» Islas del Rosario
If lying on small Caribbean beaches all day, listening to the sound of the warm sea lapping against white sands is your idea of heaven, then The Rosario Islands are for you.
The Islas del Rosario archipelago contains 27 islands and lies 35km southwest of Cartagena.
Formed less than 5000 years ago when mud volcanoes lifted the submarine floor and led to the forming of the coral reefs, many of the islands are big enough only for one house. There are three ecosystems in archipelago: coastal lagoons, mangroves and tropical forests.
The turquoise and purple seas that surround the islands are exquisite. The area is now a national park and the 7000 hectares offer white beaches and superb diving.
The incredible beaches of Playa Blanca, Playita de Cholon, Playa de los Muertos and Playa Bobo are found in the archipelago and here locals will serve up delicious platters of fresh lobster and shellfish.