Cartagena de Indias

There’s nowhere quite like Cartagena: the Colombian Caribbean’s most famous city is a magical place where romance and enchantment seem to be built into the very foundations upon which the stone walls and colonial houses stand. Each street is more beautiful than the last, and there’s history around every corner. With plenty of day-trips to picturesque Caribbean islands and historical towns available, and even dugout canoe tours around the biodiverse mangrove ecosystems surrounding the city, there’s plenty to keep you busy on a trip to Cartagena. And, at the end of the day, as the sun sets over the Caribbean from the top of the city walls and the sea breeze blows across the rooftops, you will feel as if you’ve stepped right out of the pages of a Garcia Marquez novel.

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