When most Americans think of Colombia, they remember the phrase “Coke is It”. This country has changed so much from the Cartel days in the 1980′s, and the death of Pablo Escobar in 1993. Those deadly and frightening activities were rampant 15 – 30 years ago. Now, Colombia is a safe and secure country to visit. Medellin is now considered one of the safest cities in Latin America.
Colombia is modern, with a bustling economy and a lot of high rise apartments and hotels. Fashion, cell phones, and laptops everywhere … very much like Brazil. This place is hoppin’! The men and women are kind and helpful. The food was great and the US Dollar goes a long way.
The Offshore “Blue Water” fishing is best during September – November. Blue Marlin, White Marlin, Sailfish, Dorado, Tuna, along with other typical species abound here. The biggest issue here is the Sea .. and its condition.
THE BOATS: There are typical Offshore Cruiser type Sportfishing boats, but the most popular and efficient are these “Cigarette” type offshore boats. Moats have Twin or Triple GIANT outboards, but Carlos likes and uses twin inboard JET DRIVEN powered boats. These craft are very fast and can run on top of the chop so often encountered in the seas around Cartagena. These boats are stored in racks at the Marina.