Located in the northern part of Colombia on the Caribbean coast, Cartagenade Indias is an extraordinary city in which modern and age-old cultures blendtogether to make one of the most magical places in the world. Declared a UNESCOWorld Heritage Site, Cartagena has a historic center. It also has a steadyclimate, making it a year-round destination.
This beautiful city has everything for a demanding tourist: gastronomy,culture, romance, history, rhythm, beaches, water sports, world class shops andfriendly locals who make travelers feel right at home.
Not to be missed highlights include the wide variety of historic wallsand fortifications, plazas and squares, and museums. Specific sites include theMuseum of History Palace of the Inquisition, Gold Museum Zenú, Caribbean NavalMuseum, Museum of Modern Art, Casa Museo Rafael Núñez, Gate and Clock Tower, SanctuaryPopa and Teatro Adolfo Mejía. There are also white sand beaches surrounding thecity in the Rosario Islands and Baru, which include coral reefs, making them asanctuary for marine fauna and flora.
Capture the spirit of Cartagena de Indias, Colombia with this insider look at the extraordinary opportunities to “live like a local” from travel videographer Kelley Ferro, who traveled with USTOA Active Member Avanti Destinations to see, taste, smell and engage in local culture, cuisine, arts, handicrafts and more.
For more up close and personal looks at the people and experiences of Cartagena de Indias, check out these specialized videos from Kelley on food, shopping, nightlife and day trips.
Delve even deeper into the day-to-day life of locals on the USTOA blog, where Kelley Ferro and travel blogger Sherry Ott detail their adventures engaging with locals while in Cartagena de Indias with Avanti Destinations. And, visit AFAR.com for highlights from Sherry’s journey.
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