• I traveled to Cartagena and the best part of the trip had nothing to do with the popular ancient walled city

    5 days ago - By Business Insider

    I visited Cartagena and stayed two nights on an island off the coast at Blue Apple Beach House. Most people come for the day, but staying the night offers an authentic taste of Cartagena 's vibrant culture and spirit.
    Blue Apple is an eco-friendly boutique hotel with just 10 rooms built using repurposed materials. They bolster the economy by hiring and supporting local talent and artists.
    I splurged for a stand alone bungalow villa for $225 a night. There are five of them, and five smaller, less expensive rooms in the main house.
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