El Rodadero, Santa Marta

3.1
#8 of 39 in Outdoors in Santa Marta
Play and relax at El Rodadero, a beach that draws crowds with its convenient location, nice sand, and calm water. Located just 5 km (3 mi) from the city center, the beach offers ample space for recreational activities on dry land, while the calm bay represents a good place to try water sports, including jet skiing, banana boat riding, and swimming. Stroll along the developed beachfront, taking the time to consider the variety of seafood dishes on offer at the many seaside restaurants, and stop off for a relaxing drink at one of the bars. Arrange to visit El Rodadero and other attractions in Santa Marta using our Santa Marta trip planner .
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  • The sand and water are ok and clean. You can sit in the shade when you pay $20,000 pesos for one of the tents. But I wouldn’t recommend going there because of the vendors. Around every 15-30 seconds (...  more »
  • In Rodadero is the edge of the Santa Marta, has several hotels, shops and many great restaurants. Very quiet for hiking and sightseeing with his family.
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  • Linda Beach in Santa Marta. It would be much better if it were not for the number of vendors that are very annoying at times.
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  • I had heard a lot of bad things about El Rodadero, but it turns out it's an amazing public beach, at least during the low season. It's mostly clean, even though there are a lot of things the local administration can do to ensure people don't throw residues to the sea. One could say that there are too many people selling too many things, but they are not bothersome or pushy, you just say no thank you and they go away. Plus, the view is great, and there are live fish if you look carefully, which proves that it's a live part of the sea.
  • Great beach but very crowded during Holy week vacation in Colombia. Close by fast food restaurants.
  • Simply one of the best beaches I have ever been to. Easy access, very clean, not expensive at all. There are multiple options to enjoy this place.
  • Pretty place but nothing crazy. The beach is relatively small, and you can walk it in less than 15 minutes from end to end. The are no great restaurants around but just small local restaurants... if you go to the far east side, you can take boats to different beaches including Playa Blanca which was slightly better.
  • Excellent breaches boardwalk & places to relax and enjoy.
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