Cartagena: New Hot Destination
Declared part of the UNESCO World Heritage in 1984, Cartagena encapsulates all the charm of Spanish colonial architecture, the republic period and today, the attractions of intense night-life, cultural festivals, exotic scenery, superb beaches, wonderful food and a wide offer of hotels and tourist infrastructure.
Cobblestone streets echo with the sound of horse-drawn carriages. Waiters at the many outdoor cafes are busy serving rounds of cold Club Colombia beer. Salsa music moves through the air raising the energy level just a bit higher on lazy, hot, humid days. Cartagena, on the northwest coast of Colombia, has reinvented itself as a new tourist hot spot with glorious colonial architecture, luxury hotels, sophisticated restaurants and international boutiques.