Cartagena is characterized for being a beautiful city with a warm weather and rich in history. Known as “The Heroic”, it was founded in 1533 by the Spanish Pedro de Heredia. Centuries later, it suffered the siege of the British corsair Francis Drake, who blocked and subdued the city through hunger and thirst.
Its walls are the testimony of the need for defense and, at the same time, this explains why UNESCO declared Cartagena as Patrimony of the Humanity.
Nowadays, Cartagena de Indias is the main tourist destination of Colombians and for visitors from many other countries around the world, who are fascinated by its magical attraction.
Cartagena is a warm city, with a semi-arid/warm climate, with an average annual temperature of 29°C (84,2°F) and a relative humidity of more than 90%. The rainy seasons are centered between April-May and between October-November. The months of November to February are the windiest of the year.
We suggest to wear sunblock.