Cartagena’s beaches, cobblestone streets, and walled city have earned it UNESCO World Heritage status. But that’s not all that draws party-goers to Colombia’s Caribbean coast. Its booze-fueled culture, prices on the cheap and beautiful women, and a wild nightlife scene make it one of the best places to party in Latin America.
In addition to the traditional bar crawls and high-end clubs, you’ll find plenty of options for parties on the water. Hire a private yacht for a Cholon regatta party, whitewater raft the Suarez River in San Gil, or club it up on the islands of Rosario with bottle service on a top-rated boat. There are also tons of daytime activities to do, from island hopping by boat to visiting Playa Blanca on Isla Baru.
The best nights to party in Cartagena are Wednesday – Sunday, when both locals and tourists are out in force. During the week, check out Media Luna hostel for their ‘Mega Party Night’ on a Wednesday, which attracts both backpackers and those looking for an evening of fun until the early hours. The rest of the week, head to the clubs and bars in the walled city or Bocagrande for a good time.
If you want to see the city from a different perspective, check out Eivissa, which is a rooftop disco that gets pretty wild and has epic skyline views. They have live DJs spinning techno and house music, plus a full bar to keep you refreshed throughout the night.
For those who like to dance until dawn, Blue Apple Beach Club is a popular option. Its design is inspired by the famous clubs of Ibiza and the South of France, so it’s sure to have some great music and vibes. You can stay at the resort, which has only 10 rooms, or simply go there for a day to enjoy the pristine waters and loud-thumping music.
There are also several lounge bars in the city where you can hang out and sip a drink with a view. These are ideal spots to relax, chat, and soak up the sun. The crowds at these bars tend to be more mixed than those at the clubs and are a bit older, which is why they’re a good option for groups of friends looking to unwind without going too wild. There are also plenty of street food snacks that you can grab from carts around the city to munch on while enjoying the ambiance. Private Party Cartagena