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Holidays To Santa Marta

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Santa Marta is a city in Colombia. It is the third largest city in the Caribbean region of Colombia, and is the capital of the department of Magdalena. The city was founded in 1525 by a Spanish conquistador and is significant for being the first Spanish settlement in Colombia, as well as for being the oldest surviving city in the country. The city enjoys a hot tropical climate throughout the year and is a popular tourist city. If you are taking your holidays to Santa Marta, you are in for a treat, as the city is located on a bay by the same name, which makes it a picturesque beach city. Its long history means that there are many historical buildings and cultural attractions to behold. Some of its attractions include the Quinta de San Pedro Alejandrino, the Monument of Rodrigo Bastidas, the Tayrona National Natural Park, and its many beaches. Travel Center offers all inclusive holidays to make your trip to Santa Marta a memorable one. Get in touch with one of our experts today, and leave everything to us. Book holidays to Santa Marta with us and experience this amazing holiday destination in Colombia at its very best.


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Time Zone

UTC/GMT -5:00 hours

Airlines Flying

Avianca, American Airlines, Copa Airlines



Best Time to Travel

December to May

Modes of Transport

Bus, Taxi, Car

Currency Exchange Rate

1.00 GBP = 4721.84 COP

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Tayrona National Natural Park

Tayrona Park is the second most visited park in Colombia. Spread across 150 square kilometers, this park is located along the borders of the Caribbean Sea presenting a splendid view to visitors. Tayrona is home to 108 species of mammals, 300 species of birds and a wide-variety of coral reefs.

Sierra Nevada de Santa Marta

A nature-lover’s paradise, the Sierra Nevada de Santa Marta is an isolated mountain range with a peak altitude of 5700 m. It is the world’s highest coastal range and is home to over 3000 species. This sanctuary is now a tourist attraction offering spectacular views of snowy mountains and amazing plants and animals.

Rodadero Sea Aquarium and Museum

A public aquarium and maritime museum, Rodadero is home to over 805 sea creatures. Rodadero features 13 pools that are directly connected to the Caribbean Sea and 15 glass aquaria that consist of sharks, sea turtles, dolphins, sea lions, fish and seabirds. Visitors can can access Rodadero via a motorboat ride.

Quinta de San Pedro Alejandrino

A museum and historic landmark of Santa Marta, this Museum is a famous tourist site. The one-time home of the revolutionary Simón Bolívar, this museum is now home to several monuments. The main features of this museum are its massive central structure, artworks of various Latin American artists and ancient houseware.

Pico Cristóbal Colón

An iconic presence in Santa Marta, Pico Cristóbal Colón is the largest mountain in Colombia. The peak altitude of this mountain is 5700 m. This mountain features a permanent snowcap on its peak, enhancing its natural beauty. Named after Christopher Colombus, visitors can enjoy nature and experience the breathtaking scenery the mountainside offers.

Crystal Beach

A picturesque beach with an amazing coast and relaxing climate, Crystal Beach is one of the most beautiful natural attractions of Colombia. Visitors can enjoy a splendid view of this glorious beach while relaxing on its beautiful white sand. Snorkeling at the beautiful beach is an exciting activity for visitors.

Valencia Brook's Waterfalls

A stunning Waterfall, Valencia Brook is a must-visit attraction during the rainfall season. This impressive Waterfall features natural swimming pools presenting visitors an opportunity to dip in its refreshing waters. The walk to the Waterfall is both adventurous and entertaining. Climb up the rocks and discover more secluded pools to have a dip in.

Ciudad Perdida

Popularly known as the ‘lost city’, Ciudad Perdida is an ancient archaeological site. Visitors can access this site by climbing up 1200 stone steps to its entrance.A perfect destination for hiking, Ciudad Perdida features 169 terraces beautifully carved in the mountainside, tiled roads and spectacular but small circular plazas.

Catedral de Santa Marta

This Cathedral is a large and impressive building which many claim to be the oldest Church of Colombia. Located in the city’s main plaza, this Cathedral is surrounded by eateries and other historical buildings. Visitors to the Catedral can admire its colonial architecture and elaborate interior of arches, domes and columns.

Mundo Marino

A splendid aquarium with 276 different species, Mundo Marino preserves the beautiful marine eco-system splendidly. Visitors to Mundo Marino are presented with an exciting opportunity to interact with certain sea creatures and even feed them. This aquarium features exotic displays of seahorses, octopuses, turtles, lobsters, sharks, rays, jacks and other colorful fish.