Activities in Cartagena
Cartagena: The best things to do
In Cartagena, there is so much to see and do that it is difficult to integrate everything into your itinerary. Whether you are history buffs or looking for an adventure, here are some of our favorites.
1. Las Bovedas
This bustling marketplace is full of tourists.
If you defy the masses, you will have the opportunity to buy unique jewelry, souvenirs and beautiful Mochila bags made by the women of the Wayuu indigenous tribes,
Las Bovedas is a sight in itself. It is one of the last buildings within the old city wall with 47 arches and 23 domes.
It also has a checkered past that serves as an ammunition dump, and then a dungeon in its current status as a bustling marketplace.
2. Coffee tasting in San Alberto
Join a coffee tasting at Café San Alberto, run by Gustavo Villota, the third generation.
In the class you get to know coffee plants, process coffee and experience a sensory exercise.
This is one of the most awarded and best known coffees grown in Buenavista, Columbia.
After class, visit the café below the classroom, where you can buy quality beans to take home.
3. Rum and chocolate tasting at Sofitel Legend
Seduce your senses with a rum and chocolate tasting in Sofitel Legend.
Here you will experience one of the best aged rum in the Caribbean, which is perfectly combined with a selection of delicious Colombian chocolate.
Meanwhile, enjoy the views of this historic hotel, formerly a monastery.
4. Visit the National Aviary
If you love birds, visit the National Voliary of Colombia Tour.
It houses 135 species of wild birds and allows visitors to learn more about the different species through 21 interactive stations.
Expect flamingos, parrots, emus, harpy eagles and more.
6. Take a hike
One of the best ways to explore the old town is on foot.
Cartagena's elite still owns many of the big colonial houses in the old town.
Stroll the cobblestone streets and discover what the city was like centuries ago.
Cartagena's old walled city
The old town has some of the best tourist attractions in Cartagena.
Be sure to stop at the Torre del Reloj, the royal clock tower of Cartagena, at the entrance to the old city wall.
The Getsemani is another stop that you should add to your itinerary.
It is one of the most important neighborhoods in Cartagena and a cultural and political center.
It is full of amazing street art.
Bright colors and beautiful murals decorate many of the walls and do not miss hiking.