Come and live the Cartagena life, in a house of natural happiness

With its historic Spanish architecture, made warm and vibrant through Caribbean culture, Armala is Cartagena. The house tells a captivating story of craftsmanship and grandeur from times past – the 17th century to be precise. When you walk into Amarla, you enter a home – a place to rest, a place to be yourself, a place where simple things are done beautifully.

ROOMS

Our seven suites and guestrooms take the names of native birds – symbolizing the color and beauty of our country. Each room is unique in character, thoughtfully decorated with original artworks, ornaments and furniture made by local artisans.

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EXPERIENCES

Our hand-picked collection of experiences and activities are designed to ignite your passion. Embrace your inner South American spirit. Step off the beaten track to explore our natural wonders. Meet indigenous tribes and spot endangered wildlife.

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EVENTS

Amarla means love and where better to celebrate your wedding or host a retreat than in the heart of Cartagena. Our events coordinator will work with you to create a unique experience and a lasting memory that will remain long after you have left.

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OUR VISION

Meet the people that make our house a happy home and learn about our vision, our way of doing things, and the story of how a beautiful old house became a beautiful boutique hotel.

ABOUT US

INSPIRED BY CARTAGENA CULTURE

From Grau to Botero and beyond, many artists have been inspired by the city’s colonial streets and Caribbean charm. Cartagena has culture and creativity in its bones.

MAKE MEMORIES

that last forever

‘What matters in life is not what happens to you but what you remember and how you remember it.’

 – Gabriel García Márquez

Stories by AMARLA

A window onto our world