Where to stay around Bolivar, CO?

Our 2018 property listings offer a large selection of 954 vacation rentals near Bolivar. From 602 Condos/Apartments to 586 Studios, find a unique house rental for you to enjoy a memorable stay with your family and friends. The best places to stay near Bolivar for a holiday or a weekend are on VRBO.

What are the most popular destinations to visit in Bolivar?

There are many lovely places to stay for a holiday trip or just for a weekend in Bolivar. From VRBO travelers, the top most popular destinations to visit are:

  • Cartagena: 947 vacation rentals
  • Bocagrande: 575 vacation rentals
  • San Diego: 283 vacation rentals
  • Centro: 216 vacation rentals
  • Zona Norte: 91 vacation rentals

And VRBO offers you the chance to discover many other popular destinations in Bolivar! Please use our search bar to access the selection of vacation rentals available in other popular destinations.

What are the main cities to discover in Bolivar?

Whether you're traveling with family or friends, here are the cities with the largest selection of vacation rentals for a holiday trip or just for a weekend in Bolivar:

  • Cartagena: 947 rentals
  • Barú: 23 rentals
  • Turbaco: 909 rentals
  • Turbana: 748 rentals
  • La Boquilla: 893 rentals

For other cities, please use our search bar to access the selection of vacation rentals available.

Near which points of interest can I spend my holidays in Bolivar?

VRBO offers a large selection of rentals near lovely places in Bolivar. From VRBO travelers, the top most popular points of interest to stay for a holiday trip or just for a weekend are:

  • Isla Grande Beach: 161 rentals
  • Bocagrande Beach: 870 rentals
  • Cartagena Cathedral: 866 rentals
  • Karibana Golf Club: 857 rentals
  • University of Cartagena: 865 rentals

But there are many other points of interest around Bolivar listed on VRBO where you can find your place to stay. Just write your wanted destination in our search bar and have a look at our selection.

Bolivar has a rich history

The department of Bolivar starts at the historical coastal city of Cartagena and follows the Magdalena River south towards the inland forests. While most people staying in a Bolivar vacation rental stick to the capital Cartagena, there's so much more awaiting beyond. After you've explored the city's rich history, you can head down to the jungles for hiking, biking and wildlife watching. You'll want to bring your camera because you're not going to want to miss catching a snap of an elusive jaguar or howler monkey. More wildlife can be found in the waters around Rosario Island.

Scuba diving and mud baths await in Bolivar

If you score a Bolivar vacation rental along the Caribbean coast, you can take advantage of the warm, clear and wildlife-rich waters for snorkeling and scuba diving. Taganga, a city close to Cartagena, is a good place to get your PADI certification, as are the nearby Rosario Islands. If that sounds like too much effort, you could always kick back on the beaches or catch a ride outside the city to the Mud Bath on Totumo Volcano. When night rolls in, if you're game for a party hop aboard one of the chiva party buses for live music and dancing.

Bolivar is a treasure trove of historical sites

It would be unthinkable to stay in a Bolivar vacation rental and not spend at least a day or 2 in the colorful coastal city of Cartagena. When you get there, make a beeline for Old Town, whose fortress walls once protected it from plundering pirates. Though it can get a little overrun with travelers, it retains much of its charm. While you're in town, climb up and amble through the battlements of the Castillo de San Felipe de Barajas, an impressive 18th-century castle that overlooks the city. Afterwards, you could swing by the Museo de Oro, which houses an impressive collection of gold artifacts.

Visit Bolivar any time of year

The tropical climate of Bolivar and its capital Cartagena have 2 quite distinct seasons and with little change in temperature, it can be visited all year round. December to March is, without a doubt, the peak season. During this time, folks escape the cold weather back home in favor of the sunny and dry climes of Colombia. Outside these months, you might have to contend with the odd afternoon downpour, but that is balanced out by the drop in Bolivar vacation rental prices and lack of other travelers. There's a short pause in the rains between July and September.

Jaguars and toucans in Bolivar

If you've got a rental car and you're interested in the native flora and fauna of Colombia, you can drive a couple of hours south of Cartagena to Los Colorados Wildlife Sanctuary. This 2,500-acre tropical dry forest park is home to some extraordinary resident creatures. What you see very much depends on your luck, but as soon as you enter the park the first thing you'll hear is the haunting call of the red howler monkey. As you hike deeper into the forest, you'll likely spot colorful keel-billed toucans, collared peccaries and even the odd elusive jaguar. Just remember to keep your camera at the ready.