***Plan now to be here over New Year's! Cartagena is a blast during the holidays!
This modern and elegant studio apartment is situated in Los Balcones, one of the most beautiful and arresting buildings in the San Diego district of the Old Walled City. Not only is the apartment gorgeous, with travertine walls and tile throughout, but it has three cozy and private balconies, each with its own entrance! All apartments in Los Balcones have access to the fantastic, beautiful and expansive rooftop. The views are simply incredible! Both the balcony and rooftop deck are exquisite perches from which to enjoy the typically bustling Cartagena street below. Enjoy a meal and people watch to your heart's content.
A mini kitchenette features a coffee maker, toaster, induction burner and stainless steel skillet, microwave and small refrigerator.
Other amenities include terrific broadband WiFi, efficient and quiet mini splits (air conditioners) and hot water which is not always readily available in Cartagena. Our housekeeper will be onsite and will do laundry upon request at guest expense of 10000COP or about $3.50/load. Our concierge and manager, Benjamin, will be available to help and assist you with any problems or questions you have during your stay.
Los Balcones is within walking distance of restaurants, nightlife, museums and historic attractions. Enjoy the ambiance, the people and culture and central location. Great for couples, adventurers, business travelers, and families.
Have your wedding reception on the rooftop deck!
Visitors to the Caribbean naturally flock to Cartagena. It's not just home to the largest Spanish fort in the Americas- more impressive than Campeche, San Juan, or Havana. It's not just the splendid walled city - designated a UNESCO World Heritage site in 1984. As much as anything it's the people and culture.
Immerse yourself in Cartagena's captivating and colorful history. Visit the amazing naval museum and imagine yourself an adventurer or better, a buccaneer! Have our delightful concierge, Benjamin, arrange an enchanted back alley tour of the city that will have you begging for more stories of colonial intrigue! Wander and get lost in Cartagena's vibrant streets. Eat street food! Have a tropical juice from fresh squeezed zapote or mamey! And then when you are good and tired, pay tribute at the Monumento a los Zapatos Viejos, or better yet, escape the hustle and bustle in your comfortable and cool apartment!
Everything you need or desire is within short walking distance of your apartment. A large supermarket, Exito, is just around the corner from the apartment. The iconic ambassador of Colombian coffee, Juan Valdez, now adds his name to a chain of Juan Valdez Cafes, one of which is located just a block away.
Beautiful colonial buildings and plazas, cafes, pastry shops, terrific restaurants and bars, museums, the wall itself and the fort are all within walking distance of your apartment. The neighborhood is typically busy and crowded during the day, but very tranquil and peaceful at night, as there are no bars and restaurants lining our street.
It is not necessary, nor is it recommended to have your own car in the Walled City! Walking is definitely the way to explore the area. Taxis abound and are very economical. Be sure to negotiate. You should be able to get around the walled city and surroundings for about 5000 pesos during the day and 6000 pesos at night. Catch a romantic horse drawn carriage to take you back to the apartment at night.