Cartagena Colombia

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Cartagena (Port of entry)

An online cruising guide for yachts sailing to Cartagena, Colombia. Cartagena faces the Caribbean Sea to the west. To the south is the Cartagena Bay, which has two entrances: Bocachica (Small Mouth) in the south, and Bocagrande (Big Mouth) in the north.

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10°24.73′N, 75°32.46′W
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Cartagena Colombia.jpgSunset over Cartagena Harbor]
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Cartagena has a tropical wet and dry climate. It averages around 90% humidity, with rainy seasons typically in April–May and October–November. The climate tends to be hot and windy. The months of November to February tend to be more windy months, giving an extra cooling to the otherwise high tropical temperatures.

Cartagena is rarely touched by the hurricanes that decimate other Caribbean capitals like Havana, Santo Domingo, Kingston or San Juan. Although the city is in the Caribbean, the mainland is fairly far south, isolating it from the wind currents that feed the hurricanes.

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  • Area de Fondeo (Anchorage) No. 1 (Bahia de Las Animas): (marked by following positions)
Lat: 10deg 25’ 5.6’’ N Long: 75deg 32’ 52.5’’W (approx)
Lat: 10deg 25’ 4.6’’ N Long: 75deg 32’ 53.8’’W
Lat: 10deg 25’ 0.4’’ N Long: 75deg 32’ 44.7’’W
Lat: 10deg 24’ 58.3’’N Long: 75deg 32’ 47.5’’W
  • Area de Fondeo (main anchorage surrounding Club Nautico) No. 2 (marked out by following positions)
Lat: 10deg 24’49.7’’ N Long: 75deg 32’’ 41.0’’W
Lat: 10deg 24’43.9’’ N Long: 75deg 32’ 34.9’’W
Lat: 10deg 24’ 39.8’’N Long: 75deg 32’ 26.7’’W
Lat: 10deg 24’ 38.0’’N Long: 75deg 32’ 28.0’’W
Lat: 10deg 24’ 41.2’’N Long: 75deg 32’ 37.1’’W
Lat: 10deg 24’ 48.6’’N Long: 75deg 32’ 42.4’’ W*

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{{Reference|Rod Heikel|Greek Waters Pilot|Imray Laurie and Wilson, Cambridgeshire|9780852889718}}, expands to
Rod Heikell, Greek Waters Pilot Imray, Laurie and Wilson, Cambridgeshire, ISBN 9780852889718
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