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Ecotours Boquilla

La Boquilla, natural place - Cartagena | La Boquilla Cra, 2 Sector Boca natural, Cartagena, Colombia
+57 311 4204439
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Birds and water

We went half a day to the mangroves near Cartagena. Excluded a lunch it was 60.000 pesos a person... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Fred S
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Medellin, Colombia
Total scam

One hour and a half of canoe in the mangrove ... sounds amazing no ? Well, it wasn’t for us... read more

Reviewed May 27, 2018
Laure J
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We do community based tourism in afro communities activities with local people, sharing cultural heritage, dancing, fishing, walking tours and ecotourism based on canoes made of wood driven by local captain into the natural tunnels of mangroves and bird watching tour.
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  • Very good13%
  • Average7%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible4%
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La Boquilla, natural place - Cartagena | La Boquilla Cra, 2 Sector Boca natural, Cartagena, Colombia
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+57 311 4204439
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"mangrove tour"
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"fishing village"
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"la boquilla"
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"mud volcano"
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"eco system"
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"local fishermen"
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"canoe ride"
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"fishing experience"
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"beautiful mangroves"
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"coconut water"
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"authentic experience"
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"learned how"
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"english speaking guide"
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We went half a day to the mangroves near Cartagena. Excluded a lunch it was 60.000 pesos a person. (Booked in a small agency at avenida San Martin, Boca Grande) We had a private trip with a fisherman and it was quite good. There are...More

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Reviewed May 27, 2018 via mobile

One hour and a half of canoe in the mangrove ... sounds amazing no ? Well, it wasn’t for us. First of all, the canoe driver was swearing it wouldn’t rain (he knew that otherwise we wouldn’t book the tour), and in the end we...More

Thank Laure J
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Reviewed May 11, 2018

Eco tours did a fantastic job. The mangroves were amazing and very authentic. The walking tour was a bit short. Don't plan on doing any shopping. There is not enough time for that. Just window shopping.

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Reviewed May 5, 2018 via mobile

I took the bird watching tour at sunrise and highly recommend. It was SUCH a pleasant morning and a nice escape from the bustle of the city. The tour began mainly with mangrove education rather than bird discussions. But it was great to learn about...More

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Reviewed April 26, 2018

We had a fantastic, authentic experience with eco tours and cannot recommend it highly enough. Juan took us for a long trip along the water, during which we caught sardines and other fish for bait and then laid out some crab traps. Whilst waiting for...More

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Reviewed March 14, 2018 via mobile

Ivan (and ecotours) delivered on all levels. The tour was lovely and Ivan was talking about the fauna and flora constantly. He happily answered any extra questions we had and never stopped smiling. Be sure to ask him to recommend a place to eat. He...More

Thank Emiel D
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Reviewed March 8, 2018 via mobile

My friend and I booked the full day mangrove and volcano tour. Let me start out by saying that I am quite adventurous and don’t enjoy the spa/massages. We were picked up at our hotel and surprisingly had a driver, a local Spanish speaking guide...More

Thank Cynthia A
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Reviewed March 8, 2018

See how the other side lives: just a few blocks away from modern buildings is the poor village of Boquilla. I took this wonderful boat ride amongst the mangroves and met the lovely people who live and work here. Calm and beautiful nature, lovely bird...More

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Reviewed February 27, 2018

After reading the glowing reviews on TA, I booked this activity for my husband and I. Picked up promptly at 9 with English speaking guide who was super friendly and who lives in Boquilla. She provided some history on the area, how the area has...More

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Reviewed February 12, 2018

The great: - Hearing the challenges of how an afro-carribean people are trying hard to stand up for themselves and develop a life with the pressures of rich developers on their doorstep. - Seeing the way people live day to day. - Great food at...More

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tdh42
February 5, 2018|
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Response from Marek D | Reviewed this property |
Ecotours sent a taxi for us. You can also take a taxi to there but I am not sure how easy it will be to find the place and the village may not be the safest place around. Ask the Ecotours people.
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IrishKat27
July 30, 2017|
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Response from rabbijan | Reviewed this property |
We did this through Gate1 Travel and it was $39 a person. I don't know what it is through a hotel concierge or what it is when you get to Playa de Boquilla. But my recommendation is that whatever it costs, do it!! It's... More
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