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27 Things Cartagena, Colombia, Has That The Rest Of The World Needs

Can you paint with all the colors of Colombia?

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1. Streets filled with colorful decorations.

This is located at Cafe Stepping Stone in Getsemani within Cartagena. You'll see several streets like this!
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This is located at Cafe Stepping Stone in Getsemani within Cartagena. You'll see several streets like this!

2. And markets filled with colorful bags.

You'll need Colombian cash for street markets.
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You'll need Colombian cash for street markets.

3. Sunset drinks at Cafe del Mar...

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4. ...sunset swims at the Hyatt hotel...

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5. ...and sunset views from rooftops and balconies.

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6. Limonada de Coco, aka the best drink on Earth.

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7. Coconut risotto from La Vitrola, aka the best side dish in existence.

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8. Seafood from La Cevicheria.

A favorite restaurant of Anthony Bourdain.
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A favorite restaurant of Anthony Bourdain.

9. Morning baked goods from Pandequeso.

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10. And innovative cocktails from Alquimico.

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11. Amazing day trips like the Rosario Islands...

I went with Bora Bora, which included the boat ride, a welcome cocktail, and lunch. It's cheaper to buy when you're there, so I don't recommend buying online.
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I went with Bora Bora, which included the boat ride, a welcome cocktail, and lunch. It's cheaper to buy when you're there, so I don't recommend buying online.

12. ...Blue Apple Beach...

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13. And Casa en el Agua, a literal party hostel in the middle of the ocean.

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14. Streets drowned in colors.

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15. As well as colorful walls.

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16. And colorful doors.

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17. And colorful balconies.

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18. Colorful EVERYTHING.

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19. Cool street art.

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20. And awesome art installations.

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21. Gorgeous hotels like Santa Clara.

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22. Amazing Airbnbs with sick views.

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23. And literal mansions like Casa Pombo that are PERFECT for photo opps.

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24. Tiny doors within doors.

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25. And a fortress with a rich history.

Cartagena's Old Town as known as the Walled City, which was the main port for trade between Spain and its overseas empire.
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Cartagena's Old Town as known as the Walled City, which was the main port for trade between Spain and its overseas empire.

26. And amazing pools with amazing views.

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27. CHEERS TO AN AMAZING VACATION SPOT!

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Arielle Calderon is a writer temporarily based in Latin America participating in Remote Year. If you have any tips on cool places, events, or things to eat in Bogota or Mexico City, email her at arielle.calderon@buzzfeed.com or DM her on Instagram.