The San Diego neighborhood is embedded in the Old City of Cartagena and revolves around the beautiful San Diego Piazza. Its streets are lined with houses which are smaller than in the rest of the historic district, all painted in bright colors and have spectacular flowering balconies. The neighborhood exudes the bohemian feel from the young people ve attend the University of Fine Arts and Sciences Bolivar, located opposite Plaza San Diego. Narrow cobbled streets of the neighborhood and where several restaurants and bars with great atmospheres pop out, some cheap and popular like the The Cevichería, or the more sophisticated, such as Juan del Mar and Zebra.
For salsa-lovers, the neighborhood of San Antonio is the place to be. During the day, the white homes and red Mediterranean flowers make for a scenic and intriguing visit, but the neighborhood comes alive when the sun goes down and the neighborhood becomes the salsa capital of Cali.