Colombia: Corporación Turismo Cartagena de Indias submitted a project to the Tourism Promotion Fund to develop a nautical guide map. It requires an investment of three billion pesos. About 30 municipalities in 10 departments in the Caribbean and Pacific region of the country will also gain benefit from this guide, which will be operational in 24 months or so.
Corporación Turismo Cartagena de Indias is an entity that signed an agreement with a corporation called Preparation and Publication of Guide Nautique de Colombia, which is co-financing 62 % of the total value of the guide, or about 1,700 million dollars for the mapping study, design, publishing and printing. The rest of the financing was handled by the Dimar, which contributed approximately USD 1,200 million for the development of this project, which puts Colombia at the forefront of nautical tourism in Latin America.
Hence, Center for Oceanographic and Hydrographic Research Directorate General Maritime Navy has already begun work on the layout and design of these routes. This guide is a nautical map of the routes and access to Cartagena and the coast north of the country in a friendly manner, which seeks to attract a significant number of sailboats.
Cartagena de Indias has 10 marinas and 21 miles of beaches in Bocagrande, Marbella, mouthpiece, and Manzanillo del Mar. As for sports, the city and the region was potentiate activities such as windsurfing, sunfish, ski, kite surf or take a quiet kayaking around guilds. In addition, the city offers 40 tourist attractions, which demonstrates the transition from Spanish and European settlement in these lands.