Cartagena de Indias is without a doubt one of the most beautiful cities of South America!

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    Sapa Pana Travel car journey South America

    During the pre inspection trip for the Volvo Classics Panamericana (2011)

  • Beautiful balconies!
    Beautiful balconies!

  • Cartagena |
    Cartagena |

    So cosy!

  • Cartagena de Indias
    Cartagena de Indias

    So colorful!

  • Sapa Pana Travel car trip South America
    Sapa Pana Travel car trip South America

    During the pre inspection trip for the Volvo Classics Panamericana (2011)

  • Cartagena |
    Cartagena |

    A typical Palenquera

  • Local market
    Local market

  • Local market
    Local market

  • Cartagena |
    Cartagena |

  • Cartagena |
    Cartagena |

The city was founded in 1533 by Pedro de Heredia and was an important stop for the treasure-fleet in the sixteenth century. The colonial heart, with its impressive city walls has been perfectly preserved. The city has a shimmering Caribbean vibe.

We recommend staying in one of the many beautiful small scale boutique hotels in the old centre. The city comes to life in the afternoon when the temperature drops. Start with a lovely cocktail in Café del Mar at the old city wall while the sun sinks behind the horizon and then stroll through the centre looking for a good restaurant at one of the many pretty squares.

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