The road to the resort was unpaved, during the 45 minute drive to the hotel we went through three roadblocks by junenile delinquents stopping the car and demanding money. If the request was not granted, violence aganist the vehicle was threatened and they would shower the occupants with urine, feces or used car oil. This was very unnerving. Foreign tourists could face serious risks of possible kidnapping. Foreign tourists are charged four times more than the price that Colombian citizens are charged. I paid $600 for two nights and three days. I also paid $110 for transportation from the airport to the hotel and back. And I paid my airfare. I did research with a local customer from Bucaramanga and she paid the same money for herself, her mother and she got three nights and four days, taxes and airfare and ground transportation. I feel that this discrimative act against foreigners is an abuse and unfair treatment. We should pay the same as locals. I feel cheated because I paid more money for the same service that others paid much less. And the technicals of this situation were explained to me by saying that colombian travel agencies get heavily discounted prices, but international travel agencies do not. I do not hold it against booking, I think it is a problem of ideosynchrocy. They always try to take advantage of tourists. The most serious concern is security. I took my chances because I did not know. But now I would not recommend that a wealthy traveler come to this hotel, because many bad things could happen. I tried to use the steam bath or the sauna, but always the excuse was that it was out of service. This was an excuse not to provide the service to try to save money, and to discourage the customer from using available services. I noticed this as a policy of the company---always on the cheap side. You will not find this inconvenience in a Waldorf Astoria, Ritz Carleton, Hilton, or any other recognized international hotel.
WE LIKED THE GEOGRAPHICAL LOCATION, close to the Rosario Islands and the immediate location to the Playa Blanca.