Santa Marta travel guide

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You're Going to Love Santa Marta

The northern city of Santa Marta is known for its pristine beaches, diverse ecosystem, and beautifully preserved nature parks. Thousands visit Colombia every year to enjoy the many outdoor activities and sports associated with Santa Marta's landscape.

Top 5 Reasons to Visit Santa Marta

When to Visit Santa Marta

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The best times to visit are from January to March or June to August due to the clear skies and dry weather.

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How to Get to Santa Marta

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Where to Stay in Santa Marta

Emerald Green Guest House looks like an Irish castle with lovely room decor. Casa Loma Minca Hostel has beautiful views from the mountains and rooms ranging from dorms to private suites.

Popular Neighborhoods in Santa Marta

Where to stay in popular areas of Santa Marta

Most booked hotels in Santa Marta

How to Get Around Santa Marta

The Cost of Living in Santa Marta

Shopping Streets

Many visitors enjoy buying souvenirs from individual vendors along Rodadero Beach; be prepared to bargain. The Ocean Mall is the biggest mall with bigger name brands and international stores.

Groceries and Other

The two main food stores are Éxito Santa Marta Centro and Supermercado Rapimercar. A dozen eggs costs COL$3,500.

Cheap meal
Cheap meal
S$ 3.45
A pair of jeans
A pair of jeans
S$ 91.97
Single public transport ticket
Single public transport ticket
S$ 0.69
S$ 2.00

Where to Eat in Santa Marta

Asadero Camarita, near Minca, is a great restaurant serving BBQ pork for around COL$12,000-14,000, including side dishes.