At night, Cartagena comes alive. There are lots of little bars and unique roof-top drinking venues scattered all over.
A night out typically kicks off in the square with something to eat. Visitors can then soak up the atmosphere with a few drinks and watch the horse carriages circling the town.
Considering the reputation that Colombia has earned itself in the past, it feels safe as houses. It has a mix of backpackers and tourists and is especially popular with Americans due to its proximity to the States.
Cartagena has a great buzz, and there is nothing to be particularly worried about so long as you use your common sense when out and about, as you would in any city.
I am a great believer in personal attitude, look for fun here and you will most definitely find it.
And even Will Smith gets jiggy in Cartagena...!