5 Best Beach Clubs in Cartagena to Party the Day Away

Get your bathing suit! Grab the sunscreen! It’s time to dive into the best beach clubs in Cartagena. Whether you’re a party animal or into laid-back luxury, get ready for a good time!

Unpacking the 5 Best Beach Clubs in Cartagena 

Before we get started, we’ve got a little good news! It will take approximately 30 minutes to get from Cartagena Airport to the City Center. That means you can get to a beach club the same day you land, with no time wasted!

Ok, let’s dive in. 

Bora Bora: Best Beach Club in Cartagena for DJs

Rosario Islands, Colombia

For you party goers out there, this is the place to come. It’s a private beach club located 45 minutes from Cartagena on Isla Grande, one of the Rosario Islands. A speed boat departs from La Bodeguita pier (located in the city center) at 8 am and returns at 4 pm. 

The Rosario Islands are an archipelago south of Cartagena and are part of a national park, so the surrounding waters are well-preserved and crystal clear. 

What to expect: luxury beach beds, shades for extra sun protection, a welcome cocktail (who would turn that down!), a choice of lunch options and DJs playing throughout the day. If you get tired of relaxing in the sun, you can boogie your heart out, book a massage or opt for some water activities such as snorkeling, kayaking and paddle boarding. 

There are two areas to choose from when booking, depending on how you wish to spend your day. The first is the full-day experience, and the second is the VIP experience. The latter is an exclusive pass for those who want more privacy. 

How much does it cost? Prices start at $75 per person. 

Blue Apple Beach House: Perfect for an Overnight Stay

Woman on the beach in Cartagena

Once a private beach home, Blue Apple Beach House is now an atmospheric beach club with a few small bungalows for overnight accommodation. Situated approximately 30 minutes from the Santa Cruz Marina in Cartagena, the transfer can drop you straight to the private beach on Tierra Bomba. 

Tierra Bomba is the closest island to Cartagena and is the ideal day trip to quickly escape the mayhem of the city. 

As if a stunning beach isnt enough, there are 2 two outdoor swimming pools and a large restaurant. Oh, and you can’t forget about the massage hut right on the beach. It’s definitely calling your name! 

Entry to Blue Apple Beach Club in Cartagena is free. However, you can purchase individual items such as a daybed for 30,000 pesos ($7.30) and lunch. 

Or opt for an all-in-one package for $56:

  • boat transfers
  • a daybed
  • 2-course lunch 
  • two cocktails
  • water
  •  This package is available only on weekdays. 

Hot tip: Come on the weekend, and you will be sure to find top-class DJs and dancers. 

Fenix Beach Club for Laid-back Festival Vibes 

View of land on Tierra Bomba Cartagena

Located on Tierra Bomba, Fenix beach club in Cartagena is the place to come to party with a big group. 

Even though it is a hotel, you can easily go for a day trip since it’s 10 minutes away by boat. 

Day passes start at $47 per person and include:

  • return transfer by boat
  • access to Fenix
  • a welcome drink 
  • lunch
  • use of the private beach and pool
  • a beach mat or bed

Did we mention that their lunch consists of paella, ceviche, and the city’s famous fish and coconut rice? It’s a laidback day with good DJs in a carefree atmosphere. 

Namaste (Best Beach Club in Cartagena for Boho and Yoga Vibes) 

View of Cartagena from Beach club

If you are worried that the Cartagena beach club above may be too intense for you, then here is a great option. 

Decorated in a Boho style, Namaste Beach Club offers excellent healthy food options, an abundance of hammocks, yoga classes and guided meditation. 

Located on Tierra Bomba Island, passes start at $50 and include transfers to/from the beach club, a welcome drink, towel loan and an exclusive kiosk with a hammock. How cool is that? 

If you would like to participate in other available activities, it would be worth upgrading your package to the Holistic Day Pass ($70). This option includes the items above, plus a yoga class and guided meditation. 

Amare: Where Sustainability Meets the Party

sunset over water

With a recent opening in 2021, Amare is the newest on the block. 

This spot really stands out because of its remote location on Tierra Bomba Island—Playa Linda is one of the best beaches in Cartagena.

Amare also has a 25-meter beachfront pool, so you can spend the day hopping between the two. Not a bad way to spend the day.

Day pass tickets start at $41, including boat transport, food and drinks credit. You can pick which area you want to laze for the day—a pool house or the beach shack. 

The main difference? The beach shack is designed as a more chilled alternative to the pool house. Think simple beach days, good food and yummy cocktails.

Additionally, they take sustainability very seriously. About 70% of Amare’s waste is composted or recycled. All the meat served is local, free-range, and organic. And they rely entirely on solar power. 

Amare is a beach club with a conscious, and we are here for it. 

Looking for a non-ticketed beach option too?

hammocks on beach in Cartagena

If you are looking for a less expensive beach day out, don’t despair. We have you sorted. We recommend heading to some of Cartagena’s neighboring islands listed above or checking out the beaches a bit further away from the city.

There are some notable beaches where you can hang out all day for free. 

First, check out Bocagrande—the closest beach to the city center; however, don’t come here if you prefer to sunbathe in peace and quiet. For that, head to Castillogrande, an upscale beach where you won’t find the crowds. 

FAQ

What is the local currency in Colombia? 

The Colombian peso. One Colombian peso is equivalent to 0.00025 USD. 

Is Cartagena safe to visit? 

The city hasn’t always had the best reputation. However, it is one of the safest places to visit in Colombia. As in any city, be cautious of your belongings and surroundings. 

When is the best time to visit? 

It’s always warm. But the best months to visit are December through to April as there is less rain.

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