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How to get to San Lorenzo in the Sierra Nevada de Santa Marta, and what activities to do

How to get to San Lorenzo in the Sierra Nevada de Santa Marta, and what activities to do

2018-09-12 01:48:11

San Lorenzo , also known as Cresta or Cuchilla de San Lorenzo is one of the peaks of the Sierra Nevada de Santa Marta , which is the highest mountain in the world by the sea. This place is not only a haven of peace, it is also extraordinary. Its views leave you speechless; On one side it is possible to see the snow peaks Colon and Bolivar; the highest of the Sierra Nevada de Santa Marta , and if you turn around, on the other side, you can see the city of Santa Marta , the immense Caribbean Sea and the Ciénaga Grande de Santa Marta .

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Tourism experts agree that Cerro San Lorenzo is an ideal place to connect with nature, do activities such as walking, and visit the " Sierra Nevada de Santa Marta" , which means to go deep insidecompletely, which is one of the reserves of the Biosphere in Colombia , and that also houses the Lost City and the Tayrona National Park.

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How to get to San Lorenzo?

To reach Cerro San Lorenzo, you must first get to Minca from Santa Marta . To get to Minca , just follow the steps we leave here . Then, when you're there, you should go to some of the 4x4 cars that are almost at the entrance to the town, after the bridge.

To get to San Lorenzo there is no specialized formal transport company, so the price and everything else is agreed with the driver, so it is advisable to take a tour to San Lorenzo that comes with everything included. Otherwise the trip takes about 3 hours,  the first part of the road is paved.

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What to do in San Lorenzo?

The Cerro de San Lorenzo is famous for bird watching activities and see all kinds of flowers, since this place is very privileged, because in its territory there are many species of flowers such as orchids and bromeliads. In addition, in the Cerro de San Lorenzo there is a group of endemic birds; unique of this area,  such as the golden quetzal, Santa Marta parakeet, emerald toucan, white-tailed inca and the serrano clarinero, among others.

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The Cerro de San Lorenzo , is also known as a hydrographic point because there are born 7 important rivers for the entire region, so it is possible to find waterfalls and rivers of crystal clear waters to take a good dip as Arimaka, Pozo Azul and Rio Minca