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A Fascinating Mix of Cultures
I felt simultaneously Colombian and American when we arrived at the Sofitel Barú Calablanca Beach Resort, where the attentive staff switched back and forth between addressing me in Spanish and English. My husband, daughter, and I were among the few Americans at the resort. It’s one of the newest luxe additions on Isla Barú, a curve of sandy beach that faces Cartagena, which is a breezy 25-minute catamaran ride away.
Calablanca is nothing like that. We sipped mango mojitos and ate fresh fish tamales at Bahía, the resort’s casual beachside restaurant, and ordered room service in our ocean-view suite. When we weren’t eating, we alternated between the manicured beach and one of three infinity pools.