Santa Marta Highlights

  • Port

    Santa Marta, Colombia

  • Activity Level

    Easy

  • Excursion Type

    City Tour, Local Sightseeing, All

  • Wheelchair Accessible

    NO

  • Cost

    USD USD

    Price between $51-$100
  • Minimum Age

    Information not currently available.

  • Duration

    Approximately 2¼ Hours

  • Meals Included

    No

Santa Marta is the capital of Magdalena province, situated on the picturesque Colombian coast looking out across the Caribbean Sea. See the city's original cathedral, which holds the ashes of the town's founder, Rodrigo de Bastidas.

Continue to the new headquarters of the Bank of the Republic to visit the Gold Museum -- home to an exhibit that details the customs of the pre-Colombian community as well as a small but priceless collection of Tayrona gold and pottery pieces.

Stop outside the city at San Pedro de Alejandrino Villa. Built in the 17th century, this iconic estate is now a National Monument with the interior of the house completely restored.

Your tour ends with a visit to El Rodadero -- a strip of hotel and apartments built around Gaira Bay and its fantastic beaches. Here, you'll enjoy a folkloric show at a local hotel and some time to browse for local handicrafts.

Notes:

Wear comfortable walking shoes.