I’m one lucky girl. For the third time, I was able to spend a day in complete bliss: at Isla del Encanto, which is located about 75′ by boat from Cartagena.
While Hannah was in town, I figured this was a must, and we had a blast.
A typical day on the islands:
You’ll head to the port to leave around 9am…the boat ride takes you out of the bay, past Boca Grande and Castillo Grande to Boca Chica, one of the points of interest on Tierra Bomba. After a quick stop to learn more about the importance of the two forts protecting the originally only water way into the bay of Cartagena, the journey onto the open ocean starts. It’s one of my favorite moments, the quiet and silence of the ocean, the size of it, the colors…
After about 75′, you’ll arrive at Isla del Encanto, one of the 30 islands of Rosario Islands. We had paid for the day pass, which includes the transportation to and from the island as well as a fabulous lunch and access to the hotel’s facilities. More excursions are being offered, such as snorkeling or a visit to the Oceanario. We opted to just stay at the beach, drink Coco Locos, shop for jewelry, swim do water yoga and be silly. I’ll let the pictures tell the rest of the story!