Balcones & Moneda Apartments, Cartagena, Colombia Santo Toribio

Iglesia Santo Toribio

Cartagena de Indias — “de Indias”, to differentiate it from its namesake in Spain — is definitely the jewel of the Caribbean. The “Ciudad Amurallada”, or Walled City, is a maze of streets steeped in history and filled with beautiful colonial architecture, many buildings with balconies seemingly overflowing with flowers. There are lively squares, museums, churches, shops and more. Not far away are a variety of beaches, on islands as well the mainland, and associated water sports such as kite surfing, snorkeling, diving, fishing, and more.

Get a taste of “La Heróica” in this video:

And learn more at the various drop down menus above under Cartagena or via these links:

Know before you go

How to get here

Get an overview

Museums & monuments

Classes & volunteering


Links to professional photographers’ galleries

Informational links

Giving back

(Links to information on restaurants, shopping & more coming soon!)