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Cartagena is located above the sea level with a wet tropical climate that ranges between 28° C and 32° C. The city does not have seasons; however, has a dry season (June to August). Due to its geographical position, the city of Cartagena has no seasons, but a humid tropical climate with two rainy seasons in the months of April, May, October and November.

 
Historical Center and Getsemaní
Modern Area
North Area
Republican Neighborhoods
Insular Area
 

Historical Center and Getsemaní

 

Formed by San Diego and La Matuna, these neighborhoods were the place of residence of the wealthiest families in the city during colonial times, and housed some important historical buildings. Today, you can still appreciate some of these constructions Republican style, combined with the modernity of new buildings constructed in recent years.

 
 

Modern Area

 

Formed by the neighborhoods of Bocagrande, Laguito and Castillogrande, here is where it has been developed most of the hotel industry in the city, with modern buildings facing the beach.

 
 

North Area

 

Area close to the airport, where at present, it is carrying out much of the tourist development of the city with great hotels, touristic products and even a convention center.

 
 

Republican Neighborhoods

 

Formed by Manga and El Cabrero, these neighborhoods were residence of the wealthiest families in the city during colonial times, and housed some important historical buildings. Today, you can still appreciate some of these constructions Republican style, combined with the modernity of new buildings constructed in recent years.

 
 

Insular Area

 

Comprised by Peninsula of Barú, Rosario Islands and the Archipelago of San Bernardo, this area located approximately 45 minutes from the city of Cartagena, form broad part of its appeal as a destination for sun and beach, as it can be observed clear water, white sand and warm waters that characterizes the Caribbean Sea.

 
 

The jewel of the Caribbean...

 

Located in the north of Colombia, Cartagena de Indias is considered the most important tourist destination. Because of its strategic location in the Caribbean, the city was the main port of America for the Spanish Empire during the colonial times, as well as shelter for treasures and riches. For this reason the city had to be protected from attacks by pirates with fortifications and ramparts, which can still be appreciated today, and which earned their recognition as a Historical and Cultural Heritage of mankind by UNESCO in 1984.

Although the streets of the historic center and Getsemaní (Gethsemane) can be appreciated vestiges of colonial and republican architecture; the city has given way to modernity with modern structures, generating a unique contrast, that has allowed the mixing of different cultures.

For visitors, the city offers a diversity of plans with its 11 kilometers of beaches and nearby islands archipelago, ideal for enjoying the breeze, the sun and all kinds of water sports; lot of streets, alleys and ramparts waiting to be explored, squares and parks where you can feel and experience the mixture of cultures between Cartagena and visitors, natural scenarios, among other places which will make that you understand why the city is considered the birthplace of magical realism, and where her people will wait you with open arms.

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