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The 9 Best Hotels in the Archipelago San Bernardo

San Bernardo Archipelago in Colombia

Updated on 02/24/2024

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The San Bernardo Archipelago is a group of islands in the Caribbean Sea off the north coast of Colombia in the department of Sucre. It consists of 10 islands with spectacular white sandy beaches, crystal clear waters and coral reefs. From Cartagena you can reach the archipelago of San Bernardo in about 2 hours by boat.

The following islands belong to the archipelago of San Bernardo:

  • Boqueron
  • Palma
  • Pandas
  • lack
  • Ceycén
  • Cabruna
  • Tintipan
  • Maravilla
  • Múcura
  • Santa Cruz del Islote

Hotel Punta Faro

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Island: Isla Mucura

Capacity: 50 rooms
Room Types: Deluxe (82 ft²) / Sea View Suite (82 ft²) / Bungalow (82 ft²) / Standard (82 ft²) / King Suite (115 ft²) / Double Suite (148 ft²)
Highlights: Sea Views / Gardens / Private Beach
Services: WiFi / Private Bathrooms / Breakfast / Lunch / Dinner / Beach / Restaurant / Bar / Safe / Air Conditioning / Tours / 24-hour Front Desk / Pool / Spa / Water Sports

Hotel Punta Faro is the best hotel in the San Bernardo archipelago. It is perfect for a relaxing vacation in a tropical setting.

The spacious grounds and the spacious and dreamlike private beach meet the highest requirements. The hotel celebrates a philosophy of silence. Therefore, loudspeakers or other sources of noise are not allowed.

The facilities and general infrastructure are of high quality. The staff is trained and will pamper you as a guest.

The hotel also has a helipad. The transfer time from Cartagena is only 20 minutes with air transport.

Hotel Isla Palma

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Island: Palma
Capacity: 40 rooms
Room types: Standard double room (98 ft²) / Standard triple room (115 ft²) / Standard quadruple room (131 ft²) / Family room (148 ft²) / Single room (98 ft²) / Superior double room (98 ft²)
Highlights: Biopark / Sea Views / Gardens / Private Beach
Services: WiFi / Breakfast / Lunch / Dinner / Beach / Restaurant / Bar / Solarium / Safe / Air Conditioning / Tours / 24-hour Reception / TV / Pool / Spa / Diving

Hotel Isla Palma is the largest hotel in the San Bernardo archipelago in terms of area. It consists of the main house, as well as various installations spread over the area. The hotel is getting old and the infrastructure should be renewed.

For bathers and day tourists, the hotel is a perfect option. The possibilities to dive into the sea are very diverse in the extensive area. The long beach at the end of the island is an absolute highlight.

The hotel also has a biopark where you can observe various animals.

Hotel Casa Tinti Boutique

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Island: Tintipan
Capacity: 4 rooms
Room types: Deluxe Double (52 ft²) / Classic Quadruple (52 ft²) / Double (52 ft²) / Studio (105 ft²)
Highlights: Gardens / Sea View / Private Beach
Services: 24-hour reception / WiFi / Breakfast / Lunch / Dinner / Beach / Restaurant / Bar / Solarium / Pets allowed

Tintipán Island, Hotel Casa Tinti Boutique is owner-managed. The hotel consists of the main building and is perfect for a group or family for maximum privacy. The building consists of 3 floors, including a roof terrace.

The beach is right next to the house and offers enough space.

Hotel Tintipan

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Island: Tintipan
Room types: standard double (52 ft²) / superior double (85 ft²) / triple (72 ft²)/ quadruple (72 ft²) / superior triple (92 ft²) / family (92 ft²) / double apartment (164 ft²) / apartment (148 ft²)
Highlights: Gardens / Sea Views
Services: WiFi / Breakfast / Lunch / Dinner / Pool / Restaurant / Bar / Tours / Snorkeling / Diving / Kayak / Terrace / Fan

Hotel Tintipan caters to Colombian tourists. The rooms are spread over 2 main buildings. The quality of the rooms as well as the installations are mediocre. The hotel does not have a sandy beach.

The large garden area is perfect for sports activities.

Hotel Isla Mucura

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Island: Mucura
Capacity: 57 rooms
Room types: Standard Double (49 ft²) / Country House (115 ft²) / Garden Double (115 ft²) / Deluxe Quadruple (82 ft²) / Quadruple (82 ft²) / Superior Double (98 ft²) / Deluxe Double Room (66 ft²) / Villa with Private Pool (128 ft²) / Bungalow (115 ft²) / Garden Villa (128 ft²) / Deluxe (131 ft²)
Highlights: Private Beach / Gardens / Sea View
Services: WiFi / Private Bathrooms / Breakfast / Lunch / Dinner / Beach / Restaurant / Bar / Safe / Games room / 24-hour reception

The Hotel Isla Múcura offers a wide variety of rooms, bungalows and villas in a very large area. Some rooms also have a private pool.

The hotel’s beach section is very large and offers enough space for all guests.

The Hotel Isla Mucura is suitable for guests who, in addition to a private beach, are also looking for enough space to walk.

Hotel Punta Norte

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Island: Tintipan
Capacity: 10 rooms
Room Types: Standard Double (44 ft²) / Deluxe Double (79 ft²) / Family Room (66 ft²)
Highlights: Private Beach
Services: 24-hour Front Desk / Private Bathroom / Breakfast / Lunch / Dinner / Beach / Restaurant / Bar/ Tours/ Snorkeling / Scuba / Kayaking / Fishing / Hiking / Games room

The Hotel Punta Norte is rustic and offers no luxury. However, the rooms are sufficiently comfortable. The small private beach is large enough for the possible number of hotel guests.

Ashram Hotels and Glamping

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Island: Tintipan
Capacity: 5 Rooms
Room Types: Deluxe Double (82 ft²)/ Tent (82 ft²)
Highlights: Beach
Services: 24-hour Front Desk / Private Bathroom / Breakfast / Lunch / Dinner / Beach / Restaurant / Bar / Tours / Snorkeling / Diving / Kayaking / Fishing

The Hotel Ashram specializes in meditation and yoga classes. This small hotel offers good comfort and has a very pretty private beach.

The rooms are simple and minimalistic but cozy. The restaurant also offers vegetarian dishes.

Eco Hostel Santa Lova

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Island: Tintipan
Room Types: Standard Double (29 ft²) / Double with Balcony (29 ft²) / Dorms (66 ft²)
Highlights: Sea View / Bar
Services: 24-hour Front Desk / WiFi / Breakfast / Dinner / Lunch / Beach / Restaurant / Bar / Tours / Snorkeling / Diving / Kayaking /

Santa Lova Eco-Hostel has basic facilities and caters to backpackers. There is no sandy beach.

There are private rooms as well as dormitories.

Mística Island Hostel

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Island: Palma
Room Types: Standard Double (59 ft²)/ Ocean Double (52 ft²) / Mixed Dormitory (52 ft²) / Family Room (118 ft²) / Double Room (52 ft²) / Tents
Highlights: Beach / happy hour / Volleyball field
Services: Bar / Solarium / Safe / Tours / Restaurant / Water activities

Mística Island Hostel offers various dormitories and is embedded in the local nature. The decoration of the hotel is very wild and chaotic.

The infrastructure and facilities are simple but sufficient.

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