My family and I recently went on a 10 night cruise, over Christmas 2016, on Norwegian Cruise Line. The itinerary was Miami –> Aruba –> Cartagena, Columbia –> Panama Canal / Gatun Lake –> Colon, Panama –> Puerto Limon, Costa Rica –> Miami.
This first post is about Cartagena, Columbia!
My dad, sister and I decided to book an eco-canoe tour through the mangroves. First we started off with a stop at the San Felipe de Barajas Fortress.
Then our bus headed to the La Boquilla fishing village via a beach road. From here, we’d be picked up in canoes for 4 people, plus the guy paddling, through the Cueva de Manglar. The canoes here have certainly seen better days, and required bailing periodically throughout our hour long canoe trip.
After arriving back to the dock, we were treated to a delicious coconut before heading back to the city and finally the cruise ship pier.
The cool thing about the Cartagena pier is that there is a small wildlife park which you have to walk through to enter/exit the pier.