11 days in San Andres Island & Cartagena Itinerary

11 days in San Andres Island & Cartagena Itinerary

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11 days in San Andres Island & Cartagena Itinerary

Start: Managua
Fly:  8 h 15 min
1
San Andres Island
— 3 nights
Fly:  3 h 15 min
2
Cartagena
— 6 nights
Fly:  8 h
End: Managua

3
nights
San Andres Island

San Andres Island ©
The coral San Andres Island boasts a rich colonial history, exotic beaches, and a laidback, tropical lifestyle.
Bring the kids along to Playa de San Luis and Playa Charquitos. Next up on the itinerary: head off the coast to Johnny Cay, fly like a bird with a parasailing or paragliding tour, see the vivid underwater world at West View, and take in the dramatic natural features at Hoyo Soplador.

To find more things to do, other places to visit, reviews, and tourist information, refer to the San Andres Island day trip planner .

Managua, Nicaragua to San Andres Island is an approximately 8.5-hour flight. The time zone difference moving from Central Standard Time (CST) to Colombia Time (COT) is 1 hour. In April, daytime highs in San Andres Island are 36°C, while nighttime lows are 30°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Cartagena.

Things to do in San Andres Island

Parks Nature Wildlife
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Johnny Cay ©
Johnny Cay
La Piscinita ©
La Piscinita
Hoyo Soplador ©
Hoyo Soplador

6
nights
Cartagena

Cartagena ©
The site of the continent's first Spanish colony, Cartagena retains much of its colonial flavor thanks to a World Heritage-listed old town, encircled by old walls and protected by imposing fortresses.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Cartagena: Isla Baru (Playa Blanca & Aviario Nacional de Colombia). There's still lots to do: explore the historical opulence of Castillo de San Felipe de Barajas, don't miss a visit to Plaza Bolivar, contemplate the geological forces at Volcan de Lodo El Totumo (Mud Volcano), and pause for some serene contemplation at Sanctuary of Saint Peter Claver.

To find where to stay, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read Cartagena travel itinerary planner .

Getting from San Andres Island to Cartagena by flight takes about 3.5 hours. In April in Cartagena, expect temperatures between 38°C during the day and 30°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Cartagena

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Isla Baru
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Castillo de San Felipe de Barajas ©
Castillo de San Felipe de Barajas
Playa Blanca ©
Playa Blanca
Scuba & Snorkeling

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