Playa Blanca, Santa Marta

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#2 of 6 in Beaches in Santa Marta District
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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  • Superb hotel! Admittedly it is a bit expensive but worth cost. The rooms are beachfront. At night you are lulled by the sound of the waves. The beach is beautiful and the hotel is just perfect. A beautiful souvenir!
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  • My friend and I stayed on Playa Blanca for 2 nights. The beach is nice, but it is overrun by vendors, it’s ridiculous! Plus there are jet skis that drive super close to shore. We couldn’t even relax b...  more »
  • You can only get there by boat. Departure from the dock of the Bay of Rodadero, where you can purchase the trip by 15000 pesos. The beach is nothing special. Does not fit the typical beaches of the Caribbean, however you can spend the day and enjoy swimming. It has several restaurants, but the offer is usual, fried fish, chicken or pork. Prices of around 30000 pesos per person.
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