Islas del Rosario
Islas del Rosario
The Rosario Islands is a small archipelago made up of about 28 islands, which is part of the insular zone of Cartagena de Indias, with a land area of 20 hectares located off the coast of the Department of Bolívar, at the same latitude than the Barú peninsula.
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Fronting both the Caribbean, Colombia is blessed with countless sun-toasted stretches of floury sands plus pristine, picture-perfect islands. The 1760km Caribbean coast is home to the country’s best beaches, from backpacker hotspots like raucous Taganga to the rarely visited Punta Gallinas with its massive dunes. Playa Blanca at Isla de Barú is located southwest of Cartagena, found on a small island easily accessible from the mainland.
It is time to step outside the walls of Cartagena and experience the beauty of one of the many islands located in Islas del Rosario.
The Rosario Islands are located about 30 miles away from the city. An archipelago formed by coral reefs with small white sand beaches, and clear Caribbean waters that invite you to appreciate the diverse marine life. These small islands have been protected by the authorities since 1977, when they were declared a National Park. The park’s coral reefs, mangrove habitats and lagoons support more than 1,300 different species in nearly 500 square miles.
The day starts at your hotel in Cartagena where you will be picked up and transferred to the port. The boat usually departs at 9:00 am. You will head out from the port into open water for a 60 minute ride, or more (depending on the island) approximately to the chosen island, you can either enjoy a full day or stay a couple of nights at one of the lovely hotels or private properties of the area.
You can sit on the small beach and rest, enjoy a walk around the island, sign up for a diving course in the coral reefs, swim or relax with a massage session. The hotels usually have a beach front bar and snacks can be purchased throughout the day. You will be arriving back to Cartagena between 4:00 and 4:30 pm.
Insider tip: For a better experience we reccomend you rent a private boat and do an island hoping during the day along with a beach picnic at one of the spots.
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