The South of Baru Island: Hidden Village & Mangroves & Beaches

Adventure Tour

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    We are adventurers, we are cultural explorers, we are believers in the connections that can be built through experiences.
    Taroa Adventures is an ecotourism organizer that specializes in the local heritage of Colombia’s Caribbean. We design unique adventures through hiking, remote islands and more. We don’t believe in being tour guides, we believe in being educators and facilitators so that all of our guests can find their own personal connections to the land that we love.


    • 10 Hours
    • Physicality Moderate
    • Baru Island

    Discover a part of Cartagena that is often unseen. This remote village and its surroundings have so much culture, nature and adventure to offer from the music, the food to the lagoons, mangroves and white sandy beaches. Come and explore the South of the Island of Baru with us on this Exclusive, Immersive and Personalized Tour!




    • Pick Up Time: 8:00 a.m.
    • Approximate duration: 10 hours.
    • Small and shared group trip.
    • Places: 8


    • 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.

    Price Includes

    • Private transportation (Car & Boat)
    • Trip leader
    • Baru´s walking tour with a local guide
    • Two bottles of water
    • Local snack
    • Typical lunch of the area(Fish, coconut rice and plantains)

    Price Excludes

    • Services and items not specified in the plan
    • Personal expenses
    • Tips


    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.

    What to Bring

    • Your personal medication
    • Insect repellent
    • Extra Water (We provide 2 bottles of water)
    • Sunscreen and a cap
    • Flip-flops
    • A day backpack to carry your personal items
    • Comfortable clothes and a swimwear
    • An extra change of clothes in case if it’s needed
    • Cash for souvenirs or other services provided by the community(e.g.: Massages, Jet Ski rent)

    Physicality, Travel Style & Cultural Shock

    These are our least demanding trips. These trips involve little activity and are suitable for people with a basic level of fitness and good health. The itinerary takes place in remote areas (with basic facilities); involve various types of transport and unpaved roads. Be prepared for potential variable weather conditions (Rain during May to November).

    Take in account that within Dec 26 to Jan 12 in Colombia, all the nice beaches, most of the time, are crowded (They’re open to everyone) which makes it pretty fun and for sure we’ll do our best to make you enjoy your beach time.

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