Cartagena is a port city with a tropical climate located on the Caribbean coast of Colombia.

Among its most touristic places are Barú Island with its white-sand beaches and palm trees; the Rosario Islands, famous for its vibrant coral reefs; and the Old Walled-City, which was founded in the 16th century.

Cartagena de Indias is the most famous tourist destination in the country. Due to its strategic location in the Caribbean, it was the main port of the Spanish empire in America during the colonial period and a refuge for treasures and riches. For this reason, the city had to be protected against pirate attacks with fortifications and walls that can still be seen today, and which earned it the recognition of UNESCO as a World Heritage site in 1984.

In its squares, cobblestone streets, and colorful colonial buildings, you can see the vestiges of colonial and republican architecture contrasted with modern structures that show the mixture of different cultures.

The city offers 11 kilometers of beaches and an archipelago of nearby islands, ideal for enjoying the breeze, the sun, and practicing all kinds of water sports. It also has streets, alleys, walls, squares, parks, and natural settings where you can feel and live the mixture of different cultures, which will make you understand why Cartagena is considered the cradle of the magical realism.

Hilton Cartagena Hotel and Convention Center

Hilton Cartagena Hotel is located on the tip of El Laguito Peninsula and surrounded by the Caribbean Sea on three sides. Just 10 minutes from the ancient walled city and 15 minutes from Rafael Nuñez International Airport. The hotel has its own convention center and executive tower with its executive lounge that offers wireless internet, free daily breakfast and snacks. WiFi is available for a surcharge in guest rooms and meeting rooms. Business Center open 24 hours, 7 days a week. Self-service 24 hours fitness center equipped with cardio and strength training machines, four outdoor pools, wellbeing spa and floodlit tennis courts.

Plan your stay!

Planning to come to Cartagena but need some help? In this presentation, you will find some lodging options suited for all budgets. Please take into account that some of these rates may vary for 2022 and are subject to availability.

To make a reservation, you can contact Alexander Reales from Gema Tours, our tourist operator, at He will also be available for any inquiries related to visas, transportation and city tours.

If you wish to make your reservation at the Hilton Hotel Cartagena, the official venue, you can access through this link.

Find out if you need to present a yellow fever vaccination certificate when coming to Colombia here.

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