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“like no other place” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Playa Blanca

Playa Blanca
Playa Blanca, Isla Baru, Colombia
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Ranked #1 of 1 attractions in Isla Baru
Type: Beaches
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Miami, Florida, United States
2 reviews
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“like no other place”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 6, 2012

And now that the road is finished no doub is a good and safe place to be, i dislike not been able to stay longer,

Visited February 2012
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Denver, Colorado
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“Disappointed”
2 of 5 stars Reviewed November 29, 2012

Overrun with vendors. No shade unless you paid for it, or bought a meal. The beach itself is ok, nice sand and beautiful water.

Visited November 2012
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14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
“Beach selling galore”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 16, 2012 via mobile

Beautiful beach, great spot to swim and cool off. Snorkling at the beach not so good, coral damaged and pretty busy boat traffic in the area. If u are thinking of a play to go and relax and read your book for the day u might want to check out somewhere else. People are trying to sell u anything and everything. I did have an excellent beach massage though. Lunch was included in our ticket over there but the park entrance fee wasn't.

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Sao Paulo, SP
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31 attraction reviews
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43 helpful votes 43 helpful votes
“Really a must see!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 14, 2012

The island does not has major infrastrutucture for those who like much confort while enjoying the beach, specialy to eat... but the nature, the various shades of blue, white sand and the sun shinning, compensate it by far.
You should rather go with one of the speed bots available. Just watch out for the one named "Lucky". It´s not uncommon complaints about broken boats.. and, unfortunately, I was another victim of this issue. Both engines of the boat broke on both ways from and to the island. Apparently, it happens all the time, so, try to take early boats... even if it breaks, you will have enough time to enjoy the tour. In places with lack of infrastructure, you better be prevented.
The lunch included in the tour is really poor... take some snacks along. The tour cost us 35 uds/each
Price for shadown and chairs = USD 8
Beer = USD 2 maximum
Hawkers can be pushy... to minimize it... walk few meters from where the boat leaves you and be fine.

Visited November 2012
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Lausanne, Switzerland
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“A dream for the snorkeller”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2012

I was back on playa blanca for the second time and spent the week snorkeling. The place is magic, safe and with an incredible reef starting right at the beach. Let's hope the big hotels will not reach there too soon, it is still a relax place where one can make friends with village people and enjoy at reasonnable price. I recommend it highly for women travelling solo.

Visited September 2012
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