If you’re looking to treat yourself to a luxury vacation in Bachelor Party Cartagena you can find plenty of options to choose from. From classic-romantic former mansions to modern high rises overlooking the Caribbean, there’s a variety of terrific options.
One of my favorite high rise Cartagena luxury hotels is the Hyatt Regency, with its terrific rooftop pools and beautiful rooms. It’s a bit more upscale than some of the other options here and it also has a great restaurant.
The UNESCO World Heritage Site Cartagena has a long, fascinating history. The city was founded in 227 BC by Carthaginian general Hasdrubal, who named it Qart Hadast (New City).
In the colonial period, it served as a key administrative center, and it also played an important role in advancing Spanish power in the Americas. In 1984, it was designated a World Heritage site.
Fortunately, Cartagena’s rich past has been preserved, and much of it can be experienced through the city’s many museums and displays. But don’t be afraid to wander the streets, as you’ll discover a thriving culture and vibrant street life that celebrates the best of Colombian heritage and art.
For an authentic taste of Cartagena, book a tour of the historic centre with one of our local guides. These small-group experiences will reveal Cartagena’s most spectacular sites and introduce you to its rich history. You’ll be able to ask all the questions you’ve always wanted to know about the city, and you’ll get personalized insider tips about what to do next.
WORLD-CLASS RESTAURANT OPTIONS
A fusion of Latin and Caribbean flavors, Cartagena’s cuisine is a traveler’s delight. Street corners are filled with local bakeries, fresh fruit, and endless options of grilled seafood and stews.
The city also offers a great selection of high-end restaurants for the discerning foodie and there’s something to suit every budget. If you want to sample the best of Cartagena’s culinary scene, we recommend a Cartagena food tour for a two-and-a-half hour whirlwind of traditional spots in the walled city.
One of our favorite dinners was at the charming, contemporary restaurant Carmen, inside a beautiful courtyard in an old colonial house. The contemporary menu combines Colombian and Caribbean ingredients with world-class cocktails prepared by some of the best mixologists in the country.
ELEGANT SPA & FITNESS FACILITIES
The lavish Senses spa is the star of the show, with nine treatment rooms and an impressive array of treatments, including some of the best massages in Cartagena. The top-notch Senses spa also boasts the granddaddy of them all: a ten-foot-by-twelve-foot indoor swimming pool (not to mention the outdoor hot tub). On the fitness front, there’s a state-of-the-art gym with spinning, cardio and strength-training machines, including the newest and most advanced equipment to hit the market.
The Conrad Cartagena hotel is a glitzy goliath with a whopping 268 contemporary suites, most of which feature a private balcony and an en suite bathroom. The hotel’s main draw is its location, a short walk from the heart of Cartagena and a hop, skip and a jump from Playa Manzanillo. Its other claims to fame include a surprisingly sized outdoor pool and complimentary wireless Internet access. For the more discerning business traveller, this hotel is the place to be, with a full-service meeting and event planning department on hand.
Cartagena is a gorgeous, vibrant city filled with historic sites and museums to learn about the country’s rich history. Plus, there’s a tapestry of cultures and culinary delights that offer something for everyone.
The best way to enjoy a truly luxe experience is to stay in one of the quaint, historic hotels in the walled city. Some of them have a beautiful rooftop pool area where you can lounge and soak up the views.
Other options include a few hotels located on the Bocagrande peninsula that provide an ocean-front resort vibe. They are perfect for families and those looking for a beachside vacation.
If you want to stay in a more upscale hotel, the Nacar is a lovely Hilton property that is right next to the walls. It offers a great rooftop pool with stunning views and is an easy walk to many of the popular tourist attractions in Cartagena.