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Playa Blanca, Isla Baru

2.9
#1 of 29 in Parks in Cartagena District
Beach · Nature / Park
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Sun, snorkel, or simply relax at Playa Blanca, where turquoise waters, soft white sand, and lush coastal foliage attract scores of tourists and day-trippers. Kick back at one of the local beach bars with a bite to eat or a drink; alternatively, try buying some fresh oysters from the vendors who frequent the sandy stretch. Afterwards, grab your snorkeling gear and explore the underwater environment of coral and fish. However, be sure to keep an eye out for the jellyfish that frequent the area. For Playa Blanca and beyond, use our Isla Baru trip itinerary tool to get the most from your Isla Baru vacation.
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  • Halfway scam, very dodgy area in the middle of nowhere. The guys at the entrance will ask you for money to enter / exit and can become aggressive. The beach is a constant flow of annoying people... 
    Halfway scam, very dodgy area in the middle of nowhere. The guys at the entrance will ask you for money to enter / exit and can become aggressive. The beach is a constant flow of annoying people...  more »
  • Just don’t go on your own and avoid it even on tour everyone will just try to rip you off We asked for prices and forced us to pay USD 250 for two dishes and 4 beers Avoid the place in this photo... 
    Just don’t go on your own and avoid it even on tour everyone will just try to rip you off We asked for prices and forced us to pay USD 250 for two dishes and 4 beers Avoid the place in this photo...  more »
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  • Great beach with beautiful sand and gorgeous water. There are rocks in some places when you enter the water but turns sandy after about 10ft. Cheap beer and food but vendors are everywhere. Suggest coming early and during the week to reduce the crowds.
  • Where to start ! We spand 5 nights ij this area ! So the positives are: great location, great sea, some very good restaurant..... Negatives - weekends here better avoid ! Lots of anoying salers ... if you are white they will try to robe you all the time. they will trying to sell you everything, many times as possible. But the prices, you must use your head, for example ich something cost 120 000 pesos... dont pay more than 25 max 30 000 pesos... they still have prosift a you still paying a lot ! ... 1/5 of his first price is fair eveything upper is overpaying ! Always ask about the price before you get that thing, whatch out about creditcard payment and ask how much is a fee..... one time they charge us like 10% tips + 20% creditcard fees ! But the place is still worth of visit ! ;)

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