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Cartagena & Santa Marta

Explore Cartagena & Santa Marta

Cartagena and Santa Marta are two popular tourist destinations on the Caribbean coast of Colombia, each offering unique attractions and activities. Both Cartagena and Santa Marta offer a mix of historical, cultural, and natural attractions, providing diverse experiences for travelers. Your dedicated private tour guide will be with you every step of the way! Here are some of the best tourist activities in Cartagena and Santa Marta.


Historic Walled City

Explore the well-preserved colonial architecture within the historic walled city of Cartagena. Visit landmarks like the Clock Tower, Plaza de Bolívar, and the Cathedral.

Castillo San Felipe de Barajas

With your dedicated tour guide, explore the impressive fortress that played a crucial role in defending Cartagena from pirate attacks. The views from the castle provide a panoramic look at the city.

Getsemaní Neighborhood

Wander through the vibrant streets of Getsemaní, known for its street art, lively atmosphere, and trendy cafes. It's a great place to experience local culture.

Rosario Islands

Take a boat trip to the beautiful Rosario Islands for white sandy beaches, crystal-clear waters, and coral reefs. Snorkeling and water activities are popular here.

Playa Blanca

Relax on the pristine Playa Blanca, located on Barú Island just outside Cartagena. The beach is famous for its soft white sand and turquoise waters.

Palace of the Inquisition

Visit the Palace of the Inquisition, now a museum, to learn about Cartagena's history, including the Spanish Inquisition. The museum showcases colonial art and artifacts.

Cartagena City Walls

Walk along the ancient city walls for stunning views of the Caribbean Sea and the cityscape. The walls provide a great vantage point for sunset.

Boat Tour in Cartagena Bay

Take a boat tour around Cartagena Bay to see the city skyline from the water, including the modern Bocagrande district.

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Tayrona National Natural Park

Explore Tayrona National Natural Park for its pristine beaches, dense jungles, and archaeological sites. Hike through the park's trails to reach secluded beaches.

Ciudad Perdida (Lost City) Trek

Embark on a multi-day trek to Ciudad Perdida, an ancient archaeological site and one of the largest pre-Columbian cities in the Americas.


Visit the fishing village of Taganga, known for its laid-back atmosphere, beachside restaurants, and water activities such as diving and snorkeling.

Santa Marta Cathedral

Explore the Santa Marta Cathedral, one of the oldest cathedrals in South America. The cathedral has historical significance and beautiful architecture.

Play Cristal

Relax on Playa Cristal, a pristine beach with clear waters and coral reefs. It's accessible by boat and is perfect for snorkeling.

Rodadero Beach

Enjoy the lively atmosphere of Rodadero Beach, a popular spot for locals and tourists alike. The beach is lined with restaurants, shops, and entertainment options.

La Quinta de San Pedro Alejandrino

Visit this historic hacienda where Simón Bolívar spent his last days. The estate features gardens, museums, and exhibitions related to Bolívar's life.

Mamancana Natural Reserve

Experience adventure activities such as zip-lining and hiking in the Mamancana Natural Reserve, located near Santa Marta.