284
trips planned in the last hour
8.9
out of 10
Trustscore rating

The Best Things to Do in Cartagena

Create a fully customized
day-by-day itinerary for free

Itinerary Planner
+ Add destination
2 adults
Adults
- +
Teens
- +
Kids
- +
Close

Popular things to do in Cartagena

4.4
Duration: 1​h 30​min
4.7
Duration: 4​h
4.3
Duration: 1​h 30​min
4.1
Duration: 1​h

Historic Sites in Cartagena

View all >
4.4
Duration: 1​h
4.3
Duration: 30​min
4.4
Duration: 1​h
4.8
Duration: 1​h

Hidden gems in Cartagena

4.5
Duration: 1​h
4.7
Duration: 3​h
5.0
Duration: 8​h
4.7
Duration: 8​h

Kid-friendly things to do in Cartagena

3.7
Duration: 1​h 30​min
5.0
Duration: 4​h
4.6
Duration: 2​h 30​min
1.0
Duration: 1​h 30​min

Shopping in Cartagena

View all >
5.0
Duration: 1​h 30​min
5.0
Duration: 1​h
5.0
Duration: 30​min
4.9
Duration: 1​h

Beaches in Cartagena

4.0
Duration: 4​h
4.0
Duration: 3​h
3.8
Duration: 1​h 30​min
3.3
Duration: 2​h 30​min
4.8
Duration: 2​h 30​min
4.3
Duration: 1​h
4.6
Duration: 8​h
3.4
Duration: 1​h 30​min

Plan your trip to Cartagena

  • Get a personalized plan

    A complete day-by-day itinerary
    based on your preferences
  • Customize it

    Refine your plan. We'll find the
    best routes and schedules
  • Book it

    Choose from the best hotels
    and activities. Up to 50% off
  • Manage it

    Everything in one place.
    Everyone on the same page.

Where to stay in Cartagena

Despite its status as a major tourist hub, Cartagena offers a good choice of affordable places to stay. If you're looking to splurge, consider staying at one of the town's restored colonial-era buildings, which now house boutique hotels packed with modern amenities. Alternatively, several old monasteries in Cartagena's walled colonial district offer outstanding facilities at very high prices. Budget-conscious travelers can explore the many mid-range hotels and low-cost hostels clustered in Getsemani, an up-and-coming neighborhood and center of the backpacker scene.
Millions of travel reviews on TripAdvisor
2 adults
Adults (12 +)
- +
Children (2-11)
- +
Infants (Under 2)
- +
Close
Live like a local, find unique places to stay
2 adults
Adults (12 +)
- +
Children (2-11)
- +
Infants (Under 2)
- +
Close

Recently planned trips to Cartagena

44 days in Asia, United States, Central America & South America BY A USER FROM HONG KONG May, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, historic sites, museums, shopping, extra fast, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: May, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, historic sites, museums, shopping ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Extra fast 6 days in Cartagena BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES November, culture, outdoors, relaxing, beaches, historic sites, museums, shopping, wildlife, popular sights PREFERENCES: November, culture, outdoors, relaxing, beaches, historic sites, museums, shopping, wildlife ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular sights PACE: Medium 43 days in Bolivia, Peru & Colombia BY A USER FROM PORTUGAL June, outdoors, fast-paced, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: June, outdoors ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Fast-paced 5 days in Cartagena BY A USER FROM BRAZIL June, culture, relaxing, beaches, historic sites, museums, popular sights PREFERENCES: June, culture, relaxing, beaches, historic sites, museums ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular sights PACE: Medium 60 days in Colombia, Peru & Chile BY A USER FROM NETHERLANDS October, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites, wildlife, slow & easy, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: October, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites, wildlife ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Slow & easy 10 days in Cartagena & Medellin BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES August, popular sights PREFERENCES: August ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular sights PACE: Medium 4 days in Cartagena BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES August, popular sights PREFERENCES: August ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular sights PACE: Medium 21 days in Colombia BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES May, popular sights PREFERENCES: May ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular sights PACE: Medium 11 days in Colombia BY A USER FROM MEXICO July, culture, historic sites, museums, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: July, culture, historic sites, museums ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Medium 16 days in Colombia BY A USER FROM MEXICO July, culture, historic sites, museums, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: July, culture, historic sites, museums ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Medium 8 days in Colombia BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES September, romantic, beaches, historic sites, popular sights PREFERENCES: September, romantic, beaches, historic sites ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular sights PACE: Medium 8 days in Cartagena BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES June, culture, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites, shopping, slow & easy, popular sights PREFERENCES: June, culture, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites, shopping ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular sights PACE: Slow & easy
View more plans