Santa Marta

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Santa Marta

On the Caribbean Coast in northern Colombia

Santa Marta is one of the touristic cities par excellence in Colombia. It is a city on the Caribbean coast located in the department of Magdalena in the north of the country, a few meters away from Sierra Nevada. It is considered a port city of great touristic attractive, especially because it is considered the starting point for excursions to the Tayrona National Natural Park and guided excursions to the archaeological site of the Lost City (Teyuna). There are many areas that you cannot miss. Numerous paradisiacal beaches, museums and places of cultural and historical interest that do not leave anyone indifferent.

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Tayrona Natural Nacional Park

The Tayrona National Park is considered a nature sanctuary, because of both its rich landscape and the flora and fauna it houses which are exceptional. Discover the archaeological remains that stay in the park, fill yourself with the special energy breathed in it and enter an experience that, for you to understand it, you have to live in the first person.

Quinta de San Pedro Alejandrino

If you want to discover the place where Simón Bolívar breathed his last breath and to visit a beautiful botanical garden and the contemporary art museum, in addition to the facilities of the estate, you cannot miss the Quinta de San Pedro Alejandrino. Steeped in history, it is one of the greatest tourist attractions in Santa Marta.

De los Novios Park and Bolivar Park

De los Novios Park, also known as Santander Park, is one of the most emblematic and well-known parks in Santa Marta. Located in a central area, it is the ideal place to visit restaurants or cafes and spend pleasant moments in good company. Nor can you miss Bolívar Park, the central square of Santa Marta, where you will be surrounded by historical buildings that will make you close your eyes and place yourself in past times.

Del Sagrario y San Miguel Church and Basilica de Santa Marta Cathedral

Located right in the center of Colombia, Del Sagrario and San Miguel Church and Basilica de San Marta Cathedral is a Renaissance-style temple. If you visit Santa Marta, this beautiful basilica is a must, since it was the first parish in South America built under ecclesiastical jurisdiction. You will love it for its simple beauty and incredible history!

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Rodadero Santa Marta Acuarium and Mundo Marino Aquarium

The Rodadero Aquarium is a public aquarium that also has a maritime museum located on the beach of El Rodadero. It is normally accessed by boat and has glass aquariums and pools directly connected to the Caribbean Sea where you will see all kinds of species, from sharks to dolphins and sea turtles. The Mundo Marino Aquarium is also located in the same area of ​​El Rodadero beach and is an ideal place to meet and discover sea plants and wildlife marine species, to see impressive animals up close and enjoy a day with friends or family discovering Caribbean species.

Playa Grande, Taganga

The Playa Grande of Taganga is an ideal place to spend the day bathing in the waters of the Caribbean and enjoying activities of all kinds. The sun, the sea and the sand of this beach are the perfect combination to relax and disconnect. It is also a perfect place for diving because of its clear and crystalline waters so lovers of this activity cannot miss a visit to Playa Grande.

Del Oro Tairona Museum

Inaugurated in 2014, the Customs Gold Museum is a great meeting point for culture in Santa Marta. In the museum you will find different collections and exhibitions, all in a beautiful restored colonial house. The visit to this museum is free for all and it invites you to explore the past and present of Santa Marta and to learn about its cultural heritage, understanding its history and traditions.

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