Playa Blanca, Santa Marta
(2.9/5 based on 1,100+ reviews on the web)
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. Use our Santa Marta holiday planner to visit Playa Blanca on your trip to Santa Marta, and learn what else travelers and our writers recommend seeing nearby.
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  • Linda Beach you can take a boat from the parking and lunch in the restaurants of the beach. Recommended!
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  • The sand is spectacular... is very clean and loose... the crystal clear water... El.Mar looks beautiful bluish ubiquitous paseo...
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  • This beach is characterized by the texture of the sand, is different and enjoyable. The sea is badly polluted by oils and fuel of the dozens of boats that bring and pick up passengers. Corruption is latent in the area since they left to build restaurants on the beach and these take more than half of the area to be able to relax which is also impossible by the cries of the Lancers and sellers of the place.
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