Outdoor activities in Cartagena

Top Outdoor Activities in Cartagena, Colombia

Outdoor Activities in Cartagena

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5 hours
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Shore Excursions
4 hours
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Adventure Tours
6+ hours
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6+ hours
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  • Shawn C
    Charlotte, NC9 contributions
    We had so much fun on the tour with Santiago our tour guide. He was so informative and knowledgeable about the area. The ATV’s are very nice and fast! I will be back soon to go on another tour.
    Written August 11, 2022
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  • Janice D
    Huntington Beach, CA27 contributions
    The tour was a great deal of fun! Wish the snorkeling was a little longer, was great to be in the sparkling Caribbean waters. It was well worth it - only 13 on our boat and we all had a great time. I didn’t rate it a 5 because there was no hotel pickup and it took a long time to leave the pier. I would definitely recommend this tour.
    Written January 8, 2022
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  • michelle o
    1 contribution
    Bora Bora Beach Club did not disappoint. The boat ride was something else lol but overall the experience was amazing. They have excellent service. My friend was celebrating her birthday and one of the guys took her pictures and the whole team surprised her with a treat. And let me tell you about the 2 hour zumba session we had. I might be exaggerating but that's how long it felt. The instructor was amazing I don't think he had any bones in his hips! We danced till we couldn't dance anymore. For the entree we picked the red fish and coconut rice with salad and plantain chips. To be honest that was the best fish I've had in my life!! Really recommend.
    Written August 4, 2022
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  • Sydly
    Southampton, UK47 contributions
    A fun experience, a bit random but overall enjoyable.
    The pick-up was a little late but the guide for the day Luisa kept in touch to let us know. She was also very friendly & speaks good English.
    The lake sadly wasn't pink for our visit, they explained that is very weather dependent due to the conditions required for it.

    The volcano was interesting, is not huge & you do end up in it with site a few people so can feel a bit cramped though not too uncomfortable.
    The massage was better than expected, the wash in the lake was, weird but understand that they do this as a way of gaining tips as this is a source of income for the locals. You are not obliged to have a massage or be charged by someone, you just need to make that clear beforehand.

    Written May 18, 2022
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  • Yvonne
    New York City, NY2 contributions
    The overall tour was good. Let's start with our tour guide Jesus and Luis, they were great and made it an awesome time for us. They were funny, informative, and helpful. We absolutely loved them. The Volcano itself was a cool experience but it was crowded and a bit unorganized. We spent more time picking up people then we were actually at the Volcano. Jesus did inform us that we were only going to spend 30 minutes at the Volcano and that's okay, but we didn't know we were going to spend the 1st hour of our day just riding around in a bus and waiting for people.

    Overall, I would say it's a good and cool experience.
    Written May 7, 2022
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  • shakinastryker
    New York City, NY1 contribution
    So I'm down here for a wedding but I really wanted to do this excursion I am extremely happy that I chose to do private it was the best experience ever Gilberto our translator and driver was amazing he was helpful and very nice. He was punctual and we wasn't but he had so much patience with us. If you are contemplating on doing this excursion don't. Do it because you won't regret it at all do it for the experience the mud volcano was so relaxing the massage was so relaxing. The pink sea wasn't really pink but to hear about the history and see some slight pink was still a great experience. I truly enjoyed doing private because the one on one experience is the best and we got to enjoy the mud volcano in private just me and my husband. Also once you finish walking the pink sea have some fresh coconut it is delicious.
    Written August 3, 2022
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  • Antoine Jackson
    Brooklyn, NY6 contributions
    This was a great tour! The lunch that was provided was tasty. With multiple options. The only bad part was waiting to board
    Written May 17, 2022
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  • Giuliash
    Rome, Italy3 contributions
    Amazon tour in Cartagena, Ingrid was a fantastic guide explaining in details all the differences in the Colombian culture
    Written August 1, 2022
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  • Emily D
    Denver, CO18 contributions
    This option is 100% the best way to go to isla baru. The PLUS option made us feel like VIP, for such a good price. We were picked up from our hostel in a private car NOT a bus, the AC in the car was much needed and appreciated, and the driver was incredible. Juan Carlos was an excellent driver, so friendly, and extremely attentive the entire day. He made sure we always felt safe and ensured that we enjoyed our day at the beach. If you can ask for a driver ask for him! (If your his boss and reading this, he deserves a raise/promotion). The lunch that was included was one of the better lunches I have had on these island tours and this was my third island tour in Cartagena. I can confidently say it was the best one! Pick this if you want a quick day trip to the beach.
    Written July 2, 2022
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  • theonbaken
    Eindhoven, The Netherlands124 contributions
    José picked us up at the hotel for a drive of just over an hour. Indeed, no more boat trips, as 7 years ago a bridge was built.
    The playa blanca is long and full of restaurants and entertainment services. José and his crew operates La Española with a welcome drink for all tour participants and beach life with enough chairs in the sun and in the shade. The waves are relaxing, but be careful with the rocky stones on the shore line. Lunch exceeded our expectations. And good drinks are available.
    Mid afternoon return to Cartagena. The traffic jam, regrettably, is unavoidable. But after all, we spent a nice day on the beach.
    Written March 6, 2020
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  • Raymond D
    1 contribution
    We had a great day with Hilary our guide. The beach restaurant was quiet and perfect for a relaxing day. The food was amazing. It was a very pleasant experience. Worth the money and time when you are in Cartagena.
    Written June 3, 2022
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  • Luis Castro
    23 contributions
    My guide throughout the tour was Nelson. He was punctual from the time picking me up & made sure I saw as much of the Rosario Islands as possible. Since it was just me, he made me feel very safe & comfortable the whole time & not once did I feel rushed. He was also extremely knowledgeable about the Rosario Islands & shared everything he knew about them down to the last detail. Our first stop was La Piscina, there I snorkeled & explored the coral reef. We then went to another island where I relaxed at a small & quiet beach. We then stopped at Cholón, which was basically a block party on the water with dozens of boats. We wrapped up the tour at Playa Blanca, there I had fresh & delicious seafood for lunch. The time flies by on this tour because you’re having the time of your life. I honestly would have done this tour AGAIN if I was staying longer in Cartagena. This tour should be taken by every tourist that stops through Cartagena. THANK YOU Gran Colombia Tours for the memorable tour & for pairing me with one of the BEST tour guides in Nelson.
    Written June 2, 2022
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  • evendryx
    4 contributions
    We did the Rosario Island tour this past weekend and it was awesome! They literally take care of everything. Trip begins very early around 6:30am. Which we loved because it allowed us to start early and still get back to the hotel in time for relaxation, and leisure. Back to the tour. They take you to Rosario Island, stops at ISLA BARU, ISLA CHOLON, PLAYA AGUA AZUL, and other small private islands giving you a brief history review. They also provide you with snacks at a few islands, as well as lunch included. Make sure you bring some extra cash to try drinks (COCOLOCO is my favorite) and get massages and sourviners. Our guide was GEORGE and he was awesome and hilarious. He is an amazing swimmer and will capture great videos of you snorkeling with his GoPro. He made sure everyone was safe and good to go. Get ready for a fun boat ride! Thank you again George!
    Written February 6, 2018
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  • mateo
    4 contributions
    The aviary is a must see if your into wildlife and in cartagena! the birds are beautiful with vivid colors and lively behavior. Some of the birds and other animals even roam around the grounds freely (so if you're bringing children keep an eye on them). The beach is also amazing the water is very blue and there is a lot to do. The food is decent and the staff is nice. Pick up is between 6-7 am and you leave the beach at 2 pm. In my opinion this is a little over priced, at the time we went it was $97 and that included transportation, a "guide," lunch, and access to both the aviary and the beach. We went to the same beach spot for a full day experience for $60 and that included all the same things but the aviary part. Our guide didn't walk through the park with us and since everything is in spanish it would have been nice and would of then justified the price in our opinion. Still it was a great experience. Also we missed our pick transport because of an issue with our Airbnb and the operator was super accommodating and still let us participate as long as we got our own ride to the location.
    Written May 31, 2022
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  • leandrobacal
    Sao Paulo, SP302 contributions
    The mud volcano is OK, is had to go up and slippery to go down.
    I was with my 3 year old that I had to carry him down and this was hard, like very hard...
    Please consider the way down before going up. They should construct better stairs to go up and down this would make the trip much better...
    But it is a experience that is god.
    We did as part as a all day trip and it is much better...
    Written August 5, 2022
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