info2 Santa Marta Guide

Check our insiders guide to the best attractions, top tips and everything to see and do in Santa Marta Colombia

Tayrona National Park

Around 34km from Santa Marta is the ever popular Tayrona National Park. A must visit destination for nature enthusiasts. The park features some of Colombia’s best coastline, trails and an abundance of wildlife. There is camping available for various budgets.


Taganga is a small traditional fishing village a short bus ride from Santa Marta. Its features a beautiful bay with snorkeling and fishing opportunities.

Scuba & Snorkeling

There are a variety of dive companies and location in Santa Marta with various courses available.

Quinta de San Pedro Alejandrino

This ‘Hacienda’ was the place where Simon Bolivar died and is of great national importance. The 17th Century building houses a museum with a statue of Bolivar and botanical gardens in the grounds

 Parque de Los Novios

The perfect place in Santa Marta to sit a relax either alone or with a date. Enjoy the laid back atmosphere, people watching and enjoy an early evening beer.

Catedral de Santa Marta

There is nothing particularly outstanding about this church it is still worth a quick visit unless your camera storage is already full of Colombian church photos


La Bodeguilla del Rodadero (Di Vino)

Highly recommended and good value Italian restaurant in Rodadero serving fresh homemade pasta dishes, steaks and pizzas.

Calle 6, No 1-26 | Rodadero



This all day cafe and bar specializes in gourmet arepas fruit juices and cocktails.

Cra 3 #16-34 Callejon del Correo


La Chatica

A small budget restaurant with excellent value local style food with a modern twist. Get in early for lunch as this is a popular place with locals.

Calle 13 #2-98 | Esquina Detras de la Alcaldia