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Nice day at the beach

We spent a day at Castillo Grande and enjoyed ourselves. Immediately after stepping out of the taxi... read more

Reviewed July 29, 2018
via mobile
Worth a look

Other than the beach there are no restaurants or shops in this area, but it is worth going for a... read more

Reviewed December 31, 2017
London, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

This area is quieter than Bocagrande beach but is full with vendors too. We find the best way to stay on the beach to be staying on the water, without having an umbrella, with just a few things left on the beach. But the vendors...More

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Reviewed July 29, 2018 via mobile

We spent a day at Castillo Grande and enjoyed ourselves. Immediately after stepping out of the taxi (8K pesos from San Diego neighborhood), a man in a blue uniform offered us a shaded area with two chairs for 15K pesos flat for the day. We’d...More

Thank SawyerHicks
Reviewed April 25, 2018

This is the other close beach to Cartagena, so if you just want to get wet I guess it's OK. The water is not clear and the sand is grey. The vendors are not terrible, but one seems spend a lot of time telling persistent...More

Thank Robert D
Reviewed March 25, 2018

Great beach but watch out for people pretending to rent shaded areas or tents. They will pretend to rent you a tent and escape with your money. The real renters of the beach are marked in blue uniforms and look official.

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Reviewed December 31, 2017

Other than the beach there are no restaurants or shops in this area, but it is worth going for a walk to enjoy the views of the sea and of this upmarket residential area.

1  Thank Christo8
Reviewed November 13, 2017

This has to be the best kept secret to visit in the entire cartagena!! Unlike the aweful bocagrande beach scenar, this place is a nice getaway for some peace, fun and relaxation! There are a few vendors here, but they are not pushy and actually...More

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Reviewed October 26, 2016

I actually found this beach one day when I was jogging around the bocagrande oennisula region. This beach is nothing to brag about and is actually with the harbour, not the ocean. However, finding a beach where you can actually get some private time and...More

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