Relaxation by the sea

Why visit Colombian beaches ?

The waves of the Caribbean Sea and the Pacific ocean, welcomed the rules come to Colombia seeking places among the abundant coasts and Islands where it is easy to forget the problems of the outside world.


With 1,020 miles of Caribbean and 1,360 miles of Pacific coastlines, Colombia offers a large selection of beaches—about 300. Some are far from the noise, while on others the party never stops.

Natural aquarium

Visit a natural aquarium in the archipelago of San Andrés and Providence, where the water is the clearest in the Caribbean and colorful fish can be seen without a mask.

Black and White Sand Beaches

Unlike the Caribbean beaches, Pacific beaches have dark sand, which gives them a unique charm. Many turtles, including the giant leatherback sea turtle, nest here.

Activities and experiences

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Mamancana Reserve

Emotions are not lacking in Santa Marta. Mamancana, a reserve of 600 hectares of dry tropical forest located on the...
El Morro Beach - An archway by the sea

Photo by: Viceministerio de Turismo de Colombia

El Morro Beach

One of the most striking landscapes in Nariño is the beach of El Morro in Tumaco, where travelers can walk under a...

Bello Horizonte Beach

A very popular area for tourists is the beach of Bello Horizonte, in the west of Santa Marta. This is an area that is...

Bocas de Buritaca

Bocas de Buritaca is a small town located 48 kilometres from Santa Marta. There you can dive into the freshness of...
Cispatá Bay, Lorica

Photo by: Carolina Parra Guio / Viceministerio de Turismo de Colombia

Cispatá Bay

Cispatá Bay, north of Lorica, is part of the Department of Córdoba and home to the traditional fishing village of San...
Southwest Bay

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Southwest Bay

Southwest Bay is the ideal place to encounter the tranquility prevailing in Providence. At this beach travelers slowly...
El Laguito - Cartagena de Indias

Photo by: Camilo Afanador Quintero / Viceministerio de Turismo de Colombia

El Laguito

El Laguito is a popular tourist area of Cartagena thanks to its modern infrastructure. The tall buildings around the...
Bolivar Cay

Photo by: Beatriz Elena Orozco Zuluaga / Viceministerio de Turismo de Colombia

Bolivar Cay

You can set aside an entire day to travel to Bolivar Cay, a coral formation located 25 kilometers southwest of San...
Crab Key - To swim and swim

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Crab Key

Delicious crab patties sold in Crab Key are reason enough to visit this area in Providence, which may enjoyed swimming...

Manzanillo Bay

You can arrive in a golf cart at Manzanillo Bay, in southeastern Providence, while touring the island. In this place...

La Martina Beaches

In La Martina, in the town of Turbo on the road to Necoclí tourists find beaches and restaurants where the specialty is...

Cañaveral Beach

Cañaveral beach, located in the Tayrona National Park is characterized by lush vegetation, especially coconuts. It has...

West View

West View, in western San Andrés, is a good place to dive. Here visitors can swim and explore an ecological park where...

Guachalito Beach

One of the most visited beaches of Chocó is Guachalito in the Gulf of Tribugá, a half-hour boat trip from Nuquí. Here...

The beaches of St. Veronica

Barranquilleros and tourists can sunbathe and relax on the beaches of St. Veronica, in the town of Juan de Acosta,...

Cape La Vela

If you want to visit some of Colombia’s most tranquil beaches, you need to head north by car from Riohacha for about...

The beaches of Puerto Salgar

The beaches of Puerto Salgar, a township in the town of Puerto Colombia seven miles from the capital of the Atlántico,...
Sardine Bay

Photo by: Viceministerio de Turismo de Colombia

Sardine Bay

Sardina Bay, 450 meters long, is the main beach of the island of San Andrés. It is located in the main hotel area and...
Beaches in Marbella and La Boquilla - Great places to sunbathe

Photo by: Corporación de Turismo de Cartagena

Beaches in Marbella and La Boquilla

Cartagena has beaches at Bocagrande, El Laguito, Marbella, Crespo, La Boquilla, and Manzanillo del Mar, along with...
Governor’s Palace

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Governor’s Palace

The Governor's Palace is a legacy of the fire that destroyed much of the center of Manizales in 1925. It was built to...

The beaches of Mayapo

Located a mere half an hour north of Riohacha by car, the beaches of Mayapo are a place where you can find indigenous...