Swimming with bioluminescent plankton may be one of the most magical experiences in Cartagena. As you glide through the water, the plankton comes to life leaving a trail of sparkling diamonds in your wake. It almost feels like you are straight out of a Disney movie. These microscopic plankton are only visible at night and you can only find them in a few parts of the world. Although you can see plankton all year round, the best time to go is when there is no moon and the plankton appear even more brightly. There are a number of evening tours leaving from both Playa Blanca, Cartagena and Isla Grande that allow you to jump in the water with them and relive your favorite Disney princess moment. We recommend researching your tour company thoroughly before booking any tours to make sure that you get the best possible experience.
Below are the best places near Cartagena to swim in bioluminescent plankton.