Cartagena, Colombia Travel Guide

Andrew Zimmern traveled to Cartagena, Colombia for an immerseve cultural experience with great food and fun. Get a list of all of the places he visited during his trip.


Activities
Basurto Market
Take in some of the many flavors of Cartagena, Colombia, at Basurto Market. Sample Lulo, a fruit with a bristly exterior that's related to the orange, or Mondongo, a tripe braised with garlic, vinegar, peppers and tomatoes.
  • Pedro de Heredia
  • Cartagena, Bolivar Colombia

Basurto Market

Take in some of the many flavors of Cartagena, Colombia, at Basurto Market. Sample Lulo, a fruit with a bristly exterior that's related to the orange, or Mondongo, a tripe braised with garlic, vinegar, peppers and tomatoes.
Pedro de Heredia Cartagena, Bolivar, Colombia
Bocagrande Beach
Visit Bocagrande Beach to not only take in the sights and sounds of the Oceanside, but also to taste treats sold by the palenqueras, women who sell homemade African sweets like Ajonjoli, made with coconut and sesame.
  • Bocagrande Beach
  • Cartagena, Bolivar Colombia

Bocagrande Beach

Visit Bocagrande Beach to not only take in the sights and sounds of the Oceanside, but also to taste treats sold by the palenqueras, women who sell homemade African sweets like Ajonjoli, made with coconut and sesame.
Bocagrande Beach Cartagena, Bolivar, Colombia
La Matuna
Take a walk through Cartagena's modern quarter known as La Matuna, where some of the best street foods come together.
  • Centro
  • Cartagena, Bolivar Colombia

La Matuna

Take a walk through Cartagena's modern quarter known as La Matuna, where some of the best street foods come together.
Centro Cartagena, Bolivar, Colombia
La Mona Arepa
Explore Cartagena's Old Town for iconic Colombian foods at La Mona Arepa. Sample their twice-cooked Arepa filled with meat, cheese and a fried egg.
  • Getsemani Neighborhood on Plaza
  • Cartagena, Bolivar Colombia

La Mona Arepa

Explore Cartagena's Old Town for iconic Colombian foods at La Mona Arepa. Sample their twice-cooked Arepa filled with meat, cheese and a fried egg.
Getsemani Neighborhood on Plaza Cartagena, Bolivar, Colombia
Plaza de la Trinidad
Feast on some late-night street food in Cartagena's oldest public square, Plaza de la Trinidad. Try delicious cuisine like Patacon con Tado, a grilled plantain piled high with ham, sausage, onions, chicken and cabbage.
  • Plaza de la Trinidad en Getsemani
  • Cartagena, Bolivar Colombia

Plaza de la Trinidad

Feast on some late-night street food in Cartagena's oldest public square, Plaza de la Trinidad. Try delicious cuisine like Patacon con Tado, a grilled plantain piled high with ham, sausage, onions, chicken and cabbage.
Plaza de la Trinidad en Getsemani Cartagena, Bolivar, Colombia

Hotels
Sofitel Santa Clara
Overlooking the Caribbean Sea, Sofitel Santa Clara offers luxurious accommodations just outside of downtown Cartagena.
  • Calle del Torno #39-29
  • Cartagena, Bolivar Colombia

Sofitel Santa Clara

Overlooking the Caribbean Sea, Sofitel Santa Clara offers luxurious accommodations just outside of downtown Cartagena.
Calle del Torno #39-29 Cartagena, Bolivar, Colombia
Phone: 57 5 650 4700

Restaurants & Bars
El Ranch Llamero
Travel to the suburb of Turbaco to try the unique breed of barbecue offered at El Ranch Llamero, such as their slow-roasted suckling calf.
  • Trunk Road Toll Turbaco West Street 35 Km
  • Km 28-30
  • Turbaco, Bolivar Colombia

El Ranch Llamero

Travel to the suburb of Turbaco to try the unique breed of barbecue offered at El Ranch Llamero, such as their slow-roasted suckling calf.
Trunk Road Toll Turbaco West Street 35 Km Turbaco, Bolivar, Colombia
Phone: 304 538 7328

Transportation
Rafael Nunez International Airport
Accepting flights from most major carriers, both domestic and international.
  • Calle 71
  • Cartagena, Bolivar Colombia

Rafael Nunez International Airport

Accepting flights from most major carriers, both domestic and international.
Calle 71 Cartagena, Bolivar, Colombia
Phone: 57 5 65 69 200