Relaxation on the Colombian Caribbean coast
In northern Colombia, the dreamlike Caribbean coast awaits you, where one white sandy beach follows the next. Rumour has it that the most beautiful of these is in the Tayrona National Park. In the background rises the Sierra Nevada de Santa Marta, which at 5,775 metres is the highest coastal mountain range in the world. After you have explored the beauty of northern Colombia, Cartagena - also called the "Pearl of the Caribbean" - is the crowning finale of your trip.
During a walk through the well-preserved historic centre, the painted facades, idyllic squares and imposing cathedrals tell of Spanish conquerors, the colonial era, world trade and much more. Because of these historical influences, the old city centre has been a UNESCO World Heritage Site since 1984. But the city has a lot more to offer than just culture.
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Sightseeing in your Cartagena holidays
Due to its many colourful alleys, Cartagena is considered by many visitors to be the most beautiful colonial city in Latin America. The combination of colours, exuberant atmosphere and good-humoured people makes the port city a magnet.
Enjoy the view over the city from La Popa Monastery and stop at San Felipe Fortress on your sightseeing tour.
Located southwest of Cartagena, one hour away by speedboat, there are 27 islands of the archipelago Islas del Rosario. Wonderful white sandy beaches await you, satisfying everyone's longing for the sea and relaxation. If you have had enough of the perfect beach, enjoy a swim in the Totumo mud volcano.
In the mood for a multi-day hike through the jungle? Then you can't miss a visit to the mysterious Ciudad Perdida, the lost city. Until 1972, this architectural site from the time before the colonisation of South America remained undiscovered.