Beaches in Cartagena
Beaches in Cartagena, a list of the best beaches in this city so that you don’t leave them out of your itinerary.
But surely what brings you to Cartagena are its beaches, because it is located north of the department of Bolívar on the shores of the Caribbean Sea.
With blue beaches and white sands, with a warm semi-arid climate and an annual temperature of 29º it is a humid paradise in South America.
So, we are going to list you a series of places that should be on your itinerary:
White Beach (Playa Blanca)
If you arrive at the island of Barú, you must first spend a few hours on this wonderful beach.
A very crowded place, so we recommend avoiding the crowds by going first thing in the morning, or after 3 in the afternoon.
Another important tip is that you take everything you need for a full day at the beach, because you won’t want to move until you see the sunset!
Although it is so crowded, it is really worth taking a trip to this wonderful place, where you will be able to appreciate a pink beach that plunges into the crystal clear waters of the Caribbean Sea.
It is a somewhat hidden beach, located about 50 minutes by boat from the city.
It is a white sand beach with turquoise waters. It has been one of the most popular destinations for tourists, not yet being equipped with reception facilities, such as the lack of garbage cans.
It has an entry cost of 15 euros per person (Value 2020). The only public beach in the area is Playa Blanca.
If you can stay on the Barú Peninsula, you have guaranteed spectacular beaches. The cabins have a cost of 10 euros per day (value 2020).
San Bernardo Archipelago
They are a group of ten coastal islands Boquerón, Palma, Panda, Mangle, Ceycén, Cabruna, Tintinpán, Maravilla, Múcura and an artificial islet, which are located in the Gulf of Morrosquillo del Mar Caribbean.
It is a perfect place to practice water sports.
From the Cartagena terminal you can get there by taxi or via vans.
It is one of the quietest beaches and less visited by tourists.
Between the airport and the center, there is a stretch of coastline with a lot of relaxation.
Many people stop at this beach to take the typical photo with the large Cartagena sign on the sand.
Island Land Bomb (Isla Tierra Bomba)
Keep in mind that you can only get there by boat, since Tierra Bomba is the closest island to Cartagena.
It is a great tourist destination, but a large part of its surface belongs to private or private individuals.
The water on this beach is not a virgin paradise like the ones we mentioned earlier, given its proximity to the city. For this reason, it is one of the busiest in Cartagena.
It is a spectacular place to stay!
You can get there by taking a boat from Cartagena to the Island directly at the La Bodeguita dock. It will take you about 3 hours to arrive and the value of the trip can be from 100,000 to 110,000 Colombian pesos (Summer price 2020) .-
If you are in Tolú, you have to go to the pier and, there, take a boat to the island. It may cost you about 50,000 Colombian pesos for the one-way ticket. It will take you about an hour, much less than with the other option.