The Alligator Man

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Santa Marta

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The Alligator Man

Legend has it that a man who lives by the Magdalena River and in order to spy on beautiful women becomes an alligator thanks to a potion. This story is the origin of celebrations that take place in Plato, 270 miles south of Santa Marta: The Alligator Man Festival. In this town you can also see the Alligator Man Park and the monument to this legend.


Here are activities for everyone here: be seduced by the streets of the oldest city in Colombia, live the emotions of adventure sports and swimming with dolphins, among many others.