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- Address: Isla Grande Bolivar Colombia, Cartagena
- Timings: 24-hrs Details
- Ticket Price: Free
- Time Required: 06:00 Hrs
- Tags: Outdoors, Island, Family And Kids
A 45-minute boat ride from Cartagena will bring you to the best island retreat in this area of the Caribbean. This one is the largest of the Rosario Islands, and is also the only one that is home to a full time native population. Tours usually don’t ply to the island as most of it is private property. And yet it is still a delight to walk around the island town, known as Orica. The ambience is very laid back, the locals are fun, and they have employed unusual tricks to minimise waste. Swimming at Laguna Encantada at night will create a bioluminescent effect. Snorkelling in the warm waters will reveal some beautiful coral reefs. Walking through the vegetation of the island is quite an adventure. Or you can skip all that and just laze at the Cocoterra Beach, where you arrive and depart the island.
Isla Grande Travel Tips
- Bring your mosquitoe repellant.
Entrance Ticket Details For Isla Grande
- Boats to Isla Grande can cost between COP 60000- COP 90000.
How to Reach Isla Grande
- Take a boat from Cartagena’s La Bodeguita pier.
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Isla Grande Reviews & Ratings
Well-organized tour operator from start to finish.. Beautiful blue water to bathe in. Several activities offered: snorkeling or visiting the mangroves!
Beautiful place to visit, water was amazing!
The Rosario Islands is a small archipelago made up of 27 tiny islands located south of the Bay of Cartagena, about one hour away by boat. This is where you will find the see-your-feet crystal clear waters, coral and snorkelling that you associate with Caribbean paradise. Isla Baru, and its most famous beach, Playa Blanca is where you will find white sand beaches, palm trees and all the other picturesque scenes you will photograph to make your friends at home jealous. Baru is also now accessible by land. Tierra Bomba is the closest of the islands. It is very big and only accessible via boat. Tierra Bomba has beaches on the "Cartagena -side" of the island, and also on the more remote, Bocachica side. Tierra Bomba is located in the Bay of Cartagena. The advantage is that it is closer, and you don't have to brave the oftentimes rough seas of the open water. The downside is the water is usually not the same transparent gorgeous blue of Rosario Islands and Playa Blanca
Turquoise water making the beach ideal for swimming and spend the day relaxing in the sun. *****