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Bolivar Department

3.9
Historic Sites · Castles · Landmarks
Northwestern Colombia may be known for its production of livestock, sugarcane, and coffee, but tourism in Bolivar Department thrives largely thanks to the area's short but lively Caribbean coastline. Regional capital Cartagena serves as the starting point of many Bolivar Department tours, drawing history and architecture buffs with its World Heritage-listed old town. The gateway for exploring the rest of the country, charming Cartagena is also an ideal place for discovering the modern side of Colombia, complete with hip cafes, innovative restaurants, and luxury residential blocks. Away from this urban center, holidays in Bolivar Department allow tourists to discover a series of smaller settlements, tiny time capsules of South America's colonial past. Use our Colombia trip planner to arrange the hows, wheres, and whens of your trip to Bolivar Department.
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Popular things to do in Bolivar Department

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Castle
Castillo de San Felipe de Barajas Cartagena
4.4
Duration: 1h 30 min
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Historic Site
Plaza Santo Domingo Cartagena
4.4
Duration: 2h 30 min
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Historic Site
Walled City of Cartagena Cartagena
4.7
Duration: 4 hours
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Beach
Playa Blanca Isla Baru
1.7
Duration: 4 hours

Historic Sites in Bolivar Department

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Religious Site
Convent of Santa Cruz de la Popa Cartagena
4.2
Duration: 30 minutes
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Historic Site
Torre del Reloj Cartagena
4.3
Duration: 2h 30 min
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Church
Sanctuary of Saint Peter Claver Cartagena
4.3
Duration: 30 minutes
Historic Walking Area
Baluarte de la Merced Cartagena
5.0
Duration: 1h 30 min

Hidden gems in Bolivar Department

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Wildlife Area
Aviario Nacional de Colombia Isla Baru
4.8
Duration: 2h 30 min
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Landmark
Plaza de San Pedro Claver Cartagena
4.6
Duration: 2h 30 min
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Photography Tour
Photography Tours Cartagena
4.8
Duration: 2 hours
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Landmark
Plaza de la Aduana Cartagena
4.3
Duration: 2h 30 min

Kid-friendly things to do in Bolivar Department

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Aquarium
Oceanario Islas de Rosario
3.7
Duration: 1h 30 min
Beach
Miramar Beach Club Cartagena
5.0
Duration: 4 hours
Beach
Playa Dulce Isla Grande
1.9
Duration: 4 hours
Ride / Activity
Centro Cultural Leandro Diaz Cartagena
5.0
Duration: 4 hours

Outdoors in Bolivar Department

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Outdoor Activity
Bora Bora Cartagena Beach Club Islas de Rosario
3.6
Duration: 4 hours
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Outdoor Activity
IslaBela Islas de Rosario
3.7
Duration: 8 hours
Outdoor Activity
Bajo Las Palmas Turbaco
5.0
Duration: 4 hours
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Outdoor Activity
THalaSa Boat Trips Cartagena
4.8
Duration: 2h 30 min

Shopping in Bolivar Department

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Gift & Specialty Shop
Dantas Store Cartagena
5.0
Duration: 1h 30 min
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Gift & Specialty Shop
Cafeto Cafe y Regalos Cartagena
4.9
Duration: 2h 30 min
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Gift & Specialty Shop
El Centro Artesano Cartagena
5.0
Duration: 30 minutes
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Gift & Specialty Shop
Lili Duran Design Studio Cartagena
4.8
Duration: 2h 30 min
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Boat Tour
Sibarita Del Mar Cartagena
4.8
Duration: 2 hours
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Walking tour
Tour in Cartagena with Marelvy Pena-Hall Cartagena
5.0
Duration: 3 hours
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Boat Tour
Boat Tours & Water Sports Cartagena
3.4
Duration: 2h 30 min
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Landmark
Plaza Bolivar Cartagena
4.2
Duration: 2h 30 min