Top reasons to visit:

  • Beach (576)
  • Relaxation (90)
  • Nature (87)
  • Diving (78)
  • Food (69)
  • Friendly People (66)
  • Sand Beaches (61)
  • Beach Walks (60)
  • Tranquility (57)
  • Scenery (40)

Santa Marta was highly rated for beach by 26 guests from the United States!

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The beach means different things to different people. What did the beach in Santa Marta mean to you?

Anonymous, Unknown location

20 days ago Report

Beaches near Santa Marta are mostly within Tayrona national park; and there many have strong undercurrents, meaning you cannot swim. You could go to the beach at Taganga, but that's now overrun by Gringos and not very pretty...

What is it in Santa Marta that makes history come to life?

Eden
Eden, United Kingdom

7 days ago Report

The city has a very good history and the buildings at the center are very historical.
  • Food 69 endorsements

Why do you recommend Santa Marta for food?

Eden
Eden, United Kingdom

7 days ago Report

I can describe Santa Marta's food in one word: Latinicious!
  • Restaurants 20 endorsements

Where should people go if they don't want to eat in a tourist trap?

JUAN
JUAN, Colombia

7 days ago Report

To Costa Azul
  • Friendly People 66 endorsements

What makes the people from Santa Marta so friendly? Tell us your story.

Juan Carlos
Juan Carlos, Canada

27 days ago Report

Always willing to go above and beyond to make your stay a pleasant one.
  • Beach Walks 60 endorsements

How could the beaches in Santa Marta be made better for walking?

Adriana
Adriana, Colombia

5 days ago Report

Pozos colorados the best for walking
  • City Walks 7 endorsements

What's the best way to make the most of Santa Marta by foot?

Adriana
Adriana, Colombia

5 days ago Report

At night in the historical center
  • Sunny 14 endorsements

How can you prepare for the sun in Santa Marta?

Rachel
Rachel, United Kingdom

19 days ago Report

HAT, Sunglasses and plenty of sunblock.
  • Adventure 19 endorsements

Tell us a bit more about an adventure you experienced...

Christine
Christine, United States of America

15 days ago Report

Great base location for adventures in Minca, Taganga, Parque Tayrona, and -- the best, Ciudad Perdida! I highly recommend the Lost City hike for the adventurous!
  • Diving 78 endorsements

What can people expect to see when scuba diving around Santa Marta?

Eden
Eden, United Kingdom

7 days ago Report

PERFECT

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