Santa Marta


Welcome to Santa Marta!

Colombia’s oldest surviving city, nestled between the Caribbean Sea and the majestic Sierra Nevada mountains. Experience the charm of its colonial architecture, the allure of its pristine beaches, and the adventure of its lush natural surroundings.

Historical Landmarks

As one of the oldest cities in Colombia, Santa Marta was the first Spanish settlement in Colombia and served as the final resting place of Simon Bolivar, the liberator of several South American countries. Visit historical sites such as the Quinta de San Pedro Alejandrino, where Bolivar spent his final days.

Tropical Beaches

Santa Marta boasts stunning beaches with warm turquoise waters and golden sands. Popular beach destinations include Rodadero Beach, Playa Blanca, and Taganga. These beaches offer opportunities for swimming, sunbathing, water sports like snorkeling and scuba diving, and enjoying fresh seafood at beachside restaurants.

Natural Beauty

Santa Marta is surrounded by breathtaking natural landscapes, including the Sierra Nevada de Santa Marta, the highest coastal mountain range in the world. The region is home to diverse ecosystems, including lush rainforests, snow-capped peaks, and pristine rivers.


Visitors can embark on multi-day treks to the Lost City, go diving or snorkeling in the Caribbean Sea, explore indigenous communities in the Sierra Nevada, or simply relax and unwind in a tropical paradise.

Festivals & Events

Visitors can experience local traditions, music, and cuisine, including delicious seafood dishes and tropical fruits. The city hosts festivals throughout the year, such as the Santa Marta Carnival and the Festival of the Sea, which showcase the region’s rich cultural heritage.


With its diverse ecosystems and commitment to sustainability, Santa Marta is a hub for eco-tourism. Travelers can participate in responsible tourism initiatives, such as turtle conservation projects, organic farming experiences, and eco-friendly lodging options. The region’s eco-tourism efforts promote environmental preservation while providing memorable and meaningful experiences for visitors.

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