All properties in Santa Marta (and vicinity), Magdalena, Colombia

Playa Bonita

Beachfront hostal in Santa Marta with restaurant and beach bar

  • Free local cuisine breakfast, free WiFi in lobby, and free parking

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  • Free WiFi
  • Free parking
  • Airport transfer

Property highlights

Main amenities

  • 11 guestrooms
  • Daily housekeeping
  • On a private beach
  • Restaurant and bar/lounge
  • Beach towels
  • Airport drop-off service

Feel at home

  • Private bathroom
  • Free toiletries
  • Garden
  • Daily housekeeping
  • Laundry facilities
  • Free self parking

What’s around

  • On the waterfront
  • Mareygua Beach - 1 min walk
  • Koralia Beach - 34 min walk
  • Quebrada Valencia Waterfall - 2.7 mi / 4.4 km
  • Buritaca Beach - 2.9 mi / 4.7 km
  • Tayrona National Natural Park - 10.6 mi / 17.1 km

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Enter dates for 2 guests

  • Double Room
  • Triple Room
  • Quadruple Room
  • Family Cabin, 3 Bedrooms


  • On the waterfront
  • Mareygua Beach - 1 min walk
  • Koralia Beach - 34 min walk

What’s around


  • On the waterfront
  • Mareygua Beach - 1 min walk
  • Koralia Beach - 34 min walk
  • Quebrada Valencia Waterfall - 2.7 mi / 4.4 km
  • Buritaca Beach - 2.9 mi / 4.7 km
  • Tayrona National Natural Park - 10.6 mi / 17.1 km
  • Cabo San Juan del Guia - 13.3 mi / 21.4 km
  • Pueblito - 17 mi / 27.3 km
  • Palomino Beach - 17.9 mi / 28.7 km
  • Mingueo Church - 29.8 mi / 48 km
  • Quinta de San Pedro Alejandrino - 31.6 mi / 50.9 km

Getting around

  • Santa Marta (SMR-Simon Bolivar) - 52 min drive
  • Airport drop-off service

At a glance


  • 11 rooms


  • Check-in time 2 PM-10 PM
  • Check-out time is noon

Restrictions related to your trip

  • COVID-19 alert: Travel requirements are changing rapidly, including need for pre-travel COVID-19 testing and quarantine on arrival.

Special check-in instructions

The front desk is open daily from 7 AM - 11 PM. Front desk staff will greet guests on arrival.

Required at check-in

  • Credit card, debit card, or cash deposit required for incidental charges
  • Government-issued photo ID may be required
  • Minimum check-in age is 18


  • Parents must have child's birth certificate and photo ID*
  • No cribs (infant beds)


  • Pets stay free


  • Free WiFi in public areas


  • Airport drop off (available on request)*


  • Free onsite self parking
  • Wheelchair-accessible parking on site
*See small print for additional details or extra charges

At the hostel

Food and drink

  • Free local cuisine breakfast daily
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/lounge
  • Beach bar
  • Room service (during limited hours)
  • Coffee/tea in a common area
  • Water dispenser

Things to do

  • On private beach
  • Beach towels
  • Bicycle rentals nearby
  • Ecotours nearby
  • Kayaking nearby


  • Front desk (limited hours)
  • Tours/ticket assistance
  • Laundry facilities
  • Luggage storage
  • Wedding services


  • Safe-deposit box at front desk
  • Designated smoking areas
  • Garden
  • Picnic area
  • Television in common areas


  • Wheelchair-accessible parking

Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Spanish

In the room

Home comforts

  • Ceiling fan

Freshen up

  • Private bathroom
  • Shower only
  • Free toiletries

Stay connected

  • Desk


  • Daily housekeeping

Small print

Also known as

  • Playa Bonita Hostel Santa Marta
  • Playa Bonita Santa Marta
  • Playa Bonita Hostal Santa Marta
  • Playa Bonita Santa Marta
  • Playa Bonita Hostel Buritaca
  • Playa Bonita Buritaca
  • Playa Bonita Hostal Santa Marta
  • Playa Bonita Hostal

Optional extras

Airport shuttle service is offered for an extra charge of COP 120000 per vehicle


If you are traveling with a child, your property may require you to present the following documents: Parents traveling into Colombia with a child under 18 may be required to present the child's birth certificate and photo ID (passport for foreign visitors) upon check-in. If a relative or legal guardian is traveling into Colombia with the child, that relative or legal guardian may be required to present a notarized consent of travel signed by both parents and a copy of both parents' ID. If only one parent is traveling into Colombia with the child, that parent may be required to present a notarized consent of travel signed by the other parent. Visitors who plan to travel with children should consult with a Colombian consulate office prior to travel for further guidance.

This property accepts credit cards.

Mandatory fees

You’ll be asked to pay the following charges at check-in or check-out:
  • For stays on or after January 1, 2022, residents of Colombia and non-residents staying 60 consecutive days or more will be charged a 19% national sales tax by the property at the time of stay. Travelers on a tourist visa will not be required to pay this tax. The tax may be charged where a room is shared by a taxable and a non-taxable guest.

We have included all charges provided to us by this property. However, charges can vary, for example, based on length of stay or the unit you book.


  • Yes, Playa Bonita does have fully refundable rooms available to book on our site, which can be cancelled up to a few days before check-in. Just make sure to check this property's cancellation policy for the exact terms and conditions.
  • Yes, there's free self parking.
  • Yes, pets are welcome.
  • You can check in from 2 PM - 10 PM. Check-out time is noon.
  • Yes, there's an onsite restaurant. Nearby restaurants include Juancho Billar (2.9 mi) and Don Samuel (6.2 mi).
  • Yes, a shuttle from the hotel to the airport is available. The charge is COP 120000 per vehicle.
  • Have fun with nearby activities like cycling and kayaking. Additional recreation nearby includes ecotours. Enjoy amenities like a private beach, a picnic area, and a garden.
  • 8.0.Very good

    A notre arrivée: déception , la réception nous dit qu'il n'avait pas reçu la modification de date qui avait pourtant été acceptée par et donc qu'il n'y avait pas de chambre disponible avant le lendemain (nous avions réservé 3 nuits) . Dans un premier temps ils nous avait trouvé une chambre dans un hôtel/camping horrible . et miracle ils ont fait beaucoup d'effort pour nous trouver la chambre que nous avions réservée: tout se termine bien. le personnel de l'Hôtel est très dévoué et plein d'attention. Attention cependant, ils ne font pas tomber préventivement les noix de coco se trouvant au dessus des allées et une noix de 3 kg est tombée d'un très haut cocotier à 20 cm devant nous !

    Michel, 3 night trip, Jan 1, 2020

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  • 2.0.Poor

    This is no vacation resort!

    This place is just no vacation place! The sea and the beach are great! Unfortunaly the staff makes no effort to mantain the beach and the hotel area clean of plastic, everywhere are coconuts and it seams if nobody would be responsable of the resort. The whole hotel is dirty, even the kitchen looks so. The fish you can eat, they just take it out of the freezer! It is just not a place you should offer on! We were very, very disapointed!

    Peter, 2 night family trip, Aug 2, 2019

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  • 10.0.Exceptional

    Amazing quiet place and „Lady“ is the best cook ive met so far in Colombia. The food is a bit More expensive in comparison to other places in Colombia but it’s worth every peso! The staff is very friendly and helpful, beach and hammocks are perfect, even tough the waves are very strong... we stayed longer than first booked and it was the best decision ever. Thank you for this tranquilo days we had. Nos vemos :)

    3 night trip, Feb 19, 2019

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