Rosario Islands

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The Islas del Rosario (Coral Islands of Rosario) is one of the 46 Natural National Parks of Colombia, created in order to protect one of the most important coral reefs of the Colombian Caribbean coast.

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Mapa de las Islas del Rosario.svg

The park has an extension of 120.000 km squared, from the line of the highest tide to the beryl of the 50 meters of depth, it extends from the underwater platform and the coral reefs west from the Island of Baru, the reefs of the archipelagos of Nuestra Señora del Rosario and San Bernardo and the underwater platform in between, as well as the Tesoro, Rosario, Mucura ,and Maravilla islands.

This area was declared Natural National Park due to the necessity to preserve and protect the coral reefs and the associated ecosystems, such as the sea grass and mangroves, and the numerous species of seaweed and animals that inhabit them.

Coordinates: 10°10′30″N 75°45′00″W / 10.175°N 75.75°W / 10.175; -75.75