From Cartagena, With Love Many pleasures—simple and sophisticated—are revealed in our guide to this Colombian city by the sea. Budget Travel Tuesday, Oct 21, 2008, 12:00 AM The flag atop San Felipe de Barajas fortress. (Ana Nance) Budget Travel LLC, 2016


From Cartagena, With Love

The flag atop San Felipe de Barajas fortress. (Ana Nance)
One of the city's distinctive door knockers. (Ana Nance)
Colonial-style buildings around Plaza de los Coches. (Ana Nance)
Confections on display at Portal de los Dulces. (Ana Nance)
Cartagena's roving coffee vendors sell their brews for about 50¢ a cup. (Ana Nance)
Built on top of the city wall, the restaurant Casa de la Cerveza has excellent views of the Caribbean—and lots of couches for relaxing. (Ana Nance)
Plaza de la Trinidad, where the locals like to hang. (Ana Nance)
Casa El Carretero. (Ana Nance)
A tropical-fruit seller in Plaza de Bolívar. (Ana Nance)
The turquoise waters off Isla del Pirata. (Ana Nance)
One of Hotel Isla del Pirata's bungalows. (Ana Nance)
A colorful bus in Getsemaní. (Ana Nance)
Café Havana doesn't heat up until the early morning hours, but the club's mojitos are strong enough to keep you wide awake. (Ana Nance)
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