Destination guide

The historic city of Cartagena awaits you

Take a vacation to Cartagena and enjoy the area's history, monuments and live music. Renowned for its cafés, museums and beaches, this city welcomes all visitors. Puerta del Reloj and San Felipe de Barajas Castle are just a couple of the must-sees. A vacation rental can help make your stay complete—many rentals come with a full kitchen and laundry facilities.


Sightseeing in and around Cartagena

Do you want to discover things to do in the city? Venture out of your vacation home and check out everything that makes Cartagena a one-of-a-kind vacation spot. Here are some of the most popular attractions to explore, all within 30 miles (48.2 km) of the city center:

  • Cartagena Fishing Club (0.7 mi / 1.2 km)
  • Rosario Islands Oceanarium (22.8 mi / 36.6 km)

Seasonal weather averages in Cartagena

If you're planning a vacation around the weather, August, September, June and July are the hottest months to visit, when temperatures average 88°F.

Natural highlights

Exploring the beaches and other natural features in Cartagena

Whether you're looking for exciting outdoor activities or just want to take in the scenery, Cartagena is a great place to spend some time outside. These are a few of the area's most enchanting natural features, all within 30 miles (48.2 km) of the city center:

  • Centenary Park (0.1 mi / 0.2 km)
  • Parque de La Marina (0.2 mi / 0.4 km)
  • Bocagrande Beach (1.5 mi / 2.4 km)
  • Marbella Beach (1.6 mi / 2.5 km)
  • Cerro de La Popa (1.6 mi / 2.6 km)
  • Castillo Grande Beach (2.1 mi / 3.3 km)

How to get to and around Cartagena

The nearest airport is in Cartagena (CTG-Rafael Nunez Intl.), located 2.7 mi (4.4 km) from the city center.

Where to stay around Cartagena?

Our 2019 accommodation listings offer a large selection of 886 holiday lettings near Cartagena. From 156 Houses to 602 Condos/Apartments, find unique self catering accommodation for you to enjoy a memorable holiday or a weekend with your family and friends. The best place to stay near Cartagena is on HomeAway.

What is the best area to stay when travelling to Cartagena?

Whether you are travelling solo or with family and friends, here are the areas with the largest selection of holiday accommodations for a long holiday or just a weekend break in Cartagena:

  • Crespo: 80 holiday homes
  • Zona Norte: 142 holiday homes
  • Bocagrande: 548 holiday homes
  • Walled City of Cartagena: 338 holiday homes
  • Castillogrande: 277 holiday homes

For other neighbourhoods, please use our search bar to access the selection of holiday rentals available.

What are the most popular points of interest and landmarks to stay near when travelling to Cartagena?

HomeAway offers a large selection of holiday accommodations near great places in Cartagena. From HomeAway travellers, the most popular points of interest to stay near are:

  • Cartagena Fishing Club: 821 holiday lettings
  • Cartagena de Indias Convention Center: 855 holiday lettings
  • La Boquilla Beach: 784 holiday lettings
  • Zenu Gold Museum: 860 holiday lettings
  • Rafael Nunez Museum and House: 855 holiday lettings

But there are many other points of interest around Cartagena listed on HomeAway where you can find your place to stay. Please use our search bar to access the selection of holiday rentals available near the point of interest of your choice.

Can I rent Houses in Cartagena?

Yes, of course. HomeAway offers 156 Houses in Cartagena. Our other popular types of Cartagena holiday rentals include:

  • Condos/Apartments: 602 self catering accommodations
  • Villas: 25 self catering accommodations
  • Country houses: 2 self catering accommodations

But you can also enjoy a great stay in one of our other holiday rentals including Cottages and more.

Can I find a holiday accommodation with pool in Cartagena?

Yes, you can select your preferred holiday accommodation with pool among our 495 holiday homes with pool available in Cartagena. Please use our search bar to access the selection of holiday rentals available.