In February 2022, Misty and I visited the Caribbean coast of Colombia for the first time. We booked our tickets on a whim in August of 2021 when flights to Cartagena were cheap, hoping pandemic restrictions would be less severe by take-off.
We flew into Cartagena and spent a few days at a hostel in the Getsemani area.
Then we took a minivan down the Baru Peninsula to a boat that took us to Isla Grande of the Rosario Islands, where we spent a few days at the Secreto Resort Hostel.
Then back to Cartagena for a night in the Manga before taking a nearly six-hour bus ride to Santa Marta.
After a couple of days in a lovely hotel, we caught a ride by 4×4 to Reserva Biologica Caoba in the jungly foothills of the Sierra Nevada de Santa Marta, where we spent four days, before heading back to Santa Marta, then Cartagena and home again.