Rincon del Mar

Rincon Del Mar is a small fishing village on the caribbean coast a short 25 minute taxi or moto from San Onofre. It has clear waters, white sand, great food with very little tourists. It is a perfect 3-5 day relaxing beach vacation getaway from Medellín or Cartagena. It is also the gateway to the San Bernardo Islands and Tintipán.

Rincon Del Mar, Colombia

How to get to Rincon Del

How to get to Rincon Del Mar from Medellin

To get to Rincon Del Mar from Medellín, you will need to take a from the Northern Bus Terminal in Medellin to San Onofre. This should cost approximately 110,000 COP and take 10 hours.

Expreso Brasilia is a bus company that has daily departures from Medellin to Rincon Del Mar (and visa versa) at 9am and 5:30pm.

If you are taking a night bus it gets quite cold so be sure to bring a blanket, sleeping bag or an extra pair of clothes. I prefer a sleeping bag liner as it packs down to be quite small and therefore easy to travel with. Check out my what to pack list as well as other helpful resources.

From san Onofre you can then take a moto or taxi to Rincon Del Mar - approximately 7,000-10,000 COP and will take 30mins.

How to get to Rincon Del Mar from Cartagena

To get to Rincon del Mar from Cartagena, take a bus from the terminal to San Onofre. This should cost 20,000-30,000 COP depending on which bus company you use and will take 2 hours.

From San Onofre you can then take a moto or taxi to Rincon Del Mar - approximately 7,000-10,000 COP and will take about 30mins.

Rincon Del Mar, Colombia

What to do in Rincon Del Mar

As mentioned above Rincon Del Mar is a small fishing village, so there isn’t too much to do activity wise. But that is the best part. Just relax. Eat fish, kayak, ride horses, snorkel, play volleyball with the locals, and go for walks.

As Rincon Del Mar is the gateway to the San Bernardo Islands, you can organise with the locals to take you on tours of the islands. There are a number of islands to visit. Those being:

Santa Cruz Del Islote - The most densely populated island on earth
Tintipán - The largest of the San Bernardo Islands
Isla Múcura - A stop-off spot for lunch and beers
Isla Palma - best snorkelling in the area - clear waters and lots of fish

You can organise all inclusive tours, or like we did, transportation only to and from Tintipán. Which you can read more about it in this post.

Rincon Del Mar, Colombia

Where to Stay in Rincon del Mar

There is only one place to stay in Rincon del Mar and that is MamaLlena hostel. Ok there are many, but MamaLlena is perfect. Arturo Celin, the host, is super friendly, the rooms are comfortable and it has a great beach front common area with hammocks. Be sure to say hi!

You can see more information about MamaLlena here

The location of MamaLlena is shown below:

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