The fresh breeze of 2019 brings new cocktails to Stamp!

We had the pleasure to start the first week of 2019 with hosting our friend Pablo Fernandez in our beach hostel. Pablo is a renowned mixologist and flair bartender, who build himself quite a reputation in the Caribbean coast.  Pablo came from Uruguay all the way up to Manzanillo, to bring some fresh and tropical flavours to our new cocktail menu.

With the fresh breeze of the sea and some tropical sounds in the background, it was the perfect summer day to create some new signature cocktails with our very own flair bartender Freddy. For those who enjoy a sweet and fruity cocktail; our mixers offer you a delicious gin & tonic infused with dulce corozo; a typical ingredient only used in the Caribbean. Together with the red fruits and exotic botanical ingredients that are so characteristic for MOM gin, we guarantee you that this will be your absolute favourite new drink, whilst enjoying the best sunset in all of Cartagena, right on our very own rooftop!

For those who like their gin & tonics a little stronger, Pablo brought his favourite blue gin; London n°1 and fused this with juicy Colombian grapefruits and fresh cinnamon. A perfect combination of tropical flavours that will not only satisfy your taste buds, but the explosion of colours will do great on your new instagram story too. So whether you just came down from the beach or just want to spend your day lounging in our hammocks, no matter what you are doing, this cocktail will only make you want to come back for more. 

With 3 new premium spirits in stock, we can offer our beloved guests five brand new signature cocktails that will make you forget about your worries and will take you to that summer sensation you have been looking for. Grab your drink, head to our rooftop Jacuzzi, where you and your friends can chill and be amazed by the picture perfect sunset happening everyday. Whatever it is you are planning to do here in Manzanillo, we assure you that our cocktails and our hostel will make your stay an unforgettable one. 

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Manzanillo

Authentic caribbean flavor

On the highway that leads to Barranquilla, 15 minutes from Cartagena and once the visitor has passed the Hotel in the highway, nestled in the middle of the Ciénaga de la Virgen and the Caribbean Sea, is Manzanillo del Mar, a new tourist center of virgin beaches and without contamination which has become the fashionable place on weekends of Cartagena.

Manzanillo del Mar is a small fishing village inhabited by 450 people, where ecology is its forte and which was founded 50 years ago by Don Victor Batista, Patriarch of Cartagena, pioneer of great interests and patron of a traditional family in the region.

After deviating from the highway and passing the town, the visitor arrives at the Parrilla del Mar, the starting point to go through the tunnels of more than two kilometers of mangle and enjoy the Ciénaga de la Virgen with all the ecological environment, herons, birds like the gannets they have there have their sanctuary and why not sunset with a glass of wine, all without having to travel to a Caribbean island.

During one hour of trip you can appreciate the great variety of existing fauna and the warm vegetation of an intense green that surround the beautiful and mysterious braided passages like a labyrinth without end.

Not in vain has been the scene of filming of films like Nostromo and recently the soap opera Candela, you can enjoy a refreshing sea bath, a horse ride along its extensive beach or have fun with water sports offered there.

All these wonders are offered by Manzanillo del Mar, a place where you can see Cartagena and Punta Canoa Bay, with a road in improvement there are many visitors that are present every day.

On the other hand, its inhabitants and those who have established their businesses there, hope that the district government will support the initiative to create a Regional Tourist School that seeks the training of its people in tourist attention, especially considering the opening next year of new hotel projects that will undoubtedly bring more sources of work and therefore welfare to those who have the privilege of living in this paradise.

Stamp Hostels gives you a warm welcome to this amazing Colombian Paradise.

Barú Island

Barú Island : Pure Joy

Start packing right now.

Because in the next lines we will allow you to take an unforgettable journey through the charm, beauty and “enjoyment” of Barú.

Barú is perhaps the most important tourist destination of Cartagena, its proximity and ease to reach either by land or by sea, its beautiful white beaches, very white, its blue sea, very blue, surrounded in some spots by enigmatic mangroves, multicolored corals and an average temperature on the island of 30º, make it irresistible for that dreamy and deserved escape to tranquility and total relaxation.

How to get there?

By sea :

You cross all the bay of Cartagena in a boat that leave every day from the Tourist Wharf, with a schedule of with many recurrent schedules at different hours.

You can also ask the boatman to pick you up at one of the beaches in the afternoon.

By land :

If you go by car you get through the Canal del Dique, in a place called Pasacaballos you take the ferry and on the other side you follow the road to the beaches.

Also in several points of Cartagena you can take a bus with very cheap tickets.

The trip takes approximately 35 minutes.

Now close your eyes and get to one of the most visited beaches : Punta Iguana, Playa Blanca, Tranquila Beach, Puerto Naito, Playita de los Muertos, Cholon Beach and Bobo Beach.

Imagine there a chat with natives of the island, who will tell you fantastic stories of pirates and battles waged in the sea that currency, like that occurred in 1708 when the Galleon San Jose was attacked and sunk by English ships, which was lost in the most Deep ocean for more than 300 years and was found just a year ago with all kinds of treasures inside.

Or maybe, they just tell you about the morning fishing and they advise you some kiosk next to the beach where you can eat a red snapper, a sea bass and other sea delicacies so that you can enjoy them fried, grilled or in a ceviche with lots of lemon and with a lot of Caribbean flavor.

“Exploring Barú is to enjoy its people, its history, its beaches, its crystal clear sea with infinite shades of blue, we are waiting or you, are you ready?”

Living as a local

Expand your knowledge and your horizons, culture is learned to the extent that you live and enjoy it.

In Cartagena your stay will be unforgettable, find multiple attractive tourist plans for visitors of all ages, regions and countries.

Throughout the year there are events and parties of all kinds, among which you can find, the Classical Music Festival, the HAY Festival, the Cartagena International Film Festival, the Independence Festivities, the National Beauty Contest, others.

To live as a local is to become the owner of the corners, is to be in the new restaurants, is to walk through the streets of the walled city, is to make friends and take them with you to all places, is ultimately pass it ” bacano “.

Different congresses are also held and shows for all tastes are presented.

As other tourist attractions offered by the city are: the Castle of San Felipe, different museums, the Convent of La Popa, the walls, the beautiful beaches, the spectacular islands and its varied gastronomic offer.

To enjoy all this, you can do as if you were one of us, the Cartagena, who live, work and have fun here.

Schedule your trip so that you come, visit us and enjoy our cultural and entertainment programming, as they are 100% designed for foreign tourism, that is, for people like you.

We are sure that the time you choose to visit us will be lived as a wonderful and unforgettable experience.

Living as a local is to become the owner of the corners, is to be in the new restaurants, go to Café del Mar which is an icon in the culture of Cartagena, is to walk through the streets of the walled city, is to make friends and take them with you to all the places, it is ultimately to pass it “bacano”.

To enjoy Cartagena like a local, it is not enough to feel Cartagena, you have to be one and even more, to love the city and everything it offers, from buying a cocada to the Palenqueras until you wait to go to Summerland Fest and even go to Manzanillo to enjoy its beach, mangroves and sea.

Decide to immerse yourself in the world of a Cartagena, stay at the first Hostal overlooking the sea of ​​the Heróica, in Manzanillo, where you will have comfort and comfort accompanied by a design designed for the comfort of visitors.

Its economic prices will allow you to take over the corners of the city and learn more about the culture of Cartagena.

Do not wait any longer to feel Cartagena and live experiences that only come true here.

Learn to prepare typical coastal food from a coconut rice, a cartagenera post, a fried saw, a stew (hogao) to the delicious and exotic Cartagena sweets, with cooking classes that you can have when you stay at Stamp Hostels, Cartagena, Colombia, in addition to this you can also go to the nearby hairdressers, play beach soccer with the fishermen as we do here, and much more.

In Cartagena new experiences are inexhaustible, just need to visit us and take over the Heróica and especially Manzanillo.

Here we will expect to see you soon.

When you visit Cartagena

Your life will be split in two, before and after knowing Cartagena.

From the moment you set foot in this city you will see the wonders that make up the Colombian Caribbean.

You can choose to watch the sunset from the beach or behind a great wall from the time of the colony, this is where the new story of your life begins.

You can be the most educated person to read about the different cities and cultures of the world, but that does not make you aware of them, because to know first you must take the risk of traveling and living as locals live.

Making the decision to explore the world will give you unforgettable experiences.

Enjoy nights of salsa, champeta, electronics or vallenato, are the rhythms preferred by foreigners who visit us.

Visiting Cartagena will be increasingly attractive, if you are looking for a tropical climate and warm at the same time, with few changes.

There are only two differences in the year, the dry heat season from december to april and the wet or rainy heat that runs from may to november.

A valuable piece of information to better plan your trip, depending on how you want to enjoy it.

At nightfall, nothing better than the nightlife of Cartagena, full of bars and nightclubs to choose from the diversity of genres, environments and themes that these can offer.

Enjoy nights of salsa, champeta, electronics or vallenato, are the favorite rhythms for foreigners who visit us.

What will be your favorite?

The squares of the city are another great tourist attraction to visit at night, where restaurants and bars fill the space with fun and exquisite food.

If you come as a couple, the nights of Cartagena give you that romantic atmosphere, ideal for its walls and ancient architecture, ride in floats or enjoy a walk inside the walled city, they will make you travel in time and feel the own romanticism of a good bolero.

A must visit that you should not miss, are the beaches of Manzanillo or Bocagrande, you can also enjoy a crystal clear sea in the Island of Barú or the Rosario Islands near the city; there you will be able to arrive by means of boats that you will find in the marinas located in different parts of the city.

So you know, when visiting Cartagena you can enjoy the beach, the sea, the islands, the walled city, and many other entertainment options.

Do not miss the festivals and music festivals that take place during the year.

In Cartagena you will have all the reasons why you want to stay or decide to return.

The Summerland Festival Cartagena, three days of the best rumba of worldclass electronics, DJs like David Guetta, Steve Angello and many more come in the january season.

Another of the great festivities of the city is the party of the queens, the National Beauty Reign, a week in November full of music, rumba and fashion in which the most beautiful woman in Colombia is chosen.

If you are a movie lover, enjoy the Film and Theater Festival in march that joins the Nautical Fair full of adrenaline and sports.

These are a few reasons for you to visit the city and immerse yourself in the culture, enjoy its typical food and the gastronomic offer, all this with the advantage of a very comfortable lodging at comfortable prices, a few meters from the sea, at the Stamp Hostel in Manzanillo.