San Bernardo Islands

The Islas de San Bernardo are an archipelago made up of 10  of tiny islands. They are beautiful tranquil islands with white sandy beaches, crystal clear waters and make for a great day-trip from Rincon del Mar. The islands are part of  ‘The Rosario and San Bernardo Corals National Natural Park’ and are very popular with Colombian tourists, however like Rincon del Mar they are more or less undiscovered by foreigners.

Hotel accommodation prices in the islands can be quite expensive for people on a backpacker budget and there are no budget hostels available. This makes Hostel Mamallena in Rincon del Mar a perfect option for travelers wanting to visit the San Bernardo Islands. Boats to the islands leave daily and we highly recommend a day trip as part of your stay in Rincon del Mar.

Speak to our staff at Hostel Mamallena in Rincon del Mar where we can help and advise you how to plan your trip to the San Bernardo Islands. Tours often include visits to multiple islands:

Santa Cruz del Islote – The most densely populated island on earth! The majority of inhabitants are fishermen and their families.

Tintípan, The largest of the San Bernardo islands

Isla Múcura, A great spot for Lunch and a few beers

Isla Palma, The best snorkeling available, with greater visibility and an abundance of fish.