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Santa Marta Vacation

What are the best places to visit in Santa Marta?

There's no end to the number of fantastic things you can do when you're in a new destination. So why not get your trip to Santa Marta off to the perfect start by perusing some of our top tips? After all – out there starts here!

Interested in the curious aquatic realm? See colorful animals and hear the wonders of the waters of our blue planet at Rodadero Sea Aquarium and Museum. There's a wonderful range of things to keep you busy in this destination. It's not easy to visualize how people in the past survived at home without all the technological gadgets we rely on today. Step through the doorway of Quinta de San Pedro Alejandrino and see how they did. Still have time to spare? Public squares have many tales to tell. Stroll well-worn footpaths and keep an eye out for clues to the region's past at Simon Bolivar Park.

What are the most popular activities for a Santa Marta vacation?

The world is packed with adventure, and there are lots of sensational experiences to be had when we dig out our passports and take a vacation.

This place has a range of activities. Here are some ideas to kick start your trip to Santa Marta:

For more activities, take a look at our Santa Marta things to do page.

What types of accommodations are available in Santa Marta?

With around 78 accommodations in Santa Marta, finding a place to lay your head won't be an issue. But why drag your feet? Book early via Expedia and jump-start your next cheap vacation or luxury getaway.

When you're feeling jet lagged, there's nothing like kicking back in a flashy room and indulging in some room service. See what mouthwatering meals await you at the Hotel Boutique Don Pepe (Calle 16 No 1c - 92) or the Hotel Boutique Casa Carolina (Calle 12 # 3-40, Centro Histórico). Alternatively, if you're traveling on a budget, the Hotel Miami SM (Calle 17 #3 - 96) or the La Villana Hostel (Calle 17 # 3-70) could suit your requirements better.

Is there an airport in Santa Marta?

Simon Bolivar Airport (SMR) is the gateway for most visitors heading off on a trip to Santa Marta. It's based 9 miles from the downtown area.



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Best Lodging Options Near Santa Marta

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Santa Marta Marriott Resort Playa Dormida
Reviewed on Mar. 10, 2020
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Santa Marta Marriott Resort Playa Dormida

Santa Marta Marriott Resort Playa Dormida

Carrera 3 No 142-60, Bello Horizonte, Santa Marta, Magdalena
     
    4.6 of 5
    4.5 out of 5.0 Stars

    Amazing facilities and super friendly and helpfull staff, looking forward to be back soon

    GHL Relax Hotel Costa Azul CA $55
    Reviewed on Mar. 1, 2020
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    GHL Relax Hotel Costa Azul

    GHL Relax Hotel Costa Azul

    Zona Franca Pozos Colorados km 19, via Cienaga, Santa Marta, Magdalena
       
      4.1 of 5
      3.5 out of 5.0 Stars

      I love the service, the breakfast, the rooms, and the pools. The hotel is perfect for a relaxing vacations. It would be nice to have lunch buffet included too.

      Irotama Resort CA $130
      Reviewed on Feb. 27, 2020
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      Irotama Resort

      Irotama Resort

      Km 14 Via Cienaga, Santa Marta, Magdalena
         
        4.2 of 5
        4.0 out of 5.0 Stars

        Clean....!!!!!! Well maintained.....superior service from staff.....wonderful food.....pools just sparkle...beach clean....easy access to downtown and excursions....uff...marvelous..

        Zuana Beach Resort
        Reviewed on Feb. 25, 2020
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        Zuana Beach Resort

        Zuana Beach Resort

        Carrera 2a No.6-80 Av. Tamacá, Bello Horizonte, Santa Marta, Magdalena
           
          3.8 of 5
          3.5 out of 5.0 Stars

          Beautiful swimming pools and right on the beach. You could be quiet or go to the disco in the evening. Food not brilliant but reasonably priced.

          Decameron Galeon - All Inclusive
          Reviewed on Apr. 28, 2019
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          Decameron Galeon - All Inclusive

          Decameron Galeon - All Inclusive

          Kilometro 17 Via Santa Marta-Cienaga, Santa Marta, Magdalena
             
            3.7 of 5
            3.5 out of 5.0 Stars

            The property has lots of potential but when you think all inclusive at the beach you expect more hands on service. The drinks are given in small cups and you have to go the bar, what ever happened to waiters at the pool or beach. So you are often running back and forth.The pool is often over populated. ...

            Hotel Tamacá Beach Resort CA $95
            Reviewed on Mar. 21, 2020
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            Hotel Tamacá Beach Resort

            Hotel Tamacá Beach Resort

            Carrera 2a No. 11A - 98, Santa Marta, Magdalena
               
              4.1 of 5
              3.5 out of 5.0 Stars

              Good location, friendly staff, and good pool setup.

              Irotama Torres CA $175
              Reviewed on Mar. 22, 2020
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              Irotama Torres

              Irotama Torres

              Km 14 Via Cienaga, Santa Marta, Magdalena
                 
                4.5 of 5
                3.5 out of 5.0 Stars

                The staff is tremenous. This is our third trip to the property and it has outstanding personnel. Yudy the waitress in El Buho is the best, the waiter on the 16th floor Inajel is great and the room service snd housekeeping is 1st class. We stayed in Del Mar. With the coronavirus we were limited in ...

                Apartahotel Tukasa Rodadero CA $28
                Reviewed on Feb. 23, 2020
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                Apartahotel Tukasa Rodadero

                Apartahotel Tukasa Rodadero

                Calle 17, 3-10, Rodadero, Santa Marta, Magdalena
                   
                  4.1 of 5
                  2.5 out of 5.0 Stars

                  Beds were not comfortable. We saw a cockroach. The manager was nice.

                  Top Activities in Santa Marta

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