Calle 18 Carrera 3 nr 28, Centro Historico, Santa Marta, Colombia
More about Santa Marta
a great old building awaiting the wrecking ball?
a city in a state of renovation
fruit juices day & night
bridge at center of minca village
I REALLY WANT TO TRAVEL TO SANTA MARTA
HI, I´M IN GOGOTA AND I REALLY WANT TO TRAVEL TO SANTA MARTA, SO WOULD YOU MIND ADVISING ME IF IT´S BETTER TO STAY IN A HOTEL OR RENT AN APARMENT?
Re: I REALLY WANT TO TRAVEL TO SANTA MARTA
depends on how long you wanna stay. a comfortable room is about 15,000 peso a night. you could get cheaper with an appartment if your staying a while.
my girl lives there and she said a good place with all facilities you could get for about 250,000 a month. nearly half the price if your staying a while.
i'll be living there myself soon.
Travel Tips for Santa Marta
Ciudad Perdida The "Lost City" Lost City Tours
The Lost City tour at El Miramar is this travellers pick "Best" of the best South America.
About $180 U.S. or less 6 days 5 nights all included hike to The Lost City.
The Lost City is a 5000 year old city of 50,000 inhabitants in the mounthains of Santa Marta
Get your reservation, book your tour for"The Lost City" at El Miramar a great place in itself friendly people. good info. The The Lost City leaves and gathers here 3-4 times per week.
THERE IS NO OTHER Lost City TOUR!!!! Just el miramar...
The guides on the street are bulls--t. avoid all those scams and the waste of tiem.
For the The Lost City go to El Miramar they have bags storage, a safe, good honest info, and a great breakfast and cheap plain rooms with a fan for $10000 COP private room w bath
Everyone I ever met loved this trip and people who have done tours in the andes, central and south america, etc all agreesd The Lost City is the best one of them all...
have fun El Miramar Hotel L Mutha "the mute lady" who does laundry and smiles.
Our Lost City Manuel.
The Fruit Juices and fruit salads at El Miramar Sol y Luna restaurant are the best EVER!!!
sunsets hanging out listenng to guitar on the roof...
hanging out at Ramarim "El Miramar" backwards in Taganga
I wish I was there now...
bring an adventurous spirit
While a normal suitcase will get you by in Santa Marta proper and a day pack will suffice on your guided trek of La Ciudad Perdida, to really get a full dose of Tayrona National Park, you're best off having a backpack with you. The park features miles of trails that take in one of the most scenic chunks of the coast in any hemisphere. Sure, you can day trip here, but once you pay your $17 entrance fee, you are free to wander and camp along the coast so why not? Santa Marta will not necessitate any special clothes as you are looking at one lovey climate but trekking gear will come in handy if you are planning on seeing La Ciudad Perdida and Tayrona National Park. Sunscreen, baby, sunscreen. A wide angle is great for landscape photography and a zoom for wildlife, and in Santa Marta proper you can use both to get good shots of street vendors, foods, and colonial buildings. No need for your tent in Santa Marta but we were very glad to have ours for Tayrona National Park. Thanks to D for making this part of the trip special, especially once she recovered from her bad tummy.
The Gold Museum
Originally the museum was housed in the customs house. But the customs house is under renovation, so the exhibits have been moved to a bank. We did not go to this museum, although their website says "This is the best museum of gold in the world. It went through some renovations a few years ago and will now leave the visitor breathless!" But I knew I couldn't take pictures there so we didn't go in.
Hours: Tuesday to Saturday from 9:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. / Sundays and Holidays from 10:00 am to 4:30 pm
Rodadero is the upscale beach of Santa Marta. I guess it's the closest thing to a resort feeling. It's about 10 minutes from downtown as well so it's within easy reach. Rodadero has plenty of trendy shops, restaurants, and other attractions.
Parque Santander is surely meant to be one of the nicer spots in a city bent on renovation. On all sides are businesses aimed at the well-to-do, from high end hotels to trendy upscale restaurants. The park itself is groomed to perfection and free of graffiti and as South American parks go, any debris. It was very close to our hotel and also one of town's best seafood restaurants was situated on it so I was walked through the park a fair amount. Oddly enough, it seemed full not so much of locals enjoying the city's finest but more of perhaps the less desirable elements loitering. So, we never really got to enjoy the park and the restaurant that we were interested in checking out never seemed opened when we were looking for a meal.
Popular Hotels in Santa Marta
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