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Ok, to all those critical reviewers I'd like to say, this is a South American beach. They are a bit more rustic and often not what the backpacker well travelled crowd might... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 30, 2015
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2015 NEW

Ok, to all those critical reviewers I'd like to say, this is a South American beach. They are a bit more rustic and often not what the backpacker well travelled crowd might expect. This beach was fairly clean, had bathrooms, and local cuisine options. To arrive take the water taxi for 10k per person from playa rodedero and sit near... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2015 via mobile

That's about the only plus of this place over the beaches in a Rodadero. The sand is slightly and just slightly whiter.

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Panama City, Panama
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2015

Nice beach and beautiful waters, but was very crowded for the high season and there were some large rocks under the water near the shore in the swimming areas that weren't super pleasant to get washed into.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2015

What can I say, cool beach, good sand, restaurants, drinks, water and sun. If you're in Santa Marta, put it on your list to tan or relax and cool off.

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2015

it sits in a cove between Santa Marta and Rodadero. You have to take a boat to get there and come back. They leave around 8am and return about 4pm. Plenty of time to enjoy the sand sand surf. Boat come in all sizes and prices. Haggle for the best price. The smaller boats can be kind of scary if... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015

I have never been to a beach with its own police station before! lts full of beach salesmen which can be a pain and beware the oyster man who tries to charge London restaurant prices. At weekends it is heaving and noisy fun but the setting is gorgeous and once the day trippers leave about 3pm it is calmer.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 13, 2015

We stayed in a cabana with no electricity and it was beautiful . We took lots of water and dry foods and had our unhealthy dinners by candle light in the sand ( inside the cabana ! :D ) . We later discovered a huge crbp hole under our bed which explained the random thuds in the night . The... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 10, 2015

So this little gem is easy reach from cartagena and santa marta north colombia. It is on the caribbian coast and doesn't disappoint not he white sand and turquoise waters! plenty of cheap accommodation right on the beach. worth a day or one or two night visit. down side, the beach although beautiful is narrow and can be crowded (i'd... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 8, 2015

Stopped for the day from a cruise ship and really enjoyed it. The local mayor had put police on every junction to ensure everyone felt safe and the local people could not have been more happy to meet us. Shops, shops, shops!!

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 4, 2015

50k copas to get there in a tiny stinky fishing boat, lunch was 70k copas for the same meal I had in Santa Marta for 14k (not an exaggeration). We went there to avoid being harassed at the regular beach, and while it was better we were still solicited every few minutes. Water is gorgeous and there are no waves.... More 

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