Cartagena is among the top five cities in Central and South America by Conde Nast Traveler Readers’ Choice Awards.
To get the full experience of Cartagena, visit the old part of the city, as well as the newer areas: “The old walled city is gorgeous, filled with so much history and is rich with culture” whereas the “new city skyline, shoreline and bay are breathtaking,” a reader explained.
“Everything from the people, the service, the beaches, the city itself” made for one reader’s, “best vacation thus far.” “The beauty of Cartagena is that it has come into the spotlight in the traveler’s world” thanks to its “restored gorgeous courtyards, delicious indigenous foods and proud authentic spirit.”
The top five cities are:
1. Antigua de Guatemala (Guatemala)
2. Paraty (Brazil)
4. Cusco (Peru)
5. Buenos Aires (Argentina)