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Discover The Magic Of Cartagena’s Amazing Rooftop Bars With Breathtaking Views And Delicious Drinks

Updated: Dec 18, 2023

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So you’re planning a visit to Cartagena and want to know which rooftop bars are worth the visit during your stay?

Not a problem! I am here to take the guesswork out of your travel planning and share with you my top 5 rooftop spots for you to try while in this charming coastal town.

There are some cities that just encapsulate the magic of a rooftop bar: friendly locals, stunning views, and unmatched craft drinks that are borderline unforgettable.

Cartagena is one of those magical cities located on the northern coast of Colombia, right on the Caribbean Sea.

A very popular part of Cartagena is what’s known as “Old Town” or the “Walled City,” complete with cobblestone streets, colorful buildings and balconies, and even the occasional rooftop bar!

Movich Cartagena De India Hotel

What you’ll spend: $15-$40 per person

Where you’ll go: Centro Histórico, Calle de Vélez Danies No. 4 – 39 Cartagena Hotel

Why you should visit: Located in the heart of Old Town, the Movich Cartagena hotel opens up their spectacular rooftop bar to more than just their guests. When you find your way to the hotel’s terrace, enjoy a craft cocktail, find a seat, and take in the views of the city’s rooftops, the skyline, and the Caribbean Sea!

They also serve Caribbean-inspired small dishes so be sure to grab a bite while you’re here.


What you’ll spend: $35-$50

Where you’ll go: Cl. del Colegio ###34-24, Cartagena de Indias, Provincia de Cartagena, Bolívar

Why you should visit: A night at Alquímico is definitely one to remember. This multi-level bar and restaurant approaches their craft drinks and dishes like its almost a science; you’ll be getting the absolute best that Colombia has to offer in their Caribbean-inspired dishes and drinks.

Each floor of Alquímico features a different menu, so be sure to visit each level before finishing the night on their stunning rooftop.

Alquímico’s rooftop bar makes up for its lack of views in their immaculate vibes. This rooftop bar is all about the people you’ll meet over the delicious drinks you’ll try, all to the beat of a local DJ that turns the rooftop into a cozy club.

(Note: Alquímico also serves coffees, non-alcoholic beverages, and vegan and vegetarian options.)

Mar Y Zielo

What you’ll spend: $20-$60

Where you’ll go: Casa La Escribana, Calle Del Arzobispado, Cra. 5 #34-63 Cartagena De Indias, Bolívar, Colombia

Why you should visit: Similar to Alquímico, Mar Y Zielo is set over several levels and each floor is inspired by a different Colombian territory. You can visit Mar Y Zielo for lunch, dinner, or just drinks. The rooftop bar lights up at night with a house DJ and friendly faces, all overlooking Cartagena’s Old Town rooftops and cathedral. Not to mention, this place is perfect for pics!

Daisy the Rooftop

What you’ll spend: $15-$30

Where you’ll go: Cra. 6 #3425, Centro, Cartagena de Indias, Provincia de Cartagena, Bolívar, Colombia

Why you should visit: Named after the star character of The Great Gatsby, Daisy the Rooftop is 1920s-inspired, transporting you to the Golden Age through their views, decor, and drink menu. Visitors have said it captures a tropical, whimsical vibe while not lacking on Colombian tradition and culture.

Townhouse Rooftop

What you’ll spend: $20-$50

Where you’ll go: Cra. 7 #36-88, Cartagena, Bolívar, Colombia

Why you should visit: Townhouse Rooftop is open from early morning until late at night, allowing for nearly 24/7 views of the city and the Caribbean Sea. Keeping with the tropical themes, the Townhouse is decked out with palm trees, colorful decor, and plenty of seating to take in the view. Stop by for lunch, dinner, or just drinks!


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