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RobinHood
Dili, Timor-Leste84 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2021
I love the fact that you can cross to the main beach by swimming or renting a kayak. If you feel lazy, take a small boat. On the main beach you will find rows and rows of plastic chairs with shade .... for a price. The loud obnoxious music from all the various neighbours with their portable speakers, is for free! But if you want the 'vibe', the drinks, the fresh fruit salads passing and all the other vendors etc this is the place.
I also like to take the beach to the left, go around the headland and see if I can see the massive caiman that lives in the pool behind the beach around there.
The food is so, so and a bit overpriced.
Generally clean but it still looks a bit scrappy as there is a massive concrete monster of two, three storey buildings right on the river's edge that some 'genus' thought was a good idea to build. They are falling into the river but amazingly it looks like some people still live there! Bonkers.

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Written October 21, 2021
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Kevin S
Pontypridd, UK6,890 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2023
Stretching a few kilometres from Buritaca village west towards Santa Marta this is an untouched stretch of beach. Practically nothing on it. Walking along it every few hundred metres you might will pass a small guest house which offers sun beds to rent, or has a bar or restaurant. Most will be closed except maybe at weekends, a few open. The beach isn't suitable for swimming, large waves and currents. So what is there to do? Relax and enjoy walking along an empty beach. This means it is not swept, it is not cleared of natural debris like broken palm trees washed up but there is actually very little plastic and other rubbish washed up. Just a quiet relaxing time after a few weeks of hectic travel around Ecuador and Colombia.
Written February 9, 2023
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Oscar C
Bogota, Colombia37 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2016 • Solo
Buritaca is a beach where the Buritaca River ends and gets into the sea, the beach is clean and the sea is nice there. You can walk around a kilometer and get trough more silent beaches. You can travel from Santa Marta in bus, and pay COP 8000.
Written March 30, 2016
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maurogm966
Pereira, Colombia44 contributions
1.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2016 • Couples
Save your money and time we went on wed they take you to a crappy creak full of frogs stinks we went on a tour the bus had the a/c broken we left the tour took a bus and went back to the beach ended up spending another $50 to get back to the rodadero go to cristal beach or tyrona park try to go on your own it's cheaper and you see more for less $$$ the tours are a scam ..
Written February 28, 2016
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Dale S
Carrollton, TX130 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2017 • Solo
Interesting beach East of Parque Tayrona. A could rio swim to access the beach. Me and my cab driver from Santa Marta spent a couple hours on the beach and the river before heading back was and up to Minca for the afternoon.
Written December 31, 2017
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colombiaexperience
Cartagena, Colombia9 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2017 • Couples
this is a hidden little town wich is nice to visit if you have motorbike, but not a big deal to sleep at, spend the fternoion here is enough or maybe one night as i did.
Written May 21, 2017
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Vicky V
163 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2016 • Solo
I loved swimming every day plus it is really fun tubing in the rver. There are some very gentle rapids. Very scenic natural place.
Written October 20, 2016
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Snowmaninsummer
Stratford, CT115 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2016 • Couples
Its a long ride from santa marta. Once there you will have to pay in cash for other attractions. I had a good lunch included. You can either swim in the ocean or the river. There is an eco tour by the river's bank. It was worth it.
Written June 9, 2016
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Camille B
Washington DC, DC6 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2016 • Solo
Am I in a movie. Thats the color of the waster and the way you feel on this beach that is literally right next to a river that flows out of the mountains and is fresh water and the only thing separating it from the ocean is a sand bar. While surrounded by mountains covered in jungle in the Sierra Nevada mountain range in Colombia.
Written April 14, 2016
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Santiago P
Medellin, Colombia47 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Sep 2019
Is a place between the Tayrona and Palomino, and far from regular tourist, is more inside the jungle and relaxed place. There you just can forget about everything and enjoy the nature, food and friends.
Written October 8, 2019
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