Relax on Isla Barú
Nowhere embodies Caribbean paradise as well as the small Isla Barú peninsula, with its paper-white sands and crystalline waters - it’s an unmissable attraction for those visiting Cartagena. Playa Blanca beach is popular among locals and tourists alike, offering a relaxed and friendly atmosphere even on busy days. Another recommended beach is Ciénaga de Cholón, which might be slightly livelier if there are tour boats on the scene.
After sunset, there’s still plenty to keep you entertained! Night tours take you to nearby lagoons where bioluminescent plankton color the waters electric-blue with every passing wave. There are hotels and hostels on Isla Barú, so you can even sleep in complete paradise! Accommodation here is focused on sustainability and local economy, so it’s ideal for those looking to try some ecotourism during their vacation.