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Rodadero Beach

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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Del Mar Hotel $47
Del Mar Hotel

Del Mar Hotel

Calle 8 No 2 - 78, Rodadero, Santa Marta, Magdalena
     
    3.0 out of 5.0 Stars

    Located in El Rodadero, this hotel is steps from Magdalena River and Rodadero Beach. Mundo Marino Aquarium and Blanca Beach are also within 2 mi (3 km).

    Hotel be La Sierra $54
    Hotel be La Sierra

    Hotel be La Sierra

    Cra 1 N° 9-47, El Rodadero, Santa Marta, Magdalena
       
      3.0 out of 5.0 Stars

      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 km).

      Hotel Tamacá Beach Resort $83
      Hotel Tamacá Beach Resort

      Hotel Tamacá Beach Resort

      Carrera 2a No. 11A - 98, Santa Marta, Magdalena
         
        3.5 out of 5.0 Stars

        Nestled on the beach, this El Rodadero hotel is just steps from Magdalena River and Rodadero Beach. Blanca Beach and Mundo Marino Aquarium are also within 3 mi (5 km).

        Blu Hotel by Tamacá $50
        Blu Hotel by Tamacá

        Blu Hotel by Tamacá

        Carrera 2 #11-65, El Rodadero, Santa Marta, Magdalena
           
          3.5 out of 5.0 Stars

          Located in El Rodadero, this resort is steps from Magdalena River and Rodadero Beach. Mundo Marino Aquarium and Blanca Beach are also within 3 mi (5 km).

          Hotel Portobahia $23
          Hotel Portobahia

          Hotel Portobahia

          Carrera 4 No. 6-69 El Rodadero, Santa Marta, Magdalena
             
            3.0 out of 5.0 Stars

            Located in El Rodadero, this hotel is within a 5-minute walk of Magdalena River and Rodadero Beach. Mundo Marino Aquarium and Blanca Beach are also within 2 mi (3 km).

            Hotel Betoma $41
            Hotel Betoma

            Hotel Betoma

            Calle 8 No 1- 58 El Rodadero, Santa Marta, Magdalena
               
              2.5 out of 5.0 Stars

              Located in El Rodadero, this hotel is steps from Magdalena River and Rodadero Beach. Mundo Marino Aquarium and Blanca Beach are also within 2 mi (3 km).

              Condominium for Rent. Overlooks the Ocean. 5th Floor
              Condominium for Rent. Overlooks the Ocean. 5th Floor

              Condominium for Rent. Overlooks the Ocean. 5th Floor

              Santa Marta, Magdalena
                 
                0.0 out of 5.0 Stars

                Located in El Rodadero, this condo building is steps from Magdalena River and Rodadero Beach. Mundo Marino Aquarium and Blanca Beach are also within 2 mi (3 km).

                Apartamentos Suiteline Amber
                Apartamentos Suiteline Amber

                Apartamentos Suiteline Amber

                Carrera 1 #9-23, El Rodadero, Santa Marta, Magdalena
                   
                  2.5 out of 5.0 Stars

                  Located in El Rodadero, this beach apartment building is steps from Magdalena River and Rodadero Beach. Mundo Marino Aquarium and Blanca Beach are also within 2 mi (3 km).