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Isla del Encanto
Isla del Encanto

Isla del Encanto

Free admission
Isla del Rosario, Bolivar

The Basics

Although Isla del Encanto is located in the Rosario Islands national park, the island is privately owned. The only way to access it is via the only accommodation on the island, Hotel Isla del Encanto. Stay at the hotel, or opt for a day tour that includes round-trip transportation from your Cartagena hotel, lunch, and access to the pool and a shaded hut.

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Things to Know Before You Go

  • A day on Isla del Encanto is a family-friendly way to escape the stress of daily life.

  • Book in advance. Only a limited number of passes are available each day, to avoid crowding.

  • Hotel Isla del Encanto offers beachfront spa treatments, scuba diving, snorkeling, and other outdoor activities at additional cost.

  • Most tours don’t include the national park fee. Take cash.

  • Sand may make wheelchair and stroller access challenging. Notify the hotel or tour company of your needs in advance.

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How to Get There

Isla del Encanto is a 45-minute speedboat journey from Cartagena Harbor. A day pass for Hotel Isla del Encanto includes round-trip transport by bus and boat from your Cartagena hotel to the island.

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When to Get There

Hotel Isla del Encanto is open to day guests from morning until before sunset, when boats return to the mainland. Book a night at the hotel to spend more time on the island.

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Rosario Islands National Park

The Rosario Islands offer some of the best snorkeling and scuba diving opportunities in Colombia. Protected coral reefs host a myriad of flora and fauna, including sea turtles and seahorses. Spend a day diving or snorkeling on a tour with round-trip transport from Cartagena, or just head straight to a luxury resort.

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