5 unmissable plans in Santa Marta in this 2022. Santa Marta is one of the most beautiful cities in Colombia. It is well known for its beautiful beaches. But it also has beautiful landscapes, mountains, historical places, among others. Today we present some of the plans and places you should visit on your next visit to the pearl of America.
Visit Ciudad Perdida
Our favorite plan! one of the wonders of Colombia. This plan is the best for adventure lovers. It is one of the most important treks in Colombia and South America. During 4 or 5 days you will be traveling through the mountains of the Sierra Nevada de Santa Marta. You will be able to enjoy rivers, waterfalls, animals and unique landscapes. It is also very incredible to get to know closely the indigenous communities of this area, this tour is not to be missed!
Book here: Lost City Tour
Discover the coffee culture of the Sierra Nevada
For this plan an ideal destination is Minca. It is called the ecological capital of Colombia. During your visit to this place you will be able to visit a coffee farm and taste the delicious Colombian coffee. You will also learn about the coffee process, the coffee plantation and its natural environment. On the other hand, Minca is also surrounded by natural pools, rivers and vegetation.
You may be interested in: Tour to Minca
Visit the beaches
Of course, the beaches are a must during your visit to Santa Marta. They are very nice because in addition to the refreshing water, they are surrounded by nature or mountains, and there are even some where you can snorkel, hike, horseback riding, etc.. Some of the most recommended beaches are: Cabo San Juan, Playa Cristal, Playa Blanca, Bahía Concha, Taganga and Playa Grande.
To get to know the indigenous culture:
In the Sierra Nevada de Santa Marta there are 4 indigenous groups: the Wiwas, the Kogis, the Arhuacos and the Kankuamos. It is a nice experience to get to know their culture. They have opened, to a certain extent, the doors of their villages to make them known to people who respectfully wish to learn about their worldview.
If you decide to visit them, remember that you should always have a lot of respect for their customs, do not take pictures if they do not authorize you to do so and be eager to enjoy a different experience. Some of the tours we recommend you to do are: Atazi trip, Nikwali, Pueblo Kogui Sewiaca and of course Ciudad Perdida.
Enjoy the rivers and tubing:
Santa Marta, besides having beaches, there are also many rivers, natural pools and waterfalls. Many of them are located in the surroundings of the Sierra Nevada. You will surely love to enjoy a refreshing swim and also to go tubing, which is to navigate the river in a tire. Some of the most common rivers for tubing are Buritaca, Don Diego and Palomino. Minca is perfect to enjoy pools and waterfalls.
Now that you know everything you can do in this beautiful city, what are you waiting for?
We are waiting for you to enjoy many #MagicalExperiences.