Cartagena was a little too touristy for me, but I enjoyed walking around and just admiring all of the colorful architecture. The locals we met there were also super sweet and welcoming. The best part of our time in Cartagena was probably when we did a day trip to Santa Marta to enjoy the beach.
Giant sculpture of boots dedicated to poet Luis Carlos Lopez
Picturesque group of islands off the coast of Cartagena
Colorful and historical town square; perfect for people-watching
Popular dish of fried sea bass or tilapia fish
Grand fortress built during the Spanish colonial era