Minca, the natural treasure of the Sierra Nevada de Santa Marta

Minca, the natural treasure of the Sierra Nevada de Santa Marta. Hidden among the mountains of this beautiful Sierra. Minca is the perfect place to clear your mind, to walk and above all to marvel at its impressive biodiversity. Here you can enjoy refreshing freshwater waterfalls and its climate is the best part of it all, with a temperature of 20ºC – 25ºC. If you are looking for an adventure out of the ordinary and want to get into the exuberant nature of Colombia, Minca is a place you should definitely consider exploring.

How to get to Minca?

To go to Minca from Santa Marta you will find public transportation that will take you directly there, you can go to the Public Market which is near the historic center of the city, from there you can take a minibus that will take you to Minca in about 50 minutes. 

If you already have transportation, the road leading to Minca is in good condition, so it is easy to access it, but to reach the attractions of the town, you need a 4×4 vehicle or a motorcycle, as the road is unpaved. If you wish you can also take a tour with an authorized agency that has the appropriate vehicles to reach these places and includes transportation and activities. . 


What to do in Minca?

In Minca there is a great variety of activities that you can do in it, you can enjoy incredible waterfalls as the ear of the world, dive into these waters is an unmissable experience, if you are a bird lover Minca is the perfect place to do bird watching because it has a great variety of endemic and migratory species, it is an activity to marvel at the incredible nature. Visiting a coffee farm is another activity that you can do in Minca, you will learn about the processing of coffee and you will also be able to taste it. These are just some of the activities that you can do there, but the main one is to enjoy its great nature and spend an excellent day. 


Recommendations for the tour 

  • Wear comfortable clothes
  • Bring bags to store things because sometimes it can rain. 
  • Cash money 
  • Sun block lotion 
  • Insect repellent 
  • Comfortable shoes/sandals
  • Bathing suit 
  • Identity card

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