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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  • October 5, 2017
    We stayed in the historic districs of Santa Marta. We took a taxi to Roderero Beach and then got a boat for 15,000 pesos. Which is $5 US roundtrip. Beach was a lot nicer than the other beaches. We hun...  more »
  • October 3, 2017
    It is a good place for tourists. The only downside is that fills much and touch ask rebate at all. There are canopies, diving
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  • September 30, 2017
    Rodadero few minutes by boat, you can reach this beach very easily. The flow of people is large enough, but having been in the low season we could enjoy its crystal clear waters. You could do ziplining and snorkeling in a reserve.
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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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