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Traveler's Reviews & Photos

8
Very Good
It's a nice city with great connections to tayrona, minca and other places at the coast. but it is also enjoyable just for itself, the historical center and the beachwalk are nice!
Rena
Germany
February 8, 2017
6
Review score
Santa Marta has some excellent restaurants and is an excellent place to use as a base for going on tours in the area, but there is not a lot to do in Santa Marta.
Elsa
United States of America
February 6, 2017
10
Exceptional
We enjoyed the night life near parque de los novios. Nice restaurants and lots of entertainment. Easy to visit the national park and beaches nearby. Near to the Sierra Nevada Mountains. Easy to get around with buses.
Grethe
Denmark
February 18, 2017
8
Very Good
Close to Minca and the waterfalls (day trio recommended). Close to El Volcan Aguas Calientes de Cordoba by Cienaga (highy recommended with the mud massage).
Laure
Canada
February 9, 2017
10
Exceptional
I love everything and everywhere in Colombia. And the most of all I love Colombian people! All most of them! Will be back again soon!
Ma
Australia
February 13, 2017

Accommodations and Hotels in Santa Marta

Decameron Galeon - All Inclusive

8.2 Very Good

Score from 185 reviews

$192

Average price per night
Hotel Boutique Casa Carolina

9.1 Wonderful

Score from 577 reviews

$65

Average price per night
  • “wonderful staff”
    57 related reviews
  • “excellent quality of food”
    38 related reviews
  • “beautiful building”
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Zuana Beach Resort

7.8 Good

Score from 663 reviews

$95

Average price per night
  • “great pool area”
    60 related reviews
  • “excellent quality of food”
    16 related reviews
  • “wonderful staff”
    14 related reviews
Hotel Boutique Don Pepe

9.1 Wonderful

Score from 127 reviews

$144

Average price per night
Casa de Isabella, a Kali Hotel

9.3 Wonderful

Score from 323 reviews

$75

Average price per night
La Calzada del Santo

9.4 Wonderful

Score from 575 reviews

$64

Average price per night
  • “wonderful staff”
    75 related reviews
  • “location was great”
    61 related reviews
  • “great pool area”
    33 related reviews
Casa de Leda, a Kali Hotel

9.4 Wonderful

Score from 590 reviews

$78

Average price per night
  • “wonderful staff”
    66 related reviews
  • “beautiful building”
    49 related reviews
  • “location was great”
    38 related reviews
Estelar Santamar Hotel & Centro De Convenciones

8.3 Very Good

Score from 821 reviews

$69

Average price per night
  • “great pool area”
    49 related reviews
  • “excellent quality of food”
    22 related reviews
  • “wonderful staff”
    17 related reviews
Tamaca Beach Resort Hotel by Sercotel Hotels

8.5 Very Good

Score from 567 reviews

$94

Average price per night
  • “great pool area”
    55 related reviews
  • “excellent quality of food”
    27 related reviews
  • “wonderful staff”
    24 related reviews
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Recommended in Santa Marta

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...

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!

The city has a very good history and the buildings at the center are very historical.

Always willing to go above and beyond to make your stay a pleasant one.

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Describe the nature in Santa Marta.

Many tours to either the Lost City or Tahona National Park / beaches.

The Lost City (Ciudad Perdida), compared to Macchu Picchu.

HAT, Sunglasses and plenty of sunblock.

Take a tour of Santa Mata after dark.

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