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La Boquilla - Other Activity Cartagena - Colombia

During the week, the men of La Boquilla still doff their fishermen’s caps and head out to sea. But when weekends and holidays come, they are often helping their womenfolk take care of hungry tourists. This little village comes alive with day trippers arriving, to enjoy surf, sun and fresh fish.

La Boquilla is perhaps the best mainland beach near Cartagena. Over five kilometers (3 mi) of pale-taupe sand is washed by clean, tranquil waters. The north end curves into a cove, before turning west to forested hills.

La Boquilla is one of the premier windsurfing spots in the region. Another adventure is a boat journey through the mangroves to Punta Ícaros’ fine beach. Some beachside eateries, like Donde Elías and Magalí, offer these trips (1.5 hr, $14-17 per person). Ocean and Land Tours in Cartagena also makes this excursion.

Palm-thatched enramadas preparing fish and seafood platter line the beach for several kilometers (many are closed during the week). These dishes are pricier than in the city, but infinitely fresher. La Boquila has a variety of lodging options, including camping.

La Boquilla is six kilometers (3.6 mi) east-northeast of Cartagena. To get there from the city, catch a buseta from near the India Catalina monument (frequent, 20 min, $0.80). The last one back to Cartagena leaves from the beach area at 6 p.m. and from the village’s paved main road at 10 p.m.

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Near Cartagena, Cartagena, Colombia

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








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