El Rodadero, Santa Marta

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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. To visit El Rodadero and get the most from your holiday in Santa Marta, create itinerary details personal to you using our Santa Marta vacation builder.
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Where to stay in Santa Marta

No matter where you stay in Santa Marta's historical center, you'll never be more than a few minutes' walk from the beach. The old town offers countless accommodations, ranging from energetic youth hostels to cozy, family-run inns. Look to the seafront just outside of the historical center for luxury hotels and beach resorts. For a quieter experience, stay in the nearby beach town of Taganga, just north of Santa Marta.
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  • Not the greatest beach and there are also many vendors trying to sell you everything you do not need.  more »
  • My friend and I ate at La Esquina Paisa before catching the Berlinas bus back to Barranquilla and enjoyed our "menu ejectivo" meal. The service was great, our smiling waitress refilled our limonada wi...  more »
  • Fun, cute town close to Santa Marta centro. Stay here instead of Santa Marta centro and have a MUCH better experience. The town has everything you need - Brilliant beaches; restaurants; great street f...  more »
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