Playa Blanca, Santa Marta

2.9
#2 of 6 in Beaches in Santa Marta District
Beach Nature / Park
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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  • This beach is just 10 minutes by slow boat from el Rodadero. The truth is something nice and calm. Too bad you don't have a dock, to build better in the pot. Because he plays jump to the beach to go up or down from the boat. The beach does not much to do to its name #PlayaBlanca. Since the coast sand this revolt with coal coming from the port. What makes look sand black.
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  • Very good but very expensive... I like that there is a police station... and I feel more secure. Many people in the Sunday... but it is advisable to arrive midweek for who can...
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  • Playa Blanca is worth the trip. After a drive to Rodadero, take a short water taxi to the beach (only about 12,000 pesos, which was about 4 dollars when we were there) and enjoy the beach. There are s...  more »

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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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