Best Affordable Beach Resorts
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$106: Playa Koralia
The privacy at Playa Koralia—a complex of 19 brightly painted bungalows fronting a secluded stretch of Colombia’s Caribbean Riviera—has made it popular among Latin American celebrities such as pop star Shakira and model Natalia París. Oversize rooms are minimalist (white walls and floors; beds draped with sheer netting; pink hammocks), and a tiny spa offers spice-infused massages and mud scrubs. Ask the front-desk staff to arrange a guided trek to mountaintop waterfalls in nearby Tayrona National Park. After-hours, head for Koralia’s open-air bar, where rum and salsa music flow freely all night long.