Tolù Travel Guide

  • Street in Tolú
    Street in Tolú
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  • In the San Bernardo Archaepelago
    In the San Bernardo Archaepelago
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  • Arriving to Isla Mucura
    Arriving to Isla Mucura
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Tolù Things to Do

  • Boat tour to Isla San Bernardo

    I had been recommended Mundo Marino for the boat tour to Islas San Bernardo. I booked the tour in the afternoon the day before. The tour was 55 000 pesos (July 2008) and the price included the boat transfer, visit to the Ecological park (Aquarium) on Isla Palma and lunch on Isla Mucura.I had been told to be at the office at 8.10 in the morning...

  • Isla Mucura

    Isla Mucura is the Island where we stopped for lunch and swimming. We passed the hotel Punta Faro and arrived to a place with several restaurants. Lunch was not served jet, but there was time to go on a half an hour snorkelling tour at the reef nearby. I and two other tourists did and it was 5000 pesos per person. There were no fins but it was okay...

  • Islote

    As we passed Islote the boat slowed down, but we made no stop. Islote is interesting as it is the most densely populated island in the world. It is a tiny island with 97 houses, where almost 1300 people live. There is more than one person per square metre.


Tolù Restaurants

  • Lunch on Isla Mucura

    The lunch was included in the price of the boat tour and we all got the same. It was a yummy meal with fish, coconut rice, platanos and a bit of vegetables. To drink I had 7up. This is like a standard meal also for other tours I have made on the Caribbean coast. At the restaurants on Isla Mucura you can also buy snacks and beer.

  • Restaurante La15

    I visited this restaurant twice. The first time was for lunch when I had the set lunch menu (comida corriente). A lemonade, soup and main plate with beef was 7000 pesos (July 2008). The second time I came in the evening together with another tourist. We sat by the few tables on the beachside (the restaurant is on the other side of the road). It was...

  • La Red

    It was already dark when I arrived to Tolú and I was very hungry. So when I had left my luggage in my room I asked for a place to eat. I was recommended La Red which wasn’t too far away. From Villa Babilla it was only two blocks to the beach and then to the left. I had chicken with French fries and salad, and a lemon juice to drink. It was a good...


Tolù Transportation

  • Taxi in Tolú

    There are not many cars on the streets in Tolú, which makes it a more relaxed place. The taxis are bike taxis and I paid 2000 pesos (July 2008) the only time I used it. The speed of the taxi depends on how fit the driver is and the bike. A few, and luckily only a few, of the taxi drivers have music players playing loud music.

  • To Tolú from Medellín

    I had read somewhere that the bus from Medellín to Tolú takes 8 hours. Maybe the night bus only takes 8 hours, but the day bus doesn’t. Coming back to Medellín from Santa Fe de Antioquia I went to ask for the morning buses to Tolú. At Expreso Brasilia they had buses at 5.15 and 6.45. The price was 77 000 pesos and the journey was 10 hours. I also...

  • From Tolú to Cartagena

    There are two different bus terminals in Tolú, one for the smaller more local buses, and one for the bigger buses going to Medellín and Cartagena. They are both near the plaza. I had asked the day before going to Cartagena for the timetable and Expreso Brasilia had a bus every hour. I came to the terminal and bought a ticket. When I had paid the...


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