Scoring an average traveller rating of 5
out of 5
based on the last 24 recent reviews
Our tour guide Hassan (I think that is how it’s spelled) was awesome. Picked us up from our hotel, stopped in a supermarket for anything we forgot, and explained everything about our day. He was very helpful and made sure we were not taken advantage of by vendors.
The day itself was relaxed, not too many panhandlers but maybe is the time of year we went (mid feb). The food served was delicious, the fish was fresh. We enjoyed our jet ski experience.
Overall a good day, would definitely recommend and use again if we go back to Cartagena.”
Sas P • Submitted 21 Feb 2020
This tour was perfect for a quick trip to the beach. The trip was short, the lunch was amazing and our guide was accommodating. He was incredibly attentive and it was an overall great tour. I highly recommend this to anyone.”
Thalia C • Submitted 27 Jan 2020
Well organized transport to Playa Blanca. Be ready for heavy traffic and terrible roads as you get close to the beach. The guide was great and provided good information and advice on how to enjoy the experience. Very happy with the excursion. The beach is crowded and, as many others have stated, there are many people trying to sell things, but the sand and water were beautiful. It was a great day.”
Mark C • Submitted 20 Dec 2019
Beach was nice and the food was great. Nice and relaxing time away from all the vendors. The lemonada de coco was the best here. Fresh”
Mary H • Submitted 29 Aug 2018
A wonderful trip! We were picked up from our hotel in Bocagrande and rode in an nice air conditioned bus. We were taken a spot away from the crowd and got to spend a beautiful day on the beach. We enjoyed the fine sand, warm sun and beautiful clear blue Caribbean Sea. I highly recommend this trip! As always Viator provides excellent tour services!”
Marlene G • Submitted 13 Aug 2018
My guide was Helder(I think) and driver was Louis. They were extremely great and helpful. The food was good and we went to a better part of the beach by a little speed boat nd walked back through a wooded area. If you have issues with walking, climbing or sight beware. The walk to the beach is a trek in uneven rocky terrain and the walk back is through the woods on very rocky, uneven, hilly terrain. You can’t take the boat back bc at the time of day the waters are too rough. I will say Louis helped me down to the back and they both helped me in and out if the boat. They were great.”
Tiffany P • Submitted 12 Aug 2018
This was an amazing tour. Everything ran smoothly from the pick up at our hotel to the commute to Baru Island. Hayzar our tour was the coolest. He provided us with ideas on what to do at Playa Bianca. He was one of the nicest people I ever met in Colombia. The food was out of this world. Freshly prepared and so delicious. We were greeted with a plate of fresh fruits too. Definitely worth the extra money we paid for the lunch option. Highly recommend this tour when visiting Colombia.”
Madeline T • Submitted 10 Jul 2018
Great day at the beach!”
enp2108 • Submitted 24 Mar 2018
zachdavis99990 • Submitted 22 Mar 2018
The best excursion we took during our time in Cartagena! The transportation to and from our hotel went very smoothly. The tour bus showed up at the exact time that our contact said they would. Our guide, Hayzar, was one of the nicest people we met in Colombia. He gave great advice on how to make our day as memorable as possible, as well as what else we should do during the rest of our vacation. I would highly recommend this trip!”
Brett P • Submitted 11 Mar 2018
This was an absolutely amazing tour! The beach at Playa Blanca is so incredibly beautiful - nothing like the beach right in Cartagena. Our tour guide Natalia was a true ray of sunshine and she clearly loves her job. The food - I had the red snapper - was SUPERB! I consider myself a red snapper snob and it was truly perfection - right along with the coconut rice. I wish I could have stayed there for days! My friends and I did the 55 option with lunch - well worth every penny which really was not much. You should definitely choose this tour if you were planning to go to Playa Blanca - or even if you were not!”
NOMOREBILLABLEHOURS • Submitted 23 Feb 2018
This day trip to Baru was so amazing that I could not help in going twice during my short stay in Cartagena:) After being picked up at my hotel, our guide Vanessa commented on all the sights we were driving by and providing us key facts of the Colombian economy and tourism. Upon arriving at Baru, a boat took us to a quiet and beautiful beach where we were welcomed with a fresh fruits salad and a bottle of water. Our guide gave us the local beach tips, would take care of our belongings and arrange whatever we needed (long chair, massage…) while we just had to relax, get some vitamin D ,enjoy the white sand and transparent water. The lunch was delicious, fresh grilled fish or chicken, your choice! On our way back, she made our journey very interactive with a game about the knowledge shared in the morning. It was a great day, sunny and warm people in a paradise beach. ”
LindaGrana • Submitted 12 Dec 2017
The tour guide Vanessa was AMAZING! Pick up was right on time at our Airbnb, the hour ride was air conditioned and included detailed explanations of important sites on the way. The beach was simply beautiful and lunch was fresh and delicious. I highly recommend this day trip!”
Desiree H • Submitted 01 Dec 2017
Really great experience!”
Andy M • Submitted 19 Nov 2017
This tour was amazing! We started early in the morning being picked up in our hotel. The guide was very well informed about the history and highlights of Cartagena and she was happy to answer any questions we asked her.
Once we arrived to Baru, we had a lovely fresh fruit salad! Then the lunch was super fresh and tasty. I do recommend this tour if you are looking for a beautiful beach and a bit of history about Cartagena.
Sandra C. • Submitted 21 Sep 2017
We loved this tour !!! The beach is really wonderful.”
Yanela M • Submitted 14 Aug 2017
This tour was amazing!”
Jamie M • Submitted 10 Aug 2017
The beach was beautiful and our guide Natalia was very nice. We learned a lot about the history as we drove to Baru. Once we got there we took a quick boat ride to a quieter area of the beach. The beach is located in a poor area but it's all part of the experience. I would recommend it!”
Stephanie O • Submitted 28 Jul 2017
Vanessa our tour guide was phenomenal. We were taken to another area away from the general public which is definitely well worth it. The lunch that was provided was delicious. You have a choice of red snapper and chicken. Must do while in Cartagena.”
Kevin • Submitted 02 Jul 2017
I probably don't have much to add that others haven't said, but the trip to Playa Blanca was one of the best days of the Cartagena trip, to be sure. Certainly a nice change of pace from sweating my way through the Centro.
Others may have a different experience depending on the size of the group, but I was traveling solo, so I was kind of expected to be tagging along with some others. As it turned out, I was the group that day. What could have been a bit awkward ended up being pretty mellow and memorable, however, largely owing to the quality of the guide.
Instead of a tour bus, Vanesa, the guide, just walked up to me by the monument and we hopped in a private car. From there it was about an hour to beach, where she shared a bit about some of the different neighborhoods and industrial areas.
The beach and the water were fantastic, clear enough to the see the fish swimming between your legs. As other reviews have said, the tour takes you quite a ways up the beach from the busy area, so it's quite relaxing. Very few vendors. This was the appeal for me. From where you park it's maybe a 10 minute walk, not too bad, but I was also offered a boat ride if I didn't want to walk.
Apart from the beach, Vanesa was awesome. I really enjoyed chatting with her and learning a bit about a whole range of subjects. I just hope she got her shoes back.”
Patrick H • Submitted 09 Jun 2017
This day trip was great! I was actually the only person on the tour, but that was more than OK. I spent a lot of time talking to Vanesa, the guide, and really enjoyed myself. The beach was GORGEOUS -- the water was very calm and warm. There were some touts, but not an annoying amount. Vanesa was very friendly and EXTREMELY helpful. I actually had a bit of an accident before this day trip and she helped sort out a doctor for me to see after the day trip, for which I am so grateful. I had a great time on this day -- the beach, the food, the guide were all excellent. I would highly recommend this day trip. Thanks!”
Katherine H • Submitted 07 Jun 2017
Fantastic tour and best possible way to spend the last day of our trip to Colombia. The tour was informative and the beach was amazing. The guide takes you a little further down the beach so be prepared for a bit of a walk, but its definitely worth it as the area you end up is much less crowded. Lunch was DELICIOUS I had the chicken and my husband had the fish.Absolutely recommend!”
Haley O • Submitted 15 May 2017
AMAZING ! I really like the tour . Our guide Vanessa was very lovely and knowledgable about Cartagena . She always cared of us and gave us good recommendations. The lunch was fantastic , the best fish I have eaten in my life . The beach is private and the vendors were quite respectful .”
Luz Angela A • Submitted 25 Apr 2017
We had a great experience on this tour. The pick-up at the monument next the the clock tower was on-time. Then, the guide spoke about Cartagena as we drove about an hour to the beach. She was knowledgeable and spoke in both Spanish and English impressively changing between the two effortlessly. Once at the beach, we took a speedboat to a quieter location and set-up shop there. The cocktails were really expensive but the beer was cheap. The included lunch chicken or a whole fish was delicious. Overall a really nice day for a good price.”
Megan H • Submitted 17 Apr 2017