Playa Blanca, Isla Baru

2.4
#1 of 9 in Parks in Cartagena District
Beach Nature / Park
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. To visit Playa Blanca on your trip to Isla Baru, use our Isla Baru travel itinerary planner.
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  • The place is wonderful, the beach is white sand and turquoise water, but no room for so much gente.yo pay a VIP tours, and you were paid to go to the bathroom, imagine things that you were floating in the water (were not only bags), over tapeworms that be between boats and motorcycles, he killed you the smell of fuel, was a danger to eat a disgusting, full of flies and dirt, was a quilombo, horrible food let me clarify that I am not a delicate, quite the opposite. honestly I felt cheated. poor baru, but they take care of it she and tourism it will... disappear in fact the municipality thinks of closing it by the amount of dirt a real shame
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  • Isla Baru... is a place magical exotic with beach of calm and warm turquoise waters... It is to enjoy from 6 o'clock in the morning at 10 in the evening or more... is a paradise!!!
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  • You can get to Playa Blanca by sea or by land, by sea pay transfer + Pier tax, land get it cheap but you have to walk 2 km to the beach. Tourist promoters sold packages of transfer IyV + lunch, you say that you leave 500mts from the beach but it is not true, when you are "about" the way is closed due to "problems" and tell you that you come down and walk, a local guide you. When you're walking on Earth and mud haunt you the motor screaming that you're still too far away and you need that they take you for a cost, at that time you das account that themselves closed the route to make their business. Depending on the package you purchased may include chairs + awning, if not you get to negotiate on the site, bargaining is the rule. Once on the beach approach vendors offer products several in the morning at a price and in the evening to another minor. Jet skis are installed at the edge of the beach and boats with bananas, mixing people fuming and almost running over bathers. Return round 3-3:30 pm, in the afternoon the van if it is in the nearby parking lot. This space if it is Beach, the sand is white, the water is crystal clear, warm and you can see fish.
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Where to stay in Isla Baru

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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