Cartagena - A major port, this small beach town has a contagious energy and spirit. Characterized by its vibrant colors, textured and worn colonial facades, and its undeniable charm of the old woven discreetly in with the new and modern.

Keeping cool is key in the high heat and humidity. You can do this by visiting one of the many cevicherias, such as La Cevicheria, for fresh ceviche. Follow this with a paleta (artisanal popsicle) for dessert from one of the many local shops. Or, indulge in one of the many street cart items like the typical Pandebono of Colombia or Arepa con Huevo. Not because they help beat the heat, but simply because they are just too good to pass up.