TRAVEL CARTAGENA SPECIAL - HOTELS, RESTAURANTS & BEACH LIFE

February 1, 2018

 

 

The undisputed queen of the Caribbean

Cartagena de Indias is the undisputed queen of the Caribbean coast.

A colorful fairytale town full of romance, legends and grandeur architecture, located behind stunning 13-km-long colonial stone walls. The old town of Cartagena is a UNESCO World Heritage Site - a labyrinth of cobbled streets, colorful bougainvillea houses with covered balconies and massive churches that cast their shadows across the green squares.

 

 

There are many reasons to visit this Caribbean gem, from its stunning old town, to its proximity to tropical islands and white-sand beaches, to its incredible Creole cuisine.

 

But it is also a great place to drop all the sightseeing routines.

Instead of trying to fumble all the sights, just stroll through the colorful old town.

Enjoy the romantic atmosphere and treat yourself to a drink and a bite to eat in one of the many excellent bars and restaurants the city has to offer.

 

 

With so much to do and see in this historic Caribbean city, you’ll need a good place to rest your head while staying in Cartagena.

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HOTELS

 

Casa Pestagua Hotel Boutique 5*

 

This family-friendly Cartagena hotel with its 11 suites and luxurious rooms indulge you with the personalized service of a luxurious boutique hotel in the majestic spaces of a colonial palace.

Casa Pestagua is located in the historical district and is known as "the most beautiful house in Cartagena".

 

 

It belonged to the Count of Pestagua in the18th Century, a rich and powerful aristocrat who gave his name to this mansion with its impressive colonial architecture.

 

 

Enjoy a very personal 5 star service in an oasis of peace and tranquility, protected from the surrounding walls, where you will feel like a noble in the Count's mansion.

 

 

Price for a room per night around 11.000 rubles

More informations here:

http://www.hotelboutiquecasapestagua.com/en/index.php

 

 

San Pedro Spa 4*

 

This luxurious, colonial-style hotel is a 6-minute walk from the beach and

just 300 meters from Plaza de San Diego.

 

 

 

The San Pedro Hotel Spa features a pool surrounded by coral stone columns and welcomes you with a welcome massage and its own "San Pedro" lemonade.

Guests can relax in the hot tub or in the spa.

 

 

Price for a room per night around 9.000 rubles

More informations here:

https://sanpedrohotelspa.com.co/en

 

 

Casablanca Belle & Boutique 4*

 

The Casablanca Belle & Boutique is located on an extraordinary republican house from the end of the 19th century.

 

This place provides their guests with a non-parallel experience filled with sensitivity and enchantment to fulfil expectations beyond anything that you could have imagined.

The architecture and décor of Casablance Belle reflect the magical and historical essence of the old city.

 

 

 

On the third floor, a beautiful terrace offers guests the view of the classic Cartagenean scenery: the old city walls, the ocean  and on the horizon the colourful sunset.

 

 

 

Price for a room per night around 12.000 rubles

More informations here:

http://www.hotelcartagenacasablancabyb.com/

 

 

Casa la Cartujita 4*

 

Casa la Cartujita is a one of a kind luxury boutique hotel in the heart of the historic center.

Redefining the boutique experience, Casa La Cartujita provides an unrivaled intimate setting with its 7 beautifully crafted rooms, designed in a mix of mid-century modernism and 16th-century antique colonial architecture that will make you feel just at home.

 

There is a also lounge area with a small swimming pool on the first floor, as well as a lounge terrace with a solarium and a rooftop hot tub.

 

 

 

The location of this accommodation is also one of the best in Cartagena de Indias!

 

 

Price for a room per night around 11.000 rubles

More informations here:

http://www.casalacartujita.com/

 

 

Aquamarina 4*

 

If you’re a fan of Ibiza, you will love the design of this bohemian hotel.

2 blocks from the waterfront, this majestic mansion offers suites that skilfully combine modern and bohemian décor to produce a exotic atmosphere.

 

 

 

You can treat yourself with a massage  after lying on the sun terrace by the panoramic pool or have an exclusive dinner in the in-house restaurant.

 

The Aquamarina Boutique Hotel also offers a tour desk and free bicycles for visitors.

 

 

Price for a room per night around 10.000 rubles

More informations here:

https://www.aguamarinahotel.com/en/

 

 

Casa La Fe 3*

 

Hotel Casa La Fe is ideally located on Plaza Fernandez de Madrid in the heart of the city, offering a calm and relaxed atmosphere.

You have all the convenience of the town’s antiquities, restaurants and entertainments on the doorstep.

 

 

With fourteen en-suite bedrooms, this hotel also offer a rooftop plunge pool, drinks a food bar and mirador with panoramic views, breeze and shade.

 

 

Price for a room per night around 7.000 rubles

More informations here:

http://kalihotels.com/casa-la-fe/

 

 

RESTAURANTS

 

The gorgeous coastal city of Cartagena offers cool sea breezes and a lively dining scene.

It hosts a number of talented chefs known for their exotic cuisine, adapting Colombian flavors to serve up some of the most innovative and delicious dishes.

Here are the top 6 eateries to try.

 

La Cevicheria

 

This charming small restaurant is  always full and buzzing.

Although ceviche is easy to find in Cartagena, La Cevicheria stands out by offering a variety of options and generous portions.

Pair your ceviche with a traditional Club Colombia beer or a glass of regional wine.

As La Cevicheria doesn't take reservations it's best to come early to try to beat the crowds.

 

http://lacevicheriacartagena.com/en/

 

Alma

 

Set in an old colonial mansion that's now the Casa San Augustin Hotel, Alma has an elegant bar and poolside dining in candlelight.

It doesn’t get more romantic than dining late-night inside the open-air courtyard.

With a menu that has a seafood focus, there are also meat and bird options for landlubbers.

 

http://almacolombia.com/

 

La Perla

 

This Peruvian-fusion eatery has become something of an institution in the old city with its unique expression of Mediterranean dishes with Peruvian influences.

At this place food is not the only reason to go.

The restaurant’s owner Roberto Carrascal also happens to be one of Colombia’s star mixologists, which means that the cocktails are just as impressive.

 

https://www.facebook.com/LaPerlaCartagena/

 

Vera

 

Inside the Tcherassi Hotel, the first fashion hotel in South America, Chef Daniel Castano provides the taste of Italian coastal cuisine.

Vera has won a certificate of excellence is testament to Castano’s culinary skills.

 

http://www.tcherassihotels.com/dining.htm

 

 

Carmen

 

Offering contemporary cuisine, Carmen's menu is inspired by local flavors that come together in modern preparations that highlight a passion for seafood.

 

Hidden behind a inconspicuous and simple exterior, Carmen wraps around a tree-filled patio with fairy lights that transports diners to the middle of a magical jungle.

 

http://www.carmencartagena.com/en/site/

 

 

Maria

 

Restaurant Maria is known for its expertly crafted cocktails and inventive seafood dishes.

Bogotá-born chef Alejandro Ramirez worked for years for the culinary masters Daniel Boulud and Gordon Ramsay.

María can also score with a flamboyant dining room that is a pure design eye candy!

 

https://www.mariacartagena.com/

 

 

LIFE IS A BEACH

 

Rosario Beach Club

 

This exclusive beach club on Isla Grande (Rosario Islands) offers you the chance to spend a relaxing day enjoying the comfort of its amenities, its delicious culinary delights and great music in the midst of the natural beauty of crystalline water and white sands. Enjoy a spot for snorkeling, relax with a massage or simply toast to vacations with a glass of champagne in the sunshine.

 

https://www.facebook.com/rosariosunclub/

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