Barranquilla is a commercial
port city and has no facilities for private cruising vessels.
Santa Marta has a very nice marina and is a great place ti visit/ It is laid back, lots of tourism and the city has lots to offer for a short or long term stay. There are two excellent shopping
center and as far as repairs
are concerned, any good cab driver will take you to a place where they can fix or make what you need. I spent 11 months there in 2010. No haulout facilities
Puerto velero is a new marina development which is quite far from Barranquilla and, that I know of, there is no regular scheduled transportation to Barranquilla, Taxis are out of the question so shopping
for anything would be a major project
. I visited there last year for a brief period. No haulout facilities.
Cartagena is the major location for boating
in Colombia. There are two marinas
, Club Nautico and Club de Pesca. Also two major haullour yardsThere is lots of historical things to see and do in Cartagena, It is a modern city with many shopping centers and there is not much you cannot find there. There are two chandrelies with reasonable stocks but high prices due to import
duties. I was here for 11 months in 2011 and back since last October.