Discover boutique hotels in Isla Barú, Colombia
When to go
Peak season is from November to April, with the biggest crowds arriving in December and January. Go early or wait until February or March, when the weather’s still good but there’s less competition for spaces on the beach.
PlanesUnless you’re already in Colombia, the best place to touch down will by the capital, Bogotá, which can be reached directly from London Heathrow and most of the major US hubs. Once there, hop on a service to Cartagena’s Rafael Núñez International Airport, a flight of around 90 minutes. The final leg is best done by car, and usually takes under an hour.
AutomobilesIt’s perfectly possible to get around without a car, and taxis are plentiful. Be sure to agree on a fare before you get in, otherwise you may find there’s a surprise tourist tax once you arrive at your destination.