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Isla del Pirata

Calle 6 No2-26 | Rosario Islands Archipelago Colombia, Cartagena, Colombia
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3.5 of 5 stars
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    3.5 of 5 stars
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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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65 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Warned off from playa Blanca due to the harassing vendors we chose this island at the recommendation of our hotel. We had a very relaxing after noon in its rocky shores (dont expect big beaches) and loved our fish and coconut rice lunch. A calm escape from Cartagena. Warning though our boat tried to leave us at a different port... More 

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New York City, New York
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 30, 2015

So a buddy and I went here for the day, I read a lot of reviews in regards to these islands prior to coming and in typical fashion didn't settle on anything. So my friend ended up booking a day tour out there, they picked us up promptly and we were headed off to the port. Once we got there... More 

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Sao Paulo, SP
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98 reviews
9 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 5, 2015

If you are looking for a Caribbean Beach, you must go outside Cartagena and Isla del Pirata nail it! Crystal clear waters and sun, perfect combination. It's a private island so more expensive than playa blanca but it worth it. Not even 30 tourists there and just 2 sellers. Lunch was pretty good. The only bad thing: no shower with... More 

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Boston, Massachusetts
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed November 28, 2014

I have been traveling to this "magical" vacation spot since I was a child. I've chosen to return with my family on a very frequent basis because of its previous status of exclusivity and red carpet treatment. However, on Monday 11/24/14 I found myself in a scary predicament. I was harassed by local street vendors, and even threatened by them... More 

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Corona, California
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4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2014

Me and my wife took a day trip here on a Monday. We were some of the only tourists on this small island (out of 4). The hotel staff was rude with us from the beginning and not very friendly. The 'bartender' had major attitude issues and almost standoff-ish when asked questions about the island and overcharged us for drinks,... More 

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San Francisco, California
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 23, 2014

We booked this the morning of because another island resort cancelled our reservation.. it was stressful but they were so okay with it and made it super easy! They picked us up at our hotel in the old city and took us to the port. Our entire boat except for 3 people were dropped off at the island and we... More 

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Cape Coral, Florida
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10 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2014

All arrangements were made through CATDMC Isla Del Pirata in the Rosario Islands. This turned out to be a travel challenge. They didn't arrange for transportation and after we had pour hotel call they told us what time they would pick us up. They did pick us up in a can and charged us 28,000 pesos.. $15.00 U.S. for a... More 

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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2014

We stayed in the Hotel for 2 nights in February 2014. The people working on the Island are very nice. We had a house directly at the see. It was just incredible to hear the see at night. The water and other little islands are easy to reach. The Kanu rental is incl. and its perfect to go around the... More 

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Knoxville, TN
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 115 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2014

My wife and I took the day trip to Isla del Pirata as an optional excursion of the 5-day Cartagena tour we were on. We each paid about $20 more than it would have cost if we had booked directly with the hotel. I do not think that Isla del Pirata is quite the “dump” my wife thinks it is,... More 

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Los Angeles, California
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 25, 2014

Great day trip. Our excursion was led by a gregarious hotel employee Charlie who met us at the dock in Cartagena and was available all day to answer questions and assist with services. The highlight for me was the snorkeling excursion which cost only $20 US. A boat took us to the marine sanctuary with its magnificent coral reefs and... More 

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