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
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From US$ 47.22 per person

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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 107 reviews

Review summary

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

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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

The beach was beautiful! Although it was cloudy on the day we went to Playa Blanca (it was actually raining in the morning when we were picked up at the hotel) we had a great time! Some vendors wandered up to us a few times throughout the day, but the vendors are polite and usually walk away when you politely say no. We took up one of them on an offer for a jet ski ride, and it was great! The lunch included was helpful too; we didn't have to worry about finding a place to eat. The ticket includes a 25,000 pesos bonus, and if you want a dish that's over that amount, you just pay the difference. Initially we weren't thrilled about being picked up at 6 am, but once we saw the beach get FULL but 1 pm, we were so glad we got there so early! By the way, we didn't get there til nearly 9. Reason why I gave it 4 instead of 5 stars is because we didn't get picked up until 7 am, and some of the other people were LATE late to their pickup spot. So we got to the beach until 9 am.

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July 25, 2022

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

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