It turns out Playa Tranquilo used to be a type of scuba training school and was turned into a magnificent boutique hotel.
We actually went back and forth a couple of times per day, taxis will come and pick you up at your door and drop you off at the same it's less than a 20 minute drive. You do not want to be close to the center it's too loud and too much going on, vendors always trying to sell you something.
The houses themselves are very modern at playa, the atmosphere is very relaxed and the pool is just a great place to relax. There is a lady that comes by and prepares an amazing breakfast every morning. There is always someone onsite 24/7 just watching the grounds.
Make sure you talk to Moises or someone from the scuba diving office onsite. Scuba diving just in front of Playa Tranquilo is awesome, there is a sunken ship that you can explore while diving.
About our trip: We visited Bogota (3 days), San Andres (3 days), Cartagena (3 days)
We left Playa Tranquilo excited about Cartagena and what it had to offer. But after Playa Tranquilo we ended up just staying in the hotel or going shopping and not doing much in Cartagena, we just wanted to be back in San Andres and enjoy Playa Tranquilo.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Playa Tranquilo is a Boutique Hotel that is separated into three luxurious options, on four lush acres of sea front property - The House, the Apartment and the Hotel (currently under renovation). Unlike other hotels, our goal is to custom tailor a uniquely fabulous experience for each and every guest. If you choose the House or the Apartment, you will be the only guests in that residence. As a guest of our Hotel, you will feel equally secluded. Our guests prefer staying with us because they feel like they are staying at an exclusive residence on the island, and not a suffocating resort. Our property is nestled on the less developed side of San Andres, a short 15 minutes from the city center/airport. Playa Tranquilo is an island of tranquility unto itself. Whether you are interested in scuba diving, lounging by the pool, touring the islands, having a chef prepare all of your meals, popping into the sea directly outside our gate or just settling into a hammock to enjoy the sunset with an aperitif - we have it all and would be more than happy to customize your time (see services page) at Playa Tranquilo. You can be as spoiled, or as self-sufficient as you like in this idyllic setting. ... more less
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