Other neighbourhoods to stay in
Bocagrande is the city’s answer to Copacabana in Rio de Janeiro in Brazil and is one of the busiest beach areas in the city. It is a great place to stay in due to the amount of hotels, restaurants, shops, bars and cafes as well as being a safe area. The area is also well connected to other parts of the city and the same goes for the airport too. The beach is great for sunbathing on and the waters are fine to swim in and there are many beach-orientated activities that you can participate in. You are not too far from the historical districts either and the main streets in the area are Avenida San Martin, Cra 3 and the Bay promenade, which all have an excellent choice of shops, restaurants, bars and hotels.
Hotels in Bocagrande
This district is also part of the old city and is famed for its nightlife entertainment with a huge amount of bars, dancing restaurants and generally cheaper hotels and hostels to stay in. Getsemani is another superb neighbourhood to stay in due to its close proximity to the rest of the city and again is safe. Music is the strongest theme in the area and you are sure to hear traditional Colombian and Caribbean songs blasted out onto the streets as you walk along one of its many cobblestone streets. The main centre of Getsemani is Plaza de la Santisima Trinidad and happens to be the oldest part of the city and there is much colonial architecture, mansions, bars, restaurants, shops and hotels to explore.
Hotels in Getsemani
This is one of the most interesting and varied areas in the city, which is also found in the old city and is surrounded by the old walls, which makes for an excellent area to stay in. The neighbourhood is safe and most streets are lined with traditional houses, shops, bars, street food stalls and restaurants. There are also markets and art galleries to check out and there are some informative museums that reflect on the city’s past and present. Another thing to check out is the La Popa hill as it offers excellent vista over the city and at night time head to Plaza San Diego as it is where the main nightlife happens.
Hotels in San Diego
The modern tourist infrastructure of Laguito has led to its position as one of Cartagena’s most popular beaches. Families will enjoy its lovely waters while there is plenty for those interested in water sports. A small inland lake surrounded by a paved path is used by cyclists, skaters and joggers and everyone enjoying a casual atmosphere will find that Laguito ticks all the boxes. Beachside bars and fast food eateries are a feature of Laguito, but quality restaurants and fresh seafood are also available for a special evening. You can book accommodation with a lovely sea view and most hotels offer airport transfers to the nearby airport. Rafael Nuñez Airport is Colombia’s largest located just 10 kilometres away with Cartagena's interesting historic centre half that distance. It all adds up to Laguito being a great place to stay close to all the things that will guarantee a good holiday.
Hotels in Laguito
Manga is close to Cartagena’s centre yet its lovely promenade looking out on to the bay with its yachts and its lovely blue waters seems miles away. You should take a trip out to sea while there. It is a largely residential area, a nice neighbourhood to stay with good hotel options readily available and a vibrant nightlife to enjoy. The Marine Park is definitely worth a visit while at one end of the promenade you will find Pastelillo Park and the fort with its red cannons that was built centuries ago for defence purposes. While on the promenade, try the lovely seafood for which the Club de Pesca became famous decades ago. Caribe Plaza is a shopping mall in Manga where you will find plenty of international brands on sale. The Rafael Nunez InternationalAirport is just minutes away with transfer to and from your accommodation a regular service on offer.
Hotels in Manga