Santa Marta

City:Santa Marta
Location: > > Magdalena



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Top Descriptions

Santa Marta might not have the colonial allure or beauty of , but as the first settlement in (founded in 1525) it will always have a prominent place in the hearts of Colombians. And while tourists might not flock here through any real attraction of the city itself, it is a combination of the surrounding wonders and the facilities of the city that make Santa Marta an excellent base from which to make some very worthwhile explorations. – Daniel
 
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Top Tips

The is a good place to start exploring the city. It’s central and well facilitated with restaurants and bars. It’s also quite a happening place to be of an evening when the oppressive weather lets off somewhat.
Without a doubt, if you’re relatively fit you should 100% consider the to the . It’s a truly unforgettable experience, and one of the biggest draws to this region.
People speak very highly of the nearby Parque Nacional Tayrona and its world-class (relatively untrammelled) beaches. We were unable to go at the time, but if you’ve been and care to write a review please contact us. We’d love to share your experiences.
 
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The Location

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Name in local script:Santa Marta
Also known as:Distrito Turístico, Cultural e Histórico de Santa Marta
 
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Environment type:beach, hill, mountain, ocean, waterfront
Location type:city, town, urban
 
Religion type:Catholicism

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How much will it cost us?

Currency:Colombian Peso (COP)
Average daily budget:COP157,000

When should we go there, and for how long?

Average time taken:4 nights
High season:December, January, June, July
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How can we get in contact?

Language(s):Spanish
Timezone:UTC-05:00
Country calling code:57

How can we get there?

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Geographical feature:Parque Nacional Tayrona, Sierra Nevada de Santa Marta, The Caribbean

The Directions

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The Directions

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The Directions

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What are the numbers and averages?

Number of attractions visited:6
Travel time to attractions:55 minutes
Travel time to next location:8 hours
 
Altitude:sea level to 6m
Population:454860
Size:2,393km2

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