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Hotels in the Caribbean Beach Resort City of Cartagena

By Nenad Kolar Subscribe to RSS | March 12th 2012 | Views:

Because of its location, it is considered as a large Caribbean beach resort city. Cartagena has been granted an urban area status for being the fifth largest city in Colombia. It is also considered as the center of economic activity and a popular tourist destination in the Caribbean.

This Spanish colonial city was founded on June 1, 1533 and was named after its Spanish counterpart, Cartagena, a Spanish city located in the region of Murcia. It served a key role in the development of the region during the Spanish era. It was the center of political and economic activity due to the presence of royalties and viceroys. In 1984, Cartagena’s walled city was declared a world heritage site by UNESCO.

The walled city’s 500 year old coral stone forts once served as sanctuary to African slaves who were liberated from the Americas. It is now populated by an ethnic mix representative of Colombia. It remains admirably intact and now represents some of the finest examples of civil and military architecture of the Spanish colonial times. Visitors will never run out of places to visit with the great number of churches and beaches all over the city.

In Cartagena Colombia hotel accommodations are numerous and can serve tourists with different kinds of budgets. The accommodations can range from low-pricedto luxurious. There are hotels located in towns which feature ancient architectural details from the city’s civil and military colonial era. Most of the hotels situated there are reasonably priced. Their old city charm blends rather than overshadowsthe modernity of the city.

The northern area of Cartagena is widely recognized as the district with the greatest prospect for long-term urban development and the modern frontier of this city. This area is near the airport so guests should expect Cartagena Colombia hotel accommodations located here to be a bit more expensive than those from the historic downtown. This is also where the buzz of the city thrives. Located at the northern coast along the shores of Caribbean Sea, it gives a beautiful view of the beach and the sea. Center to the industrial, logistical, commercial and touristic development, the northern area of Cartagena is the center for excellence in business where largescale events are held in its modern convention centers.

In Cartagena Colombia hotel guests will have an enjoyable stay in the island. The beautiful beaches offer a breathtaking sight to the guests. Cartagena islands like Rosario and Baru are ecological reserves and underwater parks which offer visitors an exotic and romantic appeal. Truly, Cartagena is one of the spectacular places to visit in the Caribbean.

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