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Playa Blanca Shuttle, 8.30am departure

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What to Expect
We meet at Hostel Mamallena, ready to board to board the bus to Playa Blanca. We try to leave on time so you need to arrive a minimum of 10 minutes before your booked transfer. Travel time is approximately 1 hour from Cartagena, and we dont do pick ups in other locations(this cuts down travel time as other companies may spend an hour doing pickups).

We arrive in Playa Blanca at the first carpark from the beach. This is the only place to arrive at Playa Blanca. From here you can walk down the stairs to the beach and choose to go whichever spot of the beach you like, its just a few minutes walk. We suggest walking further to the right, towards the section of Playa Blanca called Playa Tranquila, as its much quieter and has less people.

Please remember that we have 3 departure times and 3 return times. Please advise us of the time you would like to make the return trip via email at the time of booking. Its possible to do this on the day but your chosen return time might be full. Departures from Cartagena are 8.30am, 12pm and 5pm, return transfers are 10.30am, 3pm and 8.30pm. You can change these times later on by sending us a message via Whatsapp.
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Important Information
Departure Point
Cl. 30 #10-47, Cartagena, Provincia de Cartagena, Bolívar, Colombia
Departure Time
8:30 AM
Return Details
Returns to original departure point
  • Air-conditioned vehicle
  • Lunch - This service is transport only, no food or drinks are included
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Additional Info
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Service animals allowed
  • Infants must sit on laps
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 50 travelers
Cancellation Policy
For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
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We took the shuttle on a Saturday for a day trip. We stopped by the hostel a couple nights before to purchase our tickets. Pick up at the hostel was scheduled at 8:30 with a 3pm return. Everyone was ready to go at 8:30, but the shuttle left at 8:45am. It was an older barely air
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Response from Mamallena C, Owner at Playa Blanca Shuttle, 8.30am departure
Responded 2 weeks ago
OK, you made some points on this but I think we have to make some others clear. You booked in the absolute high season in Cartagena. Traffic can be hectic, and there can be delays, obviously we cant be held responsible for traffic, and the trip usually does take around 45 minutes. The bus shouldnt have left late, especially if everyone as onboard. The AC should be working. The boat. n no way were you obligated to take the boat, as you just paid for the shuttle. We provided the boat as a FREE additional service, along with the lockers and watermelon, IF you wanted to use it. The restaurant is actually ours, so of course we would like you to go there but in no way were you obligated to do. The point of the shuttle is you can go where you like, but we are providing the boat service as an extra. Even if yu take the boat you arent obligated to buy anything at the restaurant, even after eating the watermelon!!! I do apologise of there was some confusion but its not our intention. I will be investigating about the engine as that shouldnt happen, but you were not far off shore and in no danger. You certainly cant compare that 5 to 10 minute trip to the wave you have in the open sea on the way back to Cartagena by boat. So, we do apologise, its not our intention for you not to be happy, and again, I think you are actually partially unhappy about something we are offering you as an added extra, and could be called good customer service!!
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