Cartagena, Among the Best Tourist Destinations in Latin America



The city of Cartagena in the Top 10 of the “World’s Best Awards” by Travel + Leisure 2020 magazine.

Cartagena, Colombia, August 2020.Cartagena, one of the preferred cities by foreign travellers, classified as one of the best destinations in Latin America, is located on the shores of the Caribbean Sea, in the northwestern part of South America. In Colombia, it is located in the north of the country and is the capital of Bolivar region.

Better known as ‘The Heroic City’, this beautiful city offers foreigners a unique experience that immerses visitors in the charms of its colonial architecture, the attractions of an intense nightlife, cultural festivals and exuberant landscapes. In addition, this place contemplates around it several archipelagos and islands that are paradises for a true rest; in the same way, its beaches invite people to enjoy a magical paradise.
Declared as a World Heritage Site by Unesco, Cartagena has been strengthening as a tourist power in the region, as it has an excellent gastronomic offer and an important hotel infrastructure, which allows it to mix its history and culture with unique experiences for travellers.

The Heroic stands out in the World´s Best Awards

During the World’s Best Awards 2020 held by Travel + Leisure magazine, the heroic was recognized as one of the best touristic cities in Latin America, ranking 5 in the top 10 on the list. Similarly, the Sofitel Legend Santa Clara hotel, located in the historic heart of the city, was awarded in the top 10 of “City Hotels”, which makes it the first position in Colombia and Cartagena; Furthermore, it ranked 14th in the top 25 in the “Hotel Brands” category.

Readers praised the ‘Corralito de Piedra’ for its architecture, its museums and churches that they cataloged with extraordinary beauty, highlighting its hotels, the tour of the historic center, among other characteristics of this wonderful place.

The survey, which is done every year, chooses the best hotels around the world, as well as resorts, cities, islands, cruise ships, spas, airlines and others in the international tourism industry through the opinions shared by readers of the Traveler + Leisure magazine, rating elements such as facilities, location, service, food and general values.

This is how Cartagena continues to rank as one of the touristic cities par excellence and the Sofitel Legend Cartagena, as one of the best hotels in La Heroica.


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