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Hotel Playa Scondida

Isla Baru Cartagena Colombia | Km 26, Isla Baru, Colombia
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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Brooklyn, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 26, 2015

My wife and I just spent 4 days at playa scondida, and we couldn't have had a better experience. Everything was first-class from the accommodations to the food to the service to Fernando, Playa Scondida's ebullient owner. We slept like logs in our tree-top bungalow and looked forward to fresh Colombian coffee and yogurt each morning for breakfast. The weather... More 

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Canterbury, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2014

we have just got back from Colombia and had a wonderful time at scondido. The owners are really helpful and the food is excellent. Rooms are charming decorated and there is loads of space to read, sunbathe, play ball games. We used the kayaks which were great. Bikes were a bit more of a challenge on the bumpy tracks. Boat... More 

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2013

My mother and I decided to take a trip to Baru to go to the beach while on vacation in Cartagena, and were so glad we found Playa Scondida! First, it's gorgeous, and we loved the open feel of the cabins. Second, like so many reviewers had noted before us, Fernando and Beatriz are wonderful, and made us feel at... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2013

I am from NYC and stayed at Playa Scondida for a night while on a trip to Cartagena, Colombia. My wife and I really enjoyed our stay. The lodge itself was extremely relaxing, simple and worth the hour or so trip out there. Beach: owners take you on a 5 minute boat trip there (beautiful white sand beach). Go there... More 

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White Plains, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 20, 2013

Playa Scondida is the perfect vacation. The setting is absolutely beautiful, located on Baru Island about a one hour boat ride from Cartagena. The owners, Fernando and Beatrix, and the staff are extremely friendly and attentive to their guests. They make you feel so welcome and comfortable. The beach is about a 5 minute boat ride from Playa Scondida and... More 

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Salt Lake City, Utah
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2012

Beatriz and her husband were amazing! The place was heaven and the food was really really good. I took a whole humanitarian group for a weekend before new years last year and we had a blast. My favorite was the little private beach the owners share with some of the other hotels. Beatriz had the boatman take us out there... More 

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Santa Fe, New Mexico
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 16, 2012

My wife and I stayed at Playa Scondida for 3 nights in Mid February. Bedatriz, the wife and co-owner met us in Cartagena by the boat dock and we went to the B&B in a crowded, public boat. If you can afford the private boat ride it is much more comfortable. It is $200 each way and it takes about... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 18, 2012

My friend and I stayed at Playascondida 3 nights in mid December. The good things: great location, amazing cook, lovely staff always trying to acommodate our needs and well blended into the nature. The closesst beach to the hotel is a paradise, white sand and turquoise water. However it is quite small and there are way too many sellers. I... More 

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New York City, New York
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 18, 2011

The owners Fernando and Beatriz are very welcoming and were sure to make certain that we were comfortable, eating well and relaxing. If you are looking for a very relaxing spot away from Cartegena, this is the place to be. Note there is not a beach; the property is set among mangrove trees, but there is a nearby beach and... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2011

We really enjoyed our stay in Playa Scondida. The location of the hotel is lovely right in the middle of mangroves, the owners were very welcoming and food was absolutely delicious. When we mentioned that it was our honeymoon they prepared a very romantic dinner on a small hotel pier with Champaign and candles. At some point we were so... More 

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