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Carthagena: not the beautiful sea water like in San Andres ?

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Carthagena: not the beautiful sea water like in San Andres ?

Was just looking in Cartagena and the sea water looks ordinary by comparison to the San André's

sea ? I think am making the good choice to pick San Andrés because nice blue turquoise sea is "must" for a destination selection.

By the way, is it possible to have a day expedition to Cartagena from San Andrés Island ?

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Robert, Montréal, Québec, CANADA

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1. Re: Carthagena: not the beautiful sea water like in San Andres ?

The waters around Cartagena tend to be a little cloudy; an hour or so away by boat the water clarity drastically improves.There is a lot more to see/do around Cartagena; perhaps you could break away from the pack & see more of Colombia...;)

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2. Re: Carthagena: not the beautiful sea water like in San Andres ?

I can recommend you visit either Cuba or The West Indies as those are "beach"Islands catering specifically for beach holidays and will probably suit your needs better than San Andres.

Colombia has so much more to see and do than waste your time laying around on a beach

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3. Re: Carthagena: not the beautiful sea water like in San Andres ?

It is possible t make a day trip visit from San Andrés Island to Cartagena ? It would be a good compromise:-)

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Robert, Montréal, Québec, CANADA

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4. Re: Carthagena: not the beautiful sea water like in San Andres ?

FrenchBoy

No it is not possible to make a day trip to Cartagena. San Andres is hundreds miles away from Cartagena.

I was checking airlines. The only company doing a direct flight to Cartagena from San Andres is Copa Airlines.

But the plane leaves at 1:45pm to arrive at 3:15pm. Return flight is at 3:55pm!

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5. Re: Carthagena: not the beautiful sea water like in San Andres ?

Now this is a short day trip - "But the plane leaves at 1:45pm to arrive at 3:15pm. Return flight is at 3:55pm!"

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6. Re: Carthagena: not the beautiful sea water like in San Andres ?

Generally speaking, sea water is sea water and they only reason it might change its clarity would be due to a disturbance in the water...(heavy seas over shallow depths or perhaps a boat passing in shallow water)

The reason for the many colors of water, in this case, around San Andres, is because of the under sea vegetation and the varying depths of the water over and around the reefs that are in abundance around the island.

The view from the high points on the island are magnificent and the colors are truly beautiful.

Enjoy the island, weather, and the people.

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