Although there are far more than 7 reasons why Cartagena, Colombia should be your next trip, I’ve put together my list of the top reasons why you should book a flight to this jewel of the Caribbean immediately. Cartagena truly has it all: stunning colonial architecture, beautiful beaches and islands, world-class cuisine, and romantic vibes at every corner. Plus, it’s a relatively short and inexpensive plane ride from major North American hubs like New York. I found a roundtrip flight from New York for about $400 on Skyscanner.
Cartagena was the first international destination my boyfriend and I visited together, and it made for the perfect romantic escape. As Anthony Bourdain once said, “it’s ludicrous that this place exists and everybody doesn’t want to live here.” Keep reading for my top 7 reasons why you should travel to Cartagena, Colombia ASAP!