TAGANGA & SANTA MARTA
TAGANGAOnly 10 minutes from Santa Marta you will find Taganga in a beautiful bay surrounded by mountains, a ideal spot for diving with a lot of different level for divers.
Taganga is a fix point to be visit by tourists because of the beautiful beaches around Taganga and for the friendly and warm character of the Costenos and fisherman. (Taganga)
SANTA MARTASanta Marta is the city of the sea, wind, tourists and friendly people = THE PEARL OF AMERICA!
The city of Santa Marta is located in the northern part of Colombia directly on the Caribbean sea with 300.000 inhabitants and a colonial style buildings. The average temperature in the year is 27° Celsius. (Promenade of Santa Marta)
- Museum Tayrona : Carrera 2, Calle 14 Esquina
- Museo Bolivariano de Arte Contemporaneo
- Museo Arquelogico (Unidad de Parques Nacionales)
- Casa Indigena : Carrera 19, Calle 23
- Cafe de Parque : Calle 14, Carrera 2 y 3, a really nice place to relax and to drink a true colombian coffe, hot or cold
SIGHTSEEING OUTSIDE OF SANTA MARTA
Santa Marta is the city of the sea, wind, tourists and friendly people = THE PEARL OF AMERICA! Small village with nice clime, through Minca is crossed by lot's of rivers coming down directly from the mountains of the Sierra Nevada de Santa Marta. The altitude of Minca is 500m above sea level. How to get there: Public Transport.In Minca you find CASA ELEMENTO, the newest and most unique Hostal in Colombia. Sitting just above the foothills of the Sierra Nevada Mountain range ( above Minca ), this spectacular setting and location offers an environment un parralleled in the north coast of this wonderful country. With accessibility from Santa Marta and Taganga, Casa Elemento, is your destination for nature, adventure and relaxation. We are a full service accomodation, restaurant facility and adventure centre.
NATIONALPARK TAYRONAOne of the most important National Parks of Colombia, this park is characterized by bays, beaches with white sand, forest, coral reefs, great variety of fishes, mangroves, mammalians, molluscans, more than 100 species of different animals, el PUEBLITO Indigena, formed by some ruins which correspond to the great Tayrona Culture. (Tayrona National Park)
SIERRA NEVADA DE SANTA MARTAApproximately 17.000 km², known as the most massive and highest mountains on the coast all over the world. Here you can see the highest mountains of Colombia, the Pico Bolivar, 5575m, and the Pico Colon 5770m. Relax on the beach while watching the peaks of the mountains covered by snow. (Sierra Nevada)
CUIDAD PERDIDA (THE LOST CITY)One archeologica miracle of the world. An Indian city surrounded by dense rain forest in an altitude of 1300m above sea level. To visit the Lost City you have to take a guided tour, which takes 5 - 7 days hiking. On the way you can still meet the Kogi Indians. The Lost City was discovered in the late 80. (Ciudad Pedira - the lost city)
RODADERO10 min away from Santa Marta in the bay of Gaira with a long beach and quiet sea, perfect to practice watersport like sky and windsurfing. You will find a interesting nightlife because of the great amount of restaurants, bars and discotheques.
EL AQUARIOA Underwater world park.
NEGUANJEThe greatest beach in the Tayrona National Park.
VILLA CONCHABeach with white sand, very good for a relaxed day on the beach, with the option to eat fresh fish from the fisherman.