Every newlywed couple deserves a storybook honeymoon! Cartagena is the right destination for a dream romantic travel. This timeless treasure of the Caribbean coast of Colombia beckons couples with its irresistible blend of history, culture, and natural beauty. Due to that, this vibrant city stands as a top romantic destination and honeymoon destination, recognized and nominated by the World Travel Awards on different occasions.

Here is a brief glimpse of all the romantic things to do in Cartagena for newlyweds:

Best Romantic Travel Experiences in Cartagena

  • Explore the Old City, by walking tours through its narrow streets, and bright-colored buildings to discover the magic of Cartagena. Enjoy horse-drawn carriage rides through the walled city, where couples can reflect upon the colonial architecture and all its history. The must-visit places to explore are San Felipe Castle, Santo Domingo Square, Clock Tower, Saint Pedro Claver Church, and Bolivar Square, among others.
  • Relax on Pristine Beaches: Escape to the nearby Rosario Islands, Baru Islands, or Playa Blanca for a day of sun, sea, and serenity. Bask in the warmth of the tropical sun, take a refreshing dip in crystal-clear waters, and enjoy the ocean breeze.
  • Salsa dancing lessons: Spice up your honeymoon with a fun-filled salsa dancing lesson, where you can learn this catchy rhythm and create unforgettable moments on the dance floor.
  • Be part of cooking classes of dishes inspired by the romantic stories of the characters of the famous stories Gabriel Garcia Marquez.
  • Delight in romantic dinners and try traditional Colombian dishes and exotic cocktails at charming cafes, bars, restaurants, and rooftops.
  • Enjoy a romantic sunset on a sailboat in Cartagena Bay with a delicious dinner and wine.
  • Go around the emblematic Getsemani neighborhood. Stroll through the streets to find colorful houses, charming squares, and local artisans. Make a graffiti tour, or take amazing photos.

Tips for the best honeymoon travel in Cartagena

  • It is easy to arrive in Cartagena, as its airport offers international flights from the main cities around the world such as Miami, New York, Madrid, Lima, São Paulo, Amsterdam, Fort Lauderdale, Mexico, Santiago de Chile, and Panama, among others.
  • Select from intimate boutique hotels in the vibrant city center to exclusive beach resorts tucked away on serene shores, ensuring every couple finds their slice of paradise.
  • The best time to travel to the city to enjoy its fascinating sceneries is from the end of November to the end of April, as there is a dry climate and cool breeze.
  • Pack essentials: light clothing, sun hats, sunscreen, and comfortable walking shoes. Also, bring elegant evening wear for romantic dinners and cultural outings.

    Our recommended itinerary
    has specially crafted activities for couples to enjoy a dream trip from the moment they get off the plane!

Bogota- Medellin-Cartagena

Arrival in Bogota

Transfer to your selected hotel

Romantic dinner at a top restaurant
Morning city tour in Bogota & Monserrate Hill

Salsa dancing lessons in the afternoon
Transfer from the hotel to Bogota airport

Domestic flight to Medellin

Arrival in Medellin & transfer to your selected hotel

Comuna 13 Tour in the afternoon
Day trip Santa Fe de Antioquia
Transfer from the hotel to Medellin airport

Domestic flight to Cartagena

Arrival in Cartagena & transfer to your selected hotel

Walking tour in Cartagena’s Old Town

Drum Workshop with Afro-Colombian folk music
Day trip to Rosario Island to enjoy pristine beaches
Transfer from your hotel to Cartagena’s airport

Ready to start planning an ideal honeymoon for your clients? Cartagena is the perfect Caribbean paradise for a lifetime romantic journey. Contact Pure! Colombia, tour operator to learn more about our exclusive honeymoon packages and personalized travel experiences.

Published in April 2024