Enjoying family vacations in Cartagena builds lifelong memories. Visiting this Columbian beach town off the coast of the Caribbean sea will break your family and kids away from the daily hustle and bustle and open your minds to unique cultures, foods, and experiences.
Cartagena is a vibrant Columbian city to explore with your family. There are plenty of family-friendly places to see and activities to do in Cartagena. All tourist areas are safe and separated from the city’s neighborhoods. So, if you want to spend quality time with your family, heading to this beach town is worth it. Here are the best activities for families in Cartagena. Read on!
Visit the Colombian National Aviary
While visiting the Columbian National Aviary is a lesser-known activity in Cartagena, it is an excellent place for families to explore the nature side of this beach town. The National Aviary is on the picturesque island of Baru, boasting a wide range of bird species, including:
- Harpy Eagles
Enjoy a Memorable Picnic on Rosario Islands
Once you have watched the diverse range of birds at the National Aviary, we recommend heading to the Rosario Islands the next day. It is the best place for families to immerse themselves in natural beauty and enjoy water activities, including paddleboarding, swimming, snorkeling, and diving.
You can swim over the coral reefs and fish or crystal-clear waters. Rosario Islands are also best for a family picnic. So, get to the place of your choice in a world-class luxury speedboat or yacht. You can enjoy a relaxing picnic with your family/kids, eat delicious food, drink refreshing juices, and nap in the shade.
Don’t forget to dip into the pleasant/calm/warm waters to cool down. Kids can make sandcastles, play sports, or go swimming. Adults can relish paddleboarding or snorkeling. So, this is how a family from the U.S or Canada should spend their afternoon in Cartagena.
Make Your Kids Smile at the ChocoMuseo
The ChocoMuseo is another best places to visit with your family or kids. Your children will love the unique experiences offered by the ChocoMuseo. You can buy different chocolate products.
Or, you and your kids can take a free guided tour to learn about the history and process of chocolate making. The museum offers plenty of workshops for tourists, particularly children, to make their own chocolate.
We recommend the two-hour full bean-to-bar workshop for a memorable experience. It takes you through each step of chocolate production. Instructors also teach you how to prepare chocolate drinks and top them with your favorite nuts.
Besides, you can sit together and spend quality time in the onsite café. It offers delicious food options, including chocolate bars, hot chocolate, Irish hot cocoa, milkshakes, juices, and Conquistador with cloves and cinnamon.
Learn About Marine Life at San Martin De Pajarales Aquarium
Kids love marine species, including sharks, dolphins, turtles, lobsters, and many more. So, what’s better than spending a few hours at the San Martin De Pajarales Aquarium? Visiting the aquarium is an excellent way to bring smiles to your kids’ faces as they meet, interact with, and learn about marine species.
De Pajarales is one of the most beautiful and unique aquariums in the Columbia and the Caribbean region. You and your children will enjoy the sight of sharks churning up the water. Your children will love recording videos of the trainers feeding a delicious feast to sharks.
Besides, you will create memorable experiences at the aquarium by watching the fantastic dolphin show. The aquarium has large enclosures that house many dolphins. Trainers will interact with dolphins to make your little ones happy.
There are plenty of places to explore and things to do in Cartagena. However, nothing parallels visiting the Rosario islands via private boat or yacht. Prime Cartagena offers families and friends unique and affordable yacht and speedboat excursion packages. Our group packages offer state-of-the-art amenities at reasonable prices. Contact us today for more information!