When it comes to magical places, it is well deserved to mention the “Islas del Rosario” (Rosario Islands), located in the Caribbean coast of Colombia. This wonderful paradise, also known as “Corales del Rosario” (Rosario Corals), is a small archipelago formed by thirty islands that are close to Cartagena city.
The beautiful tourist landscape found in Islas del Rosario is considered a natural wonder. In 2009 Cartagena de Indias joined the Club of the Most Beautiful Bays in the World, highlighting the Rosario Islands due to its natural landscapes, crystal clear water and coral formations that show a unique ecosystem in the world.
These spectacular islands are a privilege of nature as they are sheltered from the open sea with an imperceptible swell. Likewise, you will find a hotel infrastructure provided with swimming pools, entertainment and restaurant services. It’s a magical place where you can enjoy the nature and Colombia’s culture.
“El oceanario” (The oceanarium)
At this place you will enjoy all the wonders, beauty and color of the marine life from “Corales del Rosario National Natural Park”. A pleasant guided tour of the sea will allow you to know, appreciate and enjoy the richness of the Colombian sea.
The oceanarium has a small place that they call a museum. In it you will see diversity of algae, sponges, corals, molluscs, crustaceans, fish, reptiles and marine mammals.
A little history…
History tells us that when the Spaniards arrived to conquer the new world, they were amazed by the beauty and splendor of a group of islands located in an archipelago near where Cartagena is today.
According to historians, the Spanish Crown gave some private nobles of the time who had settled in Cartagena, the possession of several of those islands, islets and cays of what is now known as the Rosario and San Bernardo Islands.
The possessions passed, for decades, hand in hand among important and wealthy families of Colombia, who made them their summer refuge.
Today, more than 500 years after being discovered, the State is trying to recover them from the domain of those who claim to be their rightful owners.
Cartagena de Indias is a wonderful place to enjoy the marine nature while relaxing at the beautiful beaches. And we invite you to fully embrace this amazing trip by learning Spanish.
Centro Catalina Spanish School opens its doors in Cartagena and Medellín to give you an unforgettable experience for learning Spanish, with a friendly atmosphere where you can daily practice the language, make new friends and enjoy the landscapes of this beautiful country.
Enjoy the beaches, sun and dancing in one of the most beautiful tourist cities of the world. Come to Cartagena and enjoy learning Spanish!