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Sofitel Barú Calablanca

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Sofitel Barú Calablanca Beach Resort is a new stylish and sophisticated resort with a powdery white sand beach on Isla Baru. Just 40-minutes from Cartagena by catamaran, this is the place to go for a relaxing beach escape within easy reach of the city.

A striking piece of architecture, the resort has 164 rooms and 23 suites which are spacious, breezy and carefully designed to reflect the natural environment that surrounds them. Every room boasts a private balcony or terrace with unobstructed panoramic sea views, and bathrooms have showers and bathtubs plus luxury L’Occitane amenities.

As you would expect from the prestigious Sofitel brand, it delivers on its promise of a high standard of service. There are three restaurants and seven bars for you to enjoy each with its own distinct theme, and other facilities include five swimming pools, spa, gym and a kid’s club for ages 5-12.

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What our clients say

  • A trip with JLA is a trip with the local experts. They can respond quickly to challenges such as FCO advice not to visit an area and know the local people who can make the holiday really memorable. One other comment about Colombia - the people we encountered, of all ages, in the streets, shops, hotels etc were friendly, welcoming and the most polite I have met anywhere in the world!

    HR, Brentford
  • it was all very good For me, Colombia stands out as No.1 (I hoped it would be, even before I set off, and it was)

    FD, Sandwich
  • Highlight?: San Agustin statues for me, Cartagena for the kids.

    AGB, London
  • It was a great trip, a nice balance of activity and free time and we felt we saw several different sides of Colombia. 

    MJ, E14
  • It was a superb trip, I don’t think our feedback really conveyed how much we enjoyed Colombia particularly. It really exceeded our expectations. Los Llanos was super superb.

    SM, Helensburgh
  • Our time in the South West (Huila and Cauca departments including the Tatacoa Desert, San Agustin, Popayan and Purace National Park) stood out. It was the most rewarding in terms of the landscape, the stunning variety of flora and crop plantations, and the incredibly friendly and polite people. The Tatacoa Desert, the mountains and gorges around San Agustin, and Purace National Park were all visually stunning. Having a wonderful guide (Milena Rodriguez) certainly helped.

    DE, Wilmslow
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Our expert's view

Chris Rendell Dunn
Chris Rendell-Dunn - Travel Expert

Anglo-Peruvian Chris grew up in Lima and spent much of his adult life in between London and Cusco as a tour leader, before settling permanently in our London-based Tailor-made and Group Tours sales team.

Sofitel Barú Calablanca Beach Resort is a wonderful new hotel on Colombia’s Caribbean Coast. It’s the perfect place to escape the heat and humidity of Cartagena and cool off by the sea.

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Meet our team

Real Latin american experts

  • Paul Winrow Giffen
    Paul Winrow-Giffin - Travel Expert

    After graduating in Computer Science, Paul spent seven months travelling from Colombia to Argentina and came home hooked on Latin America.

  • Charlotte Daubeney (2)
    Charlotte Daubeney - Travel Expert

    Charlotte's fascination with Latin America began with a family holiday to Belize. She went on to study Spanish in school and at university before spending a year living in Santiago, Chile.

  • Sophie Barber
    Sophie Barber - Travel Expert

    Sophie lived in Chile before joining us and has travelled extensively across Latin America, from Mexico to the furthest tip of Patagonia and beyond to Antarctica.

  • Lina Fuller
    Lina Fuller - Travel Expert

    Lina's passion for the continent where she was born really took off when she moved to Córdoba (Argentina) to study, spending the holidays travelling between Argentina and her native Colombia.

  • Hannah Donaldson
    Hannah Donaldson - Travel Expert

    Having spent part of her childhood in Colombia and worked in Brazil and Costa Rica, Hannah's ties to Latin America run deep. Hannah is a much valued Travel Expert in our Tailor-made Holidays and Group Tours sales team.

  • Mary Anne Nelson
    Mary Anne Nelson - Travel Expert

    Born in the Atacama Desert in northern Chile, Mary’s insider knowledge and dry sense of humour make her a highly valued member of the Tailor-made Holidays and Group Tour sales team.

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