The Pad: Casa Santa Ana
Within the fortress walls of historic Cartagena lies Casa Santa Ana, a Caribbean respite from the annoyances of modern day life. This charming residence, which has been impeccably turned into a boutique pad, only houses five rooms. Historic Cartagena has been preserved and caters to sun kissed travelers who indulge in the good life. Located in the traditional Getsemani neighborhood of historic Cartagena, Casa Santa offers guests with an intimate view of every day Caribbean life. Be it the rooftop pool, intimate guest rooms, or the afternoon dessert and fresh smoothie recharge sessions, Santa Ana is a must. Avoid the hype of historic downtown and spend that one or two nights in Cartagena’s overlooked Getsemani hood.
The Edibles: Mila Vargas
The Caribbean coast flavors of Cartagena mix oh so well with the best of contemporary Colombia. Mila Vargas, a bakery/pastry shop in historic Cartagena is the destination for all things sweet. The cupcakes, pastries, and rich coffee make for the perfect brunch or late evening pit stop.