Playa De Punta Arena, Cartagena

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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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  • A beach an a island 5 min away by boat from Cartagena, 20k pesos for person (round trip), with good places to rest and eat. The boats departs from a beach right in front the Bocagrande Hospital.  more »
  • The water in this area is quite clear and clean compared to local ones, very rich and varied gastronomy. Although the sand is full of lots of stones on the banks of the water, it is a very calm place, good to relax.
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  • The beach has one of the waters more turquoise Cartagena; but there nothing is regulated. Therefore: boats, jet skis, bananas, and everything you can think of them, browse beside swimmers (with imaginable danger and pollution of the water that, after a while, it is brown). Not to mention the music with loudspeakers that Colombians enjoy (and inevitably everyone suffers). A dirt food stalls. Behind them there is a pond of stagnant water and garbage with a stench. And the food not to mention; Apart from the usual vendors that are torture. Upload photos to your illustration.
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