One of Colombiaâ€™s most spectacular beaches is El Almejal. The beach stretches two kilometers (1.2 mi) and ends dramatically as the oceanâ€™s fury makes a meal of the surrounding rocks. Here, you have nature in all its glory, along with the opportunity to surf, swim or just relax in the shallow waters.
El Almejal may also be a good indication of future development. In recent years, diggers and trucks have trundled along the beach collecting rocks and sand for nearby resorts. Sadly, that which is most precious to El Almejalâ€”its tranquilityâ€”may be lost in the coming years. Visit now before the hordes discover one of Colombiaâ€™s best-kept secrets!
Playa el Almejal, El Valle
Walk a couple of kilometers north from the town, and you can't miss it.
Out of season, the beach is deserted and many of the guesthouses are closed.
Relative price: Free
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