columbia is a massive place, boasting seven hectares of lush-green flora and wilderness, allowing tourists to observe unique birds from Columbia. So, if you love nature, visiting the National Aviary is worth your time and money.

Besides, the Aviary houses more than 135 species of exotic and wild birds, enabling visitors to learn about their origin, history, and habitat. You will love seeing Harpy eagles, emus, parrots, flamingos, and other native Columbia or Latin-American bird species.

Explore the Old City

If you want to relish the traditional vibes, head to the old city of Cartagena. It has beautiful neighborhoods, including Getsemani, San Diego, and Centro, allowing you to explore scenic streets, traditional buildings, and UNESCO World Heritage sites like La Ciudad Amurallada.

Similarly, you will experience many colorful buildings that boast colonial architecture, showcasing the rich history of this town. Don’t forget to buy flowers or trinkets on the streets to support the local economy.

Moreover, check out the Santo Domingo, Plaza Aduana, Torre del Reloj, Botero Statue, and other monuments. Exploring the lush-green Plaza Bolivar offers a one-of-a-kind experience for tourists, boasting a pleasant/natural environment with artists, musicians, performers, and dancers entertaining the visitors.

Go Shopping with Your Loved Ones

Cartagena is a popular tourist destination in Columbia, offering something for everyone. For instance, if you are a shopping enthusiast, you can find numerous places to buy your favorite products at affordable prices.

Check out Las Bovedas, with smaller shops for original artwork, trinkets, clothing, hammocks, etc. You can also find shops and boutiques offering high-end products, including local fashion clothes, sandals, dresses, bags, and home décor.  

Moreover, you can visit jewelry stores to purchase traditional and modern emeralds and gold products. We recommend buying gold pieces featuring classic designs and indigenous artwork if you have sufficient money.

Final Words

Cartagena has become a top tourist destination in Latin America, attracting people from different countries, including the United States and Canada. The city drives people of all ages and walks of life, thanks to its unique and traditional vibes, sandy beaches, raucous nightlife, private beach clubs, picturesque islands, delicious cuisines, and luxurious accommodations.

If you want to make the most of your trip in this scenic town, you can partner with “Prime Cartagena” to create unforgettable experiences. Whether you need world-class accommodation or want to rent a yacht or boat for private parties or sea excursions, Prime Cartagena has everything at your service.