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Rooftop Bars Cartagena

2023 update
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Rooftop grade 7/10
Rooftop Bar Cartagena
Rooftop Cartagena

11 best rooftop bars in Cartagena

Updated:March 18, 2023

Filled with color, charisma and history, Cartagena de Indias is truly a beautiful city. To get a new perspective on this Colombian pearl, head to a rooftop Cartagena and elevate yourself above the 'regular'. Luckily, the options are plenty.

To help you find the very best venues, this ultimated guide comes packed with all info you need about the best Cartagena rooftop bars: opening hours, dress codes, pics, maps and much more. From charming rooftop terraces in the historic center, to sky-high rooftop lounges in the more modern parts, there is a rooftop Cartagena for everyone. Just scroll down and find the Cartagena rooftop bar best suited for you.

The list
Rooftop Cartagena Mirador Gastro Bar in Cartagena de Indias

Mirador Gastro Bar

$$$ | 4th floor | Old Town
  • Highlights
  • Multi-level
  • 360° views
  • Live music & DJs

Found in the heart of Old Town Cartagena, Mirador Gastro Bar is a multi-level and multi-space restaurant and bar. The venue includes Mirador Lobby Bar and the Salón Mirador restaurant, but the 'cherry-on-top' space is the lovely and sprawling Mirador Rooftop. Modern yet natural and lush in setting, the open-air terrace comes surrounded with fantastic 360° views over Cartagena. Up here you can indulge in a wide variety of tasty food and drinks, all served in a fun, friendly and vibrant lounge atmosphere.

Rooftop Cartagena 51 Sky Bar in Cartagena de Indias

51 Sky Bar

$$$$ | 51st floor | Bocagrande
  • Highlights
  • Trendy lounge
  • 360° views
  • Live DJs

Perched on top of Hotel Estelar Cartagena in the Bocagrande district, the stylish and modern 51 Sky Bar is the highest bar in Colombia and, unsurprisingly, the 360° views on display are simply breathtaking. With a setting and vibe similar to the best rooftops found in Asia, you can head on up to the 51st floor for stylish signature sunset cocktails and bites, overlooking Cartagena and the ocean. Or come for vibrant lounge nights with live DJs.

Rooftop Cartagena Townhouse Rooftop in Cartagena de Indias

Townhouse Rooftop

$$$ | 4th floor | Old Town
  • Highlights
  • Tropical fun
  • All-day
  • Vibrant

With amazing views over the historic domes, churches and colonial buildings, this Cartagena rooftop offers fun, drinks and views from early morning to late night. A tropical oasis, equipped with two wading pools, lots of palm trees and colorful lounge spots, Townhouse Rooftop serves everything from Caribbean inspired cocktails and Colombian beers, to a global fusion of sinful dishes. Visit for a boozy weekend brunch, a casual and sunny lunch, or a night packed with music and cocktails.

Rooftop Cartagena Movich Hotel Rooftop in Cartagena de Indias

Movich Hotel Rooftop

$$$ | 6th floor | Old Town
  • Highlights
  • Trendy vibes
  • 360° views
  • Infinity pool

Located on a quiet street in the lively and colourful Old Town, the colonial-style Movich Hotel Cartagena de Indias comes with an impressive and day-to-night rooftop terrace. Surrounded with panoramic 360° views over Cartagena and the ocean, the terrace houses a refreshing rooftop infinity pool and a jacuzzi, as well as a bar with comfy lounge furniture. While the pool is exclusive to inhouse guests, everyone are welcome to visit the Movich rooftop and enjoy Caribbean-inspired bites from the rotating food menu, as well as plenty of refreshing drinks.

Rooftop Cartagena Buena Vida Rooftop in Cartagena de Indias

Buena Vida Rooftop

$$$ | 3rd floor | Old Town
  • Highlights
  • Colorful & charming
  • Live DJs
  • Caribbean deliciousness

Colorful and charming, Buena Vida offers three floors of pure Caribbean deliciousness, right in the heart of Cartagena. With the full name Buena Vida Marisquería y Rooftop, the two first floors is home to an indoor Caribbean seafood restaurant, while the top floor Buena Vida Rooftop Cartagena is where you can enjoy food and crafted cocktails with lovely views over the city rooftops. Intimate and tropical-chic, this is a perfect spot for a date night or a stylish afternoon with drinks, friends and food.

Rooftop Cartagena Alquímico in Cartagena de Indias


$$$ | 3rd floor | Old Town
  • Highlights
  • Awarded
  • Alchemical cocktails
  • Live DJs

The art-deco themed and buzzing Alquímico Bar offers several floors of crafted and alchemical experiences, where the prime spot is the third and top floor Terraza, which is a tropical tiki-bar. Awarded as one of the top 50 bars around the globe in 2021, you would expect drinks out of the ordinary, and you would be right. Alquímico takes an almost scientific approach to the art of mixology, and the rooftop bar offers some truly creative and amzing creations. Come for the cocktails, stay for the late-night vibrant atmosphere.

Rooftop Cartagena Sophia Rooftop in Cartagena de Indias

Sophia Rooftop

$$$ | 4th floor | Old Town
  • Highlights
  • Stylish
  • Panoramic views
  • Rooftop pool

The boutique Sophia Hotel offers a large number of amenities, including an incredible rooftop Cartagena, made to contemplate the beauty of the city. Aptly named Sophia Rooftop, the elegant terraceelegant terrace comes with an amazing rooftop pool, loungers and armchairs, as well as spectacular panoramics over Cartagena and the ocean. Open to all, the rooftop bar offers crafted signature cocktails and Caribbean-inspired bites. Stylish and comfy in atmosphere, this is a prime spot for elevated sunset drinks with a view.

Rooftop Cartagena Mar y Zielo in Cartagena de Indias

Mar y Zielo

$$$ | 3rd floor | Old Town
  • Highlights
  • Cozy
  • Traditional Colombian
  • Lush terrace

Set over several levels, Mar y Zielo is a cozy gastrobar inspired by the tours of the Colombian territories. Part stylish main dining room and part a lush and tropical rooftop bar, overlooking the historical rooftops and the cathedral. Focusing on traditional Colombian food, but using modern techniques, here you can enjoy exquisite and creative dishes, along with modern cocktails. Enjoy a full lunch or dinner at the rooftop, or just visit for some drinks, views and soft house beats from the live DJ.

Rooftop Cartagena Daisy the Rooftop in Cartagena de Indias

Daisy the Rooftop

$$$ | 3rd floor | Old Town
  • Highlights
  • Tropical-chic
  • Crafted cocktails
  • Live DJs

The multi-level La Jugada Club House is Great Gatsby-themed cocktail bar, nestled in the heart of Old Town Cartagena. Best of all, it comes with a rooftop so good it has its own name, called Daisy the Rooftop. Tropical, stylish and chic, the whimsical and avant-garde terrace comes surrounded with lovely views over the Cartagena rooftops and the colorful cathedral. Visit the rooftop early for fine drinks and fantastic sunset views in a more relaxing atmosphere, or late nights with a large crowd enjoying DJ sets and a buzzing vibe.

Rooftop Cartagena Rooftop La Cata at Santa Catalina Hotel in Cartagena de Indias

Rooftop La Cata at Santa Catalina Hotel

$$$ | 4th floor | Old Town
  • Highlights
  • Lush & charming
  • Panoramic views
  • Rooftop pool

A colorful, lush and charming rooftop Cartagena, set over several levels and mixing plenty of comfy lounge spots with a spectacular rooftop pool, all accompanied with panoramic views over the historic center of Cartagena. Rooftop-swimming is only available to hotel guests, but Rooftop La Cata is open for all to enjoy signature cocktails, refreshing drinks and tapas-style dishes in a low-key and sophisticated atmosphere.

Rooftop Cartagena Café del Mar in Cartagena de Indias

Café del Mar

$$$ | 2nd floor | Old Town
  • Highlights
  • Laid-back
  • 365 days a year
  • Sunset views

Technically more of a wall-top bar than a rooftop bar, but Café del Mar Cartagena still offers an elevated alfresco setting and views to keep anyone happy. With a classic and historical location, on the wall of Cartagena de Indias, the spacious and open-air terrace comes surrounded with panoramic and unobstructed views over the Caribbean Sea and city skyline. Always beautiful, but extra fantastic around sunset. Open 365 days a year, here you can indulge in tropical cocktails, sangria, wine and beer, as well as plenty of classic Caribbean dishes and musical entertainment.

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Rooftop bar Cartagena

Rooftop-grade: 7/10

Prime season: all year

Residents: 1 million

Climate: tropical

Which are the best rooftops in Cartagena? This complete guide will help you find the best rooftop Cartagena to make the most out of your visit to this beautiful city. With a tropical climate, which means that the average temperature is between 25-30 degrees celsius all year round, Cartagena is a perfect city for rooftop bars.

Many of the terrace bars in Cartagena are found in the Old Town, offer amazing views over the historic rooftops, but also over the ocean and the more modern skyline.

Plenty of the Cartagena rooftops are equipped with refreshing rooftop pools, and while these are perfect for daily visits and long hours under the sun, most of the rooftops in Cartagena really comes to life at night.

About Cartagena

Cartagena, or Cartagena de Indias, is the fifth-largest city in Colombia, located on the northern coast and bordering the Caribbean sea. Founded during the 16th century, the most famous part of the city is the historic center, filled with cobbled alleys and colonial style buildings, lying within an impressive 13km of stone walls. But there is also a much more modern part to the city, including an impressive skyline in the Bocagrande district. Thanks to its waterfront location, Cartagena is also home to plenty of fantastic beaches.