Santa Marta Vacations

Colombia
Formerly as much of a vital ciy as Cartagena, Santa Marta is currently a port, both for tourists on the way to Tayrona National Park, and goods being shipped 'round the world. The stretch along the beach is lined with restaurants and there are a number of backpacker lodgings in …

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Reviews of Santa Marta

Briana
BrianaNew York City, New York State, USA
14/11/2016

While not as visited as Cartagena, Santa Marta is a laidback city with a lot of heart. Many visitors pass it on their way to Tayrona National Park or other parts of the coast, but the city has a true locals feel that shouldn't be missed given its historical importance. Founded in 1525, it was the first Spanish settlement in Colombia and the oldest surviving city in the country. Stroll through the lovely Parque de los Novios, but beware: it gets insanely hot during the day.

Daniel Mason-D'Croz
Daniel Mason-D'CrozBrisbane, Australia
25/10/2015

Colombia's oldest European settlement. It is located on a wide bay. Near some excellent beaches and close to Tayrona national park.

Matthias Hagemann
Matthias HagemannStuttgart, Germany
15/08/2014

frindly city with a lot of baars and restaurantes in all categories, the reputation is not the best bacouse of prostitution but at daytimes and evening we had no problems

She-Travels.com
She-Travels.comWasaga Beach, Canada
04/03/2013

Beautiful Island with delicious simple, local cuisine combined with many activities to lose yourself in.

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