Travel Time: 48(ish) Hours in Cartagena, Colombia

Hey guys!

I’m super excited for today’s post because it’s a new travel post! I haven’t done one of these in such a long time simply because I keep forgetting to take pics when I do travel. But anyways, I’m here now and I’m doing a new travel post.

A week ago I went on a weekend trip with my family to Cartagena, Colombia. It was a spur of the moment thing and it was short, but it was awesome. I you wanna know more about my travel adventures, you know what to do! 

We arrived there on Thursday evening so we only had Friday and Saturday to explore. The first thing I noticed right off the bat was that Cartagena is hot. Even though it looked cloudy and like it was gonna rain the weather was still hot and very nice. Our hotel was located in El Centro which is one of the most historic neighborhoods in the district.

Friday was a very chill day. We had a nice breakfast at the hotel, chilled at the pool and then we went exploring. The streets of Cartagena are beautiful! They’re filled with color and culture everywhere you turn and it was very nice to just walk around and explore.

We came across La Paletteria which is the best popsicle store that I’ve ever been to. They have the most unusual and tasty flavors of popsicles and we loved them so much that we just had to go back a second time. If you’re ever in Cartagena La Paletteria is a must.

We also explored along the wall surrounding El Centro and we had a great view of the ocean. Yes, there was a big highway right next to it, but it was still a nice view. We went to Cafe del Mar which is a bar right at the end of the wall. We ordered a few drinks and watched the sun set which was pretty cool. The place is very popular so I’d suggest you make a reservation if you want good seats.

Saturday was beach day so we booked a private boat and explored the Rosario Islands. I get sea sick pretty easily so the journey wasn’t my favorite part, but spending a few hours at a beautiful beach was lovely. There are a lot of different beaches and restaurants around the islands so we moved from place to place quite a bit.

If you want to visit the Rosario Islands, my tip for you is to find one beach to settle down and enjoy your day. They also have several hotels among the islands if you’re looking for more than just one beach day.

Overall, Cartagena was beautiful and I wish I had more time to explore everything it has to offer. I loved the colors, I loved the people, the architecture, everything was pretty amazing. I’m definitely going to Cartagena again.

Have any of you been to Cartagena? Make sure to tell me all about it in the comment section of the post.

Thank you guys so much for tuning in!

See you next time,

Isa ❤

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