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Latitude:
10.45
Longitude:
-76.17
Place:
Cartagena
Country:
Columbia

Charter in Cartagena.
Cartagena is surrounded by the Caribbean Sea and with lots of offshore islands.
The beach sand is brown because there are no nearby offshore coral reefs feeding the beaches with white "sand" which actually is the tiny fragments of shells and coral which make up the reefs eco system. The Island of Bocachica contains Fort San José, one of the two outermost forts which provided early protection of ancient Cartagena. Bocachica Beach has a number small places to eat, get a massage, or merely sleep away the afternoon in a hanging hammock. Small boats depart from the Pegasos bay, (across from Convention Center) the in the mornings, and make runs throughout the day. Click for Beach Photos.
White sand beaches can be found at Playa Blanca (White Beach) in Baru. These beaches are to the south of Cartagena, and can be accessed by bus, taxi, car, or boat. This is a remote area with restaurants, beaches, but no hotels. Plan on a whole day, as the travel time is about two hours each way. Playa Blanca offers white sand and waters of white, green and blue. There are fewer visitors and therefore no peddlers to disturb your day at the beach.
The pristine Beaches of the Rosario Islands, are less than two hours by boat. These beaches are a day trip, offering the best in natural conditions, plus a variety of nice hotels and restaurants, AND the aquarium, for those who love nature. For world class beaches, swimming, snorkeling and diving-the Cartagena off shore islands are a real treat! Click for Islands Photos.
All Cartagena beaches are considered safe for bathers with no unusual rip tides or strong currents. These are the same tranquil water and current conditions that existed almost 500 years ago, and the primary reason for the founding of Cartagena.

 

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Columbia 2012-11-04 04:10:31 Benjamin Francia
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Reviewed by Benjamin Francia    November 04, 2012

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whatever you do, don't go there, unless you are really keen on getting ripped off, robbed and putting yourself into potentially serious danger. We did a charter back in 2010. in the second night, someone broke into our boat and cutting the anchor rope while we were sleeping. Dont go by boat around Cartagena.

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