Places and tourist sites

Beaches with soft sand and exotic corners abound in this magical city. Santa Marta, the capital of the Department of Magdalena, is one of the most visited tourist destinations in Colombia. It possesses unique architectural heritage, and is in fact the oldest city in both Colombia and South America, having been founded in 1525 by the Spanish conquistador Rodrigo de Bastidas.

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The International Airport Simón Bolívar is located just 16.5 km from the historical center of the city, offering a fuel supply service that operates between 6:00am and 11:00pm (expandable operating hours).

In the city of Santa Marta, and quite close to the Santa Marta Marina, one can find the main airline companies whom offer all our clients special service. For information on national and international flights, the airlines are:

Avianca  Carrera 2 No. 14 – 17 Tel 4214018

Copa Airlines Calle 17 Carrera 3 on the corner Tel 4211228

Lan Carrera 3 No. 17-27 Tel 4317024

http://www.aeropuertos.net/aeropuerto-internacional-simon-bolivar/

BEACHES

Playa Cinto

Siete Olas y Neguanje

Playa Cristal

Cabo San Juan

Playa Gairaca

Playa Blanca

Playa Bello horizonte

Bahía Concha

Palomino

Playa Nudista

Playa Rodadero

Playa Chengue

Playa Inca Inca

Playa Sisiguaca

For More information:   http://www.viajesantamarta.com/infoplayas.html

Night Life

Santa Marta offers its visitors many options for leisure and entertainment when the sun goes down. The traditional rhythms of the Caribbean such as vallenato, salsa, or cumbia, alongside the newer ones such as reggaetón or pop tropical, can be heard in various bars and nightclubs in the historical city center, as well as in Rodadero and Taganga. One can find anything from quiet, romantic settings to lively and modern nightclubs playing fusion music.

In el Rodadero, on the beach you can find vallenato groups, and tourists either sitting and relaxing or just strolling around enjoying the starry nights. Later in the night, it is easy to find a good bar or nightclub nearby to keep the party going.

The Historical Center has the highest concentration of bars and nightclubs, from the ‘Parque de los Novios’ till the 16th street.

The restoration of its beachfront area, and the constant flow of backpackers, makes Taganga a fun and cosmopolitan place to go out on the town, with plenty of young people out having a blast.