Few places in the world offer a view of such extraordinary beauty and diversity of colors and forms such as the one that can be seen in Corales del Rosario y de San Bernardo National Natural Park; it contains the most extensive, and most diverse and developed coral reef in the entire Colombian Caribbean continental coastline. The coral reefs are home to a great variety of organisms of many different colors: calcareous algae, soft coral, sponges, feather duster worms and sea lilies are part of this live architecture full of movement and nuances in color. This extraordinary sight, beyond your most vivid imagination, can be observed here, at very little depth and in crystal clear water. The protected area includes four islands, designated untouchable zones, two located in Our Lady of Rosario Archipelago (Tesoro and Rosario Islands) and two located in San Bernardo Archipelago (Maravilla and Mangle Islands).
- Have your identity documents and valid medical insurance with you at all times.
- Be vaccinated against yellow fever 10 days before the planned date of your trip and carry your immunization records.
- For your safety, make sure that officials, boat pilots, environmental interpreters and guides are authorized. You can ask them to identify themselves.
- Drinking alcoholic beverages and carrying firearms are prohibited.
- Pets and domestic animals, aerosols and contaminating products such as non-biodegradable shampoo and soaps are prohibited.
- Campfires are prohibited.
- Loud noise and music is prohibited since this is a place of peace and rest for everyone’s enjoyment.
- Please do not buy or collect any biological material such as shells, sea stars or coral fragments, this is prohibited.
- Do not allow toxic waste such as oil and gasoline to be dumped in the water from the vessel you are traveling in.
- Please pay attention to the comments and suggestions of the Park officials and of the staff in charge of tourism services.