Playa De Punta Arena, Cartagena
(1/5 based on 120+ reviews on the web)
Relax on the fine sand and swim in the crystal clear waters of Playa De Punta Arena, a vibrant public beach full of local flair. You can book a round-trip boat tour with lunch included at one of the stalls along the shore, including some private charters that visit more remote, peaceful parts of the beach. Be aware that plenty of vendors here use pushy methods to sell their wares, and some may try to take advantage by hiking prices up. Make Playa De Punta Arena part of your personalized Cartagena itinerary using our Cartagena vacation builder.
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  • Because it's a public beach, it ends up being cheaper. The boat trip to here is short, 10 minutes, and costs 20000 pesos. To get to the boats, just ask the taxi to drive you in Castillo Grande, where you go to Punta Arena that they know. The water of the beach is warm and calm, a dark green tone. I went on a Friday, so it was empty, except for the sellers. That's pretty boring, you pay by the shadow, chairs, lunch, all in a package only, and if you don't take care ends up being achieved at the time of the sum. In addition, there are craft vendors, people who offer massages, and all are very insistent. A tip is to say he has no money. Oh, when I was the guy who should wait to get back on the boat, which had already paid on the way, was no longer there. So, another tip is to pay only ida and leave to set back on his return. There are several boats that make up the path. I ended up coming back with a cost only 5000, for example. Anyway, the beach is nice, but because there are so many vendors, you can't relax, still to come on a day where there's only you and your friends there, which was my case.
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  • We ask the cabbie a good beach and close to the walled city, and he gave us Punta Arena. When the taxi stopped at a sort of "parade of little boats" several people came to Board us with different rates for the crossing. We close with a Lord for the 20000 value weights each round-trip person Arriving on the island the impression is that they're going to charge you up to breathe there, horrible! Want to do massage, Cornrows, selling oysters etc and they don't like to hear not. The guy who sells beer snake to you go to the bathroom, regrettable and the beach Service is not beautiful, the sea is dark, dirty sand with a long piece of glass ... tried but couldn't get more than 3 hrs there.
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  • The beach of punta arenas, located on the island of Earth bomb, has an excellent environment with plenty of appeal. Transportation to the island, despite being in small craft, is fast and secure. Excellent cuisine.
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