Playa Blanca is without a doubt the most famous beach near Cartagena.

A Day Trip to Playa Blanca Cartagena

 

Playa Blanca is without a doubt the most famous beach near Cartagena.  As you may have guessed by the name, Playa Blanca is blessed with white sand beaches and crystalline water.  It is located on Isla Baru but thanks to a recently added bridge, it is easily accessible from Cartagena by both land and sea which is great because the beach is also a jumping off point for excursions to the islands and for different water sports.

 

You can get there by taking a 40 minute boat ride from Cartagena or a two hour bus/colectivo ride.  For the bus, you must first go to Pasacaballos and then take a colectivo to Playa Blanca from there. Although the overland trip takes longer than going by boat, you have the option to stay as many days as you want or come back later that evening after a biolilluminescence tour.

 

 

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A Day Trip to Playa Blanca Cartagena

 

There are a number of food and drink options on the beach for lunch or a sunset dinner.  There are also plenty of vendors ready to sell you anything from sunglasses to beach toys. While they can get a little annoying sometimes, it is great to have them there when you realize you forgot something back at the hotel or that you need to pick up a last minute souvenir for a friend or family member back home.

 

If you are a nature lover, you can combine a trip to Playa Blanca with a stop at the Baru Bird Sanctuary or the Colombian National Aviary and an evening tour to swim with biolilluminescence.

 

Make sure to come early as the beach can get very, very crowded. If you have the time, we recommend storing your bags at your accommodation in Cartagena and spending the night in Playa Blanca. This allows you to explore the beach and the surrounding area at your own pace and try to avoid the times when the beach is at its most crowded.  Also, what better way to start the day than a relaxing swim on a quiet beach?

 

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