Things to do

Casa Cruxada - Restaurant with Discotheque

Offers 10% discount to ISTS41 participants, in food and drinks, showing their accreditation (name tag).

  • Wednesdays and Thursdays at Ocassus restaurant: tropical music and African beats
  • Fridays and Saturdays: electronic music and reggaeton.

Plaza Santo Domingo, Calle 35 No. 3-30,Cartagena, +57 314 827 0592, website

Hop-On Hop-Off Bus Cartagena de Indias

Travel around Cartagena in a London-style, open top red bus. Just hop on at the first destination, Muelle de la Bodeguita, right on the marina. Running daily (from 9 AM to 6 PM), this bus tour will take you to 14 beautiful locations. All you have to do is sit back, relax and enjoy the beautiful sea view from the open-top bus as it takes you straight to the best destinations in Cartagena!

Cost is US$15 per person. More information here.

National Aviary of Colombia

National Aviary of Colombia located in Isla Baru, 50 minutes from Cartagena by car, is a modern and representative exhibition of Colombian avifauna in natural environments. It has 3 ecosystems and 22 exhibits showing more than 1700 birds and 170 species.

Open daily from 9 AM to 5 PM, last entrance at 4 PM.

Cost is 169 000 Colombian pesos per person (approx. US$35) for Colombian citizens, and 180 500 Colombian pesos per person (approx. US$37) for non Colombian citizens. The cost includes entry and round trip.

Being Colombia the country with more species of birds in the world, this visit is a must. For more information, contact us.

Island Hopping Tour

Located within the Corales del Rosario and San Bernardo National Natural Park, these 28 small islands constitute a hidden gem thriving with endemic wildlife, surrounded by stunning clear blue waters and full of many enchanting secret beach spots that are a must when visiting our city.

A day of nautical tour (from 8:30am to 4:30pm) awaits you completed with a visit to the local Oceanarium, refreshing drinks, regional cuisine, snorkels and flotation devices, your favorite music and lots of sun, all according to our highest standards of service and thought specially for those who know life is nothing more than an opportunity to enjoy.

Cost is 391 000 Colombian pesos per person (approx. US$85). It includes: captain and deck sailor, cold drinks, fruits and snacks, Caribbean lunch, and Oceanarium visit. More information can be found on the website or on this flyer.

Cartagena de Indias International Film Festival

The film festival is held between 22nd and 27th March 2023. For more information see the website.