A traditional fishing method in the mangroves of La Boquilla
La Boquilla is a small fishing town, situated at 20 min car drive from the old city center of Cartagena.
Upon arrival by private transport, a local welcomes you and leads you to his small traditional boat in Cienaga (lagoon) De Tesca. In La Boquilla, fishers don’t use motors for their canoes. Therefore, you will be able to appreciate the beauty of the mangroves in a quiet environment. Sit conveniently, and enjoy a peaceful and beautiful ride while learning about the fauna and flora. You pass among narrow canals, and it’s so retired that you have the feeling to be the only person in the world.
The boat stops. Here we are, the second part of the activity begins.
Jump into the shallow water and throw the fishing net. At first, it isn’t easy to get the right move. You have to project it in a certain way so that it arrives flat in the water and catch some fishes. As you noticed, there is no intensive fishing with this technic.
Once you got some fishes, you use them as prey to catch delicious crabs. You put the fishes in a basket under the water, and you wait a few minutes. It’s super easy :).
After a couple of hours, you come back to shore and bring them to a local restaurant. It’s time to enjoy a delicious lunch!
Include La Boquilla in your Colombia itinerary if you want to experience an unforgettable activity in an exceptional setting. It’s a fantastic option, and it’s only 20 min away from Cartagena!
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