Rodadero Beach

Vacation Travel Guide

This dynamic beach is one of the most visited spots in the area. Enjoy a variety of activities: sunbathe, swim, sail, dive and snorkel.

Rodadero Beach is a hub of sand, sun and surf on Colombia’s Caribbean Coast. Enjoy a range of activities including diving, sailing and paddle boating. This beach is a more active and dynamic option than its nearby rival beach, Playa Blanca. Rodadero Beach has a more Colombian atmosphere with fewer international visitors. The beach first became popular in the 1950s. Now, it is one of the most visited parts of Colombia’s northern coast.

Relax on the beach’s warm white sand. Go for a swim in the calm turquoise-colored ocean water. Try snorkeling with your own equipment or rent a mask on the beach. Rent a sailboat from vendors on the beach. Try scuba diving with one of the companies scattered around Santa Marta.

When you get hungry, haggle with vendors over local food specialties, such as strips of mango or alcoholic drinks in coconut shells.

Remain on the beach at night to enjoy a festive atmosphere with live music and artists. Restaurants, bars and shops stay open hours after the sun drops below the horizon. The ambiance is fun and friendly, with traditional Vallenato music. Enjoy this accordion-based genre from the Caribbean coast. Relax your inhibitions and dance on the soft sand with family and friends.

Stay at one of the many upscale resorts based around the beach in the affluent Rodadero area. Thousands of luxury apartments and hotels are located nearby. Choose your accommodations and admire the surrounding views of cacti and palm trees.

Find Rodadero Beach on the west coast of the Rodadero region, just south of central Santa Marta. A small mountainous area with a popular beach called Playa Blanca separates the two charming towns. Take a 4.7-mile (7.6-kilometer) taxi journey to Rodadero Beach from the center of Santa Marta. This should take about 30 minutes; then you have the rest of the day to relax.

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Top Hotels Close to Rodadero Beach

Del Mar Hotel
Del Mar Hotel
3 out of 5
Calle 8 No 2 - 78, Rodadero, Santa Marta, Magdalena
The price is $58 per night from Dec 4 to Dec 4
Located in El Rodadero, this hotel is steps from Magdalena River and Rodadero Beach. Blanca Beach is 1.7 mi (2.7 km) away.
4.5/5 Wonderful! (302 reviews)
"The only thing is the parking. They don't have parking spaces you have to parking in the street. The good thing is the hotel provides vigilance from 6pm to 6am. That parking problem is something that runs in the all Rodadero area."

Reviewed on Jul 27, 2021

Del Mar Hotel
Hotel be La Sierra
Hotel be La Sierra
3 out of 5
Cra 1 N° 9-47, El Rodadero, Santa Marta, Magdalena
Located in El Rodadero, this beach resort is steps from Magdalena River and Rodadero Beach. Blanca Beach is 1.7 mi (2.8 km) away.
3.9/5 Very Good! (195 reviews)
Smooth and nice and clean
"We had a nice stay there. it’s located in a safe area the included breakfast consists of two kinds of juices, various breads, marmelade, ham, cheese, scrambled eggs and some side dishes. side dishes and juices differs slightly from day to day. the room is clean and the staff was nice. everything ..."

Reviewed on Aug 16, 2021

Hotel be La Sierra
Blu Hotel by Tamacá
Blu Hotel by Tamacá
3.5 out of 5
Carrera 2 #11-65, El Rodadero, Santa Marta, Magdalena
The price is $61 per night from Dec 5 to Dec 5
Located in El Rodadero, this resort is steps from Magdalena River and Rodadero Beach. Blanca Beach is 1.9 mi (3.1 km) away.
3.9/5 Good! (69 reviews)
Good value
"Comfortable hotel located near the beach and near shops and restaurants. The service was good and you have access to the Pool at the (more luxurious) sister hotel across the street."

Reviewed on Jun 22, 2021

Blu Hotel by Tamacá
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Best Lodging Options Near Rodadero Beach

Aparta-Hotel Chayrama
Aparta-Hotel Chayrama
2.5 out of 5
Carrera 2#9-31, Santa Marta, Magdalena
The price is $33 per night from Dec 5 to Dec 5
Aparta-Hotel Chayrama
Hotel be La Sierra
Hotel be La Sierra
3 out of 5
Cra 1 N° 9-47, El Rodadero, Santa Marta, Magdalena
Hotel be La Sierra
Blu Hotel by Tamacá
Blu Hotel by Tamacá
3.5 out of 5
Carrera 2 #11-65, El Rodadero, Santa Marta, Magdalena
The price is $61 per night from Dec 5 to Dec 5
Blu Hotel by Tamacá
Del Mar Hotel
Del Mar Hotel
3 out of 5
Calle 8 No 2 - 78, Rodadero, Santa Marta, Magdalena
The price is $58 per night from Dec 4 to Dec 4
Del Mar Hotel
Hotel Tamacá Beach Resort
Hotel Tamacá Beach Resort
3.5 out of 5
Carrera 2a No. 11A - 98, Santa Marta, Magdalena
The price is $120 per night from Dec 8 to Dec 8
Hotel Tamacá Beach Resort
Hotel Betoma
Hotel Betoma
2.5 out of 5
Calle 8 No 1- 58 El Rodadero, Santa Marta, Magdalena
The price is $35 per night from Dec 14 to Dec 14
Hotel Betoma
apartamento de 3 habitaciones con balcon
apartamento de 3 habitaciones con balcon
Santa Marta, Magdalena
The price is $90 per night from Dec 5 to Dec 5
apartamento de 3 habitaciones con balcon
Apartment Overlooking the Beach in El Rodadero
Apartment Overlooking the Beach in El Rodadero
3 out of 5
Carrera 1#8-30, Santa Marta, Magdalena
The price is $360 per night from Dec 4 to Dec 4
Apartment Overlooking the Beach in El Rodadero
Alojamento Apartamento Rodadero
Alojamento Apartamento Rodadero
Santa Marta, Magdalena
Alojamento Apartamento Rodadero
Lowest nightly price found within the past 24 hours based on a 1 night stay for 2 adults. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.