Population of about 3,500 inhabitants, is located in the foothills of the Montes de María, southeast of the regional capital Cartagena.
Founded by runaway slaves, led by Benkos Biohó, as a refuge in the 17th century. Of the many palenques that existed in the past, only the one of San Basilio has survived until today, becoming a unique cultural space.
The Wall of Cartagena de Indias was built for the defense of the city and began at the end of the 16th century after the attack of the legendary Sir Francis Drake.
Walking through the streets of Cartagena de Indias in Colombia, it is impossible not to run into one of the beautiful vendors of fruit and tropical sweets. The Palenquera woman who dresses in rainbows to sell her sweets and give away smiles.
Lush landscapes, picturesque scenery, wide beaches, beautiful islands. The ideal plan is to alternate visits to historical sites with trips to the islands and beaches that abound in and around Cartagena de Indias.