Leaving the skyline of Cartagena behind a wall of sea spray from the motorboat that propelled us toward Isla Del Piratas was one of the best things that ever happened to us during our journey in Colombia. Broken Spanish aside, booking the voyage was effortless and a day trip to this island is an absolute must-do if visiting Cartagena. Once the tall city buildings fade into the distance, the waters turn the most amazing shades of blue and green. Akin to a deserted island (where you somehow happen upon a good margarita), the natural and raw beauty of Isla Del Piratas (Rosario Islands Archipelago) was simply captivating. My husband found this pelican to be amusing, keeping watch on a wooden post for hours on end. If you're looking for heaven on earth in a vacation, I think we found it.