We get it, you’re a little tired of the same old bachelor party clichés. So instead of hiring dancers or hitting a club, why not kick it into high-gear with a Caribbean escape in Cartagena? Just a 3-hour flight from Miami and serviced by super-cheap JetBlue, this historic Colombian city is where the action’s at. Plus, it’s cheaper than other top destinations in the country, like Medellin.
Cartagena is a hotspot for bachelor parties thanks to its gorgeous beaches, 16th-century streets, and UNESCO world heritage status, but that’s not all it has going for it. Its cheap prices, great weather, and a ton of activities and night spots that rival anything in Miami draw thousands of bachelor parties each year.
The best time of the week to party in Cartagena is Wednesday – Sunday, when everything is at its liveliest. If you’re a backpacker, head to Media Luna hostel on Wednesday for their famous ‘Mega Party’ nights, which attract locals and tourists alike to the streets until the early hours. Otherwise, every bar and club in the walled city has something going on – especially during the weekend.
Outside the walled city are some of the hottest clubs in the country, many inspired by Ibiza and the South of France. You’ll find a mix of Latin and international hits at these swanky hangouts, along with drinks that are cheaper than anywhere else in the city.
A day on the water is a must for any trip to Cartagena. Leave the navigating to your guide on this full-day boat tour and admire views during the journey to the Rosario Islands. Spend a day on Isla Baru relaxing on the beach or taking in some sun, or choose to snorkel or kayak around the reef and swim through the crystal clear waters.
This is one of the most popular boat tours in Cartagena, and it’s not hard to see why. It’s filled with stunning views of the island and its turquoise waters, and you can sip cocktails and listen to pulsing music onboard. A day trip to Cholon is also included in the package, so you can enjoy a taste of this popular party boat destination on your last hurrah.
If you’re looking for a private pool party experience with a touch of luxury, this is the option for you. You’ll stay at a luxury party house in the walled city with a gorgeous pool, a DJ, a bartender, and a chef to cook you a delicious BBQ lunch next to the pool. You can even opt to include a group of entertainers, including dancers and a magician, to really make the day epic. Private Party Cartagena