Hotel La Ballena Azul
- Continental Breakfast
- Free High-Speed Internet
- Free parking
TravelPod Member ReviewsHotel La Ballena Azul Santa Marta
Right on the beach.The beach is pretty dirty.Plenty of choices of restaurant to choose near by. Staff very friendly.Wi fi ok ,air con in room,30 degrees cent. most days,very hot and humid.Area is reasonably safe,normal rules apply.Breakfast across the road if yours is included.Bring cash.
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