Estelar Santamar Hotel & Convention Center
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- Continental Breakfast
- Room service
- Swimming pool
- Free High-Speed Internet
- Business Services
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Travel Blogs from Santa Marta
... challenging in the heat and humidity! The lost city was very neat, many small huts that were inhabited in 200 AD. We met many other travellers there, including a group of girls from Scotland, a group from Australia, and a couple that we really liked but didn't know where they were from. On our last night we got a coconut from the beach and opened it up for fresh coconut water and coconut for the trip home. Tayrona ...
... that happened were; For Ross - getting to go on a crazy fast motorcycle taxi death ride to the next town to get cash when we ran out For me - finding a frog in the toilet bowl one night We returned to Santa Marta for our third and final time to take part in a weekly cultural event* the hostel organised - A fancy Colombian Chiva bus driving round the industrial estates of Santa Marta, blasting reggaeton and rammed with stumbling drunk gringos. Salud! *ok, booze bus ...
We beat the sun up when the alarm kicks in at 0600 snd Leesh gives me a nudge to wake up. We head straight to the showers as quiet as possible, as we have to go through the massive dorm rooms to get there. We jump into the cold shower and the water pressure is so bad, it's practically dribbling out, so the shower takes longer than normal to properly freshen up for the day. We head to the kitchen, grab a few coffees and make up our fruit and oats. The resident cat seems a bit hungry ...
... we jumped off and found that at least the festival was well sign-posted. It's just that the name was spelt wrong. KataMsama not KataNsama. Added to the fact there wasn't a single other person nearby and it was practically sunset on Friday, this didn't seem to bode well for the so-called festival.
When we arrived on site there was very little going on. Five or six Colombians in their early twenties were sitting in a large hut open on three ...
... with a lot of uphill and stairs. Thank god we only bought an overnight bag! We checked in and were shown to the hammocks. We were a little surprised that there were no mosquito nets, so spent a minute or two weighing up the odds of being ravaged overnight. Not really knowing what else to do and not having a lot of cash for a room, we went with it. With the sun starting to break through the rather overcast sky, we ventured out to explore the beaches and walking trails. ...