Discover Santa Marta!
Santa Marta, on Colombia’s Caribbean coast, boasts a fine natural harbor and splendid views, but that’s only part of the reason the Spaniards chose it for their first settlement.
Getting and Staying There:
Daily flights to and from Bogota¡ and other Colombian cities use El Rodadero airport outside the city on the route to Barranquilla. Select flights from your area. You can also browse for hotels and car rentals.
Air-conditioned busses run daily to Bogota and other cities, plus local runs to nearby communities, and Tayrona park.
When to Go:
Santa Marta has a year-round tropical climate. It is hot during the day, but the evening sea breezes are cool and make sunsets and nightlife particularly appealing. Check today’s weather in Santa Marta.
Things to Do and See:
- La Quinta de San Pedro Alejandrino was home to Simon Bolivar during the last years of his life. A museum on the grounds houses art donated by many of the countries he helped liberate.
- La Sierra Nevada De Santa Marta
- Building on the Cathedral was started early in Santa Marta’s history, but not completed until the end of the 18th century
- Sitios Historicos, photos
- Parque TayronaPlaya Cristal
Arrecifes with its fantastic beaches
- Fishing villagre of Taganga on a beautiful bay for scuba, and a cruise or walk to Playa Grand
- El Rodadero, one of Colombia’s most fashionable beach resorts
- Ciudad Perdida, the “Lost City,” the home of the Tayrona Indians was built on the lush slopes of the Santa Marta mountains between the 11th and 14th centuries. Thought to be larger than Machu Pichhu, it was found, and robbed, in the 1970’s by grave robbers.
- Photos of Santa Marta’s waterfront you decide to travel in Colombia, then Buen Viaje!