Cartagena is one of the most picturesque and culturally inspiring cities I have ever visited. Colombia has been on my bucket list for a long time and I am so thankful to have had the opportunity to visit! What's not to love? Colorfully painted streets, historic architecture, warm weather, and the lively energy of the city as a whole. Many people worry that Colombia is not a safe tourism destination, but I felt completely safe and had the most incredible experience while visiting. I HIGHLY recommend looking into booking a trip! A little about my stay...
Foray partnered with the brand Maaji for this getaway, hosting a group of bloggers to help bring awareness to the brand. Jill Wallace, Nicole Isaacs, Julia Friedman, Racquel Natasha, Kaitlynn Carter, and myself all came along for the journey. Maaji is a Colombian based resort & activewear label known for their reversible swimwear and bright, colorful prints. I was a fan of the brand before, but knowing the roots and the kind people behind the brand made me fall in love with it even more.
We stayed in a beautiful 4 bedroom villa right in the heart of old town Cartagena, complete with a dreamy rooftop lounge. Unfortunately, this house is not available for booking, but I've listed a few alternative recommendations below!
SHOP CARTAGENA STYLE
The Maaji team organized a full itinerary of activities for us to experience while we were in Cartagena. It was an awesome benefit to have local knowledge from the team for the best spots in town. I've included some of my favorite places below!
CARTAGENA CITY GUIDE
Cartagena Villa (10 bedrooms, great for groups)
Casa Los Suenos Villa (5 bedrooms)
Private Villa (5 bedrooms)
Colonial Style Villa (7 bedrooms)
Oceanside Villa (5 bedrooms, beautiful rooftop lounge and pool area)
Casa Pombo (10 bedrooms, great for special occasion)
El Kilo - Cute decor with gorgeous marble bar and great drinks.
Mistura - Peruvian Japanese food + music.
Juan del Mar - Amazing street entertainment and shows while dining outside in the plaza. Order every kind of pizza!
Pasteleria Mila - The best desserts in town. Try the cuatro leches.
Epoca Cafe - Cute, casual cafe to grab a coffee or lunch.
Crepes & Waffles - Casual dining, ice cream & juices.
St. Dom - Discover local Colombia designers. The store carries both women's & mens clothing and accessories. Everything is SO cute.
Street Shopping - For local souvenirs.
NH Galeria - High end fashion, art, and interior design.
Lucy Jewelry - For Emeralds! Columbia is the world's largest producer.
Abaco Liberia & Cafe - Books on the best art, photography, and architecture in Cartagena.
I will DEFINITELY be coming back to Colombia soon and hope to visit the city of Bogata. The people, the weather, the culture....Colombia you have my heart forever!
You can shop all looks from the trip HERE on Foray. Please leave any comments or questions below. Happy to help with travel recs xx