Over the years, the cruising community in Cartagena has contributed a significant number of reviews and general intel to the NO FOREIGN LAND website. The resulting cruising guide to Cartagena is an extremely valuable resource detailing everything from machine shops, butchers, boatyards, and public pools. The information is sourced from cruisers for the cruising community and is free to use. A particularly nice feature is the site's integration with your phone's GOOGLE MAPS (the "go-to" function) that makes finding your local chandlery super easy.
If you're not already familiar with NO FOREIGN LAND check it out! We think you'll find it to be an invaluable resource where ever your travels take you.
Currently, there is no VHF net in Cartagena, but the community has been operating a WhatsApp chat group (UCC) that functions much like an informal VHF net- same local knowledge, new vessel introductions, recommendations, and plenty of "treasures of the bilge"... You can join this group via this link: UCC WhatsApp
Additionally, the Colombian Ministry of Tourism in conjunction with Colombian Maritime Authorities has published The Cruising Guide to Colombia.
This English/Spanish guidebook covers both the Caribbean and Pacific coasts and is packed with detailed navigation charts and useful information.
View or download the PDF here: CRUISING GUIDE