Colorful Reasons to visit Cartegena

== Facing the Caribbean Sea on Colombia’s northern coast, the colorful city of Cartagena de las Indias, is home to some of the oldest, best-preserved colonial architecture in South America. ==


== The city’s historic walled district was designated a UNESCO World Heritage site in 1984. ==


== Walk down the Plaza San Diego and Plaza Santo Domingo to catch street performances of local folk music. ==


==  Surrounded by 400-year-old stone walls, old city offers both romance and history.  ==


==   Stroll along the narrow brick streets past burnt orange and royal blue buildings is a way to relive the city’s colonial past. ==


== Rent a bike and lose yourself in the maze of the old city full of colors. ==


== Coastal Colombia is home to a vibrant salsa culture, and Cartagena is no exception. Put on your dancing shoes and get to the middle of the old city after midnight. Yes, I travelled alone and felt safe enough to be out at that time with fellow hostel folks. But do watch out and make sure never to be alone. ==


== Cartegena is known for the beauty pageant in November. Supposedly people from all over colombia come here for that. And yes, Colombian women are indeed beautiful to say the least. ==


== Visit one of the city’s many cathedrals, for pre-Colombian and colonial archaeological artifacts and a small, but surprisingly rich, collection of Afro-Caribbean art.  ==


== A Chiva is a colorful bus made entirely of wood. Take a ride at night for a wild ride around the city and party hard with public. ==


I went to Colombia in August timeframe and it was super hot during the day time. So, plan accordingly for a hot tropical weather.