BarúBarú island (it’s really a peninsula, but everyone calls it an island) is exactly what you would expect from a beach known as “White Beach” – gleaming white sands and waters in every shade of blue. It takes about an hour to arrive from Cartagena by boat and most tourists stay overnight in hammocks strung between the palm trees.
The map to the right is Columbia. It has an interesting climate because it's shores are both in the Caribbean as well as the Pacific. Baru peninsula (island) is just north of Cartagena on the Caribbean.
It is easy to understand how Columbia would be a place such sailing ships would visit. Columbia could receive ships from the West Indies, cart the cargo by mule to the Caribbean and put the cargo on sailing ships to the east coast of Europe and into the Mediterranean Sea.
This should be fascinating with a great deal of history revealed.