Blanca Beach

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Blanca Beach which includes a beach

Discover a hidden oasis with crystal-clear water and clean, white sand nestled in the valley of mountains between two charming Caribbean towns.

Playa Blanca is a beautiful and tranquil beach nestled in the valley of mountains separating Santa Marta from El Rodadero. It is only accessible via a short boat journey, which means the area is particularly clean and safe. Enjoy the warm and crystal clear ocean water. Look for huts serving fresh seafood caught in the area and vendors offering coconut shell drinks.

Arrive early in the morning to ensure you can reserve a sun tent and chairs. Relax on a hammock to the sound of the waves while staying cool in the shade of the swaying coconut trees. Boats arrive throughout the afternoon with more travelers. Most people leave the beach late in the afternoon, but you may choose to stay the night in a tent to enjoy it without the crowds.

Try fresh fish from the small huts along the beach. The fees are usually negotiable because there are many restaurants competing for your service. Bargain for low prices from vendors selling succulent fruit, drinks and sunglasses.

Capture photos of the rocky cliffs surrounding the beach. You can see interesting cacti and mountains extending for miles. Enjoy a swim in the warm, clear water. Rent snorkeling gear to take a closer look at the colorful Caribbean fish. Purchase a beach massage from one of the vendors.

To get to Playa Blanca, take a 15-minute boat trip from either El Rodadero to the south or Santa Marta’s Historic Center to the north. The beach is nestled in the mountains separating the two areas. Prices vary depending on the boat company you use. Prepare to negotiate prices, particularly for larger groups. Make sure to confirm the time and location of your return trip.

Once you arrive at the white sands of Playa Blanca, simply enjoy the relaxation that you sought for your Colombian vacation.

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Hilton Garden Inn Santa Marta
Hilton Garden Inn Santa Marta
3.5 out of 5
Carrera 1C No. 24-04, Santa Marta
The price is $56 per night from Nov 4 to Nov 4
Situated near the beach, this hotel is within a 5-minute walk of Magdalena River, Marina Santa Marta, and Old San Juan de Dios Hospital Museum. Bahia de Santa ...
4.4/5 Excellent! (370 reviews)
"Friendly customer service, very clean and confortable suite, breakfast so delicious variety of food nice coffee I’m enjoyed every time I will recommended excellent hotel 5 stars"

Reviewed on Sep 30, 2021

Hilton Garden Inn Santa Marta
beautiful apartment on the santa marta beachfront
beautiful apartment on the santa marta beachfront
Santa Marta, Magdalena
This family-friendly Santa Marta apartment building is located by the ocean, steps from Blanca Beach, Rodadero Sea Aquarium and Museum, and Magdalena River. ...
5/5 Exceptional! (2 reviews)
Excellent!
"No regrets will be back. Amazing viee and time!"

Reviewed on May 19, 2021

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beautiful apartment on the santa marta beachfront
Hotel be La Sierra
Hotel be La Sierra
3 out of 5
Cra 1 N° 9-47, El Rodadero, Santa Marta, Magdalena
The price is $60 per night from Nov 4 to Nov 4
Located in El Rodadero, this beach resort is steps from Magdalena River and Rodadero Beach. Mundo Marino Aquarium and Blanca Beach are also within 2 mi (3 ...
3.9/5 Very Good! (191 reviews)
"Everything was amazing .. Luz Mary manager of the reservation was super helpful, everybody was amazing room was super nice clean and the view outstanding... be will be back very soon"

Reviewed on Jun 29, 2021

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Hotel La Riviera
Hotel La Riviera
3 out of 5
Carrera 2 No. 5 - 42, Rodadero, Santa Marta, Magdalena
The price is $48 per night from Oct 26 to Oct 26
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Hilton Garden Inn Santa Marta
Hilton Garden Inn Santa Marta
3.5 out of 5
Carrera 1C No. 24-04, Santa Marta
The price is $56 per night from Nov 4 to Nov 4
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beautiful apartment on the santa marta beachfront
beautiful apartment on the santa marta beachfront
Santa Marta, Magdalena
beautiful apartment on the santa marta beachfront
Hotel be La Sierra
Hotel be La Sierra
3 out of 5
Cra 1 N° 9-47, El Rodadero, Santa Marta, Magdalena
The price is $60 per night from Nov 4 to Nov 4
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Apartamento Cascadas - Vistas al Mar
Apartamento Cascadas - Vistas al Mar
Santa Marta, Magdalena
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Hotel Tamacá Beach Resort
Hotel Tamacá Beach Resort
3.5 out of 5
Carrera 2a No. 11A - 98, Santa Marta, Magdalena
The price is $102 per night from Nov 16 to Nov 16
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Best Western Plus Santa Marta Hotel
Best Western Plus Santa Marta Hotel
3.5 out of 5
Calle 24 No 3-65, Santa Marta
The price is $65 per night from Oct 31 to Oct 31
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AC Hotel by Marriott Santa Marta
AC Hotel by Marriott Santa Marta
3.5 out of 5
CALLE 23 NO. 1C - 79, Santa Marta
The price is $67 per night from Nov 7 to Nov 7
AC Hotel by Marriott Santa Marta
Del Mar Hotel
Del Mar Hotel
3 out of 5
Calle 8 No 2 - 78, Rodadero, Santa Marta, Magdalena
The price is $49 per night from Nov 16 to Nov 16
Del Mar Hotel
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