Water activity

From Cartagena: Mangroves Trip With Lunch

4.6 / 5

9 reviews

Activity provider: Cartagena Adventures
Water activity

From Cartagena: Mangroves Trip With Lunch

Activity provider: Cartagena Adventures

From US$ 69 per person

See another side of Colombia in La Boquilla, a charming fishing village home to a dense network of mangrove forests. Boat through the forest, sighting various species of flora and fauna native to the region, before having a typical Afro-Caribbean lunch.

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Duration 3 hours
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Small group
Limited to 10 participants


  • Go on an adventure in the mangroves of the Colombian Caribbean
  • Eat delicious local cuisine
  • Learn about Colombia's unique Afro-Caribbean culture
Full description
Journey from Cartagena to the nearby fishing village of La Boquilla. Experience the atmosphere of a place that has retained its Afro-Caribbean heritage from the days when the area was once a haven for freed slaves. Meet locals who are proud of their African ancestry and children feel the rhythm of the percussion in each movement. Boat through the mangrove forest and keep your eyes peeled for the amazing animals native to the region. Take in the unique surroundings of the swamp as you pass through bright tunnels formed by dense foliage overhead. See the fishermen pulling in their nets. When you return from your mangrove adventure, dig in to a delicious lunch of typical Afro-Caribbean cuisine. Enjoy the flavors of coconut and other local seasonings common to Caribbean gastronomy mixed with fresh, locally-caught seafood. Take a short walk on the beach to digest your lunch before heading back to Cartagena. 
  • Lunch
  • Short walk in the village
  • Transportation from the meeting point and return to the meeting point
  • Hotel pickup and drop off
  • Gratuities

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Meeting point

Crespo Calle 70, Cartagena, Bolívar, Colombia

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Important information

What to bring

  • Passport or ID card
  • Comfortable shoes
  • Comfortable clothes

Know before you go

  • Please bring your passport or ID card
  • Please arrive at the meeting point 15 minutes before the activity starts
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.6 /5

based on 9 reviews

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Our tour guide Reuben was awesome. The mangroves tour was a great experience and I would definitely want to do it again. After the boat ride we had an authentic Columbian lunch and that was some of the best food we had in Columbia hands down. I recommend going to this tour.

March 28, 2023

Si nunca has estado en un Manglar, no debes perderte este paseo. Las personas que te van a acompañar son geniales y muy buena gente. Te van a ayudar en lo que puedan. Bonito paseo, almuerzo en la playa muy rico y lo mejor esque compartes con gente local.

March 28, 2023

Respuesta inmediata en coordinación por whatsapp. Atención personalizada. Su guía Alex, super amable y atento en todo momento. Su conocimiento del lugar y explicaciones hicieron del recorrido algo muy interesante de conocer El almuerzo tipico de Cartagena estuvo riquísimo!!!! Un paseo SUPER RECOMENDABLE!!! Gracias!!!

March 28, 2023

Product ID: 222246