The exquisite Casa San Agustín is a luxurious small hotel, lovingly restored and reimagined for a new generation of travelers. Echoing Cartagena’s fresh contemporary style and colorful Caribbean sensibility, its trio of colonial era white-washed buildings exudes the warmth of a magnificently appointed private residence. From the original frescoes paintings in the library, to the centuries-old wood-beamed ceilings, the Casa San Agustín’s art and architecture evoke the city’s rich history as a 17th century Spanish stronghold. Located within Cartagena’s walled Old Town, the hotel features elaborate guest rooms and suites, each taking its color cue from the nearby Caribbean Sea. Shades of soft blue mix with specially commissioned furnishings and fixtures to create spaces of singular beauty and originality. The country’s abundance of seafood and exotic ingredients inspires the contemporary coastal Colombian cuisine of Alma, the hotel’s signature restaurant, and its charming bar and nearby alfresco courtyard – two picturesque settings for conch, ceviche and custom-crafted cocktails.