Playa de Santa Marta
28°C - 82°F - H: 94%

Santa Marta

Destination of scenery, sun and sand

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The Caribbean sea and snow make Santa Marta a difficult place to forget. The city is located on the shores of the Bay of Santa Marta on the Caribbean Sea, in the foothills of the Sierra Nevada, whose peaks can be seen on clear days from the beach. The capital of the department of Magdalena, which was founded in 1525, is one of the oldest cities in South America.

What to do in Santa Marta

Near the birthplace of Gabriel García Márquez, the father of magical realism, Santa Marta’s beach captivates with activities and culture, among other options. Here visitors always find something to do: diving, adventure sports and visiting beaches where the rainforest meets the sea; bird watching, a historic city tour and a visit the heart of the Tayrona culture.

UNIQUE EXPERIENCES

The city, Simon Bolivar’s final resting place is the starting point for trips to several beaches and the archaeological remains of the Tayrona culture. Santa Marta, one of the first Spanish cities in America, offers unique sunshine and sunsets and unforgettable experiences like swimming with dolphins and reef snorkelling.

CAN’T-MISS ACTIVITIES

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.

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  • Best time to visit: Year-Round
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