Cartagena is well known for its prime location right on the sea. 

Best Water Sports To Do in Cartagena

 

Cartagena is well known for its colonial charm and unique Afro-Colombian culture.  As Spain’s most important port city, Cartagena has a prime location right on the sea.  Cartagena is one of the few cities in Latin America that combines a colonial old town, modern city and a coral reef. The calm waters and natural landscape offer a ton of different options for water sports ranging from scuba diving to taking a bath in a volcano (yes, you read that right.  If that sounds fun, learn more about it here!)

 

Best Water Sports To Do in Cartagena

 

The main water sport that people come to Cartagena for is snorkeling, closely followed by scuba diving.  Cartagena is lucky enough to be surrounded by a healthy coral reef that is home to a huge variety of marine life including 280 different species of fish, rays and sharks. You can easily grab and snorkel and head into the water at Playa Blanca and the Rosario and San Bernardo Islands.

 

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Scuba divers will love the vast array of choices for scuba diving that are just a short boat ride away from Cartagena.  The coral reef is one of the best places to see all kinds of marine life.  For advanced divers, there are also a number of sunken ships that now serve as artificial reefs and are a wonderful place to see larger marine life.  You can even visit an underwater museum!

 

Best Water Sports To Do in Cartagena

 

If you are thinking of getting your PADI dive certification, Cartagena is a great place to finally tick that off your bucket list.  There are many different dive companies operating out of the city and Bocagrande and we are happy to give recommendations for reputable dive shops.

 

Sailing and boating are other popular activities and sunset boat rides are a great way to end the day!  If you are traveling as part of a large group, you can even charter a yacht which will allow you to explore the sea surrounding Cartagena at your own pace. (Learn more about chartering a yacht here!).

Best Water Sports To Do In Cartagena

 

In the areas just outside of Cartagena, you can also swim with bioluminescence plankton.  These harmless creatures create a swirl of sparkles when you jump into the water and are the perfect way to create your own magical Disney princess moment.  One of the most popular departure points for bioluminescence tours is in Playa Blanca.

 

Our Concierge Dream Team will be happy to arrange yacht service or a Dream Experience of your preference for you and your group. Should you require any assistance finding suitable transportation to and from the islands check out our Yacht Rental Services.

 

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