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5 Things to Do Off the Beaten Path in Cartagena

5 Things to Do Off the Beaten Path in...

Dec, 2019
Looking beyond its touristy veneer, JB goes on a quest to uncover Cartagena's authentic, local lifestyle culture.

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Where to Drink Craft Beer in Cartagena

Where to Drink Craft Beer in Cartagena

Nov, 2019

With the Cartagena riding the wave of craft beer, here are our recommendations for the best pubs around town

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Top 5 Rooftop Bars in Cartagena’s Historic Center

Top 5 Rooftop Bars in Cartagena’s Historic Center

Oct, 2019

The best Cartagena bars are the ones with rooftop bars. Here's our edit of the best open-air, sky-high spots around the city to fit your travel vibe.

 

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5 Ways to Stay Cool as a Cucumber in Cartagena

5 Ways to Stay Cool as a Cucumber in...

Sep, 2019
Cartagena can be insufferable in a heat wave and humidity, but these tips will help you get by.

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How to Experience San Basilio de Palenque’s Biggest Party of the Year

How to Experience San Basilio de Palenque’s Biggest Party...

Jul, 2019
Every October since 1985, the dusty village of San Basilio de Palenque has celebrated Festival de Tambores y Expresiones Culturales de Palenque, a nonstop three-day festival celebrating the music, rhythms, and culture of Palenque.

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Most instagrammable doors in cartagena

Most instagrammable doors in cartagena

Apr, 2019
We perused the social media platform in search of Cartagena's most instagrammable doors that will make your followers double-tap.

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Editor's picks: Favorite Places in Cartagena

Editor's picks: Favorite Places in Cartagena

Apr, 2019

Cartagena has several things to see, from historic centre and beautiful islands to world-class shops and restaurants. Amber Dunlap our content writer at Juan Ballena show us her favs. 

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Top 5 Honeymoon Hotels in Cartagena

Top 5 Honeymoon Hotels in Cartagena

Feb, 2019
Choosing where to spend your romantic getaway, however, can prove to be a surprisingly difficult decision. Here’s a list of our picks for honeymoon-worthy Cartagena hotels to help you narrow down the options.

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Top vegetarian restaurants in Cartagena

Top vegetarian restaurants in Cartagena

Jan, 2019
Wheter you don't consume any meat at all or you just want to switch your typical pollo or carne, this convenient list of the top three vegetarian and vegan restaurant will be very helpful when visiting Cartagena.

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Three days in Cartagena

Three days in Cartagena

Nov, 2018

If you have just a few days to visit the Walled City, this pocket guide can be a good way to fit it all in during your stay.

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