Playa Blanca, Isla Baru

2.4
#1 of 10 in Parks in Cartagena District
Sun, snorkel, or simply relax at Playa Blanca, where turquoise waters, soft white sand, and lush coastal foliage attract scores of tourists and day-trippers. Kick back at one of the local beach bars with a bite to eat or a drink; alternatively, try buying some fresh oysters from the vendors who frequent the sandy stretch. Afterwards, grab your snorkeling gear and explore the underwater environment of coral and fish. However, be sure to keep an eye out for the jellyfish that frequent the area. For Playa Blanca and beyond, use our Isla Baru trip itinerary tool to get the most from your Isla Baru vacation.
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  • October 5, 2017
    Nothing very impressive! Only worth going if you are already in the region. Excessive annoy approaches and the beach itself no big deal! No doubt there are more pleasant and beautiful beaches in the region. Expendable!
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  • October 4, 2017
    Arrived overland 4 people 150mil pesos ($50 US) before we went to the national Aviary (divine) always you want to sell things even in low season. We are located in a "dark chocolate" restaurant and rented a "hut" by 50mil (20 us$) pesos throughout the day (since we were with a baby was completely necessary to rent) there we ate, it was rich but expensive. (approx 60 per person with drinks) We ride on jet ski (55mil AV 2 people 30 minutes (US$ 20)), was worth it since we went to a small encenada were able to mount at full speed. Jet ski Council accounted for yourselves the time so that do not say it that they have to pay more because they spent the time.
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  • October 4, 2017
    To get to playa blanca, Barú, cartagena, you have several options, you should know that it is located about 1 hour drive from cartagena airport and approximately 40 minutes by boat. Costs may vary, this fret to explain, if you take a taxi at the airport the cost can be 120000 Colombian pesos, and upon arrival you pay 5000 x person serving boat. If you want to reach the most quiet beach, Sea Princess, if you request transportation at hostal cost is 90000 Colombian pesos for the entire route, it should be noted that it is is safer and more economical, you can also make stops to buy food or drinks. If you are traveling by boat, the cost would be taxi from the airport to the dock cost $20000 pesos and 45000 per person boat passage. The limitation of this type of transport is that it only leaves at 8:45 am. Another modality although not recommended is to take taxi to the Basurto market cost $20000 dollars, take a bus to the village Pasacaballos, cost 2700 x person and then take an informal transportation that can cost 10000 per person to playa blanca and then 5000 by person to the best beach, this can ignore if you want to stay in the area more crowded, full of vendors and crammed people. This last option can be hazardous because of the risk to be stolen or ripped off. The trip is worth the beach is wonderful, the blue sea of warm waters and tranquility that you may live, you can feel the satisfaction of so closely than sleep the beach like never before it are made and feel the sound of the waves without sacrificing your peace of mind and security d. visit the last Beach Hostel is the best place in playa blanca.
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With its white sand beaches generating plenty of tourism, Isla Baru features plenty of established accommodations to meet the demand of Cartagena locals and international visitors. Take your pick from the main resorts along the island's coastline, providing standard to luxury rooms and a range of amenities to match their price bracket. Budget-conscious travelers will be pleased to find a couple of simpler hotels offering no-frills rooms and reduced onsite facilities--which shouldn't be a problem, considering the natural beauty of the island's beaches.
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