Cartagena, Colombia – The Perfect Getaway For Black Women With The Travel Divas
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Cartagena, Colombia is a perfect getaway for women of all ages and interests. The city is rich in history and is surrounded by towering, historic castles. It’s also home to some of the country’s most stunning beaches and the nearby Rosario archipelago has over 40 islands, all with their own laid-back vibes.
It’s easy to get from the airport to downtown – buses are inexpensive and convenient, and there are designated waiting spots almost everywhere in the city. The Old City is a good place to start your travels and is where most of the action is, but there’s more to see than meets the eye!
Walk the walls – Strolling the walled city is a great way to learn about Cartagena’s past. The streets are full of old buildings, historic plazas and brightly colored cobblestone.
Take a chiva – Brightly painted wooden buses called chivas ride throughout the city. They are free and open to the public, and are a fun way to see the city.
Check out some street art – The hip backpacker neighborhood of Getsemani is known for its cool graffiti and art studios that line the streets. It’s a short walk from Centro and has an awesome, thriving nightlife.
Stay in a hotel with a pool – I stayed at this adorable and super tropical boutique hotel called Townhouse which is decorated head-to-toe by young Colombian artists. It’s so fun and millennial luxury at its finest!
If you’re looking for a more Miami-like bocagrande experience, the Intercontinental offers panoramic ocean views and a gorgeous infinity pool. There’s also a delicious bar that serves up fruity cocktails to keep you coming back for more.
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Visit the popa monastery – This beautiful monastery is a must-visit in Cartagena and is an excellent place to take a break from the bustling old city. There’s also a small park and statues to see, so make sure to stop by for a stroll.