Find the best place to stay — Cartagena

Where to stay around Cartagena?

Our 2018 property listings offer a large selection of 605 vacation rentals near Cartagena. From 442 apartments to 80 houses, find a unique house rental for you to enjoy a memorable stay with your family and friends. The best places to stay near Cartagena for a holiday or a weekend are on HomeAway.

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

Whether you're traveling with family or friends, here are the areas with the largest selection of vacation rentals for a holiday trip or just for a weekend in Cartagena:

  • Bocagrande: 414 vacation rentals
  • Centro: 213 vacation rentals
  • San Diego: 189 vacation rentals
  • El Centro: 203 vacation rentals
  • Zona Norte: 68 vacation rentals

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

What are the popular points of interest near where I can stay when traveling to Cartagena?

HomeAway offers a large selection of vacation rentals near lovely places in Cartagena. From HomeAway travelers, the most popular points of interest to stay for a holiday trip or just for a weekend are:

  • Isla Grande Beach: 128 vacation rentals
  • Cartagena de Indias Convention Center: 591 vacation rentals
  • Blanca Beach: 592 vacation rentals
  • Cartagena Cathedral: 591 vacation rentals
  • Bocagrande Beach: 593 vacation rentals

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 vacation rentals available near the point of interest of your choice.

Can I rent apartments in Cartagena?

Yes, of course. HomeAway has 442 apartments in Cartagena. Our other popular types of vacation rentals in Cartagena include:

  • Houses: 80 rentals available
  • Condos: 28 rentals available
  • Villas: 16 rentals available

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

Can I rent near the ocean rentals in Cartagena?

Absolutely, HomeAway has 307 near the ocean rentals in Cartagena. You have also many other possibilities in Cartagena area, including:

  • Beach rentals: 228 rentals
  • Downtown rentals: 199 rentals
  • Waterfront rentals: 77 rentals

Please use our search bar to access the selection of vacation rentals.

Can I find a vacation rental with pool in Cartagena?

Yes, you can select your preferred vacation rental with pool among our 386 vacation rentals with pool available in Cartagena. Please use our search bar to access the selection of vacation rentals available.

    Welcome to sultry Cartagena

    Once the richest city in the Americas, Cartagena's gilded past can still be read in its ornate landmarks. Little wonder that it is today a UNESCO World Heritage city, resplendent with Spanish colonial architecture that will have you reaching for your camera at every opportunity. Sitting on Colombia's Caribbean coast, Cartagena is also famed for its association with the legendary novelist Gabriel Garcia Marquez. With serene white sand beaches, an atmospheric old town bedecked by cobbled streets and thick city walls, and colorful local markets – not to mention restaurant tables spilling onto beautiful squares, and the sounds of Latin music around every corner – Cartagena is a city ripe for discovery.

    Wander Cartagena's old town

    From your Cartagena vacation rental, the best way to get your bearings is on a trolley bus tour, but exploring the districts of the old, walled city can be easily and pleasurably done on foot. A considerable amount of gentrification has happened in recent years, with luxury hotels, upscale restaurants, bodegas, and bars flourishing in the area. Head to Getsemani to enjoy authentic nightlife, with Latin rhythms, coffeeshops, bars, and street food to be found around Trinidad Square. Or, book an excursion to the Islas de Rosario archipelago for a day trip to laze on its beautiful beaches.

    Museums and marine life

    Cartagena abounds with historic sites. The Palacio de la Inquisition offers a glimpse into some of Cartagena's darkest chapters of history, while the Museo del Oro Zenu offers up some of its most glittering treasures. Don't miss a trip to Castillo de San Felipe, a fortress dating back to the 17th century that provides some stunning views over the city and the sea. If you're staying at your Cartagena vacation rental with kids, you should make a beeline for the aquarium on the island of San Martin de Pajarales, where you can come face to face with majestic marine life, including dolphins and turtles.

    Soaking up the climate in Cartagena

    Anyone familiar with the work of Gabriel Garcia Marquez will know of Caragena's characteristic steamy climate. Summers here are warm and wet, with the driest season being the early months of the year. The siesta is welcome in this sultry town – make the most of the museums in the morning, relax in the early afternoon, then venture out from your Cartagena vacation rental to enjoy the shops, bars, and restaurants late into the evening.

    Hit the beach in Cartagena

    Cartagena's Bocagrande beachfront is lined with bars and cafes where you can enjoy an oceanfront coffee in stylish surroundings. Or, for a more relaxed beach experience, the nearby Rosario islands have sparkling, sandy coves, and clear turquoise waters perfect for learning to snorkel or scuba, and are easily reached by boat. For a trip with a difference, outside town on the road to Barranquila, you'll find the Volcan del Totumo, Columbia's smallest volcano. Here, you can enjoy a mud bath in its crater before washing off in the nearby lagoon.