Monzanillo del mar beach colombia

Manzanillo

Authentic caribbean flavor

On the highway that leads to Barranquilla, 15 minutes from Cartagena and once the visitor has passed the Hotel in the highway, nestled in the middle of the Ciénaga de la Virgen and the Caribbean Sea, is Manzanillo del Mar, a new tourist center of virgin beaches and without contamination which has become the fashionable place on weekends of Cartagena.

Manzanillo del Mar is a small fishing village inhabited by 450 people, where ecology is its forte and which was founded 50 years ago by Don Victor Batista, Patriarch of Cartagena, pioneer of great interests and patron of a traditional family in the region.

After deviating from the highway and passing the town, the visitor arrives at the Parrilla del Mar, the starting point to go through the tunnels of more than two kilometers of mangle and enjoy the Ciénaga de la Virgen with all the ecological environment, herons, birds like the gannets they have there have their sanctuary and why not sunset with a glass of wine, all without having to travel to a Caribbean island.

During one hour of trip you can appreciate the great variety of existing fauna and the warm vegetation of an intense green that surround the beautiful and mysterious braided passages like a labyrinth without end.

Not in vain has been the scene of filming of films like Nostromo and recently the soap opera Candela, you can enjoy a refreshing sea bath, a horse ride along its extensive beach or have fun with water sports offered there.

All these wonders are offered by Manzanillo del Mar, a place where you can see Cartagena and Punta Canoa Bay, with a road in improvement there are many visitors that are present every day.

On the other hand, its inhabitants and those who have established their businesses there, hope that the district government will support the initiative to create a Regional Tourist School that seeks the training of its people in tourist attention, especially considering the opening next year of new hotel projects that will undoubtedly bring more sources of work and therefore welfare to those who have the privilege of living in this paradise.

Stamp Hostels gives you a warm welcome to this amazing Colombian Paradise.

Barú Island

Barú Island : Pure Joy

Start packing right now.

Because in the next lines we will allow you to take an unforgettable journey through the charm, beauty and “enjoyment” of Barú.

Barú is perhaps the most important tourist destination of Cartagena, its proximity and ease to reach either by land or by sea, its beautiful white beaches, very white, its blue sea, very blue, surrounded in some spots by enigmatic mangroves, multicolored corals and an average temperature on the island of 30º, make it irresistible for that dreamy and deserved escape to tranquility and total relaxation.

How to get there?

By sea :

You cross all the bay of Cartagena in a boat that leave every day from the Tourist Wharf, with a schedule of with many recurrent schedules at different hours.

You can also ask the boatman to pick you up at one of the beaches in the afternoon.

By land :

If you go by car you get through the Canal del Dique, in a place called Pasacaballos you take the ferry and on the other side you follow the road to the beaches.

Also in several points of Cartagena you can take a bus with very cheap tickets.

The trip takes approximately 35 minutes.

Now close your eyes and get to one of the most visited beaches : Punta Iguana, Playa Blanca, Tranquila Beach, Puerto Naito, Playita de los Muertos, Cholon Beach and Bobo Beach.

Imagine there a chat with natives of the island, who will tell you fantastic stories of pirates and battles waged in the sea that currency, like that occurred in 1708 when the Galleon San Jose was attacked and sunk by English ships, which was lost in the most Deep ocean for more than 300 years and was found just a year ago with all kinds of treasures inside.

Or maybe, they just tell you about the morning fishing and they advise you some kiosk next to the beach where you can eat a red snapper, a sea bass and other sea delicacies so that you can enjoy them fried, grilled or in a ceviche with lots of lemon and with a lot of Caribbean flavor.

“Exploring Barú is to enjoy its people, its history, its beaches, its crystal clear sea with infinite shades of blue, we are waiting or you, are you ready?”