Rosario Islands - Exploring the Enchanting Isles

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Rosario Islands - Exploring Eden

 

Rosario Islands - Exploring the Enchanting Isles

 

Rosario Islands

 

The 27 islands, keys and isles that make up the Rosario Islands Archipelago were formed less than 5000 years ago. Active mud volcanoes rose the submarine floor until favorable conditions for algae growth allowed the coral reef to be developed. When the sea level went down, some areas of the coral reef emerged and formed the islands.

 

Man has visited the archipelago since Precolumbian times.

Beauty and the beast
Yet, there is no evidence that shows the islands were permanently inhabited before 1950 when some Barú Island fishermen decided to establish an area dedicated to fishing and for growing coconuts. In the 1970s, wealthy families from Cartagena and other parts of the country began building houses and resorts on the islands.

 

Today, the archipelago is protected by the Colombian government and is one of the most beautiful gems of the Caribbean.

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Las 27 islas, cayos e islotes que conforman el Archipiélago de las Islas de Rosario, se formaron hace menos de 5000 años. Activos volcanes de lodo fueron levantando el lecho submarino hasta que se dieron condiciones favorables para el crecimiento de algas calcáreas que desarrollarón el arrecife coralino. Cuando el nivel del mar subió salierón a flote algunas áreas del arrecife formando las islas.

 

El hombre visita el Archipiélago desde tiempos precolombinos. Aún, no existen evidencias de que las islas fueran habitadas en forma permanente antes de 1950 cuando algunos pescadores de la Isla de Barú, decidieron establecerse esta área para dedicarse a la pesca y a la agricultura del coco. En los años de 1970, las familias ricas de Cartagena y otras partes del país comenzarón construir casas y resorts en las islas.

esposabella says:
Did you have the typical lunch? Fried fish, with coconut rice, fried plantain? hmmmm ahhh takes me back to the good ol' times
Posted on: Feb 09, 2010
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Rosario Islands - Exploring Eden
Rosario Islands - Exploring Eden
Beauty and the beast
Beauty and the beast
Paraíso Secreto, Islas de Rosario
Paraíso Secreto, Islas de Rosario
Mangrove between shore & resort
Mangrove between shore & resort
Located on Isla Grande (big isle)
Located on Isla Grande (big isle)
Isles are 23 miles SW of Cartagena
Isles are 23 miles SW of Cartagena
Nelson leads way around island
Nelson leads way around island
Looking for B52s Love Shack
Looking for B52's "Love Shack"
Downtown rush hour on Isla Grande
Downtown rush hour on Isla Grande
Hotel Kokomo, Finns place
Hotel Kokomo, Finn's place
27 keys & isles make up Rosario Is.
27 keys & isles make up Rosario Is.
Kayaker finds way to enjoy the sun
Kayaker finds way to enjoy the sun
Return to home away from home
Return to home away from home
Idaly gets in the Caribbean spirit
Idaly gets in the Caribbean spirit
Rosario Islands Hotels & Accommodations review
Relax in Remarkable Rosario Islands Resort
ISLA PARAISO SECRETO HOTEL BEACH RESORT +57-5-673-4264 www.paraisosecreto.com I stayed in the Rosario Islands at Paraiso Secreto for three nigh… read entire review
Rosario Islands
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