beaches

Boquilla Beach

La Boquilla

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 …

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Castillogrande

Looking out onto Tierrabomba, the largest island in the bay of Cartagena, Playa Castillogrande is substantially less populated than Playa Bocagrande. Another retreat of oil barons from the 1950s, Castillogrande is laid back, and is tightly lined with private clubs and resorts. As a result, there are far less hustlers, making for a much more …

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Bocagrande

Bocagrande

The most commonly known beach in Cartagena, Bocagrande became the place to be as far back as the 1950’s when American oil barons and their families used it exclusively. Nowadays, it’s a public beach, overflowing with activity. Located on the peninsula just south of the old city and facing out to the Carribean, Bocagrande can …

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