December 21, 2019

Bona Vida— a Catamaran Experience










This Catamaran experience deserved to be on a separate post. As I mentioned it in my previous post, I got sick during our trip and couldn't / didn't enjoy it as much as I hoped for. But true to be told is that this was undoubtly the highlight of our trip to Cartagena; we didn't have the time nor that much money to go and explore more, but this certainly was the best thing I've ever experience in my entire life plus it was our first time doing this, so it felt not only magical but also unique. 

So, we booked this through our hotel, but sure you can do it on your own and directly from Bona Vida Catamaranes. We were about over 30 people between locals and foreigners plus staff. It started at 5:00pm and it was until 7:00pm, this usually is not only to have the experience but was merely to watch the sun set and have a good time, unfortunately this day had rained hours before us leaving our hotel and heading to the marine bay. We arrived and paid our passes and took our seats and the staff welcomed us with some tokens that allowed us to have a drink and snacks per person. It then started raining, and we sailed off at 5:00pm. 

It was all going good, until about... maybe around 6:00pm, when it started pouring down and we were in the middle of the bay, it was so dark and nobody was even there but only us- this moment kind of felt like a scene straight out a movie, except we weren't scared at all- we all tried to stay and remain under the roof, especially me since I had the flu and didn't want to get worst but that didn't help at all, because it was raining and there was also a breeze, so I was like I just had literally taken a shower. 

However people got bored at this point and one of the staff people who was the DJ was smart enough to just turn the volume up and play some music, it was at that moment when everyone got in the mood like, okay, let's not waste this time and enjoy it, we're already here and there's nothing we can do, and WE all enjoyed it. There was this group of foreigners dancing to every type of music and just having the best time of their lives and it just felt very contagious. I was on my seat but still moving / dancing from there, and you guys, this was truly magical, it was at that exact moment when my mind literally shut down itself, I didn't have any worries nor any thoughts, nothing but absolutely nothing came to my mind it was blank, I completely even forgot that I was sick and simply soaked it all in, nothing else mattered to me, family was by my side and I was so happy, happy to see them happy while enjoying it, happy because this trip happened and we were able to take some days off, happy for being with my loved ones, happy for even having experienced it together for the first time, and yes, the weather didn't help but now that I look back, I wouldn't change it nor would wish it was any another way, it was perfect, the people we were with too, it truly was meant to be and it was!

Now, I know this isn't going to be the last experience, because after this I want to go back and do it over and over again, whether with family, to celebrate my birthday, go with my future partner and the in-laws, or on my own, but definitely it's worth repeating, be it with sun (sunset) and or cloudy/rainy again, I want to do it and experience it all over again, and make more new memories, I live for moments  like this, now that I'm already in my mid-twenties, and I have learned a lot of things, I have stopped caring about material things, and do not get me wrong because yes, we need them but I don't longer give them that much of an importance in life, instead I pray God that I can be able to go and explore the world and see and admire all of these beautiful places and His creations, I want to create and have memories like this, ones that I can always remember and I can have pictures to look back on but above all to appreciate and see the world from a different perspective. There's always something about travelling that once you're back and have the memories, you learn to value and appreciate what you already have, even more or I don't know if that's only me and my perception on things so, here's to more exploring adventures! 

This post isn't in any way sponsored nor I was paid to say this, but because I REALLY had such an amazing experience and want to do it all over again and can't wait for that moment, I HIGHLY recommend Bona Vida Catamaranes, they have such an amazing  and very kind staff and the experience it is so worth it, so in case you already have Cartagena on your bucket list, here's something extra you can do during your stay/visit! 

38 comments:

  1. So great you were able to enjoy this catamaran experience despite being sick. It must have been lovely. I love boat rides.

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    1. It really was indeed and I want to experience it all over again! Have a lovely day! xo

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  2. Wow, such a lovely post and photos, love them all! Definitely it seems like it truly was beautiful experience, so happy you enjoyed it even if you were sick at the moment! I would love to go on a boat ride one day too, will keep it in mind if I ever go to Colombia (Cartagena) ♥️ xx

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    1. Thank you SO much Tuğba! It truly was beautiful and magical at the same time! Yes, you should definitely try it! xo

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  3. Wow what an experience! This sounds like a fun trip and I haven't been catamaranning before but I definitely want to now!

    xoxo,
    Christine
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    1. I know right, I just want to go back there only to go catamaraning again! haha! It really was the best experience so far and the highlight of this trip! You should go on one yourself and enjoy it! Have a beautiful day! xo

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  4. Such beautiful photos and trip! Despite of you being sick, this definitely was a trip of a kind and you really enjoyed it at the end! I am in love with the photos, they turned out amazing! Hope you’re doing well, it’s been a while since I last commented on your blog, need to catch up now! ♥️ Have a lovely day! xx

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    1. Thank you SO much Maria Paula! Yes, I had to enjoy this moment and because of that it made it so special, definitely one to remember! I've been doing good thanks, you too have a lovely day! Sending lots of love to your way! xo

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  5. Sounds great experiences!
    Glad to know about Bona Vida, and thank you for a nice recommendation :)

    Wish you have wonderful holiday and merry Christmas.

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    1. Thank you SO much dear! Yes, it really was and no problem! Have a beautiful day! xo

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  6. Those pics look amazing! Seems like such a great experience :)

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    1. Thank you SO much dear! It really was a great one indeed! One to remember! xo

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  7. Sounds was really fun experience minus being sick of course. Being sick is the worst!! :]

    // all the best, Carmen

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    1. I know, right? Now that I look back, most of the time of my trips I always either get sick and/or tend to get my period. haha but always try my best to enjoy it! Despite of having being sick, I had a great time!:) Have a lovely day! xo

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  8. What a beautiful photos and dreamy experience! Sounds like it was just so perfect, glad you enjoyed that moment whilst you still were sick! ♥️ xx

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    1. Thank you SO much Camille! Best experience so far and I simply want to go back there to do it all over again! haha! Have a beautiful day and sending lots of love to your way! xo

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  9. That must have been a wonderful experience, especially seeing the sun go down! It looks like lots of fun!

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    1. It was but in my case we didn't see the sun go down, since it was raining and it was cloudy as well, so no sunset for us, but despite the weather we still enjoyed our ride! Hopefully there will be a next time to see the sunset!:) Have a lovely day! xo

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  10. How awesome is this! That DJ sounds like a good DJ because he knows to read the crowd!

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    1. Thank you SO much! I know, right? I was impressed but he's really good and since we were stuck in the middle of the bay for about half an hour, he had to do something about it in order to cheer us up, and we all enjoyed that moment, the music, everything was perfect!:) Have a beautiful day! xo

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  11. Oh I am sorry you were sick for some the trip, but you still sounded like you had a great time. I hear you, I wish I could travel more. I wish you luck on your future travels and I hope you can get it all in!

    Allie of
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    1. That's so kind of you, thank you SO much Allie! I hope it's the exact same for you, and explore more and have the best of fun! Have a lovely day! xo

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  12. Get well soon; sounds like you had fun
    Merry christmas!! Happy holidays
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    1. Thanks Priya! I already feel better now and yes, I really had the best of fun while I was still sick! Have a lovely day and happy weekend! xo

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  13. Oh, so sorry you got sick but I see this catamaran experience was fantastic!
    Merry Christmas and a happy 2020!
    xx from Bavaria/Germany, Rena
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    1. Thank you Rena! It definitely was, one that I will always remember and hold very close to my heart! Have a lovely day and happy weekend! xo

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  14. It seems you had an amazing time!!

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    1. Thank you! I really had it indeed! :) Happy weekend! xo

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  15. I love all of the pictures you've taken during the Catamaran experience. It is a bummer that you got sick but still did the most with your energy at the time. It is great that you can book the experience remotely. Rain is never fun but we do our best to make the most out of it. Oh man, you can't go wrong with good music. Glad everyone had a great time out there! Thanks for sharing your experience :)!

    Nancy ♥ exquisitely.me

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    1. Thank you SO much Nancy! I wanted to take more photos, but since I was sick I also didn't feel in the mood of taking any pictures at all, these were some spontaneous shots I took using just my phone but they still turned out great! Yes, I wanted to enjoy it and have a great time whilst I was still not feeling 100% okay! I know, I live close to that city so, hopefully I'll return. Absolutely agree, and now that you mentioned it, we made the most out of the rain thanks to that DJ, who got us in the mood and just made us enjoy the moment and have a wonderful experience! Definitely one to remember! :) Have a lovely and happy weekend! xo

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  16. These photos are so beautiful! It looks like a great destination! I'm so sorry to hear you got sick, I hope you're feeling better now! Thanks for sharing your experience, I loved reading this! Happy Holidays! :)

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    1. Thank you SO much Melissa! It really is a great destination, and my favorite one that I love coming back to! Yes, feeling better, it was just the flu and my period, but feeling so much better now, thanks! That makes me happy, glad you loved it! Have a lovely and happy weekend! xo

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  17. Sounds like you had a great time even though it was raining and you weren't feeling well! I hope you feel better soon! :)

    Hope you had a merry Christmas :) We had a great time with family and so much good food! Have a happy new year :)

    Away From Blue

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    1. Thank you SO much Mica! I really tried my best to enjoy it and have a good time! Yes, feeling better, it was just the flu and had gotten my period that day, but I'm okay now! :) xo

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