We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

Playa Blanca

Santa Marta, Colombia
Improve this listing
Book ahead on Viator
$38*
and up
72%
Ranked #7 of 19 Attractions in Santa Marta
Type: Beaches, Outdoors
Attraction details
Type: Beaches, Outdoors
Write a Review

409 reviews from our community

Visitor rating
    151
    145
    80
    23
    10
Date | Rating
  • Chinese (Traditional) first
  • Danish first
  • Dutch first
  • English first
  • French first
  • German first
  • Italian first
  • Portuguese first
  • Spanish first
  • Swedish first
  • Any
English first
new york
Top Contributor
51 reviews 51 reviews
21 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 28, 2014

Beautiful beach they take you from Cartagena to island, of Rosario you can visit the aquarium or snorkeling after that they take you for the rest of the day to playa Blanca to swing or take suntan all that package includes a lunch plate of fried fish with a coconut rice planting and salad I recommend not to accept anything... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes
Bogota, Colombia
Contributor
14 reviews 14 reviews
4 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 17, 2014

The trip from Rodadero is supposedly by a cooperative of boat owners, but passengers are still assigned to specific boats and it's very difficult to identify which is which. It seems that arguments between boat operators and confused passengers are not uncommon, and that's not the way to organize a trip like this. It's expensive, a return trip costs COP... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes
Santo Domingo
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 9, 2014

I was very much looking forward to visiting this beach as many people recommended it as the best, closest beach. We arrived early, and a hoard of people soon came after. The sellers were very aggressive and somewhat nasty. The music was invasive and throbbing. The smell of fried fish was everywhere. The beach and water was full if trash.... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes
Vienna, Austria
Top Contributor
57 reviews 57 reviews
16 attraction reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 23, 2014

when you arrive by boat or car or mototaxi you get to the beach on its southern end, where everyone is dropped off, hence that is where the most people are. but if you walk a few hundred meters up the beach, you will find quite empty spots, better stretches of sand, cheaper campings and you will have no distraction... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes
Curitiba, PR
Reviewer
5 reviews 5 reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014

Great food, great sea, great time. Totally recommended. Just be carefull with the massage ladies. They'll try to make you pay more and more for a simple massage.

Was this review helpful? Yes
nj
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2014

THis is a beautiful beach to spend the entire day.... Good food too many vendors selling stuff. Beautiful clear water and white sand.

Was this review helpful? Yes
Melbourne, Australia
Senior Contributor
29 reviews 29 reviews
11 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2014

chilled vibe, street vendors that arent pushy. Clear water and cheap cheap seafood! what ever they say the price is half it, if they dont take it say no thanks. 10 min later they will be back and sometimes even cheper then you said

Was this review helpful? Yes
Brasilia, DF
Senior Reviewer
9 reviews 9 reviews
3 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2014

Too many people. The food offered is not really good. The beach is really beautiful, but if I had know that there would be so many people, I wouldn't had gone.

Was this review helpful? Yes
Cartagena District, Colombia
2 reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2014

If can't you be bothered to read all this please please please look at name and description of hostel to avoid at all costs really really bad , beware the one legged man. Got the bus to Pasacaballos from Cartagena for 1.9mil and then a taxi from there for 10 mil per person. Very easy and cheap. On arrival beach... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes
Jaguariuna, SP
Senior Contributor
47 reviews 47 reviews
25 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014

Relax relax relax!!! after hikking up and down tayorona, swmming, eatng...playa blanca was great to relax and chill a little bit!

Was this review helpful? Yes

Travelers who viewed Playa Blanca also viewed

Santa Marta, Santa Marta District
Santa Marta, Santa Marta District
 
Santa Marta, Santa Marta District
Santa Marta, Santa Marta District
 

Been to Playa Blanca? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Owners: What's your side of the story?

Register now for free — and start getting automatic notification of new reviews, responding to traveler feedback, adding new photos to your listing and much more.

Manage your listing

Questions & Answers

Here's what previous visitors have asked, with answers from representatives of Playa Blanca and other visitors
1 question
Ask a question
Questions? Get answers from Playa Blanca staff and past visitors.
Posting guidelines
Typical questions asked:
  • Do I have to buy a ticket for my infant?
  • How do I get there using public transportation?
  • Is there a restaurant or café onsite?