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Address: Santa Marta, Colombia
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US$39.00*
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Rodadero Aquarium and Playa Blanca Day Trip from Santa Marta
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Plays Blanca

Nice long beach in a deep cove and surrounded by rainforest. Locals will cook food for you and bring it to you on the beach. There are some rocks to jump off in the hidden cove at... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 weeks ago
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

The water is beautiful but it is a tourist trap. Is a small beach and you will have to take a boat from Rodadero where the local people will try to get you to buy a ride, rent a tent and buy lunch with them, not giving you many options.

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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

Don't bother going. After paying double for the boat and shelter we were told we had to sit in, we couldn't even get a cocktail! When we went to return we were presented with a paper "voluntary" bill for equal to $20 as a tip. We refused.

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London, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

A short boat trip but not sure why you would bother when the beach is huge at Santa Marta. Clear water here is nicer though, if you can bear the usual tourist crush and hassle.

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Plymouth UK
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

From the car park to the beach is a filthy litter strewn walk down a rough path. Once at the beach things get worse with a continuous string of jerry built hippy shacks. Some locals were visiting (we went on a Sunday) but the place is obviously aimed at the sort of backpackers who want the cheapest option and couldn't... More 

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Crowded and a bit dirty from the amount of litter. But it looks exactly like the photos. White sand and turquoise water.

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Thank Emma v
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Playa Blanca is a decent beach, but nothing that is worth the trip from Santa Marta to El Rodedero and then a boat ride to the beach. It is clean, but very crowded. You pay appx 20 for a tent and then another 20-40 for lunch. I was not impressed by the beach and would not return if I were... More 

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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Cold water:). Fish was old and made us sick. Its cute to go and take s picture , but that's it. There is not much to do. You csn pay for banana ride as an activity :)

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London, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Nice long beach in a deep cove and surrounded by rainforest. Locals will cook food for you and bring it to you on the beach. There are some rocks to jump off in the hidden cove at the west end of the beach.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Pros: Beach aaalllllll the way at the end of the island is awesome. Not as crowded or as loud. Water during the day is calm, at night it gets more waves. Note the water is warm so you may or may not like that. Cons: Food was terrible. Flies everywhere so expect there to be some on your food. Dogs... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Playa Blanca is a short ride from el rodadero. I'ts the most beautiful beach in Santa marta. there are tents you can rent. good food and service. Its a must go in Santa Marta

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