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Tips to visit Corales del Rosario ISLANDS from Cartagena.

Updated: Apr 4, 2022

Among the natural wealth that Colombia has to visit are the Corales del Rosario Islands, an archipelago that is part of the National Natural Park Corales del Rosario and San Bernardo, a Caribbean paradise of white sand and turquoise waters, is the most frequented park in Colombia, it’s really worth including it in the itinerary during your visit to Cartagena. In this blog we will talk about everything you should know before you go.

How to get there?

The Rosario Islands can be reached by sea, by private and shared boat or Day tour, here are the indications of each option.

Shared boat or Day tour: The Rosario Islands are reached by sea, the first thing to do is to go to the pier of the Bodeguita (Av. Blasdelezo, historic center), departure point of all shared boats in day tour option, to enter the dock you must pay a port fee, currently is $20,000 per person and is paid in cash.

Private boat: if you rent a boat you must coordinate with the pilot the departure point, generally it’s from the pegasos dock, right next to the Bodeguita dock and you must pay an entrance fee of $9,500 per person in cash.

The travel time is about 60 minutes, from the time it leaves the dock through the wonderful bay of Cartagena, until it reaches the open sea. The departure time is between 8:00 and 10:00 am and the return time is at 3:00 pm. Before leaving it is very important to be sure of the weather conditions and the port captaincy orders, and above all to comply with the biosecurity measures present.

What can I do during my visit?

Inside the park you can enjoy the sun, the beach and the sea in the permitted areas, breathe peace and tranquility with the sounds of nature, there are more than 30 different options of accommodation and lodging, the experience of a night is fascinating, you can find from a luxury room to a beachfront tent. Snorkeling in the sunken ship of Pablo Escobar (a powerful Colombian drug trafficker), activities such as scuba diving, kayaking, or visits to the oceanarium (marine conservation center) will be the perfect complement to this exceptional experience.

Here you can see the admission prices to the oceanarium

By Indira Meza

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