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Rosario Islands, Departamento de Bolivar, Colombia

How much does it cost to travel to Rosario Islands?

You should plan to spend around $87 (CO$341,063) per day on your vacation in Rosario Islands. This is the average daily price based on the expenses of other visitors.

Past travelers have spent, on average for one day:

  • $28 (CO$108,596) on meals
  • $45 (CO$178,516) on local transportation
  • $66 (CO$260,007) on hotels

A one week trip to Rosario Islands for two people costs, on average, $1,213 (CO$4,774,879). This includes accommodation, food, local transportation, and sightseeing.

All of these average travel prices have been collected from other travelers to help you plan your own travel budget.

  • Average Daily Cost Per person, per day
  • One Week Per person
  • 2 Weeks Per person
  • One Month Per person
  • One Week For a couple
  • 2 Weeks For a couple
  • One Month For a couple
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How much does a one week, two week, or one month trip to Rosario Islands cost?

A one week trip to Rosario Islands usually costs around $606 (CO$2,387,440) for one person and $1,213 (CO$4,774,879) for two people. This includes accommodation, food, local transportation, and sightseeing.

A two week trip to Rosario Islands on average costs around $1,213 (CO$4,774,879) for one person and $2,426 (CO$9,549,759) for two people. This cost includes accommodation, food, local transportation, and sightseeing.

Please note, prices can vary based on your travel style, speed, and other variables. If you're traveling as a family of three or four people, the price per person often goes down because kid's tickets are cheaper and hotel rooms can be shared. If you travel slower over a longer period of time then your daily budget will also go down. Two people traveling together for one month in Rosario Islands will often have a lower daily budget per person than one person traveling alone for one week.

A one month trip to Rosario Islands on average costs around $2,599 (CO$10,231,884) for one person and $5,198 (CO$20,463,769) for two people. The more places you visit, the higher the daily price will become due to increased transportation costs.

Independent Travel

Traveling Independently to Rosario Islands has many benefits including affordabilty, freedom, flexibility, and the opportunity to control your own experiences.

All of the travel costs below are based on the experiences of other independent travelers.

Is Rosario Islands expensive to visit?

Rosario Islands is a reasonably affordable place to visit. Located in Colombia, which is a very affordable country, visitors will appreciate the relatively low cost of this destination. It is in the top 10% of cities in the country for its overall travel expenses. If you're traveling on a budget, then this is a good destination with affordable accommodation, food, and transportation.

Within South America, Rosario Islands is a moderately priced destination compared to other places. The overall cost of travel here is fair for the region and comparable to La Serena or Puerto Montt.

For more details, and to find out if it's within your travel budget, see Is Rosario Islands Expensive?

How much money do I need for a trip to Rosario Islands?

The average Rosario Islands trip cost is broken down by category here for independent travelers. All of these Rosario Islands travel prices are calculated from the budgets of real travelers.

Category Cost
Accommodation 1 (Double Occupancy) CO$260,007 ($66)
Local Transportation 1 CO$178,516 ($45)
Food 2 CO$108,596 ($28)
Entertainment 1 CO$52,823 ($13)
Alcohol 2 CO$11,678 - 35,034 ($3 - 9)
Accommodation Budget in Rosario Islands
Average Daily Costs

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The average price paid for one person for accommodation in Rosario Islands is $33 (CO$130,003). For two people sharing a typical double-occupancy hotel room, the average price paid for a hotel room in Rosario Islands is $66 (CO$260,007). This cost is from the reported spending of actual travelers.

  • Accommodation1 Hotel or hostel for one person
  • Accommodation1 Typical double-occupancy room

Hotel Prices in Rosario Islands

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Actual Hotel Prices
The average hotel room price in Rosario Islands based on data provided by Kayak for actual hotel rooms is $83. (Prices in U.S. Dollars, before taxes & fees.)

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Transportation Budget in Rosario Islands
Average Daily Costs

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  • The cost of a taxi ride in Rosario Islands is significantly more than public transportation. On average, past travelers have spent $45 (CO$178,516) per person, per day, on local transportation in Rosario Islands.

  • Transportation1 Taxis, local buses, subway, etc.

Flights to Rosario Islands
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Rental Cars in Rosario Islands
The price of renting a car in Rosario Islands will depends on dates, the type of car, the location, and your age. We recommend Kayak because they can find the best deals across all car rental companies.

Food Budget in Rosario Islands
Average Daily Costs

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  • While meal prices in Rosario Islands can vary, the average cost of food in Rosario Islands is $28 (CO$108,596) per day. Based on the spending habits of previous travelers, when dining out an average meal in Rosario Islands should cost around $11 (CO$43,438) per person. Breakfast prices are usually a little cheaper than lunch or dinner. The price of food in sit-down restaurants in Rosario Islands is often higher than fast food prices or street food prices.

  • Food2 Meals for one day

Entertainment Budget in Rosario Islands
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  • Entertainment and activities in Rosario Islands typically cost an average of $13 (CO$52,823) per person, per day based on the spending of previous travelers. This includes fees paid for admission tickets to museums and attractions, day tours, and other sightseeing expenses.

  • Entertainment1 Entrance tickets, shows, etc.

Recommended Activities

Alcohol Budget in Rosario Islands
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  • The average person spends about $5.93 (CO$23,356) on alcoholic beverages in Rosario Islands per day. The more you spend on alcohol, the more fun you might be having despite your higher budget.

  • Alcohol2 Drinks for one day

Rosario Islands On a Budget
Rosario Islands Rosario Islands, Colombia
The Rosario Islands, also referred to as Coral Islands of Rosario, is an archipelago located off the coast of Colombia, approximately 100 kilometres (62 miles) from Cartagena. The Rosario Islands are integrated by 28 islands and all of them form one of the 46 Natural National Parks of Colombia, created to protect one of the most important coral reefs in the Colombian Caribbean Coast. Only three of these islands are property of the Colombian state. Before establishing the national park in 1977, wealthy families used this natural paradise to build their summer houses, but then the government allowed them to keep their properties, only if they paid annual rent and taxes to be there, and complied with certain rules to preserve the ecosystem of the islands. People can visit the national park area of the islands, and tours are available. Isla Rosario has an aquarium and open-sea oceanarium that people can visit. Activities on the Rosario Islands include swimming, snorkeling and fishing, among others. The best time to visit Colombia in general, and especially the Rosario Islands is the dry-season months from December to March. These uninterrupted sunny days are just perfect for a Caribbean coastal experience and to enjoy all the activities it has to offer.
Lizamar, Cocoliso, Isla del pirata, Isla del Encanto and Isla del Sol, are the most popular resorts for day excursions from Cartagena to the Rosario Islands; mainly visited by Colombian tourists. Additionally, you can find more exclusive places like Isla Coralina, Hotel Pedro Majagua, and Gente de Mar; the last one having the larger beach space.

There is no better way to begin your trip to the Rosario Islands than by visiting the open-air Oceanario aquarium. Although not that huge, it still houses a variety of rescued sharks, along with giant sea turtles and other aquatic life and presents short dolphin show. Oceanario is about providing information for anyone curious to learn about the marine culture. After a pleasant aquarium visit, head over to Isla Grande, the only island inhabited by the indigenous native population, providing its visitors an opportunity to explore the local culture. With boutique resorts lined up and and gorgeous waters to swim in, grab your snorkeling gear, which can be rented if you aren't carrying your own and swim around to your heart's content. Bookings for these activities can be done in Cartagena itself. Although formally not considered as part of the Rosario Islands, Playa Blanca situated on Isla Baru is famed for its sheer beauty of golden sands and is consistently voted as one of the best beaches of Colombia. Another island for top-notch diving is Tierra Bomba, which also draws a substantial amount of visitors to its shores that abound with fun activities such as diving and surfing due to its superb reefs and wrecks.

Food and Dining
One can also sample tasty traditional recipes of the region, famed for their distinctive Caribbean flavors. Bandeja Paisa, the national dish of Colombia but also empanadas, lechona, sancocho, fritanga, ajiaco and arepas are all traditional and delicious Colombian dishes. After a refreshing splash in these vibrantly chromatic waters, be sure to treat your palates with some typical and original Colombian food consisting of coconut rice, fried white fish, and yucca, all with the finest beach views.

Several agents arrange boat tours to Islas del Rosario. One of the tours includes lunch, a visit to an aquarium and a few hours at Playa Blanca. Not included in the price is harbor tax and park entrance (USD$5) and the entrance fee to the aquarium (USD$7). If you buy your tour at one of the street vendors, don't pay in advance, preferably pay part or all at return in Cartagena. The tourist offices in the center of the old town and a good place to compare the many possible trips to the islands. It will take you about 45 minutes to get to the Rosario Islands. There are diverse resorts and hotels that also offer you the option of spending the day or a few days and take advantage of their premises. The prices vary according to which you choose. Most of them are located at Isla Grande, the bigger island of the park and the only one, between the 27, with native population. Once you are there, it is worth doing at least an hour of snorkeling by the near islands to appreciate the incredible coral formations and the shoals common of the area. You can also get to Rosario Islands if you take a scuba diving mini course or a certificated from Cartagena. You can also rent a private boat or yacht, to go island hopping with your travel friends on your own time.

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1 Categories averaged on a per-item basis.
2 Categories averaged on a per-day basis.
For example, the Food2 daily average is for all meals for an entire day, while Entertainment1 is for each individual purchase. Thus, the overall daily average cost is not a summation of the individual categories.