Breathtaking Cartagena, Colombia will steal your heart. Colorful buildings complete with playful balconies line cobbled streets next to authentic markets. This charming, bustling city center is full of old world charm, architecture, and parks. Wander the city center to take in the sights and smells of tropical fruit. While the city center may not have the most glamorous beaches, day trips from Cartagena will take you to some of the area’s most pristine sandy strips. Head off the coast to the beautiful Islas Rosario for the day, or post up on nearby Playa Blanco. Try your hand at scuba diving, taste the flavors of the city’s street food, or take a crack at kitesurfing. If you have a few extra days, head up to the national parks of Tayrona and Santa Marta to fill up on nature. Once a treasure trove for Spanish explorers, the city remains a gem of the Colombian Caribbean. There’s something for everyone searching for a mix of city life and beach vibes. You will never run out of exciting things to do in Cartagena, Colombia!


  • Playground: Restaurant-Bar
  • Free WIFI
  • Fully-equipped kitchen
  • Yoga Lessons
  • Tours & Transportation
  • Volunteer Opportunities
  • Parties & Social Events
  • Arts & cultural events
  • Wellness Activities


Trying to decide where to stay in Cartagena, Colombia? Transport yourself to paradise by staying at Selina Cartagena. Tucked away in the heart of town, you’re never far from idyllic white sand, concerts, festivals, carnivals, tasty traditional restaurants, and laid-back bars. Selina has one of the best hotels in Cartagena, Colombia complete with a fun community of fellow travelers! We offer options for every budget – from communal dorms to private suites – located at the center of all the action in old town, Cartagena de Indias, Colombia. Relax and soak up the sun in our on-site swimming pool or meditate and stretch with our daily yoga classes. We have
plenty of games and activities suitable for everyone, so you can enjoy your time at one of the best Cartagena, Colombia hotels before wandering through the beautiful streets nearby. Explore the art scene of Getsemani with new friends from Selina. Come by for happy hour and one of the city’s infamous sunsets. Take a night off with movie night at Selina’s cinema room. Wake up in our beautifully designed, comfortable rooms to do it all over again! When it comes to exciting sights, local sounds, and the perfect location, Selina is one of the best places to stay in Cartagena, Colombia.


No matter what your style, Selina is serving up plenty of things to do in Cartagena, Colombia. Join us for a salsa lesson, painting workshop, wellness event, or one of our infamous live El Caribe Funk parties. Book exciting day trips to Islas Rosario or Isla Mucura for relaxation on some of the best beaches in Cartagena, Colombia. Looking for a thrill? Try a discovery scuba dive or take a kitesurfing class! Culture vultures will love Cartagena’s colonial style, sorbet-colored old town. Once a stronghold for Spanish explorers and pirates alike, this charming city center is buzzing with energy. Wander amongst the street art of Getsemani, sample local food walking on top of the centuries-old fort walls, and get lost in the maze of cobblestones while searching for the perfect Instagram shot. When the sunsets, life at Selina gets a little more interesting – from cocktail-making workshops to DJ nights, we’re the place to be when you want to meet people and have a good time. This city has something for everyone! You will never be at a loss for what to do in Cartagena, Colombia.


Conveniently situated in downtown Cartagena, our newly furnished and tastefully decorated Selina CoWork space is able to meet your every need and inspire your productivity, even in this tropical paradise. Stop by to meet our top-notch, bilingual Selina team and catch a workshop or special event.

Getting here

From the airport

The Cartagena airport is just 15 minutes away from hotel. Take a taxi from around $8.50.

From another Selina

The closest locations are Bogotá (a 20-hour drive) and Medellín (a 12-hour drive). Book a shuttle with Selina under the Explore tab.

By Bus

You can take a bus from Bogota. Pick it up at the Terminal de Transporte.

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