13 Unmissable Things to Do in Cartagena, Colombia

Cartagena is an unmissable place to visit and Colombia’s most popular city for tourists. If you’re wondering what to do in Cartagena, you’ve come to the right place.

With a knowledgeable local guide, you’ll spend a few hours meandering through the city streets while learning about its fascinating history.

Take a free walking tour

Wait until later in the day to head up here and explore the maze-like tunnels and enjoy the views of the city off to the side.

Climb the San Felipe Castle

You’ll find some incredible street art around here, as well as plenty of shops, cafes, restaurants, and bars.

Wander around Getsemani

This little village was actually one of the first places in the Americas to be freed from slavery.

Buy fruit from the palenqueras

It’s fine for an afternoon of lounging around, drinking cheap beer and eating seafood, but you’ll have to travel a bit further to find the really nice beaches.

Go beach bummin’

Sleep in a hammock over the sea, spend your days SUPing or snorkeling, and enjoy fresh seafood and tropical cocktails with your new friends.

Stay in a floating hostel

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