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What to do
Although Isla Mucurra is separate from the city, it’s only a short boat ride away. Most tourists are unaware of the island, but it’s a must see destination for those seeking white sand beaches and an enchanting atmosphere. Murallas de Cartagena de Indias, Colombia, a fort which stands 20 meters thick, was built to withstand and fight off ongoing aggressive pirate attacks. The fortress still has the cannons that were used back in 1533. If you love dancing to salsa rhythms and enjoy people watching then Donde Fidel Salsa Club is a must stop place. There’s not that much food on the menu, but the beer and rum selection is endless. San Felipe de Barajas Castle was built to prevent foreign troops and pirates from setting ashore and circling the back to Cartagena’s Old Town. It took 120 years for the structure to be built. Little shade is available while touring the castle so it’s best to go in the early in the morning or in the late afternoon.
Where to stay
Hotel Casa San Agustin, this small, but luxurious white-washed building is located in Cartagena’s Old Town. The inner and outer portions of the hotel is decorated in 17th century Spanish architecture and has just enough space for 24 guest and offers 6 suites. The hotel’s signature restaurant, Alma, offers a variety of seafood crafted with exotic ingredients. The restaurant also prides themselves for their custom-crafted cocktails. Casa el Carretero, is located in the historical neighborhood of El Gestemani. The hotel creates an Indonesian oasis with a fusion of Caribbean and African elements. It features a rooftop pool with breathtaking views of the city, a gourmet kitchen, luxury suites and a quaint reading room to unwind yourself. If you are eco-friendly then Kohsamui Hotel de Mar is for you. It is completely hand-made by using recycled materials and exotic renewable woods. This three story sanctuary is placed right along on the beaches of the Caribbean Sea. The hotel features six rooms with a private bath along with open air social areas all equipped with wifi. Bantu Hotel and Lifestyle, for those who are in need for exclusivity in busy historical center of the city then this is the prefect get-a-way. The hotel offers 23 rooms, a sauna, a Turkish bath and rooftop access which features a pool and incredible views of the Cartagena.
Where to Eat
Sibaris Wine Bar, a wine cellar located under the historic brick arches, is perfect for conversing with friends while devouring authentic tapas and sipping on the best wine that Colombia has to offer. Malagana Cafe and Bar, a three-story restaurant with a rooftop that gives its guest refreshing views of the city while serving up some of the best tasting cocktails. Enjoy tantalizing salsa acoustics while devouring a healthy menu of ceviche, salad wraps and tropical fruits prepared by chef Danielle Olarte. If you’re craving authentic local food for a budget friendly price then Espiritu Santo is a must-go-to eatery. They have diverse food options with plentiful portions and fresh tropical juices. If you want to dine like the locals with the locals then this cafeteria-like restaurant is right up your alley. Pasteleria Mila is where you go to get your caffeine and sugar fix. The cafe has a modern interior with romantic touches and is a perfect destination before getting your day started.
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