Experiences

BY AMARLA BOUTIQUE HOTEL, CARTAGENA

Experiences

BY AMARLA BOUTIQUE HOTEL, CARTAGENA

What to do in Cartagena

If you want to know what to do in Cartagena, experience Colombian culture first hand with our hand-picked collection of guest experiences and activities, designed to ignite your passion for South American and take you off the beaten track.

MYSTERIOUS MANGROVES AND ENCHANTED LAGOON

You will take a private speedboat to Isla Rosario where you will explore the Enchanted Lagoon and its mystical mangrove tunnels by kayak. The lagoon is so named so because at night it is lit up by bioluminescent plankton – dip your hand in the water, and it will magically flash blue and green. As well as a picnic on the beach, there will be time to go snorkeling in our crystal clear Caribbean waters.

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SECRET BEACH DISCOVERY TOUR

In this trip to the beautiful Tayrona National Park, you will hike to one of the most pristine beaches in Colombia, learning about our native wildlife on the way. There will also be plenty of time to relax on the golden sands, and an alfresco picnic is all part of the adventure.

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In-House Activities

AT AMARLA CARTAGENA

Things to do in Cartagena

If you are looking for things to do in Cartagena, we will ignite your passion for flavour. We will inspire you to express your inner South American spirit. We will help you restore your energies and reconnect with your inner self.

CHAMPETA CLASSES

Let yourself go and master the moves of our country’s biggest modern music and dance craze born in northern Colombian cities like Cartagena.

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Learn Salsa from our expert teachers on the rooftop of Amarla boutique hotel in cartagena

SALSA CLASSES

Grab your partner, feel the rhythm and learn the steps of this exciting dance style that’s popular just about everywhere in Columbia.

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Yoga pose showing hands and feet at Amarla

YOGA

Take yoga a step further and let the chiming bowls enhance your experience by responding to the sound of universal creation and inner consciousness.

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Experience the vibration of the gong from our gong master on the rooftop of your hotel in cartagena, columbia

MEDITATION & GONG BATH

Recalibrate your energies with a transcendental meditation gong bath, aka a sound bath or a sound massage. Relax and bathe, fully clothed,  in healing sound waves.

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Release tension with an in house massage at amarla boutique hotel

MASSAGE

Our highly trained Colombian masseurs will soothe away aches and tension with a menu of relaxing therapies, including hot stone therapy or a lymphatic drainage massage.

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RUM TASTING

Savor delectable local rums, hear about the drink’s fascinating history, and learn the art of partnering your rum with cacao.

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Smoke cigars and drink rum as you learn about the history and traditions on our rum tasting and cigar rolling classes at Amarla boutique hotel in cartagena

CIGAR ROLLING

Guided by a local tobacco expert and Torcedor (cigar maker), you will roll your own cigar and become a connoisseur of the complex aromas and flavors of tobacco.

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Learn to grind and appreciate coffee on our experience lead course

COFFEE TASTING

Colombia is renowned for producing some of the best coffee in the world. We invite you to hone your palate to the subtleties of our artisan coffees.

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Night time dining and drinks on the rooftop of amarla boutique hotel

NIGHT TIME DINING

Enjoy a night to remember as you dine alfresco on our rooftop, illuminated only by candles, moon and stars. Our chef, will prepare your meal and reveal the stories behind the ingredients and dishes.

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discover colombian cooking at amarla boutique hotel

COOKING CLASSES

Under the eye of our world-class chef, you will learn about our food philosophy and cooking style inspired by traditional Colombian methods.

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Guava fruit dissection

TASTE THE FRUITS OF COLOMBIA

Fruit and cacao, when matched perfectly, are a delicious combination. This expert tasting session will wake your taste buds to divine flavors.

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Historic city Tour along the streets of cartagena

HISTORIC CARTAGENA TOUR

Explore our beloved Cartagena with your expert guide. Delve into the city’s rich cultural heritage, meet its welcoming inhabitants and witness its breathtaking sunsets.

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To book an experience or for more information, please

call +57 5675 5832 or talk to your host 

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‘We are all visitors to this time, this place. We are just passing through. Our purpose here is to observe, to learn, to grow, to love… and then we return home.’