Cartagena de Indias, historical and cultural heritage of humanity. Dream destination, full of stories and legends hidden in its walls and balconies. The city is located on the shores of the Caribbean Sea and in the second urban and industrial center in the importance of the Colombian Caribbean coast. Cartagena de Indias, has the advantage that it is never touched by hurricanes that do affect other Caribbean capitals such as Havana, Santo Domingo, Cancun, Kingston and San Juan (Puerto Rico). The reason for this is that the city is further south and is part of the South American continent away from the hurricane corridors. The weather tends to be hot all year round, the breeze that rocks the palm trees, makes the weather very pleasant and bearable. Its average temperature of 31ºCA from its foundation in the sixteenth century and throughout the Spanish colonial era, Cartagena de Indias was one of the most important ports in America. From this period comes most of its artistic and cultural heritage. Cartagena is a city rich in cultural and folkloric expressions. Due to that compilation of cultures that lie in the Heroic, there is a fusion of sounds, dances, customs, foods and ways of life. This beautiful destination year after year is the site of important events worldwide, such as:
- Hay Festival
- International Music Festival
- International Film Festival of Cartagena
- The Festival of the Hamaca Grande among others, make Cartagena de Indias host important events of all kinds and the world capitals of culture.