El Laguito (Carrera 1, Cartagena) – this beach in the Cartagena area is popular among college students. The best stretch of beach is maintained by the Hilton Hotel — providing all the comforts expected of an international hotel chain, while surfers cluster where Laguito meets Boca Grande. Aside from that, the bulk of the aging apartments cater to visitors looking for cheap digs, with much of the accommodation is in need of refurbishment. The beach suffers from a similar bedraggled feel. Laguito’s small beach has a couple of legendary hangouts perched right on the shore which are worth stopping for a drink to take in some sea air and watch the sunset in time-honored fashion.