Playa Blanca, Santa Marta

3.6
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Beach · Nature / Park
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Kick back and soak in a tropical paradise at Playa Blanca. The crescent-shaped, palm-lined beach invites you to stretch out on its white sand, snorkel in the waters, or get active with an array of water sports. Thatched roofed huts provide necessary shade, and local vendors offer everything from handicrafts to snacks and cocktails. You can hike to this isolated beach, but the easiest and most popular way of getting here is on a boat ride from El Rodadero beach. Expect crowds during the mornings and over the weekends; by contrast, the atmosphere is much more private in the afternoons and during weekdays. Plan your visit to Playa Blanca and a wealth of other attractions, well-known and undiscovered, using our Santa Marta trip itinerary builder app.
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  • Horribly place full of locals with loudspeakers, prices like in Marbella - Spain- but trust me that is NOT what you wasted your time by coming to Santa Marta or Colombia. You will be taken by some... 
    Horribly place full of locals with loudspeakers, prices like in Marbella - Spain- but trust me that is NOT what you wasted your time by coming to Santa Marta or Colombia. You will be taken by some...  more »
  • Save yourself time and money by volunteering in a hot, overcrowded refugee camp when you get home. For full effect take a boom box with music you don’t like and then rub bacon grease on your chest... 
    Save yourself time and money by volunteering in a hot, overcrowded refugee camp when you get home. For full effect take a boom box with music you don’t like and then rub bacon grease on your chest...  more »
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  • No clean tables, much too crowded, boats are way overloaded, boat boys are trying to trick you to go there, even if you want to go elsewhere. They say it is with the boat, but you end up at Playa Blanca. So be aware for that. We took the first boat back to the main land again. So I would not recommend this
  • One of many Colombia beaches. The water is just lovely. And the most important the people's hospitality. 🤗🤗🤗

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