Destination guide

Enjoy the sun, sand, and surf in Bocagrande

Cartagena is one of the most popular vacation cities in Columbia, and in this city, the premier neighborhood is Bocagrande. With a gorgeous beach and a premier view of Bocagrande Harbor, this area is a perfect choice for your next vacation. The beach is the main reason to stay in Bocagrande vacation rentals, but this popular area of Cartagena also offers first-rate museums, a vibrant nightlife, and numerous theaters so that you can fill your vacation with a little culture. A trip in Bocagrande is the best way to make memories that will stand the test of time.

Things to do

Broaden your horizons in Bocagrande

Take a stroll around Bocagrande, and you’ll encounter the most interesting sights and sounds anywhere in Columbia. At the Teatro Adolfo Mejía, you can enjoy the arts while beating the heat. There are also several top-notch museums within walking distance of Bocagrande vacation rentals, including the Palace of Inquisition and the Gold Museum Zenú. Travelers that enjoy exploring the parks in their vacation city will love Bocagrande, which offers nature areas such as Bolivar Park and Centennial Park. Other popular attractions for visitors to Bocagrande include the Plaza de Santo Domingo and the Plaza de La Aduana.

Activities

Fantastic festivities in Bocagrande

Whatever your idea of fun, you’ll be able to find it while staying in Bocagrande. To spend some time in the water without the risk of sunburn, head to Waveflow Club House to enjoy some indoor wakeboarding. If you want to enjoy the nightlife in Bocagrande, then you need to take a stroll to Recorre La Calle De Arsenal, where you’ll find some of the city’s most popular bars and restaurants. Bocagrande also features several gorgeous beaches where you can go surfing or snorkeling, with top options including Playa de Bocagrande and Playa Castillo Grande.

Weather

Beat the crowds in Bocagrande

Unlike other vacation destinations, you can visit Bocagrande year round and enjoy pleasant warm weather thanks to its tropical climate. If you want to avoid the rainy season in Bocagrande, you should plan your trip between December and March. Although it’s a little bit cooler in January, you won’t have to worry about getting wet while you’re enjoying the city. For the most exciting vacation possible, you should book your Bocagrande vacation rentals for the end of April, which is when the temperature will be the most comfortable and the crowds will be at their thinnest.

Natural features

Relax on the beach or tour a volcano in Bocagrande

Bocagrande is enticing vacation destination because it allows you to spend time outdoors while enjoying one of the most interesting landscapes in the world. The white sand beaches around Bocagrande provide the perfect opportunity for a romantic sunset stroll. If you want to go on a world-class hike during your vacation, you can drive outside of the city and visit the nearby mud volcano. In addition to the gorgeous ocean views, Bocagrande also provides visitors with a refreshing lake in the well-liked El Lagüito district. Inside the city and out, you’ll enjoy outstanding scenery while visiting Bocagrande.

How to get there

Traveling to and around Bocagrande

Fly into Cartagena (CTG-Rafael Nunez Intl.), the closest airport, located 3.7 mi (5.9 km) from the city center.

Where to stay around Bocagrande?

Our 2019 property listings offer a large selection of 573 vacation rentals near Bocagrande. From 433 Condos/Apartments to 91 Houses, find a unique house rental for you to enjoy a memorable stay with your family and friends. The best places to stay near Bocagrande for a holiday or a weekend are on HomeAway.

What is the best area to stay when traveling to Bocagrande?

Whether you're traveling with family or friends, here are the areas with the largest selection of vacation rentals for a holiday trip or just for a weekend in Bocagrande:

  • Walled City of Cartagena: 297 vacation rentals
  • Zona Norte: 164 vacation rentals
  • El Laguito: 248 vacation rentals
  • La Matuna: 261 vacation rentals
  • Getsemani: 271 vacation rentals

For other neighborhoods, please use our search bar to access the selection of vacation rentals available.

What are the popular points of interest near where I can stay when traveling to Bocagrande?

HomeAway offers a large selection of vacation rentals near lovely places in Bocagrande. From HomeAway travelers, the most popular points of interest to stay for a holiday trip or just for a weekend are:

  • Bocagrande Beach: 909 vacation rentals
  • Hospital Naval de Cartagena: 902 vacation rentals
  • Rio Cartagena Casino: 913 vacation rentals
  • Rosario Islands Oceanarium: 28 vacation rentals
  • Corales del Rosario National Park: 200 vacation rentals

But there are many other points of interest around Bocagrande listed on HomeAway where you can find your place to stay. Please use our search bar to access the selection of vacation rentals available near the point of interest of your choice.

Can I rent Condos/Apartments in Bocagrande?

Yes, of course. HomeAway has 433 Condos/Apartments in Bocagrande. Our other popular types of vacation rentals in Bocagrande include:

  • Houses: 91 rentals available
  • Villas: 18 rentals available
  • Studios: 427 rentals available

But you can also enjoy a great stay in one of our other vacation rentals including Hotels and more.

Can I find a vacation rental with pool in Bocagrande?

Yes, you can select your preferred vacation rental with pool among our 345 vacation rentals with pool available in Bocagrande. Please use our search bar to access the selection of vacation rentals available.