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Address: Santa Marta, Colombia
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great for relaxing and swimming. really cool in the evening having dinner and drinks on the beach areas around the beach have litter, they can be alot of sellers coming up too... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 16, 2015
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Perth, Australia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2015 NEW

Basic beach and poor food. I expected more and to be true this was not the first disappoitment in beach in area. Taganga was not better and a drug scene. Tayrona too long a walk for too little. Still in search of these great Santa Marta beaches people talk about....

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london
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2015

Overpriced if coming on a tour (we paid 50,000 col pesos coming from a Cartagena hostel El Viajar). I think there are ways to get there by public bus which is a tenth of the price - do your research. Lovely sandy beach with turquoise sea, but a ruined by a stream of touters/sellers coming past you pestering you to... More 

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Perth, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 16, 2015

great for relaxing and swimming. really cool in the evening having dinner and drinks on the beach areas around the beach have litter, they can be alot of sellers coming up too you during the day... but they do finish before the sun goes down

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Florianopolis, SC
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2015

Also beautiful beach in that caribean part of Colombia. Warm but little bit crowded when we were there. Services ok, easy to arrive. Spend maybe half of day there

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2015

This year I have been to about 15 countries, mostly in the Caribbean. Yes it's only April. Colombians will say San Andrés, Santa Marta, or Cartagena is so beautiful. Most of them never left Colombian and have no life experience to compare their beaches to. This beach is OK. Like others have said the sand isn't fine. It is like... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2015

The beach was awesome, you need to take a boat to get there. I payed around 50 thousand pesos. There is only one restaurant, good food but expensive. The sand is not real sand, it is like big sand ( little rocks).

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Alexandria, Virginia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2015

While the beach was close to the major hotels, it was rather dirty with the litter left behind by the day's visitors. There were motor boat tours around the area, including the lighthouse. You can rent a cabana and chairs for under 10,000 COL

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Barranquilla, Colombia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 19, 2015

Playa Blanca can only be reached by water, there are boats that ferry people back and forth from the Rodadero beach, it is crystal clear waters and very fine near white sand. Great place if you are looking for sun, etc. only draw back is there is no vegetation at all and shade is hard to come by. However, for... More 

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kelowna
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 15, 2015

After being very disappointed with beaches in cartagena, this was a very nice surprise. It is a rough, dirty road to get to the beach area, but once you arrived you will find a stunning beach area. The hawkers can be a little annoying, and the beach facilites are little, but the beach is stunning and well worth a viist.

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Orlando, Florida
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2015

The water is so clear and blue. It was slightly cold, but we were still able to jump right in in February. Beware of the sand-it is probably the hottest sand I ever experienced. You will need sunscreen here! There are lots of people trying to sell stuff, but it makes it fun. We got the massage girls to give... More 

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