Playa Blanca, Santa Marta

2.8
#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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  • It is a beautiful beach for tourists but only you can enjoy in the off-season, but in high season is a hell there is a place form available throughout is disorganized and street vendors a despair. rest is a good place to enjoy the Caribbean Sea
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  • One of the beaches to visit for excellent at Sta. Marta. It has water attractions and there are also restaurant and bathrooms.
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  • Small beach, dirty sea, very coarse sand carving feet, very expensive 60 thousand tents rentals, expensive lunch. Anything you want to visit again.
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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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