Whether you are looking for beaches that are close to the main city or offer a secluded look, you can find various options around Cartagena. Just outside the walled city ate the popular beaches of Bocagrande and Laguito. The beaches around Cartagena have brown sands, but if you are looking for beaches that have white sand, you can visit the Rosario Islands and Playa Blanca. Cartagena is made of several islands and peninsulas that jut into the Caribbean Sea. Visitors often consider taking a cab or local bus to get out of the city to visit the Boquilla Beach and Manzanillo Beach.
Throughout the Cartagena beaches you can enjoy various activities such as scuba diving, windsurfing, etc. While exploring the beaches of Cartagena you can also have a look around the waterfront forts that have protected the city since ancient times. The Castillo de San Felipe de Barajas is the main fort located in the main city and a wonderful place to visit.
There is a small Masjid in the main city of Cartagena, the Masjid Bilal Al Habashi. Visitors can enquire at the Masjid about availability of halal food in the city. Cartagena features a wonderful cuisine with fish dishes being the main draw. There are numerous restaurants in the old town area of Cartagena where visitors can dine.
Taxis are easily available in Cartagena and can be hailed down conveniently. The boats taxis or local buses are a good choice for travel. For traveling to islands visitors can enjoy a boat ride.