The Amarla Boutique Hotel is one of the best places to stay in Cartagena Colombia. Our team is ready to share with you their love of the hotel and the city. Our beautifully restored historic colonial home, friendly staff and excellent location are only a small part of what makes a stay with us so special. Located in the center of the old walled city of Cartagena, you will soon discover that you are perfectly situated to discover the heart of old town Cartagena in one of the most beautiful and historic cities of the Caribbean.
We believe the best way to really get to know our historic old town is to explore its cobbled streets and get lost amidst its picturesque alleyways, squares and courtyards. But, if you prefer, we can organize a walking tour with a certified guide who will enthral you with tales of pirates, history and Cartagena culture. There’s nobody like a local to help you discover the area on and off the beaten track. They will also point out the sights within the 17th century walls, offering you a glimpse into some of the churches and grand colonial houses. During your tour you will pass through the barrio of San Diego, where you can meet friendly locals and visit one of our excellent cafes. It is an experience not to be missed. Cartagena is foodie heaven. If you prefer to wander the safe and photogenic streets yourself, be sure to allow yourself plenty of time to soak in the relaxed Caribbean pace of life.
During your stay with us, we can organise an excursion by speedboat, that will take you to the nearby enchanted lagoon of Isla Rosario. Here you can kayak through the mysterious mangroves of Isla Rosario. As you return, in the evening, if you trail your fingers through the water, you can see the fluorescent plankton start to glow like dancing fairies on the water. A true natural wonders. It’s an unforgettable experience. Alternatively, you may choose to take a trip to the Tayrona National Park, spotting wildlife along the way.Its 12000 hectares are home to jaguars, tiger cats, ocelots, howler monkeys and anteaters. You may also spot some of the 350 species of birds that inhabit the area, including condors and eagles who fly high above the stunning terrain that ranges from cactuses to immense tropical forests.