Top 4: advantages of all-inclusive vacation plans


We know you love to travel and bask in your visit to Cartagena de Indias! That’s why we are always thinking about the best plans to offer you additional benefits and not only staying the night at a hotel. Hereafter we want to mention a few of the advantages of reserving an All-Inclusive plan:

Vacations are the time of the year when we are the most relaxed and maybe because of that, we tend to lose control managing our money.

One of the advantages of the All-Inclusive plans is that you will avoid any unpleasant surprises or upsets. Knowing beforehand almost exactly what you are going to spend will help you stick to your budget.

Another benefit is that you will have everything you need to have fun at the tip of your fingers. There is no need to get out of the hotel to have fun and enjoy a drink or a nice dinner. With All-Inclusive plans, you can get all of this and more at any time during the day and until very late at night.

The hotels that offer these plans, generally already have planned a wide selection of activities such as shows, concerts and day and night guided entertainment. All of this, so the guests make the most of their stay and are pleased with the plan.

Last but not least, the majority of the hotels that offer All-Inclusive plans are specially to enjoy amazing family vacations. All the activities and guided entertainment for children and adults as well as any kids’ clubs and recreational areas are divided by group ages.

Do you know there is a very special club called the Captain Star’s Club where children can have an outstanding vacation? Or an infinity pool in Las Américas Torre del Mar where adults have a unique area only for them? Hotel Las Américas is without a doubt the absolute best hotel in Cartagena de Indias and all of the Colombian Caribbean.
Come and enjoy an All-Inclusive plan!

8 tips to protect children from the sun in the summer


During summertime we want you to spend all the time you can with your children enjoying the pools, beaches, parks and all the places of interest in Cartagena de Indias.

One thing you must not forget is that the excessive sun exposure may be harmful to the little ones. Below are a few recommendations to protect them from the sun:

1. Use sunscreens special for children and babies. They must be hypoallergenic |43, PABA free and with a UV protection of 45 or up. Besides, don’t forget to apply it multiple times a day, ideally every one or two hours, particularly after been in the water or if they sweat much.

2. Protect the head, neck and ears of your children from the sun. These zones are very important and they burn easily. A hat or a cap that covers these areas is very beneficial, particularly because these areas are very sensitive.

3. Sometimes we fall in love with a specific swimwear that may be cute but, at the end do not protect enough the children’s skin. Using a t-shirt with an UV protection (there are multiple offers in the market and of all price ranges) and paired with applying sunscreen with UV protection work very well together.

4. Wearing a good pair of sneakers to protect feet and their soles from the sun and the heat of the sand beach is also important.

5. Taking cover under an umbrella or tent if you enjoying the pool or the beach is very necessary for children above all. This will help them to avoid the constant exposure to the sun and prevent them from suffering a heatstroke.

6. Wearing sunglasses can protect from the UV rays as long as these sunglasses have UV protection.

7. There are times within a day when we need to be more careful and avoid the sun. Between 10 am and 3 pm are particularly the days following being very exposed to the sun.

8. Last but not least, babies under 6 months should not be exposed to the sun and if, by any chance you cannot avoid it, check with your doctor for any special recommendations.

Hotel Las Américas wishes you a very happy and entertaining vacations but with health as a priority before starting the fun. Happy summer!

Top 5: best plans to do with children in Cartagena


Our romantic city, Cartagena de Indias, is worldwide famous for its unique history and beauty. It is also a place where children can make the most of what ‘The Walled City’ has to offer.

If you have children under 10 years old and you have any doubts about if this city offers entertainment for them, this list of activities will clear up any doubts and get ready to pack your bags.

Cartagena has a wide range of possibilities for them to have fun, learn and enjoy. Here is a list of activities:

1. Get to know the City’s history while walking over the walls that surrounds the Historic Center, visiting its squares, colonial churches, streets and museums. Cartagena de Indias offers multiple digital and non-digital tourist guides that will help you better explain interesting, fun and curious facts about the different points of the city. They could learn about history having fun while doing it.

2. Pay a visit to the ‘Castillo San Felipe de Barajas’, a fortress that aid the city to defend itself against corsairs and pirates in the Colonial times.

3. Visit the Oceanarium located in the Corales del Rosario National Park. Here, they can swim with dolphins and find out more about the marine wildlife. After this, we can assure you they will be determined to champion the oceans and every species in it.

4. Visit the Aviary in the island of Barú. One of the city’s most beautiful places that now it can also be accessed by car.

5. And, of course, take them to enjoy Cartagena’s beaches so they can play in the sand and have fun among the waves.

You can do all of these activities can be done in Cartagena and of course, you can also come stay with them at Hotel Las Américas. We have the city’s most sophisticated hotel facilities and, in passing, they could be part of a spectacular club created exclusively for them: The Captain Star’s Club.

In this club, a recreational expert team designed tailor-made activities for your children to have fun inside the Hotel facilities. These activities include enjoying the pool, water park, Captain Star’s ship theme park, mini-golf, ping pong and direct access to the beach. In addition to contests and lessons where they learn by playing!