Playa Blanca, Santa Marta

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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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  • We had a great time at playa Blanca. The water is clear and sand is nice. We rented a cabana and ordered drinks from a bar. Good music also  more »
  • I visited playa Blanca as a day trip with 2 friends. The Second we got off the bus we were bombarded with locals encouraging us to use their beds and buy their drinks. We got onto the beach, and it re...  more »
  • The beach is ok and the sea is quiet. Good for snorkeling for beginners. Nice staff and great seafood. It's small but OK to spend a good time. I guess it might be pretty crowded on holidays.  more »