If you want a more authentic Colombian experience then the Aria is the place to stay. If you are looking to get away from the typical touristy holiday and experience a more authentic relaxing cultural holiday then the Aria is the place for you. The Aria is about 20 minutes from the Airport and a hidden gem that overlooks the ocean. The rooms are charming and clean. Aria Hotel & Spa is 30 minutes from Cartagena. The City of Barranquilla is less than 50 minutes away by car.