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Gente de Mar Resort

3-star3 stars
Punta Sur Isla Grande, Rosario Islands, Bolivar, Colombia

3-star beachfront hotel with restaurant, near Isla Grande Beach
  • Free full breakfast and free WiFi
  • Collect nightsYou can collect™ Rewards nights here
  • The place is great, the location and rooms are what they should be, the food was amazing…Dec 24, 2018
  • Gente del mar is amazing. During the day, you’re sharing it with about 20-30 others but…Apr 15, 2018
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Gente de Mar Resort

from £107
  • Superior Room, Multiple Beds, Garden View
  • Comfort Double Room, 1 Double Bed
  • Superior Room, Multiple Beds
  • Superior Room, 1 King Bed
  • Family Bungalow, Multiple Beds

What’s around Gente de Mar Resort


  • Isla Grande Beach nearby
  • Rosario Islands Oceanarium in the area
  • Corales del Rosario National Park in the area
  • Baru Church in the area
  • Blanca Beach in the region
  • Castillo Grande Beach in the region
  • Bocagrande Beach in the region
  • Port of Cartagena in the region

Getting around

  • Cartagena (CTG-Rafael Nunez Intl.) 23.1 miles/37.2 km
  • On-site parking not available
  • Airport shuttle (surcharge)

At a glance

Key facts

Hotel size

  • This hotel has 8 rooms


  • Check-in time starts at 3 PM
  • Check-out time is 1 PM
Airport shuttle service is available on request from 7:00 AM to 11:30 PM. Contact the property in advance to make arrangements. Fees may apply. Contact the property in advance to make arrangements.

Required at check-in

  • Credit card or cash deposit required

  • Government-issued photo ID required

  • Minimum check-in age is 18

Travelling with others


  • Parents must have child's birth certificate and photo ID *

  • No cribs (infant beds)


  • Pets not allowed


  • Free WiFi in public areas

  • Free WiFi in rooms



  • Airport shuttle from 7:00 AM to 11:30 PM *


  • No parking
* See small print for additional details or extra charges

In the hotel

Food and drink
  • Free full breakfast daily
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/lounge
Things to do
  • On private beach
  • Beach sunloungers
  • Spa services on site
  • Snorkelling on site
  • Beach umbrellas
  • Beach towels
  • 24-hour front desk
  • Tours/ticket assistance
  • Luggage storage
  • Safe-deposit box at front desk
  • Designated smoking areas
  • Picnic area
  • Terrace
Languages Spoken
  • English
  • Spanish

In the room

Home comforts
  • In-room climate control (air conditioning)
  • Air conditioning
Freshen up
  • Private bathroom
  • Shower only
  • Free toiletries
Be entertained
  • Flat-screen TV
  • Cable TV channels
Stay connected
  • Desk
  • Free WiFi
  • Daily housekeeping

Special features


On-site venue – This restaurant specialises in regional cuisine and serves breakfast, lunch and dinner. Open daily.

Gente de Mar Resort’s small print

Also known as

  • Gente Mar Resort CARTAGENA
  • Gente Mar Resort
  • Gente Mar CARTAGENA
  • Gente Mar
  • Gente Mar Resort Rosario Islands


If you are travelling with a child, your property may require you to present the following documents: Parents travelling to Colombia with a child under 18 may be required to present the child's birth certificate and photo ID (passport for foreign visitors) upon check-in. If a relative or legal guardian is travelling to Colombia with the child, that relative or legal guardian may be required to present a notarised consent of travel signed by both parents and a copy of both parents' ID. If only one parent is travelling to Colombia with the child, that parent may be required to present a notarised consent of travel signed by the other parent. Visitors who plan to travel with children should consult with a Colombian consulate office prior to travel for further guidance.

Transfers via boat are required and must be arranged at least 72 hours before travel by contacting the property on the number on the booking confirmation.

For transfers, guests must contact the property before arrival on the number on the booking confirmation.

Mandatory fees

You’ll be asked to pay the following charges at check in or check out:

  • The national sales tax (19%) is charged at check-out to citizens of Colombia regardless of the length of stay and to foreigners staying 60 consecutive days or more. Foreigners on a tourist visa are exempt from this tax. Furthermore, the tax may apply per room when the room is shared by a taxable and a non-taxable guest.

Optional extras

Airport shuttle service is offered for an extra charge of COP 25000 per person (one-way)

Airport shuttle for children between the ages of 3 and 8 costs COP 15000 (one-way)

We have included all charges provided to us by this property. However, charges can vary, for example, based on length of stay or the unit you book.

Recent reviews

Fabulous 8.6 From 32 reviews

Gente de Mar Resort
Great place to relax
My husband and I loved our stay at Gente de Mar Resort. The staff were wonderful, and the beach was amazing! The property was beautifully kept, and our room clean and spacious, plus an amazing view. I'd definitely recommend!
Cynthia, ca3 night romance trip
Gente de Mar Resort
Very Good8.0
Good family vacation
If you are visiting the island definitely stay the night here!
christopher, us2 night family trip
Gente de Mar Resort
My experience at Gente de Mar was the most amazing experience ever. I was there 5 nights. From the stunning beaches, to the amazing staff, to the restaurant, to my accommodations. Although check in is odd, because the transport to the island arrives at 10:30 am and you can’t check in until 3, there are bathrooms you can change into your bathing suit, sit in the shade and work (like I did), or there are various activities like snorkeling trips, stand up paddle board, or a tour of Isla Grande on bike! The location of Gente de Mar is on the largest island of the Rosario islands island chain, and on the east end with two beautiful beaches and acres of groomed landscape with sculptures and water features. Once you check in, the rooms were beautiful, with king size bed, flat screen tv with directtv, large glass shower, and double sinks! The wood floors, powerful AC, and pillow top mattress made me feel so spoiled. One of the best parts of Gente de Mar is the staff. From the waiters like David, to the amazingly talented bar tender Johan, to the grounds keepers like Edi, and then also most importantly the managers Essi and Carlos. The staff is so kind just remember you are on island time, but it’s your vacation so you aren’t in any hurry. The most accommodating manager was Carlos who made sure my entire stay was amazing from bringing towels to the beach, setting up excursions, always smiling, and somehow managed to make everyone feel special and taken care of. A must visit!
Laura Jean, us5 night trip
Gente de Mar Resort
Remote Island Getaway
We stayed on the island for two nights. It was a very unique experience! There are day trippers that come and more than double the guest size every day. But once they leave at 3 pm, it is almost likely having a private island to yourself. The staff was all very nice, very relaxed, maybe a bit too relaxed once the day trippers left. It was harder to get service once the crowds were gone.
Kay, usRomance trip
Gente de Mar Resort
Perfect little gateway
Communication prior booking and after booking is non existent. We tried to email, calls and WhatsApp to know where and when to take the boat but with no response until the very last minute. If you book an overnight stay there, it is inclusive of the return boat rides. You need to go to "el muelle de la bodeguita puerta 5" to take the boat at 8.30am. The rides take about 45mins each way. The resort is nice and the room is well decorated in a rustic way. The staffs are very friendly . The beaches are nice and you will have the whole beach to yourself after the day trippers leave the island at 3pm. Their food is very delicious and it is a must try. You will see lots of animals in the resort and they are all very friendly. You will see a parrots, dogs, cats and a lovely female baby monkey named Coco that is very gentle. At night, you can take a short walk to the laguna entancada to see the bioLuminescent and just dip your feet into the water and you could see them showing the magic or jump into the lake to see them, lovely experience. Overall, we had a lovely stay in this resort and thank you very much gente de Mar :)
Anthony marcel, usFamily trip

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