Cartagena in Colombia from Nolitours!
|Colombia is bursting onto the Tourism scene with its rich heritage, undiscovered Caribbean coastline and perfect weather way south of the hurricane belt.
The magnificent destination of Cartagena in Colombia is a UNESCO World Heritage Site – and Cartagena promises an extraordinary vacation. The colonial city within stone fortifications offers historical treasures. And there are modern, luxurious hotels, beautiful beaches, diverse restaurants, exciting excursions and a vibrant nightlife.
The city was one of the first sanctuaries of freed African slaves in the Americas and is currently populated by an ethnic mix representative of Colombia's own variety. Cartagena is located on Colombia's northern coast, facing the Caribbean Sea. Nearby coral reefs, powdery beaches, impressive mangroves, and waterways complement the historic and urban beauty.
The Colombian Island of San Andres is a miniature paradise in the southernmost Caribbean. Perfect beaches, warm waters that are home to many fish and coral, excellent water-sports, diving and ecotourism await you by day - and music and dancing by night. Nolitours flies direct to San Andres Island from Montreal in the winter.
Nolitours also flies directly to Cartagena, offering all inclusive packages as well as a number of spectacular excursions from Cartagena:
Cartagena City Tour: visit fascinating sights such as the La Popa Convent, San Felipe Castle (a fortress built in 1657 by the Spanish for protection against pirates while shipping gold out to Europe) and Los Zapatos Viejos (a massive sculpture of an old pair of shoes - created by Hector Lombana in memory of a local poet).
Cartagena's 500-hundred year-old coralstone forts and great parts of its walled city are admirably intact and represent some of the finest examples of civil and military architecture of the Spanish colonial times.
Santa Marta City Tour: visit the oldest city and South America and Simon Bolivar’s last home amongst other sights. Stroll through “America’s Pearl” Bay and finish up with a visit to the Decameron Galeon Hotel for lunch and the opportunity to swim in the ocean or pool.
Rosario Islands: Tour a spectacular coral reef and bathe in a the turquoise sea as you visit these beautiful islands. Also experience a dolphin show.
Snorkelling Tour: Admire the exotic marine life off the beaches of Baru and Rosario Islands.
Dolphinarium and Eco Tour: Head to Isla Palma with white sand beaches, surrounded by coral reefs. Swim in crystal clear waters, explore the mangroves and enjoy a spectacular dolphin show.
Archeological and Cultural Adventure: Travel to the town of San Juan Nepomuceno. Then stop at the handicraft centre at San Jacinto. Visit the Ethnic Archeological Museum and attend a regional folk dance show.
Cartagena Trip Showcase
Take a Nolitours all inclusive trip to Cartagena from Montreal or Toronto. Nolitours also offer packages to San Andres Island from Montreal. Check out great deals at www.Nolitours.com for early booking bonuses if you book any package to Colombia before October 31, 2013.
The weather is ideal between Christmas and April and Nolitours flies to San Andres Island from Montreal between December 23 to April 7 and features six different hotels to choose from.
Additionally Nolitours flies directly to Cartagena from Toronto between December 19 and April 3 and from Montreal between November 15 and March 28. Nolitours features six different hotels to choose from in Cartagena.
For example the exquisite Royal Decameron Baru Beach Resort & Spa is a stunning hotel with fabulous service on its very own island. It is 90 mins by road and a 5 mins ferry ride away from Cartagena. The experts at Nolitours rate this hotel as a “Fab Find” – because they believe that it brings together all the ingredients for a great vacation.
The Decameron Cartagena Resort is just 1 km from the old city and a lively and popular resort. There is a disco and nightly entertainment. Enjoy unlimited à la carte restaurant meals in a choice of 4 restaurants (Italian, Seafood, Steakhouse and Japanese) – plus this hotel includes one dinner at the San Pedro Restaurant in the old walled city as part of your package.
Photo credits: Colombia Travel, Nolitours