Playa Blanca And Baru Island Day Trip From Cartagena

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Overview

Enjoy a full day in the most beautiful beach of Cartagena including a delicious typical Colombian lunch.

Highlights

  • Choice of seating available
  • Comprehensive tour by bus/coach
  • Family friendly
  • Lunch included

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Your day trip starts with hotel pickup or by meeting your guide in Cartagena's UNESCO World Heritagelisted old city. Board your coach, and head to Baru Island, about one hour away.

During the drive, listen to your guide's commentary about the area's neighborhoods, fishing villages, and industrial zome of Mamonal. When you arrive at Playa Blanca, enjoy the white-sand beach and crystalline waters. A lunch of Colombian dishes is included.

After your relaxing day in the sun, head back to the city, where your day trip ends.

    Inclusions for Playa Blanca And Baru Island Day Trip From Cartagena

    • Transport by air-conditioned coach
    • Professional guide
    • Cold water
    • Tropical fruit
    • Lunch (Only if option is selected)

    Exclusions for Playa Blanca And Baru Island Day Trip From Cartagena

    • Alcoholic drinks (available to purchase)
    • Gratuities (optional)

    Additional Info

    Confirmation will be received at time of booking

    Infant meals not included

    May be operated by a multilingual guide

    Not wheelchair accessible, due to the sand

    Cancellation Policy
    • If you cancel within 3 calendar days (72 hours) of the scheduled departure time, the cancellation charge will be 100% of the undiscounted tour price.
    • If you cancel between 4 to 7 Calendar days before scheduled tour departure,the cancellation charge will be 50% of the undiscounted tour price.
    • If you cancel at least 8 calendar days in advance of the scheduled departure time, there is no cancellation fee. You will receive Full Refund for the paid amount.
    • Please note that in case of No show, the cancellation charge will be 100% of the listed tour fare.
    • Please note tours booked using discount coupon codes will be non refundable.
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    • Disappointing tour for us- we were the only non-Spanish speaking people in the group which made it difficult for us to feel included and receive the same amount of information passing through the towns from the guide, we were also worried to leave our bags at the location at Playa Blanca to go and explore as the tour guide wasn't very attentive, there was limited shade available at the beach which left us feeling quite unwell by the end of the day. The bar at our location told by our tour guide to only buy drinks from here was very expensive- when we enquired about the prices of drinks, we were very shocked. In the end, we politely declined, only to then be hassled for the next hour by the bartender. Our tour guide didn't say anything to the bartender to leave us alone. Playa Blanca itself was quite dirty with lots of rubbish in the water. The jetskis also fly past people in the shallows very quickly which is extremely dangerous, especially if someone is submerged in the water and can't be seen. The lunch was delicious but unfortunately was the only real highlight of the tour.

    • The tour was nice. Our guide Vanessa was fun and accommodating.

    • The tour guide was fantastic, knowledgeable and thorough and well organized.
      The Beach was so beautiful the water nice and warm, lunch was delicious.
      I found the beach was not private too many vendors and too many boats and jetskis close to the beach.

    • Not impressed with this tour WARNING-it is not as good as other reviews make it sound. Beach is busy, not relaxing, toilets disgusting, food - ok, no sunlougers, constant smell of petrol from boats. Sorry to say If you are well travelled and seen a lot of beaches you won’t be impressed with this one

    • This day trip to Baru was so amazing that I could not help in going twice during my short stay in Cartagena:) After being picked up at my hotel, our guide Vanessa commented on all the sights we were driving by and providing us key facts of the Colombian economy and tourism. Upon arriving at Baru, a boat took us to a quiet and beautiful beach where we were welcomed with a fresh fruits salad and a bottle of water. Our guide gave us the local beach tips, would take care of our belongings and arrange whatever we needed (long chair, massage…) while we just had to relax, get some vitamin D ,enjoy the white sand and transparent water. The lunch was delicious, fresh grilled fish or chicken, your choice! On our way back, she made our journey very interactive with a game about the knowledge shared in the morning. It was a great day, sunny and warm people in a paradise beach.

    • The tour guide Vanessa was AMAZING! Pick up was right on time at our Airbnb, the hour ride was air conditioned and included detailed explanations of important sites on the way. The beach was simply beautiful and lunch was fresh and delicious. I highly recommend this day trip!

    • Really great experience!

    • A group of 5 friends and I had the pleasure of visiting the beautiful beach Playa Blanca. We specifically chose this tour because of the historical bus tour that we would receive in addition to a day visit to the beach. Natalia was an amazing tour guide and described the various neighborhoods, history, and sites very well in English and Spanish. We learned a lot about Cartagena and any questions we had were answered by the tour guide and bus driver. After the hour drive, we arrived at a parking lot and had a quick walk down to the beach the road down to the beach is not that paved and you walk down a rocky area so keep that in mind if you have any limitations. You arrive at a fairly crowded beach with vendors, tourists, and locals but no worries you hop on a boat to take you to a more secluded area of the beach. Here, you'll find far fewer vendors although you will still find a few very persistent ones wanting to sell you something, pristine water, white sand, and tranquility. We were served fresh fruit upon arrival, had a private tent/cabana, and received a lunch meal pescado frito or pollo. I thought both were good but the seafood lovers in my group loved the whole fish pescado frito. There are water activities that you can negotiate with various vendors jet skis, banana boat, tubing if swimming isn't enough for you. The tour time was perfect. After the hour bus ride, spending the day in the sun, getting massages, going jet skiing, and swimming in the warm waters, we couldn't have asked for more. Feel free to walk up and down the beach as there are many bars, vendors, and restaurants to check out.

      Would definitely recommend this tour as Playa Blanca is well worth it.

    • Great tour .

    • This tour was amazing! We started early in the morning being picked up in our hotel. The guide was very well informed about the history and highlights of Cartagena and she was happy to answer any questions we asked her. Once we arrived to Baru, we had a lovely fresh fruit salad! Then the lunch was super fresh and tasty. I do recommend this tour if you are looking for a beautiful beach and a bit of history about Cartagena. Sandra C

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