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Baru and Playa Blanca Transportation and Lunch from Cartagena provided by Backpackers

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Baru and Playa Blanca Transportation and Lunch from Cartagena

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What you can expect during this experience
  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Contactless payment for gratuities and add-ons
  • Face masks required for travellers in public areas
  • Face masks required for guides in public areas
  • Gear/equipment sanitized between use
  • Hand sanitizer available to travellers and staff
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Updated 06/07/20 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.
Updated 06/07/20 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.
Visit Playa Blanca in Baru on a full-day tour from Cartagena. Skip the hassle of renting a car and simply enjoy the scenery as you travel, as transportation to and from your Cartagena hotel is included. Arrive at Playa Blanca, one of the best beaches near Cartagena, and spend your free time lounging and exploring (snorkeling equipment provided), and enjoy an included lunch and beverage midday.
  • You'll get picked up
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  • 1
    Centro Historico
    Stop: 45 minutes
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  • 2
    Playa Blanca
    Stop: 7 hours
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  • Playa Blanca day trip with transportation makes for a hassle-free beach day
  • No pickup location worries with round-trip transfers from your Cartagena hotel
  • Bring only a towel, as lunch and a beverage are provided
  • Explore the underwater world with provided snorkel equipment
What to Expect
Meet your driver at your hotel's front desk area in the morning for prompt pickup in an air-conditioned minivan. Bring a towel with you as one is not otherwise provided. Your driver takes care of the logistics and navigation and you simply sit back and relax on the drive to Playa Blanca in Baru. Arrive at Playa Blanca and take a 5-minute walk to the beach, where sun chairs and hammocks are available for resting and lounging. You'll also have access to snorkeling equipment so you can explore the underwater world. Lockers are available. Be treated to a lunch of dishes including chicken and fish, with vegan and vegetarian options also available. A non-alcoholic drink is included with the meal. When the time comes, catch your ride back to your Cartagena hotel.
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Important Information
  • Lunch
  • Local guide
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Use of Snorkelling equipment
  • Transport by air-conditioned minivan
  • Local taxes
  • Welcome Drink
  • Alcoholics Drinks
  • Transportation to/from attractions
  • Accommodation
  • Towels
  • massage
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Additional Info
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Children must be accompanied by an adult
  • Refunds will not be issued if tour/activity is missed due to late or non-arrival of cruise ship
  • Availability for shows cannot be checked without making a booking. Credit cards will only be charged upon confirmation of show availability
  • The duration of transfers are approximate, the exact duration will depend on the time of day and traffic conditions
  • The place where you will spend the day is an Eco-Hostel, for that reason the installations and the bathrooms are rustics
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Infants must sit on laps
  • Not recommended for pregnant travellers
  • Most travellers can participate
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s cancelled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 15 travellers
Cancellation Policy
For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
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Popular mentions
theonbaken wrote a review Mar 2020
Eindhoven, The Netherlands121 contributions26 helpful votes
José picked us up at the hotel for a drive of just over an hour. Indeed, no more boat trips, as 7 years ago a bridge was built. The playa blanca is long and full of restaurants and entertainment services. José and his crew operates La Española with a welcome drink for all tour
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Date of experience: March 2020
2 Helpful votes
Frederick Von Skippy wrote a review Mar 2020
1 contribution
We visited Playa Blanca twice on this visit to Cartagena -- once on our own and once with this tour. I would really recommend taking a tour like this if you are not familiar with the area and your Spanish is limited. It is simple, stress-free, and easy way to spend the day
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Date of experience: March 2020
Doug R wrote a review Feb 2020
2 contributions2 helpful votes
Water was filled with big rocks which made it hard to stand in the ocean. Food was good but to expensive. Better options out there if you have the time
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Date of experience: February 2020
2 Helpful votes
Larissa C wrote a review Feb 2020
Boston, Massachusetts5 contributions2 helpful votes
This was the perfect beach day in Cartagena. The tour company made it easy and stress free. We were picked up at the hotel. The bus ride there was fine, and then we were led to a hostel on playa Blanca. As someone who has traveled to many beaches in many countries, it was so
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2 Helpful votes
Kris wrote a review Feb 2020
Cartagena, Colombia6 contributions2 helpful votes
I had a good experience with our tour guide expert his name was Jose. The beach was beautiful although vendors where every where which made it kind of unpleasant at times. Overall Jose was very attentive and helping to our needs as tourist he has a great attitude and very out
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2 Helpful votes
About the operator

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Great day with Julio at the volcano!
Julio was great right from booking us in to taking us on our tour. His English was great and he explained everythin
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No mas sígame la corriente
You can tell Jesus really enjoys his job and takes care of the people on the trip to make sure they have a great ti
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What a ripoff
This was a horrible tour. First of all, it says a maximum of 20 people, there was 40 people on a huge bus! They wer
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It was okay
My expectations were not really met for this. Therefore, the trip was okay for me and my person. There were a few t
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Kaysi C
Good overall
Overall good experience, only suggestion is to shorten the amount of time spent at Cocoliso and more time on Cholon
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Derek H
Great way to see the islands around Cartagena
Our tour picked us up at our hotel, which was nice, although it took a while to pick up the other passengers and g
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DO NOT BOOK with this company - Boat & Bus broke down
Took this tour March 2. Boat was running late because the motor needed to be fixed.(so they knew there was an issue
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The best
I had sooooo much fun. The water and beaches were beautiful. I was scared to snorkel so the instructor pulled me al
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Jeffrey R
Great day trip
From beginning to end what a day it was. From being picked up on time to getting to the different island. My plus
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Did not include everything described
We were picking people up from hotels for 3 hours because a van broke down. They cancelled 2 or the 3 activities in
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Refund owed
They cancelled 2 of the 3 activities on the tour, said they would refund us $44 each, and now being told we have to
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Worst ever
I was told I would be picked up at 6:15 am and after finally getting in touch with someone around 6:45 they told me
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Not worth it.
We didn't enjoy this tour and found the locations to be sub par. Also the boat ride was unbelievably rough.
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Amazing experience!!!
I was trying to cancel this tour the day before and I was so glad I wasn’t able to!! They were right on schedule pi
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A Cartagena must do!
This is a must if you are in Cartagena! Jesus was our tour guide and he did amazing. The transfer was without delay
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Key Details
  • Duration: 7h
  • Mobile Ticket Accepted
  • Free Cancellation up to 24 hours in advance
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  • Pickup offered
  • Languages Offered: English, Spanish
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