Discover how to immerse yourself in the colour and festivities of one of Colombia’s most captivating cities
When you walk through this Colombian city, the colours catch everyone’s eye. Yellow, orange, green. In the north of Colombia, Cartagena, also known as the Caribbean Coast, is a charming city to enjoy a great weekend holiday in Latin America. Now that tourism has recovered, the city is more alive than ever and ready to show the best of its seas and its gastronomy.
¿Where to stay?
Since we are only staying for a short time, we are sure to be looking for a splendid view, fun activities and complete attention. For this, the Hyatt Regency Cartagena will be a sure hit. It is located in Bocanegra, a luxury area bordered by crystal-clear beaches and colossal residential areas. This franchise is expanding all over the world, its fame is evident to millions of inhabitants.
It features spectacular suites that project the purity of the sea onto their windows, ensuring movie-like mornings and sunsets for guests. Also, get your swimming costume ready to enjoy the infinity pool experience that Hyatt creates fantastic summer experiences. On the other hand, the Aqoral Spa, the lounge where pleasure and peace is assured, is another of the hotel’s greatest attractions.
El Mirador Gastrobar
The dream of every tourist is to eat sublime food and enjoy a good party, so we introduce you to one of the most famous restaurants. Just 9 minutes away from the Hyatt Hotel and located in the Historic Centre of Cartagena, you can’t miss the Mirador Gastrobar. First of all, a good view builds good times and this place has a rooftop that is accompanied by the Torre del Reloj, a 16th century monument. In the open air and with music by DJs, here you can taste dishes such as Moqueca de Mariscos or a delicious Pescado al Ajillo.
Asimismo, la Garita es un lugar de brunch dentro de este espacio para gozar de un ambiente más íntimo y mágico.
In Latin lands you have to know how to live the adventure always accompanied by a Carajillo, a drink that is somewhere between coffee and alcohol. Finally, the Claustrum discotheque on the third floor is the end point of a night that will ensure ecstasy and Colombian rumba in all its splendour.
Fuerte de Pastelillo
Who doesn’t want a unique moment surrounded by nature? Just 10 minutes from the Hyatt Regency Hotel, you will love this alternative. The name derives from the military fortress San Sebastián de Pastelillo, which is located just metres from the restaurant. You can come and embrace a dreamy sunset overlooking the bay of Cartagena and surrounded by lush vegetation. A romantic theme can also be booked for special moments for couples.
Before finishing this brief and intense tour, we can’t leave the city without trying the Medallones de Langosta (lobster medallions) or a Festival de Mariscos (seafood festival). As for desserts, an exquisite option is the Chocolate Volcano a la Cartagenera, a creamy chocolate coulant accompanied by cocoa and almonds, dulce de leche sauce and vanilla ice cream.
Editor: ONE IN Magazine