Many agencies throughout Colombia and overseas offer package excursions to San AndrÃ©s Islands, Cartagena, and other tourist destinations. Cruise ships have begun returning to the ports here, the most popular call being Cartagena. If you make it to the coast on your own, tour operators can help you with exploring local sites, with city tours or to destinations like Tayrona National Park and Ciudad Perdida. Some go even further afield to Cabo de la Vela and the Guajira Peninsula.
Many shops handle the arrangements for the most popular sport in the Caribbean region, scuba diving. Whether you are an experienced diver or a novice wanting to learn, get ready to discover the world beneath these crystalline waters. You'll swim with colorful fishes and manta, and search sunken ships. The most popular places to study for PADI certification are Santa Marta and Taganga.