Playa La Boquilla takes its name from a working fishing village, located some distance further up the coast. In contrast, the actual beach area is fronted by hundreds of high-end condominiums and is one of the most popular vacation spots among the young, wealthy crowd from as far away as Medellin, Bogota and Cali.
Situated at the north end of the city, 20 minutes from the old fort, Playa La Boquilla is well-known for having excellent wind conditions for related sports such as wind and kite surfing. Additionally, there is a large tourism industry in fishing, diving and jet-skiing.
With three kilometres of beachfront, La Boquita commonly hosts huge beach parties, weddings and sporting events such as football or volleyball and yet, if you don’t mind walking up the coast a bit, there are tons of spaces available to relax in peace.
For those interested in nature, check out the Mangroves and the “Tunnel of Love”; both natural phenomenas which can be seen by canoe for a nominal charge or can also be explored on our Boquilla Mangrove Tour. If you want to spend the night and watch the stars, there are several excellent beach-front hotels to choose from. Finally, like most spots in Cartagena, the food is fantastic and on this beach, seafood is the table de jour.