Tintipán Island

Tintipán is a Caribbean dream island retreat as part of the San Bernardo Islands. It is a 30 minute boat ride from Rincon Del Mar in the north of Colombia.

It is a beautiful island on which you can stay the night or visit for the day. Think crystal clear waters and white sand.

Tintipán, Colombia

What to do on Tintipán Island

This is an island to sit back and relax. There are accommodation options (prices unknown) and restaurants to eat lunch. You can set yourself up on a table under an umbrella and have Micheladas all day. That’s what we did.

The water is perfect for swimming and snorkelling. Usually the boat ride over will supply you with snorkels for the day.

As for exploring, there isn’t too much to see. You are restricted to the one beach. We went exploring to the left and right only to be stopped by private property and an estuary. Hence better to stay put and enjoy those Micheladas.

Note: food and drinks are more expensive on Tintipán, so if you can bring your own, do so. But still be sure to support the local economy.

Tintipán, Colombia
Tintipán, Colombia

How to get to Tintipán Island

Tintipán is only accessible by boat (lancha) from Rincon Del Mar. The lancha can be organised with any of the locals on the beach in Rincon Del Mar. It costs 200,000COP for a return trip and you can have up to four in the lancha. This will include snrokel gear.

We stayed at Mamallena hostel in Rincon Del Mar and Arturo, the host, organised our boat ride to Tintipán.

You can read more about Rincon Del Mar - here.

Tintipán, Colombia

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