Cartagena, the glittering gem of the Caribbean coast, is one of Colombia’s most exciting destinations. Known for its cobbled streets, colonial buildings, incredible museums and the iconic Old Town, Cartagena’s history is one of the major draw cards for tourists. But what about contemporary Cartagena? You might be surprised to know that the nightlife scene is utterly exhilarating. When you’ve had your fill of uncovering relics from the days of pirates and conquistadors, get ready for an evening you’ll never forget.
COVID-19 has caused nightlife to take a dip around the world, and Cartagena is no different. Many of the places mentioned below are temporarily closed, but, as we all know for sure, the world will go back to normal – it’s only a matter of time! Be sure to do some research into these places or activities before planning your trip, and check out Colombia’s COVID-19 guide for updated travel information.
The nightlife scene will be ready to welcome you soon, from crowded salsa clubs to laid-back bars, so here are the best things to do in Cartagena at night.