Cartagena de Indias is a municipality on the Caribbean coast of Colombia and the capital of the department of Bolívar. The name of the city comes from the Spanish city of Cartagena, to distinguish the addition of de Indias in relation to the West Indies.
Cartagena is located on the Caribbean coast in the north of the country with access to both the open sea and the Bahía de Cartagena de Indias Therefore it is a perfect headquarters or start spot for sailing trips and exploring the waters and islands by boat. Here we found our unique, very special and completely crazy but as well totaly lovely Captain Hernando who sailed with us to Panama.
To the interior Cartagena is protected by a mountain range. The municipality is bordered to the west and north by the Caribbean, to the east by Santa Catalina, Clemencia, Santa Rosa, Turbaco and Turbaná and to the south by San Onofre in the Departamento de Sucre.
The municipality includes the Isla de Tierra Bomba, which closes the Bahía de Cartagena de Indias to the sea, the peninsula Barú and the archipelago Islas del Rosario south of the urban area. In addition, the San Bernardo Archipelago and Santa Cruz del Islote off the coast of Sucre and Isla Fuerte off the coast of Córdoba to the municipality.
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