San Bernardo is made up of 10 paradise islands in the South of Cartagena. Unfortunately, 95% of the islands are private, and there are very few spaces to layout on a beach and swim freely.
Therefore, the choice of the island and the hotel is crucial!
- Isla Tintipan has got the most beautiful public beach. It’s a good pick for couples.
- Isla Mucura is mainly private and has got limited beaches. It’s a good pick for a group of friends.
- Isla Palma is closest to Rincon del Mar and hosts a party hostel.
- Casa en el Agua is a famous party hostel/island, but it’s overrated.
Prices are quite high, so it’s the ideal place for backpackers. You can quickly jump from an island to another island thanks to fisher boats.
There are not much information about how to get to the San Bernardo Islands. Don’t worry; it’s quite easy.
Note: Avoid the weekends as many day tours leave from Tolu 😉
Our Colombia itineraries for visiting the San Bernardo Islands