Cartagena is situated on the northern coast of Columbia and is the yachting hub of the country. The town originated on 1533, and was named after Cartagena in Spain. During the colonial period Cartagena played a big role in the expansion of the spanish empire. It was one of the main ports in the 16th and 17th centuries and the core of the gold trafficking industry as well as the slave industry.
The town centre with its colonial style and its grand balconies laden with bouganvillliers, is without doubt, one of the most beautiful in Columbia. And in 1984 the fortified colonial part of the town as well as the Cartagena fortress were declared world heritage sites by UNESCO.
The main attractions during a yacht charter in Cartagena are the Santa Catalina of Alejandria Cathedral, the San Felipe of Barajas Fort, and the beautiful churches; Tercera Orden, San Pedro Claver and Santo Domingo. Finally the Palace of Inquisicion and the 2 best beaches - Playa Blanca and Playa de la Aduana.