Cartagena is a bustling, romantic, colonial town, and you want to be in the heart of the historic walled city. The best thing to do is get lost in the picturesque city streets, beat the midday heat by relaxing poolside with a novel (or tropical drink!) in hand, and head out again for a sunset promenade along the walls and a meal at one of the many amazing restaurants. We did this for one perfect week in Cartagena, and the glue that held each day together and made them even more wonderful was our

Fresh seafood, latin flavors, cheap eats, and fine dining — Cartagena is delicious. I’ve rounded up my favorite eats from a recent trip to Cartagena, Colombia. ¡Buen provecho! La Cevichería La Cevichería was our first meal out in Cartagena. Located in the San Diego neighborhood, La Cevichería was a fun spot for seafood lovers. We ordered ceviche (of course) and the seafood paella. Check out that lobster tail! El Boliche Cebicheria The NYTime’s was not messing around when they recommended El Boliche Cevicheria. The ambiance was intimate and trendy, and the fresh seafood

Welcome to Cartagena Cartagena’s historic center is a UNESCO World Heritage site and a photographer’s paradise—bougainvillea drips from colonial balconies, tropical plants fill lush gardens, and the city walls provide the perfect promenade to take in architectural beauty and ocean views. When we booked our vacation to Colombia, I knew this was the perfect opportunity to take our engagement photos in a unique yet timeless location. After scouring the internet and social media for some serious inspo and photographers in the region, I contacted MAT Fotografia and booked an engagement photo shoot. Engagement

In Cartagena, Colombia, people love their fritos — fried snacks! To get an introduction to food and culture in this Caribbean colonial town, we joined Cartagena Connections for their street food and street art tour. I had never done a food tour of this sort before (normally I just roll the dice and eat whatever yumminess I find from street vendors!), but this tour was particularly helpful in a number of unexpected ways: (1) walking around with a local guide helped me get a feel for what areas were safe; (2) the guide provided historical

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