If you go to Colombia chances are you won't miss out on this colonial city. Its a world heritage site and Colombia's top tourist destination. The area of interest (colonial city) lies within the cities walls, that formed its defence. This defence was breached many times but on one such occasion it held out for 56 days in 1741 the defence run by Blas de Lezo a one eyed one armed and also one legged hero commemorated with his own statue in the entrance to San Felipe Fortress.
What to expect
A blend of Caribbean African and Spanish culture.
Some slightly dirty but worthy beaches.
Colonial architecture in churches and mansions that maybe some of the best examples in South America.
Independence fiestas the second week in November - wild and dangerous.
Sports you can do include windsurfing and diving while those you can watch are bullfighting.