Originally Posted by downwinder
Planning on going down from Puerto Rico
in the next couple of weeks. Any advice
on marinas or places to check out are welcome. They told me the marina Todomar had all the perks of a full on marina. Thanks.
It is hard to say what the situation is in Cartagena at the moment but 2020 google earth images
show open berths at Club Nautico and Club de Pesca. Todomar has fewer slips and it's hard to see any open berths. There are other marinas and likely you can find a berth.
We think anchoring
off of Club Nautico and exploring by dingy could be the best way, we found that the marinas there rarely respond to VHF
We got a berth at Club Nautico and stayed for several months, and loved the place. It was reasonably priced then (2014) but we've heard the rates went up after completion of the new facilities. Club Nautico has a unique mooring
system and it gets sporty at times. An air conditioner is good to have in Cartagena. Marine
growth is astonishing there. The old town is fantastic. Restaurants and shopping
Club de Pesca is a more refined marina but it was outrageously expensive.
Make sure you are well anchored if you do anchor
out, the holding is poor and the night time squalls are fierce.
Sailing is a sport, an athletic activity, not a sedentary one.
Fred Roswold-Fred & Judy, SV Wings, Mexico