Colombia // Cartagena and the Caribbean //

Las Islas de San bernardo

The ten archipelagos of tiny islands that make up the Islas de San Bernardo are wonderfully tranquil (when not overrun by Colombian holidaymakers), and their teal waters and blinding-white beaches make for a great day-trip.  Tours take in Santa Cruz del Islote – an island populated by fishermen – Isla Tintípan, the largest of the islands, and mangrove-fringed Isla Múcura, where you get to linger the longest – around three hours – to have lunch, sip a cold beer or go snorkelling. Tours finish on Isla Palma, which is the best of the lot when it comes to snorkelling, with greater visibility and an abundance of fish.

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