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Hotel Arena Blanca

Family-friendly hotel with outdoor pool, near Spratt Bight Beach

  • Free buffet breakfast and free WiFi

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Calle 2 No. 1 - 51, Punta Hansa, San Andres, San Andres y Providencia, Colombia
  • I had a wonderful experience there. The food was excellent. It was close to the beach and…

    Jan 27, 2020

  • The internet was surprisingly functional, despite the reputation of all properties on the…

    Sep 7, 2019

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Enhanced health and safety measures

This property advises that enhanced cleaning and guest safety measures are currently in place.
  • Property is cleaned with disinfectant
  • Staff wears personal protective equipment
  • Property confirms they are implementing enhanced cleaning measures
  • Social distancing measures are in place
  • Protective clothing is available to guests
  • Masks are available to guests
  • Guests are provided with free hand sanitizer
  • Pool
  • Free WiFi
  • Airport transfer
  • Non-smoking
  • Air Conditioning

Property highlights

Main amenities

  • 72 smoke-free guestrooms
  • Daily housekeeping
  • Near the beach
  • Restaurant and bar/lounge
  • Outdoor pool
  • Rooftop terrace

For families

  • Children's pool
  • Playground on site
  • Refrigerator
  • Free toiletries
  • Garden
  • Terrace

What’s around

  • Heart of San Andres
  • Spratt Bight Beach - 4 min walk
  • Islote Sucre - 24 min walk
  • Coton Cay - 8 min walk
  • Paintball San Andres - 9 min walk
  • North End - 30 min walk

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Enter dates for 2 guests

  • Standard Quadruple Room
  • Standard Double or Twin Room
  • Standard Triple Room
  • Standard Single Room
  • Junior Double Room, Jetted Tub
  • Junior Double Room Single Use, Jetted Tub (Single Use)

What’s around


  • Heart of San Andres
  • Spratt Bight Beach - 4 min walk
  • Islote Sucre - 24 min walk
  • Coton Cay - 8 min walk
  • Paintball San Andres - 9 min walk
  • North End - 30 min walk
  • Punta Norte - 30 min walk
  • First Baptist Church - 2.7 mi / 4.4 km
  • San Andres Hill - 2.8 mi / 4.5 km
  • Rocky Cay - 3.8 mi / 6.2 km
  • San Luis Beach - 5.4 mi / 8.6 km

Getting around

  • San Andres (ADZ-Gustavo Rojas Pinilla Intl.) - 7 min drive
  • Free area shuttle
  • Airport shuttle (surcharge)
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Calle 2 No. 1 - 51, Punta Hansa, San Andres, San Andres y Providencia, Colombia

At a glance

Hotel size

  • This hotel has 72 rooms
  • This hotel is arranged over 8 floors


  • Check-in time 3:00 PM-2:30 AM
  • Check-out time is 1 PM

Restrictions related to your trip

  • COVID-19 alert: Travel requirements are changing rapidly, including need for pre-travel COVID-19 testing and quarantine on arrival.

Special check-in instructions

Front desk staff will greet guests on arrival.

Required at check-in

  • Credit card, debit card, or cash deposit required for incidental charges
  • Government-issued photo ID may be required
  • Minimum check-in age is 18


  • One child (2 years old and younger) stays free when occupying the parent or guardian's room, using existing bedding
  • Parents must have child's birth certificate and photo ID*
  • No cribs (infant beds)


  • No pets or service animals allowed


  • Free WiFi in public areas
  • Free WiFi in rooms


  • Airport shuttle*


  • No onsite parking
  • Street parking available

Other information

  • Smoke-free property
*See small print for additional details or extra charges

In the hotel

Food and drink

  • Free buffet breakfast daily
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/lounge
  • Coffee shop/café
  • Snack bar/deli
  • Poolside bar
  • Room service (during limited hours)
  • Free reception

Things to do

  • Beach towels
  • Outdoor pool
  • Children's pool
  • Playground on site
  • Pool umbrellas

Working away

  • Business center
  • Conference space
  • Meeting rooms
  • Conference center
  • Computer station


  • 24-hour front desk
  • Concierge services
  • Tours/ticket assistance
  • Dry cleaning/laundry service
  • Laundry facilities
  • Free newspapers in lobby
  • Luggage storage
  • Wedding services
  • Porter/bellhop


  • Number of buildings/towers - 1
  • Year Built - 2000
  • Elevator
  • Safe-deposit box at front desk
  • Rooftop terrace
  • Garden
  • Terrace


  • Wheelchair-accessible path to lift
  • Wheelchair-accessible registration desk

Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Spanish

In the room

Home comforts

  • Air conditioning
  • Minibar
  • Iron/ironing board

Sleep well

  • Down comforter
  • Turndown service
  • Premium bedding

Freshen up

  • Free toiletries
  • Hair dryer

Be entertained

  • LED TV
  • Cable TV channels

Stay connected

  • Desk
  • Free WiFi
  • Phone

Food and drink

  • Refrigerator


  • Daily housekeeping
  • In-room safe
  • Access via exterior corridors

Special features

All inclusive

All-inclusive room rates at Hotel Arena Blanca are available. These rates are higher because they include onsite food and beverages in the room rate (some restrictions may apply).
Gratuities and taxes
Taxes are included.
Food and beverages
  • All buffet meals, snacks, and local non-alcoholic beverages included
  • Room service during certain hours
  • Meals and beverages at companion properties

Activities and facilities/equipment
All onsite activities and use of facilities and equipment are included.

  • Aerobics
  • Dancing

Not included
  • Minibar
  • Room service
  • Gratuities


RESTAURANTE ALCATRAZ - Overlooking the pool and garden, this buffet restaurant serves breakfast, lunch, and dinner.

Small print

Also known as

  • Arena Blanca Hotel
  • Arena Blanca San Andres
  • Hotel Arena Blanca
  • Hotel Arena Blanca San Andres
  • Hotel Arena Blanca Hotel
  • Hotel Arena Blanca San Andres
  • Hotel Arena Blanca Hotel San Andres

Optional extras

Airport shuttle service is offered for an extra charge


If you are traveling with a child, your property may require you to present the following documents: Parents traveling into Colombia with a child under 18 may be required to present the child's birth certificate and photo ID (passport for foreign visitors) upon check-in. If a relative or legal guardian is traveling into Colombia with the child, that relative or legal guardian may be required to present a notarized consent of travel signed by both parents and a copy of both parents' ID. If only one parent is traveling into Colombia with the child, that parent may be required to present a notarized consent of travel signed by the other parent. Visitors who plan to travel with children should consult with a Colombian consulate office prior to travel for further guidance.

Only registered guests are allowed in the guestrooms.

This property advises that enhanced cleaning and guest safety measures are currently in place.

Disinfectant is used to clean the property, and commonly-touched surfaces are cleaned with disinfectant between stays.

Personal protective equipment, including masks, will be available to guests.

Social distancing measures are in place; staff at the property wear personal protective equipment; periodic temperature checks are conducted on staff; temperature checks are available to guests; guests are provided with hand sanitizer.

Reservations are required for massage services and can be made by contacting the property before arrival at the number on the booking confirmation.

The name on the credit card used at check-in to pay for incidentals must be the primary name on the guestroom reservation.

This property accepts credit cards, debit cards, and cash.

Mandatory fees

You’ll be asked to pay the following charges at check-in or check-out:
  • For stays on or after January 1, 2022, residents of Colombia and non-residents staying 60 consecutive days or more will be charged a 19% national sales tax by the property at the time of stay. Travelers on a tourist visa will not be required to pay this tax. The tax may be charged where a room is shared by a taxable and a non-taxable guest.

We have included all charges provided to us by this property. However, charges can vary, for example, based on length of stay or the unit you book.


  • Yes, Hotel Arena Blanca does have fully refundable rooms available to book on our site, which can be cancelled up to a few days before check-in. Just make sure to check this property's cancellation policy for the exact terms and conditions.
  • This property confirms that disinfectant is used to clean the property. Furthermore, guests are provided with hand sanitizer, social distancing measures are in place, and gives staff personal protective equipment. Please note that this information has been provided by our partners.
  • No, unfortunately, but there's street parking available.
  • Yes, there's an outdoor pool and a children's pool.
  • Sorry, pets and service animals aren't allowed.
  • You can check in from 3:00 PM - 2:30 AM. Check-out time is 1 PM.
  • Yes, RESTAURANTE ALCATRAZ offers garden views. Nearby restaurants include Peruwok (3-min walk), La Regatta (4-min walk), and Hamburguesas el Corral (4-min walk).
  • Yes, an airport shuttle is available.
  • Have fun during the warmer months with activities nearby such as boat tours. Enjoy a swim in the outdoor pool or use the hotel's other amenities, which include a garden and access to a nearby outdoor pool.
  • 8.0.Very Good

    some personnel were not really friendly, some others were. The bartender was very nice and professional.

    CAM, 5 night family trip, Jan 23, 2019

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  • 4.0.Fair

    Noisy bar. Construction all around

    We were looking forward to stay in San Andres. Paid US $3000. For 4 people, 3 days stay for all inclusive. Hotel is old, updated in 1990s. Hot water did not work. Pool bar was very noisy pass 2am. We complained about that as we could not sleep. Food was mediocre. Staff helpful sometimes. Hotel is surrounded by 4 buildings in progress also very noisy during the day. In general we were very unhappy about the stay. Chances are will never go back to this island

    Eda, 3 night trip, Aug 5, 2018

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  • 2.0.Poor

    Do not stay at this hotel.

    Do not stay at this hotel. This was not a 3.5 star experience. We booked 4 nights and quickly realized after check-in that the hotel was entirely occupied by hundreds of 15-year old girls for a school trip. The result was overwhelming—the pool was taken over by them and each night we had to endure girls screaming and slamming doors outside of our room until 3:00am. The hotel is old construction and the doors/windows don’t protect from any noise in the hallways nor outside on the street. Basically, we didn’t get any sleep for three days. We weren’t told in advance of the circumstances, nor did they seem overly concerned with our horrible experience. When we couldn’t take it anymore, and we finally told the front desk that we had to change hotels because of the noise, the front desk staff informed us that the “manager in Bogota” refused to issue us a refund for the last night’s stay (which we weren’t using). In addition to not being able sleep, there was a cockroach in our room, the WiFi sucked and the breakfast was basic at best. While the staff was fine and the location convenient, I would advise you to avoid this hotel, as it’s not worth the price and there are other/much better options; we moved next door to the brand new "Samawi" hotel, for the exact same nightly cost, and it was heads above Arena Blanca.

    4 night romance trip, Dec 1, 2019

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  • 4.0.Fair

    This place was beautiful exactly what you see in the picture, we had a lovely view however the pool is under construction but that wasn’t a problem because we went to the beach. The main problem was that the air conditioning started leaking in the middle of the night I woke up to hearing water droplets and when I called reception they came up with towels and left a bucket. They offered to send someone up to fix it but it was our last night so I said not to bother. Other then that the next morning I turned on the air con and after 20 min it started to leak again. Sort of ruined the perfect stay in this beautiful island

    2 night trip, Nov 13, 2019

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  • 8.0.Very Good


    Good selection

    Louis, 3 night family trip, Jun 26, 2019

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  • 10.0.Exceptional

    Muy recomendable

    Hotel algo deteriorado, pero muy comodo, limpio, personal atento y servicial. Buen desayuno y buena ubicacion

    luisa, 2 night trip, Aug 14, 2019

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  • 10.0.Exceptional


    Súper bien ubicado, cómodo y limpio. Tenía servicio de desayuno gratis, y estaba súper rico y muy variado, tenian muchas opciones de comida.

    Melissa, 2 night trip with friends, Aug 10, 2019

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  • 2.0.Poor

    Está lejos de la playa, las instalaciones son viejas, el servicio de internet es pésimo y la calidad de la comida en el restaurante es mala.

    3 night business trip, Aug 6, 2019

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  • 10.0.Exceptional

    Hotel en buen estado, bien situado, desayunos ricos, aunque por el precio pensamos que era mejor, pero los lugareños nos aseguraron que no existen hoteles 5 estrellas en San Andrés yo diría que es éste es un 3 estrellas

    Claudia Mariajosé, 3 night family trip, Jun 19, 2019

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  • 8.0.Very Good

    Buena opción

    Nuestra estadía en el hotel fue bastante buena. Es un hotel cercano al centro de la ciudad y de la playa, y cuenta con todos los servicios; igualmente, cerca hay muy buenos restaurantes. El personal es muy amable, aunque la limpieza casi siempre la hacían a deshoras y a veces con afán, y cuando llegamos no estaban los letreros de no molestar y hacer la limpieza. Igualmente, el wifi no es tan bueno. El desayuno es bastante completo, y los servicios del bar muy buenos. Lo recomiendo.

    Santiago Emilio, 3 night romance trip, May 24, 2019

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