Rosario and San Bernardo Corals National Natural Park

Tour Rosario and San Bernardo Corals National Natural Park

Colombia
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Jannis Werner
Rosario and San Bernardo Corals National Natural Park
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Colombia

Rosario and San Bernardo Corals National Natural Park is an aquatic treasure located off the Caribbean coast of Colombia. Comprising both the Rosario and San Bernardo archipelagos, this marine protected area offers an exquisite blend of tropical island beauty and vibrant underwater ecosystems, making it a haven for divers, snorkelers, and beach lovers alike.

The crowning jewels of the park are the coral reefs, which house an astonishing array of marine life. The park plays a crucial role in the conservation of these fragile ecosystems, which are among the most beautiful and significant in the Colombian Caribbean. Divers and snorkelers will be mesmerized by the kaleidoscope of colors presented by soft and hard corals, sponges, and marine plants. This underwater paradise also boasts a diverse community of fish, sea turtles, dolphins, and even occasional nurse sharks, providing an immersive experience of nature's wonders.

Above the water, the islands are equally captivating. White sandy beaches framed by swaying palms and crystalline waters beckon visitors for relaxation and sunbathing. Some of the islands feature mangrove forests, which play a pivotal role in supporting marine life and protecting coastlines.

Beyond natural beauty, the park offers a rich cultural experience. The local communities, particularly the Raizal people of the San Bernardo archipelago, have a deep-rooted connection with the sea. Their traditions, cuisine, and way of life offer an authentic glimpse into the coastal Caribbean culture.

For the adventurous souls, there's no shortage of activities. From kayaking and stand-up paddleboarding to exploring hidden coves and uninhabited islets, the park promises a healthy dose of adventure. For those seeking relaxation, watching a sunset over the Caribbean horizon or lounging on a hammock with a refreshing drink in hand is pure bliss.

In essence, Rosario and San Bernardo Corals National Natural Park isn't just a destination; it's an experience. Whether you're diving deep into its marine realms, basking under the tropical sun, or indulging in the rich local culture, the park serves as a vivid reminder of the beauty and wonder of our natural world.

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Geeky Facts about Rosario and San Bernardo Corals National Natural Park

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The park forms the largest coral platform in the Colombian continental Caribbean (about 420 km2).

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Among the fauna, the park has 167 species of fish of which 18 are endangered.

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The park consists of archipelagos, coastal lagoons, coral reefs, water channels and mangrove swamps.

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