The sea breeze and the sunset that transform the colors of 400-year-old houses enchant visitors in Cartagena de Indias. A World Heritage Site, this city was founded by Pedro de Heredia in 1533; the colonial architecture of its buildings is protected by the most complete set of fortifications in South America.
Cartagena, Colombia is the sum of its incredible parts; its colonial, republican and modern architecture, the temptation of its vibrant nightlife, its cultural festivals, exuberant landscapes, magnificent beaches, outstanding gastronomic offerings and its important hotel and tourism infrastructure. It is a fantastic city that guards the secrets of its history in its walls and balconies, its buildings and its narrow, cobbled streets.
Framed by its beautiful bay, Cartagena de Indias is one of the best preserved and most enchanting cities in the Americas.
Considered a marvel of nature, the Rosario Islands are a beautiful place to visit when you come to Cartagena. The natural landscapes, the crystal clear waters and the coral formations show a unique ecosystem in the world.
Visiting the Islands is highly recommended, the trip in a go fast boat takes about 45 minutes departing from La Bodeguita pier in Historic Center, previous reservations are recommended. If the budget and time permits, stay at least one night in the Islands, enjoying a beautiful sunset with good company and your favorite drink is priceless.
The food there is exquisite; you can have a typical dish of fresh fried fish accompanied with coconut rice, plantains and fresh salad. You may also find other delicacies like fresh lobster, crab, and octopus.
The coral reefs host a great variety of sea fauna and flora, with abundance of colorful fish, corals and plants. Snorkeling and Scuba Diving are ideal activities in the Islands, click here to see Dive schools.
Among the invaluable patrimonies of the territory is the cultural, that is how gastronomy, oral and written traditions, dances and artistic skills, such as own crafts, have attractive potential in tourist terms for any visitor, because they will be Present in the offer of our services as a very important means of generating income; Therefore these activities will be permanently strengthened through the management of improvement processes (Training, support in seed capital) fully respecting their roots, their local essence.
Active and permanent connection of the human talent of the locality and the commitment is total with the villagers in this sense; Enabling labor spaces where gender equity is one of our strengths mainly female head of household and economic compensation is proportionately fair and directly related to the services performed; That is to say that our collaborators or service providers are those that obtain a majority percentage in the profits of the operation.
In order to position the ecotourism proposal at a national level, we must stand out as the best and this is related to the quality of the service in all processes and procedures, therefore we will link our human talent in permanent qualification processes with the objective of increasing the Level of knowledge and skill of each of the people related to it. This is how we propose education strategies (formal and informal) in each of the areas or services that will be provided.
For example in: customer service, ecotourism guide, languages, solid waste management, risk prevention, health and safety, environment, management and maintenance of equipment and tools and socio-cultural aspects.
The purpose in this field is to improve the conditions and perspectives of the human talent of the locality in order to project young people into productive entrepreneurship alternatives through their intellectual transformation and serve as a foresight (example) for the following generations and for the strengthening of Neighboring communities; Because we are fully convinced that the development of the other will promote the progress of all, in other words we are engaged in the reconstruction of the social fabric of Isleta and Islas del Rosario.