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Old 09-18-2018, 10:13 PM
 
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Why are the waters in the beaches of the Carribean coast not turquoise like the waters of the Carribean islands ????
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Old 09-18-2018, 10:31 PM
 
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Why are the waters in the beaches of the Carribean coast not turquoise like the waters of the Carribean islands ????
Trust me not all the islands have turquoise waters either. The turquoise waters are rarer than most people think relative to length of coastlines. Also there's a seaweed epidemic plaguing the Caribbean islands and coast of Mexico turning the sea brackish.

There are turquoise waters on the mainland, specifically between Santa Marta and Palomino in and around Tayrona (Bahia Concha, Chengue, Neguanje, Playa Cristal, Cabo San Juan, Arecifes), in the northern Uraba (Capurgana/Sapzurro), also in Cabo de la Vela in the northern desert region of the Guajira and the Baru peninsula.


Tayrona by Pueblo Fuerte, on Flickr


Chengue by Pueblo Fuerte, on Flickr


Cabo San Juan by Pueblo Fuerte, on Flickr


A lot also has to do with lack of river sediment, islands don't form major rivers. Another factor seas tend to be shallower around islands and also ancient coral sediments help.
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Old 09-18-2018, 10:45 PM
 
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Also those that don't appreciate the beauty of the darker sands and waters need to go to Colombia's Pacific coast. The beauty you experience first hand of the intense deep colours of the jungle, sand and waters will take your breath away - a mysticism is transmitted you just don't feel on the Caribbean. Especially the northern Pacific coast.



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Old 09-20-2018, 03:57 PM
 
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You can go to Santa Marta and find the best beaches. The scenery is beautiful.
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Old 09-20-2018, 05:26 PM
 
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The budget airline Viva Air has just launched a direct route from Miami to Santa Marta. Tickets are from US $270 rtn (10kg bag max)




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