We recently visited Bomba Beach Club for a friend’s birthday party.  Located across the bay from Cartagena, Bomba Beach is a great beach day trip from Cartagena.  With nice facilities and a good beach area, it’s a decent value as well.  Read on to learn how to do a day trip to Bomba Beach Club, Cartagena.

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Photo of some beach huts with chairs in front of them at Bomba Beach, Cartagena
Read on to learn more about visiting Bomba Beach yourself.

Where is Bomba Beach Club?

Bomba Beach is located on an area of beach known as Punta Arena, across the bay from Cartagena on the Southeastern coast of the island of Tierra Bomba.  It is easily reached by a 5 minute boat ride across the bay from Bocagrande in Cartagena.

I actually hadn’t been out to Punta Arena in a while when we went recently for our friend Laura’s birthday party.  It’s impressive how much it has been built up.  There are several newer hotels/hostels/beach clubs.

Photo of a beach front
The stretch of beach located outside Bomba Beach Club in Cartagena.

Bomba Beach Club is one of the better ones with a nice space both on the beach and a pool and sitting area in the back.  The Day Pass option is a fairly decent value as well.

While taking the trips out to Playa Blanca or the Rosario Islands are undoubtedly worth it, if you’re looking for something that’s a bit easier or cheaper, Bomba Beach Club Cartagena makes for a great option.

Read on to learn more about how to do the day pass to Bomba Beach like we did.

What’s Included in the Day Pass to Cartagena’s Bomba Beach Club?

One of the nice things about the Day Pass to Bomba Beach is that it includes everything you need, including the boat ride.  The boat leaves from behind the hospital in Bocagrande, where you’ll meet a representative of the hotel who will give you wristbands and ensure everything is set for your trip.

Here is a complete rundown of what’s included:

  • Round trip boat ride (boats leave every 1/2 hour from behind the hospital in Bocagrande)
  • A welcome drink
  • 25,000 pesos to spend (enough to get your standard fish lunch plate)
  • A beach hut with chairs or bed
  • Access to the pool and bathrooms and showers
Photo of a pool area with hammocks to the side.
With the day pass, you also get access to the nice little pool and hammocks in the back area of Bomba Beach Club.

One of the things I liked about Bomba Beach is that there is still a good bit of beach in front of the huts, while some of the others go practically right up to the water.

Susana and I both had your standard fried fish, coconut rice, and patacones for lunch, and it was good and a good size.  Some others in our group also got grilled chicken, and there are shrimp, lobster, and seafood platter options on the menu as well.

Beers were slightly pricey but not outrageous for the beach at 8,000 pesos a piece.  There are also cocktails and liquors ranging from 20-30,000 pesos on offer.  You can also buy bottles of rum, aguardiente, tequila, or whiskey.

Overall, while not cheap, it’s a pretty decent value for the beach in Cartagena.

Photo of a girl in a hammock
Susana relaxing in one of the hammocks that are included in the beach huts with the day pass at Bomba Beach.

How to Book Your Day Pass at Bomba Beach Club?

Click here to book your day pass to Bomba Beach Club in advance online through Viator.

You can also check out their website to book directly and see the other options they offer.

Alternatives for Day Passes to Punta Arena

There are some other places on Punta Arena offering nice day pass options.

Namaste Beach Club is next door and is under the same ownership.  It has a slightly more Bohemian feel and is a bit more exclusive.

For even more exclusivity, check out Fenix Beach Club located a little further south on the island on its own or Palmarito Beach located in the opposite direction, also more on its own.

Finally, you can just head to the beach behind the hospital in Bocagrande and get a boat across to Punta Arena and find another spot on the beach there.  Normally, you can also get the Day Pass to Bomba Beach the morning of by just finding their rep on the beach there.

Can You Spend the Night?

Yes!  There are some rooms available at Bomba Beach Club Cartagena.  Actually, when we were there they were close to finishing some sweet looking little cabins that I imagine should be fully open in early 2020.  Check their website to see room options.

The aforementioned nearby Fenix Beach also offers rooms as does Palmarito Beach (click the links to check out their accommodations).

There you have it.  A complete guide to visiting Bomba Beach Club in Cartagena.  I hope if you decide to go it helped you plan your visit and that you enjoy it!

Cheers and Happy Exploring!

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