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The birthplace of first-class coffee, Colombia is the perfect locale to perk things up with your sweetheart.

Be bold this week and get romance brewing with today’s escape: a lavish, three-night stay at Cartagena de Indias' Las Américas Beach Resort ($729) from Manataraya Travel, which includes round-trip transportation to and from local airports.

One taste of Las Américas's accommodations will have you buzzing with a tropical flavour through a mix of white and caramel décor, wicker accents, and floor-to-ceiling glass doors. Soak in views of the cerulean sea or lush, emerald gardens on your private balcony before you sink into plush beds or swing on outdoor hammocks rocked by the cool breeze. A complimentary bottle of wine, LCD TVs, wireless internet and Las Américas's five-star service are also on tap to cater to your every need.

Indulge in each day's most important ingredient when you start your mornings off with included breakfast for two. Then, really stir up the romance while you stroll hand-in-hand on a guided walking tour of old Cartagena. Afterward, rest in each others’ arms as a carriage ride whisks you around the city. Back at the hotel, learn to salsa dance, sip cocktails by the pool or pick from a full menu of other tempting activities.

Cartagena is one town that gets passions percolating. This walled, UNESCO World Heritage Site's clay tiled roofs, majestic bell towers and cobblestone streets exude a romantic Old World aura.

Explore the battlements of Castillo de San Felipe de Barajas, or shop for local handicrafts at Las Bóvedas. Then, head to Callo de Arsenal's bars, restaurants and discotheques, for an upbeat vibe; or, retreat to Playa Blanca's pearl-white beaches and turquoise waves.

No matter what your taste, this escape holds the recipe for one invigorating getaway.

Escape kit

  • Three-night stay for two
  • Complimentary breakfast for two
  • Round-trip ground airport transfer
  • Complimentary bottle of wine
  • Guided city tour and carriage ride in Cartagena de Indias
  • Book by 28 June

For details and to reserve your stay, visit LivingSocial Escapes. For more inspiration for your trip, read our article about Language tourism.

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