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Castillo San Fernando de Bocachica

Bocachica, Isla Tierra Bomba, Colombia
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Bocachica, Isla Tierra Bomba, Colombia
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Reviewed 4 August 2017 via mobile

I went on my own (solo, female) and really enjoyed the few hour trip. I paid way too much for my ride. Go to the muelle in Cartagena, pay you 3.000 fee to get in, then walk back up towards the old town to find...More

Thank krissylizzie
Reviewed 29 July 2017

If you want to insert a bit of history into your Cartagena adventure - this is the place to come. The regular fee to enter is $25000 COP. It lets you spend ample time exploring this Spanish colonial fortress. It is situated in the Island...More

Thank podrozniczka60
Reviewed 24 June 2017 via mobile

We wanted some quiet beach time and decided to go to Tierrabomba. Note that boats depart to Bocachica from Cartagena and to Punta Arena (where the beaches are) from Bocagrande. We took the speedboat to Bocachica thinking that we could easily grab a taxi to...More

Thank coughybean
Reviewed 31 March 2017 via mobile

After reading some of the reviews here I was unsure if I should make the trip across the bay to the fort and to Bocachica. Because I had a few hours free I decided to give it a go and I was richly rewarded. The...More

1  Thank Mark P
Reviewed 10 December 2016

Really cool. Its very anarchic. when you get there some random guys will guide you through the fort. At the beginning it can be scary as you will be in minority and walking in some dark rooms in the fort but do not worry, these...More

Thank mati515
Reviewed 22 November 2016

We were on a Crystal Cruises excursion that included a visit to the Castillo San Fernando de Bocachica. Not only was there a group of kids who welcomed us as we entered the Fort, but they also performed for us. Be careful of the peddlers...More

Thank RickandGinny M
Reviewed 7 October 2016

I decided to go here as I thought it was quieter than some of the other islands. The ferry was cheap and I was the only tourist on the boat going there. When I arrived and asked the way to go i was pointed in...More

1  Thank Susanna26
Reviewed 2 September 2016 via mobile

Would seriously recommend not to go here. The village does not feel very safe and people are constantly trying to scam you. This starts straight away at the docks in Cartagena and doesn't stop till you get off the boat back in the city. The...More

Thank Jan1341
Reviewed 22 April 2016 via mobile

It's free. That's the end of the good part. The swarming of the "guides" is a nuisance. Most of their information is clearly made up. George Washington did not attack Cartagena in the 12th century. Walking the fort by yourself would take about 30 minutes...More

2  Thank Spanish B
Reviewed 16 February 2016

We go to Cartagena every year in January or February to visit family. While we are there, we usually do a couple of "touristy" things. This year I brought my 15 year old daughter with me, and we travelled with my parents (my mom is...More

4  Thank 3princesas
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