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Playa Manglares

Km16, Via Playa Blanca, Isla Baru, Colombia
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Certificate of Excellence 2014
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5 of 5 stars reviewed 5 weeks ago
kreiser0601 Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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  • Sleep Quality
    5 of 5 stars
  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
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    5 of 5 stars
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    5 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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    5 of 5 stars
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Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago

I have been fortunate enough to have visited Playa Manglares many times. Everytime I leave this very special place, I take with me warm and peaceful memories of my time spent there, the people I shared the island with and of course, of Olguita, who makes "la magia" happen! I look forward to my next visit.

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Gracias Melissa y Linda por haber llegado de nuevo hasta Playa Manglares a traernos lecciones de Yoga, sonrisas permanentes y... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2014

It is hard to do Playa Monglares justice solely with words. You realize how special this place is once you step out of the cab and get a warm embrace from your host Olga. The feeling you get when at a family cottage mixed with wild outback lodging in a remote untouched paradise describes Playa Monglares best. The Eco-lodge is... More

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New York City
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 27, 2014

My boyfriend and I spent three wonderful days at Playa Manglares. The lodge itself is beautiful, and beautifully situated. We started out on the first floor -- white, cool despite the 90 degree heat, spacious, well-furnished, and opening directly onto the porch and dining area. That first day and night we had the place to ourselves, and just read in... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 5, 2014

Good points: This is a lovely, peaceful place, near the water, on the lee side of the island. The staff is friendly and it is easy to while away the day with a good book in a hammock. Mangroves growing wilding all around the place provide shade and the breeze blowing through them is a nice sound effect with the... More

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Gracias Megan por tus comentarios utiles. tomaremos en cuenta las observaciones que haces. Nos alegra que hayas pasado unos dias... More

Bogota, Colombia
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2013

We spent an unforgettable time in Baruchica, a place where we hopefully return one day. A stylish and cozy hostel, a serene atmosphere, very warm welcome by the hostess Olga and her staff, tasty local food and very accessible to children. Thanks Olga and all the nice people working with you for this wonderful 4 days.

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Gracias Marleen por tu generoso comentario. Fue para nosotros maravillosos esos 4 dias de risas infantiles, les felicitamos por le... More

Santa Cruz, California
1 review
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2013

First let me say that Olga is a very nice person and the concept of Baruchica is good. However, we paid $220 (US) per night and that is way overpriced for what we received. Breakfast is included but lunch and dinner are extra and the food is not that good. For example, one dinner we paid $15 for humus and... More

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apreciados amigos, tomaremos nota de sus observaciones. gracias por tomarse el tiempo para darnos su opiión, haremos lo necesario para... More

Jamaica, United States
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2013

We loved Baruchica! We spent 3 nights and days there, wish it was longer. Everything was great. The place is so open. We wound up having the place to ourselves (though it would have been nice to meet other people.) we thoroughly enjoyed every moment. Olga is wonderful, so warm, friendly, interesting and accommodating. Wish we had more time to... More

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Apreciada Vera, gracias por su comentario estimulante; para nosotros fue tambien un gusto hospedarles y conocerles. Les esperamos siempre. Abrazos More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2013 via mobile

Went there in April, the place is amazing, great location, beautiful beach blue water, very quiet, great to relax. The only negative about it was the service, the owner Olga was not always there so staff was not as good as when she was. The food was a little disappointing. But the place is pretty nice. Meet with the nature... More

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jeroen, para nosotros siempre será una gran alegria recordarles. Gracias por habernos escogido y por haber compartido con todo el... More

Amsterdam, Noord-Holland, Netherlands
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 21, 2013

Dear Olga, I am sorry for not having written any review yet since I should have done that right away when i got home 1 month ago from my travels through South America. I have travelled through Colombia, Peru, Bolivia and Argentina but I have to say your place was the best, the nicest, the most beautiful I have stayed... More

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OlgaPaulhiac, Owner at Playa Manglares, responded to this review

Dear friends, We will never forget any of you, the laugh and vitality of the 3 of you enjoying the place and been nice with avery one here. Thank you for coming and bringing us your part of the world! More

London, United Kingdom
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 12, 2013

What can I say about Baruchica!! There are too many good things to mention that I don’t know where to start with!! My wife and I stayed for 3 days with my 2 brothers and their girlfriends in January 2013 and it was AMAZING!!!! The accommodation was great, a room for each couple and each room has a magical feeling,... More

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OlgaPaulhiac, Owner at Playa Manglares, responded to this review

Dears, thank you for this beautiful answer for us through Trip Advisor. For me and the all tim it is one of the beautiful memories of all of you ; Beautiful people, beautiful moments. We are always waiting to see you again here. More

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Address: Km16, Via Playa Blanca, Isla Baru, Colombia
Location: Colombia > Bolivar Department > Cartagena District > Isla Baru
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$$
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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Playa Manglares is a very quite place for people who want few days in close contact with nature. 45 minuts from Cartagena de Indias, on the way to Playa Blanca,The house it is in front of the nice beach and the beautiful Barbacoas Bay. To spend some time in relax on the hammock under the mangrove, it's one of the plans at Playa Manglares. ... more   less 
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