Palafito Peoples of the Great Swamp

Ciénaga - Colombian Caribbean Heritage

Photo by: Fausto Giaccone / Viceministerio de Turismo de Colombia

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Ciénaga

Colombian Caribbean Heritage

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Palafito Peoples of the Great Swamp

 

A cultural exchange with fishing communities can be experienced near the town of Ciénaga in the stilt villages of the Great Swamp of Santa Marta, where colorful wooden houses and canoes are a vital part of the landscape. One of the villages is called New Venice or El Morro. Travel to these stilt villages from Ciénaga by land and boat.

NEARBY ATTRACTIONS AND ACTIVITIES

 

Walk through the historic center of Ciénaga and you’ll notice the town’s splendor, owed in part to the extensive surrounding banana plantations. You can also visit nearby stilt villages in the area.