The town of Bolivar in Colombia is located on the banks of the Magdalena River, approximately 250 km from Cartagena de Indias. From a tourism perspective, the most important sights are the cathedral of La Candelaria, which is opposite the pier and park in The Americas. After Mompox, it is the biggest attraction in the area. There is a solitary village road down which you can take a bus which heads to the docks in the direction of Mompox (it takes about 2 hours).
I got a bus to Magangué Cartagena and thought that to reach Mompox I just had to take a boat directly to there.... but I was wrong and it was not so easy. First you have to decide which of the 2 ports you go to, as one route is faster than the other. The fast boat, a little more expensive, is much better. This port is opposite the cathedral. I chose the other mistakenly, basically because I was told that the boat would leave the port a few minutes later. I had to wait almost an hour to leave. After 45 minutes in the boat on the river Magdalena, you get to a place called Bodega. The first thing to do there is to take a taxi, in my case a motorcycle, to a place called Broken Bridge (I was told that they are thinking about rebuilding it). You then take a rowing boat that crosses the river. Once across the river, the best option is to share a taxi and, after 30 km, you will arrive in Mompox. It was complicated to get to but I really enjoyed this lovely village.