This story started over 50 years ago, when Isabel Hurtado and Vicente Uribe where invited by friends to the Rosario Islands. For Isabel it was love at first sight and with an agile management of home finances and parental support she was able to purchase the land in 1964. Vicente, a mines engineer by trade, designed and built the house that still stands. It has been the vacation house for 6 children, 12 grandchildren and 3 great-grandchildren. Open to the public for the first time. WELCOME!
“We loved our stay and would highly recommend a visit to the beautiful island. It really was wonderful to get away and enjoy some seclusion in such a beautiful setting. A few things to note though. First, we stayed right as restrictions were beginning due to the corona virus so that did affect our stay somewhat. Of course that was outside anyone's control. We were unable to do any outside activities and could only stay at the house so I can't comment on anything else. Second, it was very windy at night. We were told that half the year it gets very windy and the other half be prepared for mosquitoes. It didn't bother us at all, but the water was a little rougher later in the day and we were not able to go to the laguna encantada due to the conditions which was a big disappointment. Finally, it is secluded and beautiful but it is rustic. We loved it and it shouldn't be a deterrent, but it might not be for everyone. There are some well-behaved stray dogs that come to visit (which my girls LOVED) and there was a small lizard in the shower. That said, we really had an amazing stay. If we had to be restricted somewhere, this was the place to do it. The views were amazing, the food was awesome, and it was great to spend time as a family just relaxing, playing games, spending time in the water and exploring. We would go back in a heartbeat (and we hope to when the world is back to normal). The people were great too. With everything going on and the uncertainty with the pandemic, it was great to have Miguel's help and support. He made sure that we were okay and taken care of. He repeatedly checked in and made sure to answer any questions and concerns. He also went above and beyond figuring out our transportation when the docks were shut down and we were running out of options. We really appreciated the great hospitality. Even with all the craziness, we really did have a wonderful time. I highly recommend it to anyone who wants to get away for a bit.”
Podrás compenetrarte con el mundo marino, convivir con los delfines y tiburones, conocer la misión del Oceanario dentro de la conservación de especies en vías de extinción y disfrutar de unos días que nunca olvidarás. Verás amaneceres y atardeceres únicos desde el mismo muelle, caminando por la mañana mientras saludas los delfines y ver su entrenamiento en la tarde. Los colores del mar son increíbles, podrás hacer snorkel y ver peces de colores solo con saltar de nuestro muelle.
“Beautiful and unusual place to stay and relax, definitely book it if you can! It takes about 1.5 hrs to get there by boat from Cartagena and the ride is bumpy, but ok for most (some local people sleep for most of it). Checkin was easy and the lady of the house takes very good care of you during all your stay. You will need a meal plan (150k per person - good food!) as otherwise there's not much else to eat on the island. Access to oceanario out of hours (after 5 pm) was a treat, you can go and see the dolphins and many fishes without the visiting crowds. You can also snorkel right at your doorstep (bring your own masks if you can!) or take a 5 mins ride with a boat to a place next door (for 35k per person). Once all the tourists are gone after 1.30 pm, you essentially have the island to yourself - there's very few other people who live there. Very relaxing place and totally recommendable for someone looking for a quiet retreat.”
En pleno corazón de Islas del Rosario les damos la bienvenida a Ecohotel Luxury Islas del Rosario, una paradisiaca isla a tan solo 45 minutos de navegación desde Cartagena, en donde nuestro nombre hace honor y gala al Lujo de Vivir la Naturaleza. Nuestro alojamiento está pensado en los Amantes de la Naturaleza, Nature Lovers, donde en medio de un diseño ecológico le ofrecemos un grandisoso Club de Playa para relajarse y contemplar las maravillas de nuestro paisaje.
“The place in a great location for “off the grid” living. Caesar was an incredible host that made us feel welcomed and attended to whatever our needs were. However, the food menu was very limited and most of the items weren’t available. But thankfully there was a place next door that offered different dishes as an option. The beach and private room were perfect though.”