Playa De Punta Arena, Cartagena

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#4 of 6 in Beaches in Cartagena District
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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  • August 12, 2017
    The beaches are exactly the same as in Cartagena. They tell you a price but then they want to charge you something else. It is very expensive for a 15' boat drive. Then they offer you overcharged food...  more »
  • July 22, 2017
    Looks like a beach in the Bay of Guanabara. The bikes of the residents pass to and fro. The water is hot and the view of Cartagena curious. Only.
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  • June 8, 2017
    Good beach for families, the water isn't blue turquoise Caribbean style, the sand is normal, not so little dirty clean. The prices charged on the beach are abusive, everything is expensive. Honestly not worth it, you feel on a beach in Rio de Janeiro with millions of hawkers bothering you all the time.
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Despite its status as a major tourist hub, Cartagena offers a good choice of affordable places to stay. If you're looking to splurge, consider staying at one of the town's restored colonial-era buildings, which now house boutique hotels packed with modern amenities. Alternatively, several old monasteries in Cartagena's walled colonial district offer outstanding facilities at very high prices. Budget-conscious travelers can explore the many mid-range hotels and low-cost hostels clustered in Getsemani, an up-and-coming neighborhood and center of the backpacker scene.
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