BEST PLACES TO WATCH THE SUNSET IN CARTAGENA

SUNSET CARTAGENA

Fringing the Caribbean Sea, the city of Cartagena enjoys some of the most stunning sunsets. Each day as the sun begins to set on the horizon, the sky changes into a spectacular myriad of colour and the entire bay turns harlequin with its reflection. Watching the sun set into the horizon is a must do in Cartagena. The panoramas of the orange sky are so beautiful, it is not uncommon to see large crowds gather to watch the stunning show begin. Here’s a list to help you prepare beforehand and get unhindered vistas of awe-inspiring Caribbean sunsets in Cartagena.

THE ROOFTOP OF THE AMARLA BOUTIQUE HOTEL

This is the most accessible vantage point for those staying in the hotel, to watch the glorious sunset in Cartagena. From this unique vantage point, you can witness the vibrant city and its historical heritage, set, which will be set alight by the orange sky as the sun starts its descent. If you watch closely, you will see the city cast in an array of pale pink and orange hues. The panorama is so magical, it almost seems as if time itself has stopped for a moment or two. It’s one of the most romantic spots to watch the sunset.

CAFÉ DEL MAR CARTAGENA

If Cartagena is the queen of sunsets, then Café del Mar Cartagena is the king of all sunset spots. For many, a trip to Cartagena seems incomplete without paying a visit to the iconic Café del Mar to witness the sunset and soak up the atmosphere. Set atop the western part of the old city’s emblematic wall, Café del Mar has an expansive outdoor area and affords sweeping views of the sea, the horizon and the evening sky. Set to the backdrop of chilled electronic beats, this is a place where many come to watch the sun melt into the sea, over a Piña Colada or Limonada de Cocos.

51 SKY BAR

This exclusive open-air bar that offers the most breathtaking views of the entire city of Cartagena. Located on the 51st floor of the Hotel Estelar, this modern, contemporary bar is the highest point in Cartagena. The glass wall that surrounds the bar is ideally placed to protect you against the wind without obstructing the breath-taking 360° panoramic view of the bay and the city beyond. From this unique vantage point you can watch the boats sailing in and out of the bay, then slowly as the sky begins to change, you will see the colours reflected across the water. Cocktail in hand this is unquestionably one of the best rooftop bars to celebrate the spectacular Cartagena sunset.

WALLS OF THE OLD CITY

One of the most historic settings to watch the sunset in Cartagena is on top of the wall that surrounds the old city. For the best experience arrive early and pick your perfect spot. Then wait, picnic on hand, for nature to begin its spectacle. Baluarte de San Ignacio offers captivating views that stretch beyond the Cathedral and Caribbean Sea toward the backdrop of Bocagrande’s high-rise skyline. This is one of the oldest and most iconic places to witness the captivating sunset in Cartagena. The iconic wall is also the perfect site to soak in an authentic Cartagena atmosphere and mingle with the locals.

Sea and Cartagena sunset