Isla Pelicano

Isla Pelicano, Cartagena, Colombia

At a Glance

  • Private Island experience just a 30-minute speedboat ride from Cartagena

  • Just three bedrooms accommodating up to six guests, making it perfect for families

  • Make the most of Isla Pelicano's private yacht throughout your stay and spend days sailing the Caribbean waters, snorkelling, diving and enjoying trips out to the neighbouring islands

  • Option to add on an exclusively designed menu by renowned Colombian chef Mila Vargas

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A year-round destination however, as Cartagena has a hot and humid tropical climate, it can rain at any time of the year. Typically ‘drier’ season is from December to March, while the most rainfall comes in October and November. The best time to visit Cartagena is the dry season.

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Unwind at Isla Pelicano, a private island off the Caribbean coast of Colombia, just a 30-minute speedboat ride from Cartagena. Surrounded by cerulean waters and coral reef, this is the perfect spot for diving, snorkelling and marine adventures!

Escape to your own private island, being whisked away by your own speedboat to the beautiful Isla Pelicano, just 30 minutes away from the charming colonial city of Cartagena, a cultural gem on the Caribbean coast of Colombia. Surrounded by the bluest of Caribbean waters and extensive coral reefs, this a perfect retreat for those looking to end their trip on the water. Make use of your private boat, embarking on snorkelling or diving excursions or enjoying trips to nearby islands such as Baru and Roasario.

Whilst on land, a team of three staff will attend to your every need, preparing meals and assisting with any nearby activities. Choose to add on a specially designed menu by renowned Colombian chef, Mila Vargas and sample some traditional local delicacies with a unique twist.

The villa itself is Mediterranean in style, designed to maximise the space on this rocky island. It accommodates up to six guests, making it perfect for families, with two king size bedrooms and one twin bedroom. The master bedroom enjoys doors which fold back entirely, maximising those ocean views which can be enjoyed from your own personal hammock and private terrace. An outdoor Jacuzzi and a solarium with plenty of sun loungers provide the perfect space in which to relax and watch the sunset.

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The private villa has just three bedrooms, accommodating 6 guests, each with a private bathroom, cable TV, fan and A/C. Two bedrooms feature king beds, while the third contains two single beds. The master bedroom boasts a terrace from which to enjoy the ocean views, as well as a hammock.


Facilities on Isla Pelicano include a Jacuzzi, BBQ area and a solarium. There are two docks, enabling use of the boat which is available during your stay. A variety of trips out on the boat can be arranged for an additional charge, including diving and trips out to neighbouring islands. The villa comes with three staff to assist you throughout, and the option to add on a full menu, exclusively designed by renowned Colombian chef, Mila Vargas.


Explore the surrounding reefs by boat and enjoy snorkelling or kayaking! FOr an additional charge, diving and water skiing can be organised, as well as trips over to the nearby islands, including Baru and Rosario.


  • Literary Tour of Cartagena

    Enjoy a tour of the colourful city of old town Cartagena, through the eyes and palate of one of its greatest artists, Gabriel Garcia Marquez. Best known for his book 100 years of solitude, Gabriel was a winner of the Nobel prize for literature.

  • Private Helicopter Tour of the Lost City

    Departing from Cartagena, enjoy a private helicopter experience, soaring over remote corners of Colombia and the beautiful ruins of 'The Lost City', or 'Ciudad Perdida', one of the most important urban centres of the ancient Tayrona culture.

  • Rum & Cacao Tasting

    Spend a couple of hours learning about and sampling two of Colombia's finest exports: rum and cacao. This tasting experience is not only a delight for the senses but also offers an interesting insight into their history and production.

Location & directions

Isla Pelicano, Cartagena, Colombia

Isla Pelicano is a private Island in the Caribbean Sea, a short distance from Cartagena and Isla Grande in Colombia.

How to get there

Cartagena is a 1.5-hour flight from the capital of Bogota. From here, it's a 30-minute boat ride to the island.

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