Day trip

From Cartagena: Day Trip to Playa Blanca with Lunch

Activity provider: Backpackers Cartagena

From Cartagena: Day Trip to Playa Blanca with Lunch

Activity provider: Backpackers Cartagena

From US$ 32.18 per person

Escape the hustle and bustle of Cartagena and spend the day relaxing in the crystal-clear waters of one of Colombia's most beautiful beaches.

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Duration 7 hours
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Live tour guide
English, Spanish
Pickup included
Your hotel, hostel, or AirBnB within the city walls of Cartagena.

Experience

Highlights
  • Savor a delicious local lunch
  • Admire one of the most beautiful beaches in Colombia
  • Relax on the paradise white sand beach of Baru Island
Full description

Enjoy a paradisiacal day relaxing on the white sand beach of Baru Island's aptly-named Playa Blanca. After getting picked up from your hotel in Cartagena, take a 1-hour journey in a comfortable air-conditioned minivan to Baru.

Learn more about local life in both the city and the island towns from your local driver. Once in Baru, take a quick, idyllic stroll along the beach to reach where you will spend the day. Make the most of all the facilities the place has to offer, including sundecks to relax on the beach. In the afternoon, savor a delicious lunch with several options including vegetarian and meat dishes. If none of the options take your fancy feel free to order anything else on the menu and only pay the difference.

Head back to the beach after lunch to relax for another few hours before beginning the journey back to Cartagena in the evening.

Includes
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off within the city walls
  • Lunch
  • Sun chair, bathroom facilities, lockers
  • Drinks
  • Towels
Not suitable for
  • Pregnant women
  • People with mobility impairments
  • Wheelchair users
Covid-19 precautions
Safety measures in place
  • All areas that customers touch are frequently cleaned
  • You must keep social distance while in vehicles
  • The number of visitors is limited to reduce crowds
Traveler requirements
  • You are required to bring and wear a mask
  • You must fill out a travel information form
  • You will receive a mandatory temperature check

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Important information

What to bring

  • Passport or ID card
  • Towel
  • Comfortable clothes

Not allowed

  • Pets

Know before you go

  • This tour requires approximately five minutes of walking along the beach in order to arrive at your location.
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4 /5

based on 98 reviews

Review summary

  • Guide
    4.2/5
  • Transportation
    3.7/5
  • Value for money
    4/5

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The BEST day trip you could do for Playa Blanca! Jose is an amazing guide, so hospitable. The pick-up was fairly early (6:45 AM) but we got there at the perfect time - right before the beach starts getting super busy. Our guide took us to our own private, fenced-off restaurant of the beach where we soaked up the views and some of the sun in our very own gazebo. The set-up was perfect because you don't get too many vendors coming to you, but can look for anything you want to buy at a distance. The wait staff at Mambo Beach was also super awesome - we were able to order drinks, lunch, etc. with ease. Would HIGHLY recommend this trip - probably the best one for the best value out of everything I looked into re: Playa Blanca.

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May 30, 2022

We got picked up and dropped off on time, had food (it was alright, but not the best), got drinks, had a bathroom, and a place to lock up our things as we lounged at the beach. Only complaint is that the pick up location wasnt 100% clear and the guide (Jose) had to come find us down the street. Otherwise a lovely day trip to Playa Blanca!

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May 9, 2022

We enjoyed our time at Playa Blanca. The transportation was on time and we were picked up in Bocagrande. You arrive early to beat the crowds, and the beach was indeed crowded for a weekday. The area reserved for the group had a small fence around it but this did not deter vendors from coming inside. There were lots of flies especially when eating. Jose, our guide, spoke English well and was helpful. The team on site serving drinks and food was upbeat and eager for guests to enjoy themselves. Credit cards were accepted during our stay for extra drinks or snacks. The water in front of the fenced area was rocky so bring water shoes or just walk to an area that isn’t so rocky. The water was delightful. Lots of boats were we were swimming but we weren’t bothered by them. All in all we were glad we went!

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March 10, 2022

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