"If you're looking to dress to impress then the best places are probably Ketty Tinoco and, of course, Salomon Azulu," says Herrera.
The closest thing to a superstore for summer fashion, Salomon Azulu, carries pretty much everything you will need in every colour you might want.
Gregorio only really does white when he's at work but recommends the Guayaberas. The 300 square metre store is a mecca for those who have stayed longer than they expected and need to make an impression.
"If you need to get dressed up in Cartagena then you can't go wrong in Ketty Tinoco, the Grand Dame of linen."
Ketty draws inspirations for her colourful hand-made creations from the sea, sun and the flowers.
Her menswear and womenswear collections are constantly evolving with few interruptions from the seasons. Working solely with the highest quality linens with a lightness of touch that fits perfectly in Cartagena's tropical conditions.
As well as the options in her store on the corner of Calle Baloco and Calle Santo Domingo, she now has an outlet in Hotel Caribe in Bocagrande.
On special requests she has been known to create bespoke looks for visitors, attending clients in the boutique or at their hotel.
Softball | Baseball
"Cartageneros love to play softball and there is a league between the hotels. La Vitrola is owned by Decameron Hotels chain so I play for them. We're pretty good."
Games take place at the softball pitch in front of the Bocagrande Medical Centre, Bocagrande. The Hotel Caribe has a pretty good team and its normally between us or them for champions.
To spot the next Edgar Renteria try the 11 de Noviembre Baseball Stadium where you can catch some future stars in action.
"If you’re looking for rumba then there are a few classics, Café Havana, Mr Babilla but Babar is the best. That’s where you’ll meet the beautiful people."
Babar Lounge and Bar is the crossover heaven for Cartagena's beautiful people. A Euro House and Tropi-pop playlist keeps the twinkle-toed, trendy, twenty-somethings moving.
Be sure to preen yourself properly as the door staff aren't keen on beach bums in bermudas or flipflops.