How To Spend 48 Hours In 

Cartagena is a beautiful city that has so much to offer from its food, history, and stunning scenery. With so much beauty and rich culture, it can be a lot to take in at once. 

That’s why we created the ultimate guide to spending two days in Cartagena.

If you’re on a budget, then book your stay at the Hyatt Regency. It’s everything you could want in a hotel from its amenities, breath-taking views, and most importantly, the location.

Where To Stay

If you want to ball out on your accommodation, Casa San Agustín is what you want. It’s a charming boutique hotel that’s top-notch with amenities offered, including an outdoor pool and spa. 

Located in Getsemani, Café de la Mañana serves some of the best breakfast and brunch in Cartagena. What’s great about this charming café is that it offers something for everyone.



For just $35, you can explore the city on wheels through Bike Tours GN Cartagena. 

Explore the city on a bike tour

You can choose a two to three-hour experience and visit the walled city where you will be amazed by the architecture, ride along on the beach, and more. 

Bring your sunglasses! The sand and wind by the beach show no mercy and the last thing you want is to be uncomfortable on a tour with sand in your eye.

Trust this piece of advice: if you’re a seafood lover, you don’t want to leave Cartagena without trying Restaurante Candé! It’s simply the best hands down. 

Lunch at Restaurante Candé

The ceviche and black coconut rice are a must. Even better than the food? The amazing pictures you will get inside of this charming restaurant. There’s even a tree in the middle.

After lunch, get a signature facial and a hot stone massage at Tcherassi Hotel & Spa. It’s been a long day after all and it can get you prepared for the next day.

Relax at Tcherassi Hotel & Spa

End your night in the neighborhood where you began by having dinner at here. It’s tiny but offers one of the best rooftops in the city located in the coolest neighborhood.

Nelson Mandela Park

Your Day 2 should be all about excursions and getting last-minute shopping done as most of your day will be taken up by your outings.


Colombia is known for its coffee. Have a cup & indulge in some breakfast at Epoca Espresso Bar, including an açai bowl, steak & eggs, pancakes + more

Start your day with breakfast at Epoca Espresso Bar

Located about an hour away from Cartagena is San Basilio de Palenque: one of many walled communities that were founded by escaped enslaved people as a refuge in the seventeenth century.