Details for Puerto Velero

Puerto Velero

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Average rating 2.5 stars from 2 reviews

Address Marinas de Colombia S.A.S. NIT 900.290.842-2 Calle 84 N 53-21 Of.201

Phone+57 (5) 3571522

After hours contact

Facility type

Marina - NO
Club - NO
Fuel - NO
Repair - NO
Municipal - NO
Other - NO

VHF channel



Email contact

Owner, manager



Payments acceptedCredit cards - NO
Checks - NO

Payment info

Payment discounts

Operation (seasonal or year-round)
Year round

Additional info:


The point has extended south significantly from some published charts.





Tide & current additional info


Approach: Unknown
Transient dockage: Unknown
Fuel dock: Unknown

Other depth info:

Dock typesWood - NO
Concrete - NO
Floating - YES
Fixed - NO
T/Alongside - NO
Other - NO

Additional info: Most are Mediterranean mooring style spaces. Lines provided by marina and an underwater attachment for the bow (no buoy).

Size restrictionsLOA max: 66
Beam max: Unknown

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Transient: Unknown
Total: Unknown
Transient price: Unknown

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Transient: Unknown
Total: Unknown
Transient price: Unknown

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AC power30 amp - NO
50 amp - NO
100 amp - NO

Additional info: As of November 2012 electrical connections were via a 50 hz generator. They report plans to switch over to 60 hertz power, the Colombian standard, in the future. Plugs are European style and adaptors are required.

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Cable TV (and pricing)

Phone hookup (and pricing)

Water (and pricing)

Dinghy access

Liveaboard info


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Gas priceUnknown

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Diesel priceUnknown

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Pets welcomeYes

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Disability access

Launch service

Pump out











Yes - Onsite restaurant, El Kiosko, offers lunch on weekends with plans to extend hours when land resort opens. Many local beach eateries within walking distance are also open on weekends.



Hotels or motels

No - Resort under construction as of November 2012.

Repair capabilities

Haul out capabilities

Storage facilities

Fishing supplies

Chartering capabilities

Internet access


Boat ramp availability


Yes - Can be arranged through the marina office.

Other services


Sheltered bay suitable for swimming and watersports. Popular weekend destination for locals.

Reviews for Puerto Velero
Newish but already tired, 2016-08-04
Captain: , Pensacola (46)

When you are approaching Puerto Velero, from the sea, head for the Safe water mark before you turn towards the channel markers! Arrived here on a delivery to find the Marina was fairly new, but already had a very tired and run down feel to it. The Marina staff were very friendly and professional however and that made up for a lot. Its a serious hike from the docks to the Marina Office along some dirt roads so dont forget anything on the boat. The electric on the docks is the European style plug so be prepared with an adapter if you have the Dryer style plug from the U.S. You will need to go into Barraquilla for immagration, so you should try and co-ordinate through an agent as its a LONG ride into Barraquilla to a Nondescript address full of rather humorless federales. There arent any apparent re-provisioning locations at the Marina, so unless you just need a place to stop and rest or Barraquilla (which is just a Big industrial city) is your destination, theres not much to reccomend this marina yet. Cartegena further SW is a MUCH better choice for cruisers to put into.

Secure New Stop on Colombian Coast, 2012-11-28
Captain: , St. Petersburg, FL (346)

New marina facility, just open to boats in fall 2012 and part of a large resort that is currently under construction. We stopped here to break up the passage from Santa Marta to Cartagena into two day trips. The idea of being in a secure marina for the night instead of the anchorage was appealing. We were one of their first arrivals and there were a few glitches. The marina is set up med moor style and requires using their bowline which secured to an underwater system and lies on the muddy bottom. By the time we were finished docking we and the boat were covered with muck. Utilities were not compatible for us as they are currently operating using a 50 hertz generator. Apparently they will switch over to the local power source, which is 60 hertz, at some point in the future. However, European-style outlets were used and adapters would be needed for American boats. Civilization and provisioning is an expensive cab ride away unless one wants to walk a couple of very hot miles to get a bus to Barranquilla. For more than a one or two night stay, we were told that we would need to process paperwork with the Barranquilla port captain, requiring hiring another agent and more time and expense. There is no breakwater, and it looked like conditions could get rough in the rare southwesterly. Clean water off the boat for swimming and watersports are the attractions here, plus the added security of staying in a guarded facility vs the anchorage.  The staff expressed they are committed to overcoming the barriers for cruising boats. They really bent over backwards to try to please us. Diana, the Coordinator, spoke very good English and was a great help.

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