Another dream come true! my Colombian friend had repeatedly told me about the beauty of this city, therefore, once I arrived in Colombia, I had to come to Cartagena. The problem was the 413 miles that divide Bogotá from this town on the north coast of the country. But finally I did it! After only a little less than 90 minutes of travelling, I looked through my window, and already understand that I had made the right choice!
The humidity makes 95°F practically unbearable. Just getting off the plane makes you feel like you have entered a sauna, but other than that there’s little to complain about. The part of the old town is famous for being surrounded by very well preserved walls, for a moment I thought I was in Lucca, Italy.
Instead we remembered that we were in South America, which is quite evident from some areas of extreme poverty in the city. One of the major points of interest in the city is the Castle San Felipe de Barajas.
The beaches are definitely not the best when compared to the ones in Santa Marta. However, Cartagena is much desired by tourists so you will find more nightlife. This offers many choices on where to eat and spend the evening.