El Rodadero, Santa Marta

(3.2/5 based on 700+ reviews on the web)
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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  • This is my first time in Santa Marta and stayed in El Rodadero, rented an apartment just a couple of blocks away from the beach, it is a very lively area with restaurants bars and all kind of supermar...  more »
  • The beach is quite crowded, full with people selling things. If you want a more tranquil experience, better walk the road for 500m to the next beach. El Rodadero is also quite expensive in columbian t...  more »
  • Since the departure of the boats that take you to the water park or the Playa Grande, everything is completely arranged to get the most of out - in very bad law - tourist. Rodadero is popular beach of Colombians, is great, and we were on 26 February, presumably season low, I guess it must be that in high season. We first went to the Waterpark which is an attraction that is just with what the place... There are possibilities of swimming with the dolphins at Miami prices and then we wanted to go with the same boat to the immediately following beach... There comes the disaster. Take you and low which won a beach packed with people and direct in this case by the hour at a restaurant that is allied to the boats and their operators... Yudit think is called... 1 hour in which bring you more expensive fish in Colombia with sellers on all sides and full of flies. Charge you for everything and the truth that if you going to Santa Marta... not worth worth passing around... start close to Tayrona or its nearby beaches... This is a theft and even though we had on other sides the best experiences... you can not charge nearly 70 2 infamous dishes that you normally pay $ 30.
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  • Keep in mind that only you can be on the beach until 6 pm.
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  • Fun to spend the holiday or a weekend at Beach.
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  • Beach clean and safe for all the ages
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  • A wonder
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