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“Beauty destroyed by tourism”
Review of Playa Blanca

Playa Blanca
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Rodadero Aquarium and Playa Blanca Day Trip from Santa Marta
Prague, Czech Republic
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4 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“Beauty destroyed by tourism”
Reviewed September 21, 2012

I was really desappointed after visiting the Playa Blanca - it was overcrowded with tourists and local people did not leave us for a single moment trying to sell overpriced food and jewelry... We stayed over night and the lady accused us in the morning of giving here false money (the money was from a bank and she took it and appeared 5 min later with a ripped bill saying that it is the same...:( Yes, the playa is beautiful but unfortunately tourism destroyed it

Visited September 2012
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Perth, Australia
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12 reviews
5 attraction reviews
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“Pretty average beach”
Reviewed September 16, 2012

Don't see what the rave is about. Beach isn't that nice, sand is rocky and lots of rubbish. Pretty expensive to get there from Santa Marta as well.

Visited August 2012
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Houston
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97 reviews
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“Close and Nice”
Reviewed August 28, 2012

From el Rodadero is a 10 min boat ride and about 17 USD with a guided "tour" for 2. I am sure you can just jump in the boat and pay less. Beach is clean, but sand is coarse.

Visited August 2012
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Thank sooner_orchid
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Cairns, Australia
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8 reviews
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“full of "gringos"”
Reviewed August 24, 2012

not for me, I like to share with locals. Can't even walk because the chairs everywhere. The walk from Taganga is very nice

Visited July 2012
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Bangkok, Thailand
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114 reviews
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“Beautiful White Sand!”
Reviewed August 13, 2012

The island is about two hours from Cartagena. You can find several tour operator or independent boats that will take you to Playa Blanca. Just be early (around 7:30AM) to get on the boat/yatch of your choice. Once you get to Playa Blanca be careful with the vendors, since they will try to give you "free" stuff but then they will try to sell you all you got "for free". Other than that, people on the beach was great and respectful. Food was fresh and well served. The place has basic services but good enough to spend a nice day under the Caribbean sun! The sand is very white and you can always enjoy the many colors of the sea while you drink a beer.

Visited July 2012
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