Manzanillo del Mar, Cartagena

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#5 of 6 in Beaches in Cartagena District
Experience authentic Caribbean Colombia at Manzanillo del Mar, a peaceful beach in a working-class neighborhood. Those looking for modern tourist attractions may be in for a disappointment, as this relatively underdeveloped village offers few amenities. Restrooms aren't what most Westerners are used to, and many restaurants are simply wooden shacks. To visit Manzanillo del Mar on your trip to Cartagena, use our Cartagena day trip tool .
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  • After a short visit to the awful Bocagrande beach, we went to Manzanillo del Mar by taxi. As soon as the car entered the village a man stopped it and led it to a little bar restaurant on the beach. Th...  more »
  • For several years, I visited this quiet beach. Today makes sad to see what has become: the first bad impression is that several inhabitants of the site is "hanging" from vehicles to guide them to the restaurants that invaded the beach. Restaurants that reach the shore of the sea, then parking for visitors, then a via to make transit trucks and motorcycles at high speeds and lastly other "constructions". Bad is the only place in the world where they leave comes to an end the beach in favor of a trade. The beach as it's over.
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  • If you are in Cartagena and want to spend a relaxing day at the beach Manzanillo is the right choice, away from the crowds on the beaches of Bocagrande and no vendors that are disruptive. There's some kids that you can bring lunch to the beach on the cheap. The fish is very good. The sea and the beach are not that great
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