There are places you visit — and those you explore down to every cobblestone street. Enter Cartagena, where 17th-century architecture meets the Caribbean. Where you can follow the footsteps of iconic novelist Gabriel García Márquez and the sumptuous smells of delicious restaurants. It’s no wonder that this Colombian destination was named one of the top cities in South America on Travel + Leisure’s 2021 World’s Best Awards.

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The rooftop lounge area decorated with string lights at sunset at the Sofitel Legend Santa Clara Cartagena hotel


from $303 /night


Soak up the height of luxury at this recently reimagined 121-room hotel, housed in a former 17th-century convent, which overlooks Cartagena’s majestic city walls and the ocean. It’s no surprise that this stunner has landed on Travel + Leisure’s World’s Best list, owing to its Old World ambience — from the vivid lobby walls and arched doorways that face the Plaza San Diego — and cushy-calm vibe. At Sofitel Legend Santa Clara, accommodations range from the simple to the sublime. Light-bathed classic rooms boast contemporary decor and views of the city walls, while the fifth-floor spanning Amaral Suite features a remarkable terrace and Jacuzzi. The Jardín restaurant lets you savor Mediterranean flavors in the lush courtyard.
The soothing pool and spa at Hotel Casa San Agustín, a hotel in Cartagena, Colombia


from $613 /night


You might mistake this luxe lodging as a private home, thanks to the intimate scale of its white-washed buildings and rich colonial heritage. Notching frequent spots on best-of lists, including Travel + Leisure’s World’s Best Awards, Hotel Casa San Agustín’s 20 rooms and 11 suites are perfect for travelers seeking a serene escape immersed in local culture. The hotel is an interplay of past and present, from the 17th-century wood beams of the ceilings to the finest linens offered in each rooms. Pamper yourself at the two-bedroom Suite del Virrey with its two terraces and Jacuzzi before a day of sunbathing at the hotel’s white-sand private beach, and dinner at the pristine Alma restaurant.

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