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Gente de Mar Resort

Parque Nacional Natural Corales del Rosario | Puerta Sur de Isla Grande Nacional Natural del Rosario, Isla Baru, Colombia
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4 of 5 stars reviewed 5 days ago
rach102015 Cartagena, Colombia
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 stars
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Cartagena, Colombia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Awesome view, good food, staff very nice and sweet. The dinner tables set up near the water at candle light made a difference. They should improve the cleaning up of the rooms though. We stayed for 2 nights. We had fun , the blue sea just for us for a couple of hours before the day trippers arrived.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Very nice resort, took a day trip, it cost about 160 thousand COL pesos($70-$80US). Compared to the other islands, it's much more secluded. Feels like you're on your own little island, complete paradise! The beach is very nice, clear blue water, a few shells and coral here and there, water shoes would be helpful, but did just fine without. Lunch... More 

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The resort is very nice and the beach is like a paradise but the service wasn't good at all and the food was horrible, worst I tried in Colombia, the fish was so dry and a small protion. It was expensive (145) for the overall quality.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2015

We did the day trip (160k COP) to this beautiful island. It was a good gateaway. This price included the lunch (good fish), towels and beach chairs. They also have good cocktails on site! THe beach was really beautiful! Be aware that going there can be a bit bumpy on their fastboat (1h trip)

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2015

I have been on tours of these islands before. I had asked for the ability to snorkle and go to the aquarium. 4 years ago i had a great experience doing these and wanted to share it with my fiance . I have snorkled and many places. THESE GUYS DID NOT PROVIDE FINS. Not only does it make it hard... More 

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Sao Paulo, SP
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2015

I've visited Gente de Mar as a day tour from Cartagena. It is about 50 minutes away by fast boat from Cartagena and when you arrive, you feel like you are in some sort of paradise. Beautiful water, nice infrastructure, welcoming people, good food. It was a very relaxing experience. It is not cheap compared to other private islands, but... More 

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New York City, New York
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2015

We were late in booking our island trip, and Gente del Mar was suggested by the travel agent. We arrived after an hour boat trip, and should have gotten the warning signal when the boat was about to take off without unloading our bags! The first room we were shown was so tiny (we were three) that it could barely... More 

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Santa Monica, California
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 10, 2015

Disclaimer: I am a seasoned traveler, from LA, who has relatively high standards when it comes to international travel. My personal sweet spot is finding 'the best' for the best value. That being said, the trip to Gente de Mar was just so-so. It was $80 per person, the beach was mediocre, very small, the food was basic, there wasn't... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 8, 2015

We took the speed boat at La Bodeguita to Isla Grande and stayed at the resort for the day (the day use was COP 160000 with lunch). The beach is beautiful, the staff is very attentive and the food was excellent. The number of people visiting is very limited, so the place is never crowded - very good option to... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 27, 2014

If you want to relax at a beautiful, quiet, secluded beach..this is definitely the place to go. It is a bit more expensive than the other islands but the experience is worth it. You have to catch the boat at the port which typically seats about 10-12 people. If there is not enough people per boat, you may run the... More 

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