Cartagena is one of the most popular beach destinations in the Caribbean that easily offers visitors with so much to do.

From the music, art, and culture, Cartagena is a vibrant city with so much charm and where you stay can make or break your experience.

Here are the 5 best places to stay in Cartagena and why:

Casa Pestagua

Known as “the most beautiful house in Cartagena,” Casa Pestagua is located in a historic location offering guests enormous bedrooms and bathrooms to choose from, and there’s even a spa.

The location and beautiful architecture is what attracts visitors.

Casa Pestagua belonged to the Count of Pestagua, a rich and powerful aristocrat who gave his name to this mansion of sumptuous colonial architecture, in the seventeenth century.

Photo courtesy of Casa Pestagua

Casa Gastelbondo

It’s hard to get a room at Casa Gastelbondo, because they fill up quickly, and for good reason.

The hotel features a rooftop terrace and a sun terrace. For guests, the most popular amenity is the pool on the rooftop. The scenery makes from the top and the colorful charm in the neighborhood makes this is a popular choice as well.

Photo courtesy of Casa Gastelbondo

Hotel Quadrifolio

Hotel Quadrifolio is quite an experience. This luxury hotel is located in the heart of the walled city of Cartagena de Indias and known for its beautiful setting.

You will still be close to popular attractions, but the location suits people who want a quieter stay.

Photo courtesy of Hotel Quadrifolio

Casa Pizarro Hotel Boutique

Casa Pizarro is located in the heart of Getsemani, a bohemian neighborhood with colorful streets.

This accommodation offers a unique style as a result of a fusion of the colonial and contemporary style.

What you will also love is the beautiful old houses in this trendy neighborhood surrounded by good bars and restaurants.

Photo courtesy of Casa Pizarro Hotel Boutique

Bantu Hotel By Faranda Boutique

If you’re looking for a place that has color and character to match, then consider Bantu Hotel.

Another gem located in the heart of the old historic walled city, you will be situated within an easy walk to so many great sights, shopping, and restaurants.

Side note: they have a pet toucan who roams freely throughout the property.

Photo courtesy of Bantu Hotel By Faranda Boutique 

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