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Isla de Tierra Bomba - Other Activity Cartagena - Colombia

Isla de Tierra Bomba, a rather large island off the coast of Cartagena, remains steeped in history. It was through the strait, Bocachica, that the first pioneers entered Cartagena. The narrow passageway was protected by two fortresses, which may be visited (daily 8 a.m.-6 p.m.): Fuerte San Fernando on Tierra Bomba itself, and Batería del Ángel San Rafael, on a small islet across the channel. The sites share an entry ticket (adults $4.50, children $2.25) and are free the last Sunday of each month.

Most day trippers, though, only visit Punta Arena, one of Cartagena’s best beaches, and Punta Luna. They spend the day on the playa, eating fresh island fruit and fish, and drinking Águila beer, boating back to Cartagena before sunset.

Hotel Tres Banderas in Cartagena also has luxury lodging at Punta Arena, for those who want to spend the night relaxing under the stars (www.hotel3banderas.com; $105-155, including boat transport).

Lanchas (launches) to Punta Arena depart from next to the Hilton Hotel in Laguito, Bocagrande ($3-6) and from Muelle Turístico La Bodeguita in Cartagena. From the Mueulla Turístico, local boats to Bocachica also depart (every30-45 min; 15 min, $3-4). Beware of the hard sale of the more expensive tour boat operators ($9 round trip, $15 with lunch). If taking a boat from La Bodeguita, you’ll have to pay an additional $3 port fee. Only at Bocachica do non-island residents have to pay a $1.70 additional tax.

Location:
Near Cartagena, Cartagena, Colombia

Other Activity

Getting There

Lanchas (launches) to Punta Arena depart from next to the Hilton Hotel in Laguito, Bocagrande ($3-6) and from Muelle Turístico La Bodeguita in Cartagena. From the Mueulla Turístico, local boats to Bocachica also depart (every30-45 min; 15 min, $3-4). Beware of the hard sale of the more expensive tour boat operators ($9 round trip, $15 with lunch). If taking a boat from La Bodeguita, you’ll have to pay an additional $3 port fee.

Relative price: Mid-Range

Currencies accepted
Colombian Peso



Here are other activities in and around Near Cartagena that may be of interest: San Basilio De Palenque, Volcán del Totumo, Playa Blanca, La Boquilla and Islas del Rosario.








By Brenda Yun
I am a creative writer / surfer chick in need of adventure all the time. The only thing that keeps me grounded is my non-traveling, non-surfing pug...
06 May 2011




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