Isla Grande

Islas del Rosario

The most developed of the islands, Isla Grande is indeed also the biggest. There's a large lagoon perfect for swimming in the unbelievably blue waters, and several sleeping options.

Lonely Planet's must-see attractions

Nearby Islas del Rosario attractions

1. PNN Corales del Rosario y San Bernardo

1.05 MILES

This collection of 27 white-sand coral islands is usually visited on a day trip by boat from Cartagena. While many of the islands are uninhabited, several…

2. Isla del Rosario


The smaller neighbor to Isla Grande has several stretches of gorgeous beach, a huge lagoon perfect for swimming, and a handful of hotels and guesthouses.

3. Isla de San Martín de Pajarales

2.45 MILES

This tiny island is mainly visited because it's home to an aquarium and oceanarium where you can see captive dolphins, sharks and other sea creatures.

5. Muelle Turístico de la Bodeguita

20.87 MILES

Often incorrectly referred to as Pegasos (given the close proximity of that site), this is the old port of Cartagena, on the Bahía de las Ánimas. Not much…

6. Museo Naval del Caribe

20.9 MILES

Opened in 1992 on the 500th anniversary of Columbus' arrival in the New World, the Naval Museum occupies a great colonial building, which was once a…

7. Convento & Iglesia de San Pedro Claver

20.94 MILES

Founded by Jesuits in the first half of the 17th century as Convento San Ignacio de Loyola, this convent later changed its name to honor Spanish-born monk…

8. Museo de Arte Moderno

20.95 MILES

The Museum of Modern Art is a perfectly sized museum, housed in a beautifully converted part of the 17th-century former Royal Customs House. It presents…