The Caribbean Coast

We’ve compiled the best of the best in The Caribbean Coast - browse our top choices for the top things to see or do during your stay.

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  • 1. Aviario Nacional de Colombia

    Nature Preserve/Wildlife Refuge

    Opened early 2016, this impressive bird sanctuary is the country's best, and in a nation famed for aviary biodiversity it's an opportunity not...Read More

  • 2. Castillo de San Felipe de Barajas

    Military Site

    What began in 1657 as a small fort designed to protect the overland entrance to Cartagena grew over the following century into a sprawling stone...Read More

  • 3. Cerro de la Popa


    Make this one of your first stops on any visit to get the best possible grasp of the city's geography and its role as a fortified protector...Read More

  • 4. Getsemaní


    Once run-down and troubled, the Getsemaní neighborhood just beyond the posher parts of the historic walled city now exudes fresh but still bohemian...Read More

  • 5. Palacio de la Inquisición

    Centro | Museum/Gallery

    One of Cartagena's most visited tourist sites documents the darkest period in the city's history. A baroque limestone doorway off Plaza de Bolívar...Read More

  • 6. Barrio San Diego

    Historic District/Site

    Originally known as the Barrio de los Jagüeyes (the ponds), being the neighborhood richest in fresh water (the city's most precious resource...Read More

  • 7. Catedral Metropolitana

    Centro | Religious Building/Site/Shrine

    The cathedral on the main square is always the heart of any Latin American city. Plaza de Bolívar—watched over by a statue of South American...Read More

  • 8. Convento y Iglesia de San Pedro Claver

    Centro | Religious Building/Site/Shrine

    Cartagena's most impressive religious building, the church's yellow dome is an icon of the city skyline, and the carved stone facade dominates...Read More

  • 9. Las Murallas

    Centro | Building/Architectural Site

    Cartagena survived only because of its walls, and its murallas remain today the city's most distinctive feature, part of a UNESCO World Heritage...Read More

  • 10. Museo de Arte Moderno de Cartagena

    Centro | Museum/Gallery

    A stop at the Cartagena Museum of Modern Art provides a colorful overview of regional modern art, including a gallery dedicated to local painter...Read More

  • 11. Museo del Oro Zenú

    Centro | Museum/Gallery

    The small Zenú Gold Museum, an institution funded and operated by Colombia's Central Bank, displays an interesting assortment of artifacts culled...Read More

  • 12. Plaza de la Aduana

    Centro | Plaza/Square/Piazza

    Cartagena has always opened its doors to visitors, and most have passed through this plaza. While it now hums with tourists and idling bicycles...Read More

  • 13. Plaza de Santo Domingo

    Centro | Religious Building/Site/Shrine

    The eponymous church looming over the plaza is the oldest in the city and a contrast to the plaza's generally festive and bustling atmosphere...Read More

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