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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Things to see and do in Santa Marta

lozanopuche | Trip by SkyscannerParque de los novios
Parque de los novios
lozanopuche | Trip by SkyscannerCabo San Juan del Guía
Cabo San Juan del Guía
Max Hodge | Trip by SkyscannerCiudad Perdida
Ciudad Perdida
lozanopuche | Trip by SkyscannerPlaya Blanca
Playa Blanca
lozanopuche | Trip by SkyscannerPueblito
Pueblito
lozanopuche | Trip by SkyscannerQuinta de San Pedro Alejandrino
Quinta de San Pedro Alejandrino
lozanopuche | Trip by SkyscannerMinca
Minca
lozanopuche | Trip by SkyscannerBahía Concha
Bahía Concha
Lina Maestre | Trip by SkyscannerPlaya Nudista
Playa Nudista
Lina Maestre | Trip by SkyscannerPlaya Cañaveral
Playa Cañaveral

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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