Rodadero Beach

Rodadero Beach showing a sandy beach, a coastal town and boating
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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.

Top Hotels Close to Rodadero Beach

Hotel Tucuraca by DOT Tradition
Hotel Tucuraca by DOT Tradition
3 out of 5
CARRERA 2 12-43, RODADERO, Santa Marta, Magdalena, 470001
The price is $38 per night from Feb 23 to Feb 24
$38
per night
Feb 23 - Feb 24
Stay at this 3-star beach hotel in Santa Marta. Enjoy free breakfast, free WiFi, and a 24-hour front desk. Popular attractions Rodadero Beach and Arrecife Shopping ...
3.7/5 Good! (23 reviews)
"Friendly staff, secure, clean rooms"

Reviewed on Mar 4, 2022

Hotel Tucuraca by DOT Tradition
Hotel be La Sierra
Hotel be La Sierra
3 out of 5
Cra 1 N° 9-47, El Rodadero, Santa Marta, Magdalena, 470006
Fully refundable
The price is $54 per night from Mar 1 to Mar 2
$54
per night
Mar 1 - Mar 2
Stay at this 3-star beach hotel in Santa Marta. Enjoy free WiFi, breakfast, and a children's pool. Our guests praise the helpful staff and the spacious rooms ...
3.9/5 Very Good! (248 reviews)
"Close to the beach"

Reviewed on Jan 25, 2023

Hotel be La Sierra
Hotel Tamacá Beach Resort
Hotel Tamacá Beach Resort
3.5 out of 5
Carrera 2a No. 11A - 98, Santa Marta, Magdalena, 470006
The price is $84 per night from Feb 28 to Mar 1
$84
per night
Feb 28 - Mar 1
Stay at this 3.5-star beach hotel in Santa Marta. Enjoy free WiFi, free parking, and a beach locale. Our guests praise the pool and the helpful staff in our ...
4.1/5 Very Good! (249 reviews)
"Clean beach on property near all tourist venues will definitely go back"

Reviewed on Dec 25, 2022

Hotel Tamacá Beach Resort
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.

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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, 470006
Aparta-Hotel Chayrama
Hotel Tucuraca by DOT Tradition
Hotel Tucuraca by DOT Tradition
3 out of 5
CARRERA 2 12-43, RODADERO, Santa Marta, Magdalena, 470001
Hotel Tucuraca by DOT Tradition
Hotel be La Sierra
Hotel be La Sierra
3 out of 5
Cra 1 N° 9-47, El Rodadero, Santa Marta, Magdalena, 470006
Hotel be La Sierra
Hotel Tamacá Beach Resort
Hotel Tamacá Beach Resort
3.5 out of 5
Carrera 2a No. 11A - 98, Santa Marta, Magdalena, 470006
Hotel Tamacá Beach Resort
Blu Hotel by Tamacá
Blu Hotel by Tamacá
3.5 out of 5
Carrera 2 #11-65, El Rodadero, Santa Marta, Magdalena, 470006
Blu Hotel by Tamacá
Hotel Arhuaco
Hotel Arhuaco
3.5 out of 5
Carrera 2 # 6-49, Santa Marta, Magdalena, 470006
Hotel Arhuaco
Aparta Hotel Roca Marina
Aparta Hotel Roca Marina
2.5 out of 5
Carrera 2, No. 13-50, El Rodadero, Santa Marta, Magdalena, 470006
Aparta Hotel Roca Marina
Hotel Sansiraka
Hotel Sansiraka
2.5 out of 5
Carrera 4 no 15 65 El Rodadero, Santa Marta, 470006
Hotel Sansiraka
Hotel Portobahia
Hotel Portobahia
3 out of 5
Carrera 4 No. 6-69 El Rodadero, Santa Marta, Magdalena, 470006
Hotel Portobahia
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.