Near the beautiful peninsula of Barú , there are the paradisiacal Islas del Rosario , a group of more or less 30 islands and cays that form the Natural National Park Corales del Rosario and San Bernardo , one of the hundreds of natural parks of Colombia.
Traveling and visiting the Rosario Islands is a wonderful experience that makes you feel in another place on the planet. Its colors, its flavors and smells make this destination an unmissable place on the north coast of Colombia. So if you are passing through this beautiful region of Colombia, we invite you to visit Islas del Rosario and be surprised by its magic and charm. Now, if you wonder how to get to Islas del Rosario and / or what to do in Islas del Rosario , do not worry, we give you all the information.
The only way to get to Islas del Rosario is by sea , so you will have to take a boat to Islas del Rosario from the La Bodeguita dock in Cartagena de Indias . The cost of each ticket is approximately 30,000 COP and you buy the ticket directly at the pier.
There are also other options to get to Islas del Rosario that you can get directly there at the dock or even in a more organized tourist agency such as the one day tours to Islas del Rosario which includes a round trip to Barú and Islas del Rosario , lunch and dinner on the beach. This tour can bought from 69,000 COP or take other more expensive and complete, everything depends on what you want.
The only bad thing about these one-day tours is that they leave in the morning and you are returning to the dock at about three in the afternoon, so, really, the time you have to enjoy and see is very limited counting the 45 minutes boat trip to Islas del Rosario . So, it is best to stay at least one night in Islas del Rosario. I assure you it's worth it.
Now, you must bear in mind that these excursions to Islas del Rosario do not include other costs such as the dock tax, which is nothing more than the entrance to the Islas del Rosario National Natural Park , which has a value of COP 16,500.
Islas del Rosario is a place where you go to rest and relax while enjoying the sun lying on the sand, listening to the breaking sound of the waves while enjoying a piña colada. That is the perfect plan in Islas del Rosario , however for those that want more, in Rosario Isalnds you can enjoy multiple water activities such as snorkeling, diving, jet skiing, etc.
Now, if your plan is to enjoy and relax to the fullest, your best option is to get off at some of the private beaches in Islas del Rosario , because these are not crowded and to get to them you just have to look for an organized tour or go by your own renting a yacht.
For those who stay overnight in Islas del Rosario , the plan they can not stop doing is to go swimming at night with Bioluminescent Plankton; a type of algae that turn fluorescent when they come in contact with water, creating an effect and a show like no other.
Long before arriving to Islas del Rosario , the boat makes a stop at the Oceanarium , an aquarium where you can watch dolphin and some other shows. The entry here is optional and has a value of 30,000 COP.