Nothing surpasses the pale sand and warm waters of the Caribbean coast. Santa Marta is no exception. Within the city itself there's a beach along the camellÃ³n (seafront). Although a bit dirty, it is very popular with locals and foreigners. The super bright spotlight rivals the full moon during those evening dips. There are several premier beaches at El Rodadero. The El Rodadero and Playa Blanca beaches are even equipped with lifeguards. Both beaches have places that rent beach chairs and water sports gear.
Santa Marta, Colombia
Launches to Playa Blanca leave from El Rodadero, from both the main beach and from the other side of the estuary at the right end of the beach (1-4 persons $25, 5 or more persons $5 each); also, some of the launches that take you to the Acuario will also stop at Playa Blanca.
Only the beaches at El Rodadero have lifeguards.
Open Hours from:Dawn
Open Hours to:Dusk
Travel Skills: None
You Need to Bring:
Bring along water, snacks, sun block or suntan lotion, swim gear, towel. Leave your valuables at your hotel.
The other beaches in the immediate area, at Taganga and in Parque Nacional Natural Tayrona; the Acuario y Museo del Mar and the Mundo Marino in El Rodadero; scuba diving and snorkeling anywhere in the region; sports fishing excursions from El Rodadero or Taganga.