South of Baru's Island

Language English & Spanish
Duration 10 hours


Physicality Moderate


Small Group 2 – 8


$165 USD

Explore with us the spectacular South of Barú Island in Cartagena, Colombia, and discover a hidden village, its culture and their spectacular landscapes, with views, lagoons and white sandy beaches.

Itinerary: At 8:00 a.m. we drive out of Cartagena towards to Las Playetas, where starts the last seven kilometers of the South of the Baru´s Island, then we head to Baru´s village to visit the village and learn about its culture and its people. At 12:00 a.m. approx. We visit some beautiful white sandy beaches in the South of Baru´s Island. At 1:30 p.m. approx. we have a typical lunch. At 3:45 p.m. approx. we return to Cartagena. Approximate Driving Time: 3 hours. Approximate Boat Time: 30 minutes.

Area Description

Baru, Rosario and San Bernardo Islands are located south west of Cartagena and were discovered in 1501 by Rodrigo de Bastidas. Their most important villages are: Ararca, Santana, Barú, Orika, Islote, Múcura and Ceycén. The most of the people of these villages live by fishing and tourism.

Here you will find the Natural Park Corales del Rosario and San Bernardo. It has an area of 1,200 km2 and the coral areas cover 192 km2. Some of their lagoons as Mohan, Pelao and Cholon belong also to the national park.



  • Explore the South of The Baru´s Island.
  • Feel the culture of the hidden village of Barú.
  • Discover the South of Barú´s lagoons and their beautiful white sand beaches.


  • Departure from Cartagena: 8:00 a.m.
  • Approximate duration: 10 hours.
  • Small group trip.
  • Places available per trip: 8
  • Language: Spanish, English.


  • Private transportation (Car & Boat)
  • Trip leader.
  • Baru´s walking tour with a local guide.
  • Local snack
  • Seafood ceviche or Cocktail liquor “Cocoloco”.
  • Typical lunch of the area. (Fish, coconut rice and plantains)

Does not include:

  • Hydrating beverages.
  • Services not specified in the plan and personal expenses.

Physical requirements & restrictions:

An average level of fitness and mobility is required to take this trip. Travelers must be able to walk without the aid of another person.

Due to the nature of the activities undertaken in this trip, pregnant women, children unaccompanied by their parents or legal guardians are not allowed.


  • Bring your personal medication.
  • Bring your personal medication.
  • Bring sunscreen and a hat.
  • Bring a day pack to carry personal items.
  • Bring comfortable clothes and swimwear.
  • Bring extra clothes per day.
  • Bring a towel.
  • Bring flip-flops.
  • Bring only what is necessary to avoid carrying too much weight.
  • Bring insect repellent.
  • Health and vaccination: see the website.