The elongated peninsula
Playa Blanca on Barú
The Barú peninsula ( Spanish Península de Barú ) is located south of the city of Cartagena on the Colombian Caribbean coast in the Department of Bolívar . The El Dique Canal , which connects the Bahía de Cartagena de Indias in the north with the Río Magdalena , passes east of the peninsula . Since the channel practically separates the peninsula from the mainland, it is sometimes referred to as an island ( Isla in Spanish ).
To the west of Barú are the Islas del Rosario , to the north is the Isla de Tierra Bomba . The Corales del Rosario National Park is located on the peninsula . Near the point in the west, the Punta Barú , which is separated from the rest of the peninsula by a narrow channel, is the place Barú .
The Bahía Barbacoas is located south of Barú .
- Map on caribbeanresorthouses.com
- map on cartagenacaribe.com
- Tagesschau.de: Galleon "San Jose": 300 year old shipwreck found off Colombia , December 6, 2015 , accessed on August 7, 2019.