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Playa Blanca

Santa Marta, Colombia
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Ranked #5 of 17 attractions in Santa Marta
Type: Beaches
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19 reviews 19 reviews
4 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2014

A human zoo on a Sunday! Not at all pristine. Snorkeling only in one small place. Fish not special compared to other places and visibility poor. Food expensive. We got ripped off by a friendly fellow who pretended to be a waiter. Took our order and money in advance. Food never came so we asked about it several times (the... More

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9 attraction reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2014

Get there early as it can get hot and/or crowded. When not in the water, we spent our time on the upper deck of one of restaurants at the beach. We had a delicious lunch there and the best seats on the beach. I enjoyed the little boat ride over. The water was a gorgeous color and so clear that... More

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Montreal, Canada
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9 reviews 9 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 10, 2014

We did some snorkelling and I was amazed at the number of plastic bags, plastic plates and forks and what-not that were littering the bottom of the sea. The beach was also littered with people selling things and we got badly sick from the food we ate at the local restaurant. I would never go back there.

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Lake Worth, Florida
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17 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 8, 2014

Great beach, much better than the Rodadero beaches, so clean, white, and pristine. A great place to visit one day, they just need more carps to be under, sun is strong here.

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seattle
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121 attraction reviews
112 helpful votes 112 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 26, 2014

It is a short cheap boat ride from Rodadero, so it is not worth to pay for a tour to that beach. The first stop is at the aquarium, which we did not, and behind the point there is the beach. It can be windy and the water can be cold. If you do not want to rent a tent... More

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Brooklyn, New York
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 14, 2014

I went here just as a little getaway from El Rodadero and it was super easy to find a boat and get a discount from the multiple guys selling a spot on the boat along the beach! The water is like a swimming pool so super easy to swim in and just pleasant! There are tents for rent and just... More

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Springfield, Virginia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 22, 2014

This place will spoil you. Clean, beautiful and you dont' have to leave your Cabana to find anything. Someone will come to you.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 21, 2014

The beach itself is pretty but my boyfriend and I were a little disapointed because of ALL the salesman that REALLY want to sell you there things... Not 5 minutes went without being bothered.

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London
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 16, 2014

The beach is packed with people and there are vendors trying to sell you food or massages every two minutes so it's really hard to relax. The boat ride over is like a theme park ride, you fear for your life! However, if you get the trip over with the lunch deal, the lunch is delicious fish with the usual... More

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Dunnsville, Virginia
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10 reviews 10 reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 13, 2014

nice beach great swim area and can snokle there as well not too crowded clear water with a nice view. it make for a great half day trip

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