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Located in Bocagrande within a 5-minute walk of Rio Cartagena Casino, Hotel Caribe by Faranda is within a 15-minute stroll of Castillo Grande Beach. This 4-star hotel welcomes guests with 363 rooms and conveniences like an outdoor pool, free in-room WiFi, and free valet parking. Puerta del Reloj and San Felipe de Barajas Castle are also nearby.


Enjoy dining at CAFETERIA CATALINA, one of 4 onsite restaurants. Order from 24-hour room service to satisfy your hunger without leaving your room, or explore the hotel and get a beverage at the bar/lounge or coffee shop/café. Start each morning with buffet breakfast, available for a fee from 6:30 AM to 10 AM.


The 363 rooms are air-conditioned and have an array of amenities, including refrigerators, minibars, and free newspapers. Guests can expect free WiFi and 40-inch flat-screen TVs with cable channels. Bathrooms offer hair dryers, free toiletries, bathrobes, and slippers. Laptop-compatible safes, phones, and desks are also standard.

Property features

Hotel Caribe by Faranda features an outdoor pool, a children's pool, and a health club. Free valet and self parking are available—or if you're not driving, take the airport shuttle for USD 10 per person one way. The 24-hour front desk has staff standing by to help with concierge services and luggage storage. Other amenities at this beach hotel include a sauna, a rooftop terrace, and free WiFi in public areas.


  • Free WiFi in rooms and public areas
  • Free valet and self parking
  • Onsite dining
  • Outdoor pool

Hotel Amenities

Hotel Amenities

This beachfront hotel is designed in a grand Spanish Colonial style, with high ceilings and graceful archways. The outdoor pool and adjoining children's pool are framed by a sundeck with lounge chairs. A solarium faces the sunset and sea. Guests have direct access to the beach a short walk away.

Hotel Caribe by Faranda offers a number of places where guests can enjoy a cold drink or a delicious meal, including beachfront and poolside options. A sumptuous buffet breakfast is available every morning for a surcharge.

Other amenities include free parking for guests during their stay, a mini-zoo, game room, mini-golf course, fitness facilities, laundry facilities, and business center.

Hotel Caribe by Faranda has designated areas for smoking.

  • Beach umbrellas 
  • Beach sun loungers 
  • Beach towels 
  • Babysitting or childcare (surcharge) 
  • Breakfast available (surcharge) 
  • Laundry facilities 
  • Bar/lounge 
  • Number of buildings/towers - 3 
  • Poolside bar 
  • Sauna 
  • Meeting rooms 
  • Business center 
  • Arcade/game room 
  • Conference space 
  • 24-hour front desk 
  • Total number of rooms - 363 
  • Porter/bellhop 
  • Number of floors - 5 
  • ATM/banking 
  • Barbecue grill(s) 
  • Outdoor pool 
  • Hair salon 
  • Supervised childcare/activities 
  • Coffee shop or café 
  • Free newspapers in lobby 
  • Concierge services 
  • Elevator/lift 
  • Gift shops or newsstand 
  • Health club 
  • Free WiFi 
  • Designated smoking areas (fines apply) 
  • Designated smoking areas 
  • Pool umbrellas 
  • Tours/ticket assistance 
  • Free valet parking 
  • Rooftop terrace 
  • Garden 
  • Luggage storage 
  • Pool sun loungers 
  • Conference space size (meters) - 320 
  • Number of meeting rooms - 10 
  • Year Built 1945 
  • Number of restaurants - 4 
  • Conference space size (feet) - 3444 
  • Free self parking 
  • Shopping on site 
  • Airport transportation (surcharge) 
  • Steam room 
  • Children's pool 
  • Television in common areas 
  • Wedding services 

Family Friendly Amenities

  • Family Hotel  
  • Outdoor pool  
  • Children's pool  
  • Free Wi-Fi  
  • Laundry facilities  
  • Babysitting or childcare (surcharge)  
  • In-room childcare (surcharge)  
  • Arcade/game room  
  • Miniature golf on site  
  • Refrigerator  
  • Cribs/infant beds (complimentary)  


Available in all rooms: Free WiFi

Available in some public areas: Free WiFi


Free self parking, Free valet parking

Room Amenities

Hotel Caribe by Faranda offers 363 air-conditioned accommodations with minibars and laptop-compatible safes. 40-inch flat-screen televisions come with cable channels. Bathrooms include shower/tub combinations, bathrobes, slippers, and complimentary toiletries.

Guests can surf the web using the complimentary wireless high-speed Internet access. Business-friendly amenities include desks, complimentary newspapers, and phones. Additionally, rooms include hair dryers and blackout drapes/curtains. A nightly turndown service is provided and housekeeping is offered daily. Amenities available on request include in-room massages.

  • Air conditioning 
  • Refrigerator 
  • Free newspaper 
  • Phone 
  • Minibar 
  • Turndown service 
  • Private bathroom 
  • Bathrobes 
  • Free toiletries 
  • Hair dryer 
  • In-room massage available 
  • Slippers 
  • Shower/tub combination 
  • In-room childcare (surcharge) 
  • Desk 
  • Blackout drapes/curtains 
  • Cable TV service 
  • Flat-panel TV 
  • HDTV 
  • Free WiFi 
  • In-room safe (laptop compatible) 
  • Daily housekeeping 
  • Room service (24 hours) 
  • Free cribs/infant beds 

Where to Eat

The hotel offers a daily breakfast (surcharge). 24-hour room service is available.

Jardin Punta Icacos - Covered, open-air steakhouse restaurant in garden setting. Lunch and dinner.

Pedro de Heredia - Air-conditioned restaurant serving regional and international cuisine poolside. Breakfast, lunch and dinner.

Cafeteria Catalina - Poolside dining and refreshments. Breakfast, lunch, buffet dinner.

Oh! Caribe - Located on the beach. Seafood, local specialties, drinks. Lunch and dinner.

Nearby Things to Do

An outdoor pool and a children's pool are on site. Other recreational amenities include a sauna, a steam room, and a fitness facility.

The recreational activities listed below are available either on site or nearby; fees may apply.

  • Scuba diving nearby 
  • Miniature golf on site 


To make special requests for accessibility needs, please note them at check-out when you book your room.

  • Accessible bathroom 
  • Roll-in shower 
  • In-room accessibility 

Hotel Policies


Minimum check-in age is 18

Check-in time starts at 3 PM


Check-out time is 1 PM

Payment types


  • Pets not allowed

You need to know

Extra-person charges may apply and vary depending on property policy.

Government-issued photo identification and a credit card or cash deposit are required at check-in for incidental charges.

Special requests are subject to availability upon check-in and may incur additional charges. Special requests cannot be guaranteed.


You'll be asked to pay the following charges at the property:
  • A 16 percent city/local tax will be charged
  • The national sales tax (16%) is charged upon check-out to citizens of Colombia regardless of length of stay and to foreigners staying 60 consecutive days or more. Foreigners on a tourist visa are exempt from this tax. Furthermore, the tax may apply per room when the room is shared by a taxable and a nontaxable guest.
  • Resort fee: USD 4 per person, per night
We have included all charges provided to us by the property. However, charges can vary, for example, based on length of stay or the room you book.

Optional extras

The following fees and deposits are charged by the property at time of service, check-in, or check-out.
  • Airport shuttle fee: USD 10 per person (one way)
The above list may not be comprehensive. Fees and deposits may not include tax and are subject to change.

Hotel Name

  • Caribe Cartagena
  • Caribe Hotel
  • Hotel Caribe Faranda Cartagena
  • Hotel Caribe Cartagena
  • Caribe Hotel Cartagena
  • Hotel Caribe Faranda
  • Caribe Faranda Cartagena
  • Caribe Faranda

We should mention

If you are traveling with a child your property may require you to present the following documents: Parents traveling into Colombia with a child under 18 may be required to present the child's birth certificate and photo ID (passport for foreign visitors) upon check-in. If a relative or legal guardian is traveling into Colombia with the child, that relative or legal guardian may be required to present a notarized consent of travel signed by both parents and a copy of both parents' ID. If only one parent is traveling into Colombia with the child, that parent may be required to present a notarized consent of travel signed by the other parent. Visitors who plan to travel with children should consult with a Colombian consulate office prior to travel for further guidance. This property offers transfers from the airport (surcharges may apply). Guests must contact the property with arrival details before travel, using the contact information on the booking confirmation. Children 4 years old and younger stay free when occupying the parent or guardian's room, using existing bedding.

Awards & Affiliations

  • The property is a member of Preferred Hotels & Resorts.

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