As an important port for the Spanish crown in the new world, Cartagena bore witness to the flow of the fabulous riches which came from every part of the conquered new lands, to be taken to Spain to fill the coffers of the Madrid sovereigns. Fleets of galleons would set sail from Cartagena, brimming with gold and jewels, which quickly turned the city into an opulent, wealthy and aristocratic city… And the coveted target of Caribbean pirates and privateers.
Today Cartagena, the pearl of the Caribbean, proudly displays its exceptionally preserved colonial architecture, a witness to the magnificence of its history, taking its visitors on a journey through time, allowing them to discover the unique emotions only possible in few other world heritage sites.
But Cartagena also has another face; that of a jubilant and festive city, where everything is possible. After visiting the sights or soaking up the sun on a beach or poolside at the Casa Pestagua Hotel Boutique Spa Cartagena, you can go out to dance to Caribbean rhythms, sample delicious dishes in sophisticated restaurants, or enjoy the latest electronic music in fashionable nightspots.