Playa Blanca, Baru Island

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  • From Cartagena: Day Trip to Playa Blanca with Lunch

    1. From Cartagena: Day Trip to Playa Blanca with Lunch

    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 or snorkel equipment if you wish to take a dip in the beach's crystal-clear waters. In the afternoon, savor a delicious lunch with several options including vegetarian and meat dishes washed down with local juices. Head back to the beach after lunch to relax for another few hours before beginning the journey back to Cartagena in the evening.

    Nice trip to Baru island, the place with sun chairs and the lunch were located a bit from the big crowd, pretty good food and drinks. Jose is English speaking and a great guide . Had breakfast a little bit further up the beach for 10 000 COP ( ham omelette with 2 pieces of toast ) that included a cup of coffee Expect a long time for the return trip… took over 2h for us.

  • Cartagena: Snorkel, Mangroves and Playa Blanca Tour

    2. Cartagena: Snorkel, Mangroves and Playa Blanca Tour

    Get picked up from your accommodation at 7:30 AM in an air-conditioned bus. Meet your guide who will provide all the details about your upcoming adventure and the route. At 9 AM, arrive at the island of Baru and board a boat. Cruise for 15 minutes through the crystal clear waters until you arrive at the snorkeling site. After 1 hour of enjoyable snorkeling, continue the tour into the mangroves to see birds, iguanas, and other species. Discover the fascinating landscapes of the island and the life of the native species who inhabit this magical ecosystem. At 1 PM, head back to Playa Blanca to enjoy a delicious lunch with options of fish, chicken, or vegetarian. Once you've eaten, spend some time swimming in the clear waters or relaxing on the beautiful white sand beach. At 3:30 PM, board the return bus which will drop you off back at your hotel.

    This tour was one of my favorite tours while in Colombia. I had never done snorkeling before so I really enjoyed it. The tour was great. Daniel (bus guide) Ivan (boat guide) both did a great job. They promised to send me all the pictures they took and they did the only thing I’d recommend for anyone planning to attend this tour is to make sure your tour guide sprinkles some bread before they snap your pictures to make sure they capture fish around you otherwise you will end up with just a picture of yourself under water :( I think that was the only downside for me. The food was great, I literally ate everything on my plate (went with the fish option). I definitely recommend this tour.

  • Cartagena: Private Boat Tour Around the Islands

    3. Cartagena: Private Boat Tour Around the Islands

    Explore the beautiful and stunning islands along the Caribbean coastline with this private boat hire in Cartagena. Choose from a variety of yachts and speedboats ranging from 29 feet (8.8 meters) to 62 feet (18.9 meters) long that accommodate up to 10-18 people. With the help of your captain, plan your own personalized itinerary based on your interests and sightseeing wishes. Cruise along the islands on your private boat and combine relaxation, pleasure, and fun. At any time, feel free to request to stop for lunch, visit beaches, or be taken to a secluded area to enjoy some time for swimming in the sea. Play your favorite tunes on the boat's fully equipped sound system to ensure the perfect soundtrack to your day. With your own private boat for just you and your group, what you see and what you do is entirely up to you.

    Our captain/guide were very friendly and helpful. We chose to go to the Oceanario, Agua Azul, and Playa Blanca Barú, all of which were great for families. I would definitely recommend this booking!

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What people are saying about Playa Blanca, Baru Island

Overall rating

4.1 / 5

based on 124 reviews

This tour was one of my favorite tours while in Colombia. I had never done snorkeling before so I really enjoyed it. The tour was great. Daniel (bus guide) Ivan (boat guide) both did a great job. They promised to send me all the pictures they took and they did the only thing I’d recommend for anyone planning to attend this tour is to make sure your tour guide sprinkles some bread before they snap your pictures to make sure they capture fish around you otherwise you will end up with just a picture of yourself under water :( I think that was the only downside for me. The food was great, I literally ate everything on my plate (went with the fish option). I definitely recommend this tour.

Juan Jimenez and Javier were incredible guides! The boat was extremely clean and spacious. Juan let us connect our phone to the boat’s Bluetooth sound system so we were able to listen to our personal choice of music. He let us spend as much and as little time on each that we wanted. Juan was very attentive to our needs. The boat came with water, chips and Coca Cola. We were also able to bring our own food and drink. I would highly recommended this experience. It was great not having to share the boat with a tour group. Totally worth the money! Thank you Juan and Javier for starting our trip off right!!!

Nice trip to Baru island, the place with sun chairs and the lunch were located a bit from the big crowd, pretty good food and drinks. Jose is English speaking and a great guide . Had breakfast a little bit further up the beach for 10 000 COP ( ham omelette with 2 pieces of toast ) that included a cup of coffee Expect a long time for the return trip… took over 2h for us.

Our captain/guide were very friendly and helpful. We chose to go to the Oceanario, Agua Azul, and Playa Blanca Barú, all of which were great for families. I would definitely recommend this booking!

excellent service, Jose was the best. The space on the beach was super and the lunch was quite decent. A very good experience without a doubt