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This is Colombia’s oldest colonial city, with numerous historic sites, monuments, and buildings that are part of the country’s colonial architecture and culture and led it to be called a “Tourist, Cultural and Historic District”.
Visit the various historic attractions offered by the city. For nature lovers, the list of interesting sites is long: Sierra Nevada de Santa Marta, with the tallest snow peaks in the country; Ciénaga Grande, an extensive marsh; and Taganga, a fishing village with exquisite gastronomy. Mountain biking, horseback riding, bird watching, and canopying are among other possible activities.
Go diving at Punta Betín, Morro Grande Island, Morrito, Bahía Granate, Bonito, Ensenada de Cocha, Isla de la Aguja, Bahía Gayraca, and Neguanje to see a large variety of fish such as doncella, French angel, butterfly, and globe fish, barracudas and over 39 types of soft corals like gorgonias and sea fans.
Surfing, sailfishing, skiing, kayaking, and fishing in the sea, rivers and marshes are recommended activities.
A wide and varied offer includes hotels, eco-habs, tourist inns and camping sites.