Rincon del Mar is a little fishing town nestled on the Caribbean Coast, at 4 hours from Cartagena. The inhabitants are the friendliest people I’ve met on the coast.

With its wide white-sand beach and palm trees, Rincon is a hidden paradise. There are different hostels and fewer upscale accommodations. Travelers come to Rincon del mar to relax for a couple of days. Moreover, the San Bernardo islands are only 45 min away by boat. It’s perfect for a day trip!


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Where to stay in Rincon del Mar

Rincon del Mar is a secluded beach town where the touristic infrastructures aren't perfect. Don't be surprised (and don't complain) if there is a power cut. The town is settled along the beach, and it takes 20 min to cross it. There are two areas: The beach center and the beach after the bridge (quieter and lovelier).

  • Verde Caribe


    Verde Caribe

    Splendid beach. Basic and clean hostel with an excellent atmosphere. Friendly owners
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  • Blue Sea


    Blue Sea

    After the bridge. A 3-floor hostel with a nice view. Delicious breakfast. Great staff.
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  • R. del Frances


    R. del Frances

    Homely hostel with an excellent atmosphere and top-notch activities. Beach center.
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  • Dos Aguas


    Dos Aguas

    Splendid wooden building with comfy rooms. After the bridge. Excellent activities. Top.
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  • Casa Sattva


    Casa Sattva

    Upscale hotel with excellent private rooms. Top-notch services. After the bridge.
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  • Sanguare

    Natural Reserve


    Eco hotel surrounded by nature. Isolated. Top-notch activities and food. Not in Rincon.
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Things to do in Rincon del Mar

There is no local agency in Rincon del Mar. The easiest way is to ask your hostel/hotel if they know reliable locals to show you around. Fishers know the best snorkeling spots, some other locals are guides for hiking in the dry forest, etc.

  • Beach

    Lay back


    There is an endless white-sand beach in Rincon del Mar. Find a quiet spot and relax.
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  • Sunsets

    Natural show


    Order a cocktail and observe the sun setting behind the sea. It's sumptuous!
  • Dry forest

    Animal watching

    Dry forest

    Wake up at 6 am and explore the dry forest to spot monkeys, birds, and sloths! 3 hours.
  • Mangrove

    Water activity


    Rent a kayak and explore the mangroves to look for birds. Perfect around 5 pm.
  • Snorkeling

    Water activity


    A local fisher drives you in his boat to show you the best coral reef spots. 4 hours.
  • Fishing

    Water activity


    Follow the local fishers while they're spearfishing. You need good apnea to enjoy it.
  • San Bernardo

    Boat tour

    San Bernardo

    Book a day trip to explore the San Bernardo islands. You can also stay overnight.
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  • Plankton & Bird

    Animal Watching

    Plankton & Bird

    Observe hundreds of birds going to bed at dusk then admire bioluminescent plankton.
  • Scuba diving

    Water activity

    Scuba diving

    There is a great dive center in front of the Rincon del Frances hostel. Top-notch service.
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  • Massages



    A few locals walk on the beach with a massage table. It's the ideal spot to ask for one.

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