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$ 45.10 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

3.9 /5

based on 118 reviews

Review summary

  • Guide
    4.3/5
  • Transportation
    3.7/5
  • Value for money
    3.9/5

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The day trip was amazing. Our guide, Jose, was fantastic. He gave great tips and guidance in both English and Spanish and accompanied us every step of the way. The bus picked me up at 6:30am (I was the first pickup) and we got to Baru around 9-9:30am. 1 hr drive plus picking up other guests. When we got to Baru, we walked about 5min down the beach to our section called "Mambo Beach". It felt like it was reserved solely for us. There we had lunch, mojarra frita and arroz con coco (so good and worth the trip alone). Mambo Beach hires locals to offer massages and souvenirs. Make sure you agree on the price beforehand. They also offer lockers to store your valuables at no extra cost. This made me feel better about going into the ocean while leaving my stuff on the beach. The beach itself is beautiful and the water is perfect. Make sure you bring lots of sun block and reapply!

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September 9, 2022

The beautiful beach, it is worth going early because then the beach fills up with many people. I think it would be more worthwhile to go to a beach or private island where there are not so many street vendors around you, it is also convenient to have more activities or get to know other nearby places such as other islands, because you really do not do much being in one place all afternoon.

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August 29, 2022

The Backpackers agency offered us an excellent service on the pass to Playa Blanca. The attention provided by your guide José was very good, as was the staff at the Mambo Beach restaurant. As an opportunity for improvement, they must manage to control the number of flies that are in the place when they serve food.

July 27, 2022

Product ID: 292405