Close your eyes for a moment.
Imagine the most densely populated place in the world.
Images of New Delhi in India or even Manhattan in New York come to mind.
However, this place is located in the Gulf of Morrosquillo in the Colombian Caribbean. It is Santa Cruz del Islote. It has about 90 houses, and the population is about 800 people.
people. And the most incredible thing is that it could fit on a soccer field.
soccer field. And all its inhabitants could fit in an AIRBUS A380 airplane.
The Islet has an area of one hectare.
It is a man-made island.
Visiting this place is a different experience. The local people live at their own pace. Most of the energy comes from solar panels. And if we think in mathematical terms, for every square meter, there are 0.049 inhabitants. In mathematical terms, for every square meter, there are 0.049 inhabitants.
The island is not only inhabited by people. There are fighting cocks, dogs and even two aquariums, dogs and even two aquariums. There is no sewage system or septic tanks.
To get there, you must take a boat trip from Tolú,
with a duration of 1 hour. And if you are in Cartagena, to travel the
33 nautical miles would take you about two hours by boat.
The islet was built by hand by fishermen using coral, stone, and debris in the late 1800s.