Santa Marta, Colombia

Days Itinerary

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Day 1

Explore the city of Santa Marta, founded in 1525 on foot. Walk around La Casa de la Aduana, the Santa Marta Cathedral, and the Tayrona Museum. Eat at one of the restaurants by Parque de los Novios. Over to El Rodadero to enjoy the beautiful beach and dine at one of the restaurants lining the beach.

Day 2

Spend the day at Tayrona National Park at the foothills of the Sierra Nevada where you can enjoy hiking, wildlife observation and the Pueblito which are the vestiges of the ancient Tayrina civilization. Here there are restaurants for you to dine in also. Check out Crystal Beach where you can also do some wonderful snorkeling.

Day 3

Travel to the town of Minca where you can take a swim, view waterfalls, explore a cocoa and coffee farm on an amazing walk. They even have a beer brewery and some great dining options.

Had a walk around this area to see the boats and yachts berthed up in the Marina . Interesting variety of vessels and you can also watch the pilot boats and tugs leading the huge cargo ships in and out of the port farther along.

Interesting,TripAdvisor Review

Day 1

Explore the city of Santa Marta, founded in 1525 on foot. Walk around La Casa de la Aduana, the Santa Marta Cathedral, and the Tayrona Museum. Eat at one of the restaurants by Parque de los Novios. Over to El Rodadero to enjoy the beautiful beach and dine at one of the restaurants lining the beach.

Day 2

Visit Quinta de San Pedro Alejandro to learn about Simon Bolivar. It has a museum on site and gardens to explore. Venture over to Taganga to swim at the beach and watch the spectacular views of the Caribbean coastline and the sunset. Then back over to the marina for dinner and dancing the night away.

Day 3

Spend the day at Tayrona National Park at the foothills of the Sierra Nevada where you can enjoy hiking, wildlife observation and the Pueblito which are the vestiges of the ancient Tayrina civilization. Here there are restaurants for you to dine in also. Check out Crystal Beach where you can also do some wonderful snorkeling.

Day 4

Travel to the town of Minca where you can take a swim, view waterfalls, explore a cocoa and coffee farm on an amazing walk. They even have a beer brewery and some great dining options.

Day 5

Travel from Santa Marta to Aracataca and learn all about the author Gabriel García Márquez. You will visit his hometown and can see the Railway Station, el Camellón of the almond trees, the Montessori School, the building of the Masonic Grand Lodge, the Remedios, the Beautiful Library, the United Fruit Company, the House-Museum (set inside Gabo’s maternal grandparents house).

The Marina has a great selection of Bars and restaurants, well worth the visit. The Caribbean team and sunset bar are especially fun.

Great party place,TripAdvisor Review

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Local Attractions

Take a peek at some great sites to visit around Santa Marta!

TAIRONA GOLD MUSEUM

This extraordinary collection, an exhibition that puts in context the cultural heritage and a beautiful restored colonial house invite you to explore the past and present of Santa Marta, the department of Magdalena and the Sierra Nevada de Santa Marta.

CATHEDRAL OF BASILICA OF SANTA MARTA

The Cathedral Basilica of Santa Marta is considered one of the jewels of American architecture. It is the oldest of the churches in South America and is an important landmark of Christianity.

EL RODADERO BEACH

It is the favorite tourist place for visitors of Santa Marta. It is located ten minutes from the city around Gaira Bay, formed by a hotel and housing strip, which gathers cozy white sand beaches and a quiet sea ideal for water sports: sailing, underwater fishing, skiing and others.

LA CIUDAD PERDIDA

This region of Colombia represents a microcosm of the world itself. See the surroundings in a larger map a You will find a desert in the Guajira, interesting rock formations and beautiful beaches in the Tayrona National Park and maybe have the opportunity to contemplate almost six thousand meters in the peaks that make up the Sierra Nevada.

I just came back from a beautiful hike to the Ciudad Perdida! Beautiful nature on the way to the top, refreshing natural swimming pools, delicious food and as a reward for all the effort (and after 1200 steps).. finally the lost city! Amazingly well conserved, with a amazing history behind it!

Amazing Experience,TripAdvisor Review