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Trip Planner: South America / Colombia / Magdalena Department / Santa Marta Municipality / Santa Marta / Playa Blanca
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.
Playa Blanca reviews
If you are a tourist, avoid this place. They’ll try to screw you up in every “restaurant”, and it’s an island so there’s a limited number of options.
If you are a tourist, avoid this place. They’ll try to screw you up in every “restaurant”, and it’s an island so there’s a limited number of options. more »
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 »
I was expecting as advised by a tourist guide a long beautiful beach, with very few people as can only be reached by boat. The beach was so crowded there was no space to sit or lie down unless you paid $50,000 for a beach shelter, which was in a continual row along the very small beach. It may have been beautiful 20years ago, but not now. The beach was dirty and the sea full of people it was awful. Couldn't wait to leave. If you want a relaxing afternoon, do not go here.
It's a beach close to Rodadero Beach in Santa Marta. You reach it by boat. There are a lot of boats that leave from the harbor, and the trip takes only 10 minutes. It was safe when I went. The beach was not as busy as the Rodadero, but I found it quite busy anyway. I went the week before Christmas, however, and it was expected to be full. The water was calm and clean and there were a lot of restaurants on the beach. I highly recommend it if you go to Santa Marta. As usual, you pay everything so if you want to sit you have to pay for a spot. Overall, the prices, including the boat trip and restaurants were OK, and you can negotiate the rates.
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