Discover the most Instagrammable places in Cartagena, Colombia.


Discover the most Instagrammable

places in Cartagena

If you are planning to visit Cartagena and you are a photography lover, you must know the most Instagrammable places in the city. In this article, we will show you some of the most beautiful corners that you can’t miss.

We start with the street of flowers, located in the neighborhood of Getsemaní. This street full of colorful colonial houses and hanging flowers is the perfect place to take beautiful pictures. In addition, Getsemaní is a neighborhood full of life, art and culture, so you will not lack opportunities to capture incredible moments.

Another place you can’t miss is the city wall, where you will find iconic places like the Café del Mar and the Baluarte de San Francisco Javier. The view of the city from the wall is breathtaking and is an ideal place to take pictures at sunset.

If you want to experience the culture of the city, you must visit the Bazurto Market. There you will find a mixture of aromas, colors and flavors, which are perfect for taking authentic and unique photos.

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And finally, we come to a destination you can’t miss. Éteka, we are a boutique hotel located in the exclusive area of Playa Salguero, a true hidden gem of Cartagena. We have a modern and elegant architecture, with an infinity pool that seems to merge with the Caribbean Sea, and a breathtaking view from anywhere in the hotel.

An ideal destination to relax and disconnect from the world. If you are looking for a place to stay, we recommend you book one of our rooms and enjoy all the amenities we offer. But if you’re just looking for a place to spend the day, the day pass service is an excellent option. You can enjoy the pool, the beach, and a delicious meal in our restaurant.

If you want to visit the most Instagrammable places in Cartagena, you can’t miss Éteka. Undoubtedly, it will be an experience you will never forget.

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What are you waiting for? Whether it’s to stay or to enjoy the passadía service, you won’t regret visiting this spectacular place. Make your reservation now and get ready to enjoy an unforgettable vacation in Cartagena!

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Enjoy an unforgettable day with Éteka’s Daypass service

Enjoy an unforgettable day

with the daypass service at Éteka

At Éteka, we know that a perfect vacation doesn’t need to last a whole week, sometimes you just need one day to disconnect from the routine and enjoy the beach, the food and the music in a relaxed and peaceful atmosphere.

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Our tour service includes transportation by boat to and from our hotel in a safe and comfortable way. Once you arrive at Éteka, you will be greeted with a welcome cocktail to start your day in the best possible way. In addition, we provide one towel per person per day so you can enjoy our semi-private beaches and lounge facilities without worrying about anything else. And if you’re looking for a gastronomic experience, you won’t be disappointed. Our chef will prepare a delicious three-course menu that includes a starter, main course and dessert. Let yourself be surprised by our high quality cuisine!

In addition to the above-mentioned benefits, our internship service also includes a variety of activities so that you can enjoy a complete experience at Éteka. For example, paddle boarding or kayaking. If you prefer something more relaxing, you can enjoy a walk on our semi-private beach or simply sunbathe in complete relaxation, also enjoy relaxing massages and meditations in our spa, paradise.

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In terms of gastronomy, our chef makes sure to offer a unique and memorable experience. Each dish is made with fresh, high quality ingredients and is designed to delight all your senses. In addition, our cocktails and drinks are made with fresh, high quality ingredients, so you can enjoy a refreshing drink while relaxing on the beach. With a relaxed and pleasant atmosphere that will allow you to enjoy with your friends or family.

We can’t forget to mention our incredible location on the beach, which makes our beach service even more special. Enjoy the sun, the breeze, the sea and the sunset without having to worry about the crowds.

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In short, our day trip service is a unique opportunity to enjoy a full day at the beach, enjoying all the amenities that Éteka has to offer. Whether you’re looking to relax, enjoy food and drink, or have a good time with friends and family, Éteka is the perfect place to do it. We hope to see you soon in our hotel and offer you the best experience you can imagine.

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Discover Cartagena’s culinary secrets, a journey for the palate


Discover the culinary secrets of Cartagena,

a journey for the palate

Cartagena, located on Colombia’s Caribbean coast, is a popular tourist destination for its dreamy beaches, colonial history and vibrant, flavorful cuisine.

The food in Cartagena is a combination of indigenous, African and Spanish influences, resulting in a variety of exquisite and authentic dishes. In this blog, we will explore some of the most popular dishes you can find in Cartagena.

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– Rice with coconut and shrimp: A traditional dish from the Caribbean coast of Colombia that is prepared with rice cooked in coconut milk and mixed with fresh shrimp, onion, peppers and spices.

Ceviche de pescado: A popular dish throughout Latin America made with fresh fish marinated in lemon or lime juice, onion, tomato, cilantro and hot bell pepper.

Grilled Lobster: A delicious fresh lobster grilled and served with garlic butter and fresh herbs.

Ajíaco: A thick, creamy soup made with chicken, potatoes, corn, sour cream and guascas, an herb native to Colombia.

Baked red snapper: A fresh red snapper roasted in the oven and seasoned with garlic, onion, tomato and herbs.

Pork chop in tamarind sauce: A pork chop simmered in a sweet and spicy tamarind sauce with spices such as cumin and paprika.

Seafood Risotto: A creamy rice made with fresh seafood, such as shrimp, clams and mussels, mixed with onion, garlic and white wine.

– Duck breast in fruit sauce: A tender and juicy duck breast served with a sweet and sour fruit sauce, such as pineapple or mango.

Beef fillet with mushroom sauce: A juicy and tender beef fillet topped with a creamy mushroom sauce made with fresh mushrooms and herbs.

Lobster salad: A fresh salad made with lobster, avocado, tomato and lettuce, dressed with lemon vinaigrette and olive oil.

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Enjoy Caribbean haute cuisine in Éteka

Cartagena’s gastronomy is a unique and vibrant culinary experience that reflects the cultural diversity of the region. In Éteka we try to have a variety of dishes to delight our customers, and that the experience is very special. If you are planning a trip to Cartagena, be sure to try some of our traditional dishes for an unforgettable gastronomic experience.

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Connecting with nature will make you happier

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Connect with nature

will make you happier.

Connecting with nature means putting aside vanity, realizing our humanity and that happiness is in the simple.

We belong, just like the animals, to this world that we little understand but which has an established natural order. Look for your happiness in the little things, and enjoy those quiet days.

At Éteka you will have the opportunity to connect with nature and spend a special vacation.

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What are the benefits of spending more time in contact with nature?

– It is necessary to disconnect from our daily lives from time to time and enjoy the tranquility of the countryside, the beach or spend the day in a park. The pace of life in cities is becoming faster and faster. A simple walk through a large park in our city will help us reduce stress.

– Being in a natural environment also helps us to be present and aware, relax our mind and enjoy the moment.

– Meditation is much more effective in a natural environment because in nature we can enjoy its harmony.

– One of the greatest benefits of being in contact with nature is that we are able to fill our lungs with fresh air.

– Increases our vitality. By taking a break and immersing ourselves in a natural environment, we fill ourselves with energy.

– We increase our level of physical activity. Whether mountaineering, hiking, exploring the river, going through the bush in search of mushrooms, playing beach volleyball, swimming, walking along the seashore, feeling the sand with our bare feet, among other activities.

– Nature teaches us to detach ourselves from the material and helps us to realize that we are not the center of the universe, but we are an important part of it.

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Start connecting with nature today at Éteka

To learn to live in a more natural way and therefore be a calmer, more serene and happier person, you have to start taking actions that allow you to connect.

Visit the mountains, the beach or any place away from the city and the daily routine more frequently. Observe how wonderful and complex the world we live in is, become aware of its biorhythm.

At Éteka you will be able to enjoy spaces full of nature. You will have that calm and relaxation away from the city and the day to day life that can be so overwhelming. We invite you to enjoy your stay with us, wake up to the sound of the sea, the birds, a delicious meal and a unique moment.

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Meditation, relaxation and rest, the key to inner peace.

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Meditation, relaxation and rest,

the key to inner peace.

Working implies investing physical and/or mental effort; effort that, when invested repeatedly or sustainedly, results in high levels of fatigue and stress, requiring a rest to replenish exhausted energies. Working until physical or mental exhaustion can lead to chronic health problems (stress, cardiovascular diseases) and labor problems (absenteeism due to illness, accidents at work, low performance, high employee turnover and interpersonal conflicts, among others).
The body and mind are the first to send us signals of accumulated fatigue, and recovery is an inherent need of our limited capacity as human beings.
When we talk about recovery from stress, we refer to resting from the factors that generate such stress. Recovery can be understood as a positive process that reduces the negative consequences of fatigue. From a physiological perspective, rest from work reduces and prevents the accumulation of exhaustion and stress that leads to deterioration of health. From a psychological perspective, it restores our resources and energies, preparing us for current or new work demands.

Correct and timely rest helps us to maintain our inner and mental peace.

Nowadays we have little time to rest due to the great amount of obligations assumed. Finding inner peace is fundamental for our well-being. Inner peace is a subjective sensation of well-being, it is impalpable but very real since it fills us with a deep tranquility. It is a state in which we free ourselves from our main worries, fears, stress and suffering. It means being aware of the wonders of life and feeling fully connected with the universe and with ourselves.
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Meditate and relieve your stress and anxiety...

If stress causes you to be anxious, tense and worried, consider practicing meditation. Spending even just a few minutes in meditation can help you regain your calm and inner peace.


Meditation can give you a sense of calm, peace and balance that can benefit both your emotional well-being and your overall health. You can also use it to relax and deal with stress by focusing your attention on something that calms you. Meditation can help you learn to stay centered and maintain inner peace.
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Accompany your vacation with your well-deserved moments of relaxation.

At Éteka you will have the opportunity to enjoy not just a simple vacation, but well- deserved moments of rest, relaxation and meditation. Meeting with nature and yourself will fill you with inner peace, and improve that feeling of anxiety that perhaps the day to day has brought you. It’s time to connect with your soul and give you that well-deserved rest that you have been postponing for months.
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Cartagena, the favorite place for Colombians to spend the holidays

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Cartagena, the favorite place for

Colombians to spend the holidays.

Travel to beautiful Cartagena and get lost in its beaches and streets. Touring this walled, colonial and charming city. At times you feel like you are in Spain and at other times you remember that you are in America, a perfect plan to spend a magical holiday.

A December full of traditions...

The romantic streets of the Historic Center of Cartagena de Indias shine with the fascinating Christmas ornamentation that decorates houses and monuments such as the walls and the Clock Tower. When December arrives, joy is experienced in every corner of the city. Tourists, attracted by the particular traditions of the people of Cartagena, choose to enjoy the last month of the year in the amazing ‘Heroica’.
The houses, shopping malls, squares and parks are decorated with lights of different colors, with Christmas trees or well recreated nativity scenes that recreate the night of the birth of Jesus Christ. It is a colorful spectacle that catches the attention of anyone who walks through the Historic Center of the city. People can’t help but take pictures with the giant Christmas trees that are placed in different parts of the Walled City, these and other sculptures with various figures are attractive to locals and visitors.
From the India Catalina Park to the limits between Downtown and Bocagrande you will be able to contemplate an amazing Christmas lighting. Decorated for this special season, the Historic Center becomes everyone’s favorite.
On the other hand, ‘El Niño Dios’, which refers to the newborn Jesus Christ, is the most important figure of the Christmas season in Cartagena, to whom children ask for the gifts they want to receive, celebrating novenas in honor of his birth with songs accompanied by tambourines. The joy of the coast is present at every moment of the year.
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The Christmas atmosphere in Cartagena is unique

Cartageneros celebrate with wine, rum, stuffed turkey, pork legs, custard, cakes, hallacas and fritters, this is what is eaten and drunk at Christmas, the gastronomy that represents the culture of the coast. Even the breeze that wanders through the streets of the Historic Center, in December is different, it is refreshing, the ideal companion to know every corner of Corralito de Piedra. This beautiful city enchants with its traditions and its hotel and gastronomic offer, the ideal place to share special dates.

Where to stay?

Just 7 minutes from Cartagena, you will find a little piece of paradise where you can slow down the pace of life and connect with your soul. With us, you will be able to complement those Christmas vacations you’ve been waiting for.

At Éteka we offer you...

The calm of nature, the sound of the waves, the breeze, the delicious gastronomic proposal we have to offer and the good vibes of our staff, will make you never want to leave.
We are a boutique hotel with 10 rooms & slow beach lounge. We have 4 ocean view suites, 3 Junior Suites and 3 standard rooms. This experience is designed to enjoy only for the day with our Daypass proposal.
    • Roundtrip boat transportation.
    • Welcome cocktail.
    • 3 course gastronomic experience: (appetizer, main course and dessert).
    • Use of semi-private beaches and lounge facilities.
    • Live DJ on Saturdays and Sundays (Downtempo Music).

Find out more about our lodging plans, wake up in paradise.

The must-see plans for this vacation in Cartagena.

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The must-see plans for

this vacation in Cartagena

Cartagena is one of the most popular destinations in the world today. Its charming Historic Center, the colorful streets and squares of the city, as well as the beautiful beaches and the paradisiacal landscape that surrounds it, make this place one of the most attractive to visit in the Caribbean.

Vacations are here and Cartagena is ready for national and foreign residents and visitors to enjoy the various activities and plans that can be done in this beautiful city. Don’t miss a single one!

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San Felipe de Barajas Castle

Go back in time and visit one of the most emblematic and historic places that the city has to offer. The largest military construction made by Spain in colonial times, in the year 1657.

An impenetrable fortress, it was the best defense against pirates and enemy armies. You cannot forget to walk through its ingenious system of tunnels, a place where the few who managed to penetrate were easily defeated.

  • Address: Barrio Pie del Cerro, Avenida Antonio de Arevalo. Carrera 17, Cl. 32 #17-85, Cartagena de Indias, Province of Cartagena, Bolivar.
  • Admission fee: From 11.000COP to 27.000COP.
  • Hours: Monday to Sunday from 7 a.m. to 6 p.m.
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Clock Tower

It is the “gateway” to the Walled City and the meeting point for people from all over the world, who gather there to start a day full of adventure and pleasure. A representative symbol of Cartagena.

Once the entrance to a slave market, it now leads to one of the most beautiful places in the world.

  • Address: Boca del Puente, Downtown, Cartagena de Indias, Province of Cartagena, Bolivar.
  • Admission fee: Free.
  • Hours: Open 24 hours.
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Walled City

Located in the center of the city, and surrounded, of course, by the ancient wall, this incredible place is full of streets and squares full of beauty and history.

This colonial zone, as well as the rest of the Historic Center, was declared a World Heritage Site by UNESCO, and once you walk through it, you will find a magical atmosphere of romantic and nostalgic memories. When inside it, it is difficult to say goodbye.

  • Address: Cartagena-Barranquilla, Downtown, La Boquilla, Cartagena de Indias.
  • Admission fee: Free.
  • Hours: Monday to Sunday from 8:00 a.m. to 9:00 p.m.
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Corals of Rosario and San Bernardo National Natural Natural Park

This is a complete experience of relaxation and adventure in some of the most paradisiacal islands of the paradisiacal islands off the coast of Cartagena. White sand beaches, where you can enjoy a revitalizing moment surrounded by nature and a wonderful environment.

Whether you want to swim or dive in the coral reef, you will not find a better place to do it. A day of complete relaxation on the beach, but you can also have fun playing water sports or canoeing in the calm waters.

  • For this experience you can find DAYPASSES or tours from La Bodeguita pier, which is 3 minutes away from the Clock Tower or the historic center of Cartagena. Prices may vary.

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Our Daypass in ETEKA

Live the Éteka experience for the day with our Daypass service. No, you won’t have to spend an hour in a boat to get to us, we are only 7 minutes away from the beach of the Bocagrande Hospital.

We invite you to relax, to live the Slow Life with us, to find yourself, to enjoy with your loved ones, to BE HAPPY in a space full of good vibes and of course, to crave to stay with us on your next visit.


      • Round trip boat transportation.

      • Welcome cocktail.

      • 3 course gastronomic experience: (appetizer, main course and dessert).

      • Single rate of $300.000 per person.

      • Only over 12 years old.


      • Departure time:
        • 10:00 a.m. /10:30 a.m. /11:00 a.m. /11:30 a.m.

      • Return time:
        • 4:00 p.m. /5:00 p.m

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