Cartagena, Colombia Travel Guide

Andrew Zimmern heads to Cartagena, Columbia. He eats capybara, shark and more in the city's mind-blowing market, before heading to the mountains for a taste of freshly caught caiman and jungle rats.

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See & Do
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, Colombia

 
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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, Colombia

 
Eat
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.

Turbaco, Colombia

 
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La Matuna

Take a walk through Cartagena's modern quarter known as La Matuna, where some of the best street foods come together.

Cartagena, Colombia

 
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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, Colombia

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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, Cartagena, Colombia

 
Travel
Rafael Nunez International Airport

Accepting flights from most major carriers, both domestic and international.

Calle 71, Cartagena, Bolivar, Colombia

Sleep
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

 

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