This was a perfect antidote to Cartagena.
A 2 hour, 150.000/RT boat ride away from the hustle and bustle of Cartagena is Hotel Punta Faro on Mucura Island. It is exactly how you imagine Caribbean resorts used to be -- lots of palm trees, coconut trees, thatched roofs, pina coladas and mojitos at the beach bar, private beach without people trying to sell you necklaces.
The place is a little rustic. There's no hot water (although it's not bad since it's so hot). The cabins are basic at best, although they do have large flat screen TVs with satellite cable and more English channels than in Cartagena. There aren't a ton of food selections at meals, but everything is tasty, and if they don't offer a protein that you want, they'll grill up something special.
But this is a place to get away from the world. Spend a few days here, ideally away from the Internet (although you can get it if you really need it), and recharge. It's pricy, but that's the price of getting far away.
Definitely take advantage of the boat ride to the nearby islands. Santa Cruz del Norte is a fantastic experience. Also take the eco walk around the Isla Mucura.
I highly recommend this place and can't wait to go back.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Located in Mucura Island, Hotel Punta Faro is a dream oasis of white sands and warm sea breezes, where you will find the perfect escape to your routine, due to its unique and exclusive style. You'll find as well the best of Caribbean gastronomy and beautiful landscapes that will make your stay an unforgettable experience. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Punta Faro Cartagena