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Dec. 6, 2012: Kite surfer Ken Ruiz practices at Bocagrande Beach at the start of the kite surfing season in Cartagena, Colombia. (© Joaquin Sarmiento/Reuters)

from Travel + Leisure

T+L’s Definitive Guide to Cartagena

Lay of the Land Bocagrande: This narrow peninsula south of the old town draws visitors for its high-rise hotels and Caribbean beaches. El Centro: Largely unchanged since the 1600s, the heart of Cartagena is filled with palaces, churches, and mansions painted in pastel colors. Getsemaní: Cartagena’s emerging cultural quarter is popular with backpackers and street artists—and can be dodgy at night. Still, cool galleries and hotels have been opening in recent years.