Santa Marta has the fortune, the privilege and the grace to have it all; On one hand, we have the highest coastal mountain in the world, it is the only city in the world to have all the thermal floors, beautiful beaches of white and blue sands that fall in love, the immensity of the Caribbean Sea, historical buildings and of great relevance for the country, and the warmest and good people of all.
Traveling to Santa Marta is mandatory if you are traveling through Colombia for the first time . So pack your bags, book and schedule yourself to live these experiences in Santa Marta.
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Without any discussion, visit the Tayrona Park , it is one of the obligatory things that you must do in Santa Marta , and you also have to repeat every time you visit this little paradise located on the Colombian Caribbean coast.
Now, this experience is multiplied by 10 when you stay to sleep in Tayrona Park ; you choose if you want to stay in a luxurious Ecohabs, cabin, hammock or camping. The sensation of sleeping in the middle of one of the most spectacular nature reserves in Colombia is unique in the world. No doubt you will not want to leave there.
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Although you need to have good physical condition to walk for 3 days to Ciudad Perdida , it is a worthwhile experience. Not only you will be a witness to contemplate one of the most amazing and preserved in perfect condition of one of the oldest indigenous civilizations in South America.
To get to Ciudad Perdida , there are several tour options that can take several days, which can make the trip harder or easier depending on your physical condition. The Ciudad Perdida tour has been classified as the best trekking in South America and an emerging and alternative destination to Machu Picchu.
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Imagine lying under the white sand while the sun tans your skin to an ocher color, and in the background, the breaking of the waves against the bay is music for your ears that transports you and relaxes you. Well this is only possible in the best beaches of Santa Marta .
In the foothills of the Sierra Nevada , is this paradise, from which you can contemplate the immensity of the sea, the city and the mountains. In addition, the coffee farms, forests ideal for bird watching , waterfalls, rivers and wells in which you can take a bathe, are some of the best plans to do in Minca.
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It is not possible to visit the oldest city in Colombia and South America, without visiting the buildings and monuments that are references for national history such as Quinta de San Pedro Alejandrino , the place where the liberator Simon Bolivar exhaled his last breath. This colonial-style farm is also made up of a modern art museum, the Botanical Garden, the Altar de la Patria, and the buildings that were part of the hacienda.
On the other hand, in the center of the city are historic buildings such as the Casa de la Aduana , the Cathedral of Santa Marta , the San Juan Nepomuceno Cloister , the colonial houses, the Park de los Novios , which is the epicenter of the nightlife of the city, where you find everything: bars , clubs and restaurants.
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Taganga is a wonderful fishing village, located 15 minutes from downtown. It is the place where food chains, modernity, or development has entered, and that is precisely where its beauty lies. It is a town where life is enjoyed and contemplated with what is purely necessary; which is why Taganga has become one of the favorite destinations of foreigners, especially younger populations. But the best of Taganga , is without a doubt its beautiful sunsets that will leave you breathless.
We invite you to visit these and many other places that Colombia has to offer, where you can not only camp, but connect with nature, live close to our landscapes and breathe fresh air.