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Playa Blanca Experience
4.5
About
Leave the logistics to someone else on a stress-free day trip to Playa Blanca beach, a slice of Caribbean paradise. Rather than arranging multiple transfers yourself, you’ll travel in air-conditioned comfort on both land and sea, and spend the day enjoying free time on one of the best beaches in Colombia.
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$94.00
per adult
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Ages 0-90, max of 100 per group
Duration: 8h
Start time: Check availability
Mobile ticket
Live guide: English, Spanish
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Highlights
  • Skip the stress of advance planning on a day trip to Playa Blanca
  • Guide takes care of transfers and admission fees so you don't have to
  • Choose to spend free time either swimming, snorkelling, or sun bathing
  • Get a glimpse of local life during a tour of nearby fishing villages

  • Air-conditioned vehicle
  • Bilingual guide
  • All taxes, fees and handling charges (if those applies)
  • Huts of Palms
What's not included
  • Food and drinks (available to purchase)
  • Massages
  • Jet Ski
  • Handicrafts
  • Snorkeling
  • Sunbathing Chairs and Umbrellas


Start:
    Pickup details
    • Pick up time 7:15 am: Hotels in the north area 7: 30 am: Corales de Indias Hotel 7: 40 am: Hotels in The Walled CIty 7: 45 am: Hotels in Bocagrande and Laguito areas 8: 00 am: Monument los Pegasos
    Hotel pickup offered
    During checkout you will be able to select from the list of included hotels.
      End:This activity ends back at the meeting point.

        • Not wheelchair accessible
        • Near public transportation
        • Infants must sit on laps
        If you have questions about accessibility, we’d be happy to help. Just call the number below and reference the product code: 7161P42

        • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
        • Bring a swimsuit
        • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
        • Most travelers can participate
        • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 100 travelers

        • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.

        How much is Playa Blanca Experience?
        Playa Blanca Experience price starts from $94.00. Discover and book Playa Blanca Experience on Tripadvisor
        What is the Playa Blanca Experience cancellation policy?
        Playa Blanca Experience cancellation policy: For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience. Discover and book Playa Blanca Experience on Tripadvisor
        Which company provides Playa Blanca Experience?
        Playa Blanca Experience is hosted by Guianza Express Tours Guides Y Transportation. Read reviews, discover additonal experiences or contact Guianza Express Tours Guides Y Transportation on Tripadvisor. Discover and book Playa Blanca Experience on Tripadvisor
        How much time do I need for Playa Blanca Experience?
        On average, this experience will take approximately 8h. Discover and book Playa Blanca Experience on Tripadvisor

        If you have questions about this tour or need help making your booking, we’d be happy to help. Just call the number below and reference the product code: 7161P42

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        About the operator
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        • Guianza Express Tours Guides Y Transportation
          576
          Cartagena, Colombia
          Joined in March 2012
        • WindNrg
          0 contributions
          5.0 of 5 bubbles
          Fernando: One of my all-time favorite guides
          I rarely write reviews, but Fernando was such a fantastic guide that I just had to write a review. He was so friendly and he didn’t even mind answering my zillion questions. He is very knowledgeable and the fact that he is a former teacher showed. He loves his city (Cartagena, Columbia) and if I ever find my way back there I will definitely give him a him a call. Request him for a tour!
          Written January 25, 2024
        • Jesture23
          0 contributions
          5.0 of 5 bubbles
          Boris was an excellent, protective and all out wonderful person on our tour to Playa Blanca. He made the trip enjoyable!
          Boris was an excellent tour guide for us on our trip to Playa Blanca and Baru Island. I asked if we could stop at the Bird Aviary prior to going to the beach and he was more than happy to accommodate us. We had the opportunity to take photos of some beautiful birds and enjoy the calmness of the atmosphere. On our way to playa Blanca, he stopped at a local store so we could purchase drinks and snacks before entering the beach area due to high markups in prices on the beach. He was very thoughtful and explained to us how to handle the vendors on the beach if we didn’t want to purchase anything. As part of the tour, he rented a boat with a driver to take us further down the beach from the locals, so we could enjoy a more private section of the beach. He closely watched our personal items as we swam in the water and enjoyed ourself. Lunch was delicious and ordered from a local vendor on the beach by the tour company. We felt very protected and safe with him being our tour guide. Emel our driver was also excellent and a great driver. My husband and I had a great time conversations with them both on our ride to the beach. Two really great and wonderful people. Thank you for allowing us to have an amazing tour.
          Written August 31, 2023
        • C1341PKmaxd
          0 contributions
          5.0 of 5 bubbles
          Excellent
          Excellent job!!! Great food. Great host. Great spot on the beach. This was my third time going with these guys.
          Written July 20, 2023
        • 213ashleyf
          0 contributions
          5.0 of 5 bubbles
          Great experience
          Great service to and from the airport. Our drivers were friendly and accommodating. The car was clean and they arrived promptly. Would def recommend. Sure, the taxis may come out a bit cheaper, but this was a lot more convenient.
          Written June 27, 2023
        • S7414PXjasmineg
          0 contributions
          5.0 of 5 bubbles
          Recommended
          Safe, polite and reliable. An easy start to a trip in an unfamiliar place. Hassle free and on time. Driver had all details.
          Written May 29, 2023
        • jamespR8175UN
          0 contributions
          5.0 of 5 bubbles
          Best service in Cartagena
          Walter was the best! Great service to/from airport. Also booked a 4 hour city tour - he was excellent!
          Written May 27, 2023
        • rosaleer2023
          0 contributions
          4.0 of 5 bubbles
          Good tour
          I had booked tour for 1:30 for group of four. Two from our group went ashore when the ship docked and found the tour was ready to leave and were expecting us NOW. Supposedly they had texted me, but I could not get texts and would not have looked for one. After hasty departure, tour was comfortable and informative. I was in Cartegena before and hoped to see, with my group, the open brick streeted area with large statue and pictures of beauty contest winners. Disappointed we did not go there as I thought that was really interesting.
          Written March 19, 2023
        • Christopher J
          0 contributions
          5.0 of 5 bubbles
          City tour experience
          Walter is amazing and the tours he provided me and my family were amazing . We had our wedding there and we brought people from the United States that had never been out of the country much less to Colombia. We were pleasantly surprised to the service we received from the transportation from the airport to the city tours of the Castillo to La Popa and the tour of the old city. Wow it was an amazing the tour guide Big Al was a great tour guide he sure knew his stuff and he had a lot of passion in describing the things we were looking at which made the experience fun and educational. The experience with Walter and Guianza express was exceptional through and through they made our family feel safe and we felt safe being with the guides and transporters . Our family members that did not understand Spanish had a great time too because all the guides and tours were in English so there was always someone available to explain everything in English for us. Thank you Walter and the great people that work at Guianza we had a trip of a life time. I recommend anyone to use Guianza express for tours and transportation you won’t be disappointed..
          Written February 20, 2023
        • AndrewK3185
          0 contributions
          5.0 of 5 bubbles
          Cartagena Accessible - Great Experience
          Our 3 person team was wonderful. They carried the wheelchair up and down stairs. The guide explained the history behind the stops and described the parts of Cartagena that we drove through. Great stops at La Popa and the Fortress.
          Written February 18, 2023
        • Heather M
          0 contributions
          5.0 of 5 bubbles
          Car service to & from airport
          We just used the car service to get to & from the airport to where we were staying in the walled city. Overall great! We needed a car seat & they made sure to have one. On time & great service - thanks!
          Written January 1, 2023
        • AngieStevens
          0 contributions
          5.0 of 5 bubbles
          Do this tour instead of the ship's tour!
          We thoroughly enjoyed our visit of Cartagena with Walter. We appreciated being able to bring our 2-year old son. Walter is great at customer service- he made sure we had a car big enough for our stroller, got us bottled waters, and had us visit some places where we could see the whole city. He even helped to push our stroller at times :). In any casem he is a wonderful human being, knows a lot of people in Cartagena so he was able to show us some very cool places. We feel that we were able to get a more unique experience than if we had gone on the ship's excursion. this private tour was definitely worth it.
          Written December 31, 2022
        • CWGLOBAL
          0 contributions
          5.0 of 5 bubbles
          Private tour of Cartagena
          We had an excellent 4-hour tour of the city of Cartagena with our guide Cesar and driver Jairo who were both very friendly and knowledgeable. They met us on time at the port in a nice, air-conditioned car and showed us the highlights of the city, including a walking tour in the beautiful Old Town. The best thing is that they could customize the tour on the spot to fit our interests and abilities. We highly recommend Guianza Tours! Cindy and Jon W., from Chelan, Washington USA
          Written December 29, 2022
        • Magaly M
          0 contributions
          5.0 of 5 bubbles
          Tour Cartagena
          Perfect citytour in Cartagena! Nice guide, very informative and funny! We visited the historic center, fortress and La popa.
          Written July 31, 2022
        • collegetraveller2017
          0 contributions
          5.0 of 5 bubbles
          Great day!
          Really enjoyed this tour! Guide was informative and everyone enjoyed having him along. Was a great way to see some of the top sites around Cartagena in an air-conditioned van. I would suggest you check out some of the "free" tours in the center also, but this one includes many things that you wouldn't see otherwise. I would recommend this to my own friends visiting the area!
          Written June 30, 2022
        • Raymond D
          0 contributions
          5.0 of 5 bubbles
          Great day
          We had a great day with Hilary our guide. The beach restaurant was quiet and perfect for a relaxing day. The food was amazing. It was a very pleasant experience. Worth the money and time when you are in Cartagena.
          Written June 3, 2022
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        4.5
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        Daniel D
        Cartagena, Colombia19 contributions
        5.0 of 5 bubbles
        Dec 2017 • Couples
        Our recent visit to Playa Blanca was superb. Beautiful beach, very friendly native people. I went to this special place close to Cartagena City with my girlfriend for a special occasion and we were not disappointed. Probably this beach is one of the most beautiful places in Colombia. We loved it and already miss it. Our tour girl, Vanessa, was a excellent guide. A special cartagena girl. Friendly like all staff members. We are greeted with her and the driver. Really pleasant.

        When we return to Cartagena, we will go back to Playa Blanca
        Written January 22, 2018
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        kworld1
        Philadelphia, PA2 contributions
        4.0 of 5 bubbles
        Dec 2018 • Solo
        We had an excellent time on this tour to Playa Blanca. We were served a nice lunch (fish, patacones, and rice), but were told at the very end of the tour (after hotel drop-off) that it wasn't included and asked to pay COP45,000/person (approx USD15) for the lunch. While the lunch was good, 1) we should have been told that it wasn't include in our package and *the cost* *before* lunch, and 2) COP45,000 is very high for that type of lunch and probably could have been obtained for less on the beach; COP25,000-COP30,000 would have been more reasonable. The cost of the lunch and a photo of what exactly is included in the lunch should be disclosed up front (eg. on the way to the beach). Other than the lunch issue, we had a very pleasant time and our tour guide was very nice.
        Written December 24, 2018
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        Helen1990A
        5 contributions
        5.0 of 5 bubbles
        We went in this tour at the beginning to this year maybe 2nd or 3rd of january and the experience was wonderfull more of I waited, the beach is really beautiful and clear, the food is nice and delicious fresh and big fish with coconut rice and plantains chips, in the tour our guide vannesa was really informative and lovely she spoke about the history, economic activities and cultural aspects of the city, we passed for some curios towns and for the aviary, our guide said us that the beach is part to one natural park and recomended us take care it but behind of the beach is really dirty and that is sad is the only thing bad. I was reading some reviews and they said about the amount of people, I think is normal for a nice beach and a high season, vannesa commented us something about the problem and we understand, this tour is a very good experience and if I don't deside to go and to see by myself I would never have had the chance to get this nice surprise.

        thanks Guianza!
        Written January 22, 2018
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        Tatiana B
        Piney Point Village, TX74 contributions
        3.0 of 5 bubbles
        Apr 2018
        We purchased tickets for a day trip to Playa Blanca from Cartagena. The trip started about an hour late and it was a pretty tight ride by bus. Once arriving, we had to walk through rocks, feces etc to get to the beach. There was a lunch included which was a delicious grilled fish but the lunch was unorganized as well. You had to pay to lay in the beach chairs so get ready to haggle. Everyone there is trying to sell you something: massages, jewelry, sunglasses...it was an ongoing "no, gracias" from the time we go there up until we left.
        Written March 19, 2019
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        Mariana F
        Bogota, Colombia10 contributions
        5.0 of 5 bubbles
        It was incredible, it was the best experience ever, my driver was super nice and caring. I recommend this agency and the trip 100% I would do it again !!!! It was the best part of my trip
        Written August 18, 2021
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        Tyler R
        2 contributions
        5.0 of 5 bubbles
        Aug 2023 • Family
        Our beach trip to Baru en Cartagena was a delightful experience, made even more memorable with Boris as our tour guide. Right from the start, Boris ensured convenience by picking us up directly from our hotel. Not only was he cordial, but his fluency in English was also a significant advantage. What genuinely stood out was his deep knowledge of the area's history, adding an educational twist to our leisurely day. The highlight of the trip was the private beach access - a serene escape from the usual crowded spots. Beyond the scenic beauty and relaxation, Boris's presence was invaluable when dealing with local vendors. He assisted in negotiating fair prices for food, massages, and souvenirs, saving us from potential overcharges. It's evident that both Boris and his company prioritize their guests' trust and satisfaction. Highly recommended for anyone looking to explore Baru in the most authentic way.
        Written August 30, 2023
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