Ladrilleros

Ladrilleros is a laid-back Pacific coast beach popular with Colombians but well off the beaten path for foreigners. It’s got a decent beach that sits underneath tall cliffs. The entire settlement is surrounded by Parque Nacional Natural Uramba Bahía Málaga.

The main road in Ladrilleros is lined with simple hotels and some shops. There’s a path to the beach near Cabañas Costa Real.

The main road in Ladrilleros, Valle del Cauca, Colombia

The main road

The path is lined with a few souvenir shops, restaurants, and hotels as it descends to the beach. At the very end is a terrace with a blue roof. This turns into a nightclub on weekends.

The path to the beach in Ladrilleros, Valle del Cauca, Colombia

The path to the beach

The path to the beach in Ladrilleros, Valle del Cauca, Colombia

The path to the beach

A fast food stand on the way to the beach in Ladrilleros, Valle del Cauca, Colombia

A fast food stand on the way to the beach

The path to the beach in Ladrilleros, Valle del Cauca, Colombia

The path to the beach

 

The Beach

The beach has soft gray sand and is accessible in the morning and early in the evening. It completely disappears during high tide.

The beach at low tide in Ladrilleros, Valle del Cauca, Colombia

The beach at low tide

The beach at high tide in Ladrilleros, Valle del Cauca, Colombia

The beach at high tide

The main path to the beach can put you off a bit with all the garbage that washes in during high tide, but once you’re past that section, its fairly clean. The water, however, is full of sediment and isn’t that great for swimming. The waves can also be pretty strong at times.

Garbage when entering the beach in Ladrilleros, Valle del Cauca, Colombia

Garbage when entering the beach

The beach in Ladrilleros, Valle del Cauca, Colombia

The beach

The beach in Ladrilleros, Valle del Cauca, Colombia

The beach

Enterprising locals offer chairs and tables with umbrellas to beachgoers. We paid COP$7,000 for a table with two chairs for a half day on the beach. A full day would have cost us COP$10,000. There are also chances to order drinks like coco loco, ceviche, and seafood lunches and have them delivered to you right on the beach.

The beach is great for walks and sunsets. Several little caves and coves can be found among the cliffs.

The beach in Ladrilleros, Valle del Cauca, Colombia

The beach

Sunset in Ladrilleros, Valle del Cauca, Colombia

Sunset

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