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Punta Faro, Colombia, is a Rustic Caribbean Island Resort

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Punta Faro, Colombia; Rustic Caribbean Resort
Beach at Punta Faro, a Caribbean resort off the coast of Colombia

Punta Faro off the coast of Colombia, a Caribbean Island Resort

© 2012 Lois Friedland
Punta Faro Resort is a rustic and isolated hideaway on Múcura Island, part of the San Bernardo Archipelago that was annexed to the National Park Corales del Rosario in 1996. The resort is about a two-hour boat ride from Cartagena, and eons away from an urban lifestyle.

Punta Faro sprawls over several acres and has a soft white-sand beach washed by gentle Caribbean waves. Grab a mask and fins then walk in the water, within twenty strokes you've reach massive rocks where fish dart around colorful numbs of coral. Take a kayak and you can paddle around much of the island. There's a PADI-run dive shop right on the premises for guests who want to go scuba diving.

The resort has a variety of rooms, with varying degrees of comfort, spread around the property. The decor is rustic but comfortable, utilizing natural woods and solar power. (The water in the showers is heated by solar power. Don't expect it to get very warm, but in this tropical environment it's rarely a problem.). The ones at the edge of the water are the most upscale, but the ones on the second floor of the main building are attractive, comfortable and have an outdoor shower.

Be picky about which rooms you choose. I was taken first to a room where the air conditioning didn't extend to the bathroom, but the staff willingly changed me to a lovely one in the main lodge.

Dining is casual and the emphasis is on regional foods. Breakfast and lunch are set up in buffet-style. Dinner may be served on tables spread out on the lawn.

The resort is popular with groups of friends who enjoy water sports, and honeymooners who want to get away to an isolated resort. It's also a good choice for family gatherings.

To learn more about this resort visit the Punta Faro Web site. You can book lodging at Punta Faro through Kayak.com.

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