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Comb through our hand-picked selection of alluring Caribbean swathes with the ultimate beach bum guide to the islands.

Blessed with an average temperature of 27.7ºC and 2,500 hours of brilliant Caribbean sunshine a year, pretty much every day is a good day to go to the beach in Cartagena.

Boasting a total of 19 km of beaches in the metropolitan area, nearly another 100 km of beaches heading north to Barranquilla and the 43-island archipelago, Islas del Rosario there are plenty of options for those looking to catch some sea and sun.

Each swathe of Caribbean sand comes with its own vibe. Tourists normally first clap eyes on Bocagrande, the longest of the city’s beaches, ablaze with tourists and somewhat nostalgic Miami Vice backdrop and write the rest of the city beaches off.

Don’t. Whether it’s the laid-back family feel of Castillogrande, the myriad watersports options on offer in Laguito, or the beach clubs and resorts popping up in La Boquilla or Manzanillo del Mar, there’s a host of fun, sun and sea options for everyone.

If only platinum sands and aquamarine waters will do for your and your crew, nothing beats the alluring elegance of the Rosario Islands, the most picturesque of the beach bunch.

 

If you’re looking to do some stellar stargazing we’ve got some top liner beach retreats to choose from as well.

For those looking to max out their R&R, we strongly suggest you avoid the touts, tourists and stress that comes with one of the cheap but not so cheerful boat trips by getting yourself onto one of the more upscale day passes to the Rosario Islands.

For group’s of more than four, it often works out cheaper to rent your own boat and sidestep the tin can feel of a shared chalupa to Playa Blanca. Whatever your preference, this guide will help you find your ultimate strip of sand.

From beach bums on a tight schedule to island darlings that want to stray as far as the eye can see, we’ve got the perfect beach plan to suit your desires.


So many islands, so little time. Allow our beach experts to point you in the right direction.

Book a day trip with us to discover the secret swathes of sand no one else knows about.

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