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Cayo Bolivar

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Address: San Andres, San Andres Island, Colombia

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Exotic paradise

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.

Reviewed 5 January 2016
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San Andres Island, Colombia
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9 reviews
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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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2 Thank Sjogreen
Curitiba, PR
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80 reviews
38 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
Reviewed 27 December 2015

The transport(motorboat) to island is a little bit dangerous (many bumps), the lunch provided is OK(batacon, coconut rice, fish or chicken and salad), but the fresh water finished earlier. The tent is a paid benefit. About the natural beauty, I did not identify any extraordinary difference, except the sharks, that you can not see in other beaches in San Andres... More 

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4 Thank Suelyne D
Lima, Peru
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164 reviews
97 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
Reviewed 24 December 2015 via mobile

This is the most amazing place I've visited, it's an hour ride on a jet boat to get there and we were lucky enough to be just a few on the cay. We did an snorkel excursion around the island with the guide, awesome! We had the most amazing views of the ocean and it was very quiet, unlike Johhny... More 

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Natal, RN
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146 reviews
54 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 66 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 December 2015

Make sure you spend a day on Cayo Bolivar! It is not cheap and trips don't go daily, also depending on weather conditions. So start trying from the beginning. The boat trip there is supposed to be rough, but either I was lucky or people are easily scared as I had a good trip there and back. Lunch and drinks... More 

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2 Thank JennyGay
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70 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 November 2015 via mobile

If you go to San Andres there are things you MUST do, going to Cayo Bolivar is certainly one of them. This little island is a 50 min boat trip from SA. We bought tickets at a very good operator, Portofino, just close to our hotel (very organized, clean, safe and comfortable). The island has the most clear water I... More 

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4 Thank fgerdes
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24 reviews
9 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 October 2015

The best trip we did inthe island. Cayo Bolivar is very beautiful. We recomend to take a good sunblock. The island don't have too much shadow (the trees are far from the beach), and they charge you if you want to use a parasol.

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1 Thank pedropedreiro
Fortaleza, CE
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12 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 October 2015

Two small islands with white sand, blue clear water and little sharks swimming near you = paradise! Some people might suffer a little on the shaky boat ride (about 50min) but it's totally worth it. Take a good sunscreen, hat and snorkel. Go as soon as you get to San Andres because if the weather shifts they cancel all boats.

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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40 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
Reviewed 30 September 2015

Gorgeous beaches and water on a secluded island. Tons of sea shells line the shores and blue lizards crawl through the shrubs. Three nurse sharks regularly circle the key, but don't worry-- they don't bite. The locals the operate the boats feed them. Snorkeling is so so. I didn't see much coral, but that's not the main draw. The only... More 

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Bogotá, Distrito Especial, Colombia
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14 reviews
8 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 25 September 2015

This key is an awsome beach and it is a wonderful spot for diving. You have visit this place which is the most beautiful beach of San Andres. It is a virging beach with white sand and turquoise water. However be prepared to take a rocky ride of 45 minutes to get there. You can take a speed boat tour... More 

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Graefenberg, Germany
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5 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 5 September 2015

The long ride there was bumpy but fun and totally worth it. Amazing white sand, saw sharks snorkeling incredibly blue water...impressive

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