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Cayo Bolivar

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Address: San Andres, San Andres Island, Colombia

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It is a place worth going to. Unfortunately it is for closed periods. I recommend asking open dates to take advantage of visiting it. It is an hour by boat and they give full... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 15 November 2016
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Santiago, Chile
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Santiago, Chile
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7 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 November 2016

It is a place worth going to. Unfortunately it is for closed periods. I recommend asking open dates to take advantage of visiting it. It is an hour by boat and they give full service that includes transfer and food plus open bar.

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Sao Paulo, SP
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31 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 October 2016

I went to Cayo Bolivar with a small group of Brazillian friends and we had a great time there enjoying the breathtaking landscape around the island. The color of the sea is a wonderful light blue and the water is calm and warm..Even the lizards there were blue. :) Cayo Bolivar is one of the most beautiful places I've ever... More 

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2 Thank Danielle K
Cali, Colombia
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52 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 August 2016

This place is awesome. The only people there were us and a small military outpost with maybe 5 soldiers. The water is crystal clear and the sand is soft and white. I hear there are more people coming, but the only other people I've seen there were a couple of fishermen. We bought a couple of lobsters from them, went... More 

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2 Thank Kurt S
Bogota, Colombia
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127 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 June 2016

Unfortunally the cay is close, they start the promotion and a rush of people that start to visit cause a negative envitorment impact, so the cay is close becouse of that

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3 Thank Carlos M
Zaragoza, Spain
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165 reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 June 2016

Cayo Bolívar is indeed a beautiful place to spend the day, with clear waters and coral-reef sand. I'd like to recommend it but it was just too crowded to really enjoy it. Unfortunately, the day I went there the number of tourists was huge. As soon as we got there, we ran to lay our towels under the bushes because... More 

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4 Thank fufaita
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4 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 June 2016

this is a paradise well maintain by the locals. a natural beauty the beach there is spectacular the whole family can enjoy.

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1 Thank Edwin N
Bogota, Colombia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 May 2016

This was an amazing exclusion. Despite the fact that everyone said the crossing would be rough - it really wasn't that bad. We saw flying fish on the way there. There is very little shade on the island - I recommend you bring something of your own - and lots of sun cream. We took our own snorkels, our tour... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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148 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 March 2016

I don't get the people complaining about bumpy ride, being splashed by water and island being far away. Thats the whole point. You are in the middle of the sea traveling by open speed boat! If you want to stay dry, put the slippers on, stay at the hotel and watch TV. For people who are more adventurous, don't wait,... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 February 2016 via mobile

Nice Island but trip on boat is not very confortable because many bumps and when seat on the back of the boat you have water on you ! It is a nice day out anyway but there is not much shade on the island and it's a bit hot !

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2 Thank Juan75000
San Andres Island, Colombia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 January 2016 via mobile

Bolivar is one of the most exotic please to go and past the day whit friends or family, you can experience the way that the artesanal fishermen work and past there working day.

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