Thanks to its Caribbean curb appeal, bronzed residents, and haute hotels and restaurants, Cartagena strikes the right balance between sexy and sophisticated. Don’t miss the UNESCO World Heritage-protected old city -- known for its cobblestone streets and colorful row homes with wrought-iron balconies and flourishing window baskets. Late into the night, cafe tables spill out onto the streets as diners finish up their limonada con coco, or lemonade with coconut and rum, a local specialty.
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