The warm Caribbean Sea, city and nearby snow peaks makes this region of Colombia impossible to forget. With holiday accommodations in the old city near marina, Bello Horizonte beach area and busy Rodadero district – we have options to suit all needs.
This first city of Colombia was founded in 1525, on the shoreline of the Bay of Santa Marta at the foothills of (the world’s tallest coastal mountain range), the Sierra Nevada. History, Culture and well-priced vacations are the hallmarks of this city – discover and enjoy a special part of the Latin Caribbean.
Less than a one hour drive from Santa Marta. The park covers 150 sq kms of land, with 30 sq kms of it made up of breathtaking Caribbean shoreline! One side, waves smash against volcanic rocks lined up next to the never ending white sand beaches; on the other the jungle and park itself. Wildlife (100+ different mammals, 300+ types of birds), eco tours, waterfalls and accommodations all accessible, with the real find being the magical Lost City 800AD; 1700 meters above sea level made up of circular plazas, traditional straw mud dwellings; stone paths and canals all home to an ancient Tayrona civilization.
Today around 50,000 indigenous people from the Koguis & Arhuacos Tribes live in and around the area. We offer limited access as we want visitors to see this special place but having been briefed in advance so as to respect the local inhabitants and the surroundings they have lived in for centuries.
Located a few hours’ drive from Santa Marta in the northernmost part of South America! Most trips leave from the capital Riohacha. Terrain here includes mountains, cliffs, plains and sand dunes – with different indigenous tribes populating the vast arid plains, the Wayuu clan the most prominent. Day and multi night treks, bird watching and other wildlife. Xtreme Sports junkies can enjoy 4×4 sand dune drives, windsurfing, shark dives or kite surfing (Cabo de la Vela).
For many visitors to Santa Marta they come to spend time at the national park of the same name and surrounding region. Beautiful white sand beaches, rivers, waterfalls, snow peaks and treks. Explore the Lost City, see local ancient tribes, taste typical foods, check out Playa Cristal – popular day trip with bilingual guide, lunch and boat included to a secluded beach bay location away from the tourists. All these exciting varied travel plans available.
Famous fishing village in a secluded bay a short drive from the city of Santa Marta. Traditional as well as more luxurious accommodations available – many watersports, great beach and surprisingly vibrant nightlife!
A hidden gem, only a short drive past the more popular Tayrona Park. Delightful holiday lets, nature with miles of secluded virgin beaches all set within the backdrop of the world’s tallest coastal mountain range the Sierra Nevada.
Booked your accommodation? Rely on us to assist with airport shuttle services, tours, and various concierge services to make your getaway here an enjoyable one. With locally based travel experts on hand to assist with any travel service you have when exploring this beautiful part of the country.
Booking a Speedboat Charter is the most popular tour we offer to customers spending time in this region. Other options available include – various watersports, cultural/historical tours, nature treks and eco tours!
Contact a Travel Planner today to receive relevant tour information for your stay in this unique part of the Latin Caribbean.
Private transfers from Cartagena & Barranquilla to the region. Taganga, Palomino & Guajira assistance too -Santa Marta Airport shuttle services; buses and or coaches. We work in tandem with trusted transportation partners, available 365 days a year to service any transportation requirement you have when booking a trip to Santa Marta & Tayrona Park.
Bilingual Guides for the city, park or other nearby points of interest. We have concierge services to match your travel requirements. Allow a member of the team to assist you before and on arrival to Colombia.