Coffee, History and Culture
Picture Yourself in Colombia
Colombia, nestled in South America with coastlines on both the Caribbean Sea and the Pacific Ocean, is rich in culture, history and biodiversity. Explore everything Cartagena, Colombia has to offer from historical neighborhoods bustling with life to alluring beaches and endless adventure opportunities.
Cartagena is one of the most popular tourist cities in Colombia. A system of zones divides the city into three neighborhoods: San Pedro with a stunning, historic Cathedral and “Andalusian-style” palaces, San Diego featuring picturesque streets and plazas and Getsemaní with authentic street art, public plazas and performance art.
Crystal clear water and soft sand make Colombia’s beaches some of the most beautiful in South America. Take a trip to Playa Blanca, one of the most famous beaches in Colombia, with sugar white sand and clear, blue waters. Or visit the Rosario Islands, just off the coast of Cartagena, which are part of a national park and feature lovely beaches.
A beautiful tapestry of cultures, Cartagena is the perfect place to explore. An abundance of historic sites are within the city limits. Plus, museums to learn about the country and its rich exports like coffee, gold and emeralds. You may even spot one of the beautiful Palenqueras – women dressed in colorful, traditional dresses carrying a variety of delicious fruit and sweets on their heads.
Experience culinary delights brimming with flavor and offering a unique blend of cultural inspiration. Options include street vendors selling delectable bites, casual restaurants and gourmet experiences. There’s something for everyone from fried treats to ceviche and empanadas. Colombia has a treat to satisfy every vacation craving.